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Thread: NetRemote Designer fails to import codes from a standard ccf

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    Default NetRemote Designer fails to import codes from a standard ccf

    Tim,

    Now that girder ir passthrough is working with usb-uirt I started my project to setup NR to replace my MX-700 universal remote. I played around with learning a few codes which worked, but then went looking for ccf's on the Remote Central website with full ir code support. The MX-700 uses a different non-ccf file format so I can't import my ir codes directly. I have hundreds of ir codes on my MX-700 so learning each on my hand would be slow and error prone.

    What I found is that while NRD would read in ccf's that contained ir codes, it did not import the ir codes themselves. In place of the ir codes is a delay:0 action. So, is it true that NRD does not support reading in from standard ccf's or is this a bug? The NetRemote User Manual mentions on page 42 that copying ir from standard ccf's should work with NRD. I was looking at the NetRemote Infrared Guide 1.00.8 that covered using Tonto to edit ccf's. Tonto is able to read the ir codes from standard ccf's. Is this a feature that Ben just didn't get around to? I see this as a big step back from Tonto.

    As a work around I am using Tonto to read ccf's with ir code and then copy the ir into NRD. This seems to be working, but I would rather use NRD alone and be able to copy other parts of the ccf's along with the ir.

    Peter

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    NRD should be able to import Learned IR codes from CCFs but you will have problems with CCFs that use the later model Pronto IR databases. What do the actual codes look like? Learned IR codes start with 0000
    --Rob

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    Rob,

    I was wrong about ir in ccf's not being able to be imported. It's files in pcf format. NRD will open the files, but doesn't read the ir. Sorry for the confusion. Would it be possible to add better support for pcf files?

    Peter

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    Can you post one of the codes here (as copied from e.g. ProntoProEdit or whatever)?
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    Rob,

    Here is the '1' code for the Denon DVD-2910 I copied from ProtoProEdit into NRD. It works with ND with no problem. I found a pcf on Remote Central that had all of the ir codes for my DVD nicely organized into two pages. I copied them one by one last night into NRD. It would have nice to have just copied the two pages.

    Peter


    0000 006C 0030 0000 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 0047 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 0047 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 0047 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 073E 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 0047 0009 001F 0009 0047 0009 001F 0009 0047 0009 0047 0009 0047 0009 0047 0009 0047 0009 001F 0009 0047 0009 0047 0009 0651 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 0047 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 0047 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 0047 0009 001F 0009 001F 0009 001F

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    Okay, there's clearly a problem with PCF import, but I suspect that this will be a low priority change.

    What you might be able to do is to use ProntoProEdit to convert the file to a CCF and then import the codes from there - mind you, I haven't used ProntoProEdit for ages, so I'm not sure whether it can do this successfully.
    --Rob

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    Rob,

    Thanks for the suggestion, but neigher ProtoProEdit nor Tonto will save a pcf file into a ccf format. ProtoProEdit will convert ccf -> pcf but not the other way around.

    Peter

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    That's a pity. If you were using Girder to send the IR then you could probably just read the IR codes from the XML part of the PCF (PCF files are actually .zip files containing an XML part and the images)
    --Rob

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    Rob,

    I'll take a look at looking at the XML part of the PCF files. What I have been doing is using ProtoProEdit to open the PCF and copying the IR codes one at a time into NRD.

    Peter

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