Auto IR Remote Control Button Recorder script/database/share results codes

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Auto IR Remote Control Button Recorder script/database/share results codes

Post by zian » Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:05 pm

I just bought 13 remote controls. I buy them at pawn shops and yard sales. Sometimes I sell them. Well I was testing some this morning. I normally use a camera and watch the IR sensor blink.

Today I started using the usb-irt on my PC with EG. Every RC button press would be seen by the usb-irt (it would blink red).

Could that be recorded? As you pressed every button on certain remote EG would record every press and code from that brand/model remote.

Could also be shared saved and searched?

Just an idea.
It seems it would be very cool.
I'd do it.
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Post by kgschlosser » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:51 am

this already exists

http:\\www.remotecentral.com

they have a database full of pronto codes which can be used in EG

there is also irdb.com which is a way more organized collection of pronto codes
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Post by kgschlosser » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:12 am

It's actually funny. I did some work on a project a few years back. it was a pronto library for the Arduino. I made the code work properly as a library. But the guy that started that is the guy that runs the irdb database. I just dropped him a line. IDK if there is an API for his DB. if there is we can make a plugin that can extend the functionality of the existing IR plugins to include a code search feature as well as a submit code feature when learning codes.
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Post by slattynan » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:17 am

That would be awesome.

Is it not possible to API directly with their GitHub repository (https://github.com/probonopd/irdb)? It looks like that is what the website is doing? http://irdb.tk/db/

This conversation has been an eye-opener for me! I had always just used the download section on http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/. This explains why I have struggled to find codes when I needed them! The number of remotes I've had to scan the hard way one button at a time :cry:
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Post by kgschlosser » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:04 pm

there is an API for the database. he sent me a link that outlines it. this is something that I will do at some point in time,
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