On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Christoph Bartelmus <l...@bartelmus.de> wrote: > BTW, I just came across a XMP remote that seems to generate 3x64 bit scan > codes. Anyone here has docs on the XMP protocol?
Assuming a general purpose receiver (not one with fixed hardware decoding), is it important for Linux to receive IR signals from all possible remotes no matter how old or obscure? Or is it acceptable to tell the user to throw away their dedicated remote and buy a universal multi-function one? Universal multi-function remotes are $12 in my grocery store - I don't even have to go to an electronics store. I've been working off the premise of getting rid of obscure remotes and replacing them with a universal one. The universal one can be set to send a common protocol like JVC or Sony. That implies that we only need one or two protocol decoders in-kernel which greatly reduces the surface area of the problem. >From my perspective Linux needs the capability to receive about 40 buttons on about five devices. How those 200 unique codes get into the box doesn't really matter so I was picking a simple protocol and setting the universal remote to support five devices in that protocol. Of course transmitting is a completely different problem, but we haven't been talking about transmitting. I can see how we would need to record any IR protocol in order to retransmit it. But that's in the 5% of users world, not the 90% that want MythTV to "just work". Use something like LIRC if you want to transmit. My goal was to make it simple for people to do really basic tasks like using a remote to pause their music player. Something like: plug in MSMCE receiver, program remote to send codes for Sony CR-114 mp3 player, hit pause button, music stops. -- Jon Smirl jonsm...@gmail.com -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html