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    Hi there

    As the FAQ maintainer for dTV, I'm often asked questions about available cards and, as I'm a Girder fan, I have questions about the support of the remote controls bundled with some cards.

    I need to list first some cards and trying to figure out if there are "families" of IR receivers.



    What about the Pinnacle PCTV Rave ?

    Girder's feature list on http://www.stack.nl/~stilgar/windoze/features.html includes "PCTV by Doc S".

    What does it cover ?

    More and more cards are providing this feature, would be nice to have Girder supporting this.


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    As seen on http://www.stack.nl/~stilgar/windoze/features.html

    "I've found the codes sent by the Miro PCTV Studio / Pinnacle PCTV Studio IR remote"

    It seems to be one that ought to be supported by the "Doc S" plugin doesn't it ?

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    Yvon,

    I don't know what the plugin by Doc_s
    supports exactly but it would be very nice
    indeed to have support for those cards
    as well. So users of girder! Get out those
    C/C++ compilers and start coding
    or send me the card of your choice :-)

    As you know you don't need to buy a compiler,
    free compilers also work. I'll setup a list
    of compilers on the developers page as soon
    as possible!

    Regards,
    Ron

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    My friend Alain is reporting about the "Lirc" Linux project "linux infrared remote control"

    http://www.lirc.org

    Here's the list of cards/remotes supported ; http://www.lirc.org/tv_cards.html

    Again, in the feature list of Girder, I read "WinLirc" ... what does that mean ?

    Browsing through lirc.org site ...


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    Even RealMedia/Hollywood+ remotes are supported and this is something that is owned a lot by htpc addicts.

    WinLirc is under GPL.

    WinLirc is already compatible with IRassistant which is another piece of software that can be, at least, compared with Girder (in terms of feature, not of merit I don't know this proggy at all)

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    Realmagic is already supported by
    girder these days ;-)

    And winlirc this is a port of lirc
    to windows,.. but developement lags
    behind the Lirc developement.


    -Ron

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    In fact, WinLirc only supports a small subset of devices supported by Lirc. And of course, this does not include most remote bundled with tv-cards

    Also, there's an api between the (Win)Lirc deamon and any other proggy wanting to receive inputs from such devices.

    I guess the Girder's Winlirc plugin is a wrapper between WinLirc api, and Girder's plugin one.

    However, Lirc's source code is available under GPL and contains sources for Hauppage etc .. things.

    But this probably means another hardware-specific plugin which won't appear by magic

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    Yvonus wrote:
    Also, there's an api between the (Win)Lirc deamon and any other proggy wanting to receive inputs from such devices.

    I guess the Girder's Winlirc plugin is a wrapper between WinLirc api, and Girder's plugin one.
    Yep

    However, Lirc's source code is available under GPL and contains sources for Hauppage etc .. things.

    But this probably means another hardware-specific plugin which won't appear by magic
    What do you mean ? Why would GPL be a
    problem ? The license allows the source to
    be used in a standalone app, not in Girder
    but Girder can communicate with other
    programs.

    -Ron

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    You didn't get my point Ron.

    We're talking about supporting input events from capture card remote controls.

    Linux's Lirc supports that, and the code is GPL.

    Windows Lirc does not support that so the current combination WinLirc+Girder plugin does not help.

    Open ways ;
    - re-use Lirc code to make a standalone Girder plugin capable of handling such devices
    - wait for WinLirc to support those devices

    And the first option requires some "heavy" coding and you've got other things to do

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    Ron, have you heard about this proggy ? Sounds comparable to Girder in terms of features and also seems to have a focus on such input devices.

    Some of you with such devices might want to give it a try to tell us if it works or not.

    btRemote http://www.polbox.com/b/btremote/

    Update Another proggy reported by my friend Alain ; JTVremote http://www.chat.ru/%7Ejtvhost/en/files.html


    [Edited by Yvonus on 02-28-2001 at 03:23 PM GMT]

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