Do the remote codes match for various universal remotes?
I have several brands of universal tv, vcr, dvd etc. remotes. For
some I have the list of codes, and for some I don't. Do they usually
have the same codes from brand to brand?
I know I could just compare two lists, or every list I have, but I
still wouldn't know about the others, and I thought someone might know
the answer right off the bat. Thanks.
LIRC is a package that allows you to decode and send infra-red signals of
many (but not all) commonly used remote controls.
Former versions focussed on home-brew hardware connected to the serial or
parallel port. Descriptions how to build this hardware can be found here.
Current versions of LIRC also support a variety of other hardware. An
up-to-date list of all supported devices and the status of the according
drivers is available on the left.
The most important part of LIRC is the lircd daemon that will decode IR
signals received by the device drivers and provide the information on a
socket. It will also accept commands for IR signals to be sent if the
hardware supports this. The second daemon program called lircmd will connect
to lircd and translate the decoded IR signals to mouse movements. You can
e.g. configure X to use your remote control as an input device.
The user space applications will allow you to control your computer with
your remote control. You can send X events to applications, start programs
and much more on just one button press. The possible applications are
obvious: Infra-red mouse, remote control for your TV tuner card or CD-ROM,
shutdown by remote, program your VCR and/or satellite tuner with your
computer, etc. I've heard that MP3 players are also quite popular these
NO they don't. Rather than asking a newsgroup why don't you go to
www.remotecentral.com to get more information. Are you talking about the
numbers you enter a pre-programmed remote so it will control a device, or
are you talking about the IR codes that are transmitted to the device in
order to control it. Neither are common between different brands.
Yes, this one. I look in a chart for my brand of tv, and it gives one
or more usually three digit numbers that I enter. If I get the right
three numbers, it now works as a remote for that tv.
I knew there were such codes, but wouldn't know what to do with them.
Well, after reading Homer's post, I guess I do know something to do
Exactly what I wanted to know. Thank, and thanks Homer. I will get
better organized on the lists I have, and I'll keep my eyes out for
other lists if I see them.
(I didn't collect this stuff until I got a Magnavox tv at a yard sale
that ended up requiring 3 remotes to control all the functions. I
have a learning-remote, and I was going to teach all 3 sets of
commands, but a year later I got a single Magnavox remote at a hamfest
that did everything the 3 did. Now I'm interested in all this
If you are inclined to email me
for some reason, remove NOPSAM :-)
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