New type of plugin, containing just IR codes for a device

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New type of plugin, containing just IR codes for a device

Post by jediry » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:13 pm

A nice improvement would be the creation of a new type of plugin that contains all of the IR commands corresponding to an IR-controlled device (e.g., my Mitsubishi HD1000U projector). This feature would enable EG to build up a library of devices, over time, so that it becomes unnecessary for people to teach IR codes to EG in order to control external devices...eventually, most commonly-available devices would be already known to EG, and users would just select their devices from the plugin library rather than teaching IR commands manually. Perhaps it's possible to data-mine one of the various websites that publishes IR codes for remotes from various manufacturers...that might get EG off to a really good start.

The thing that appears to make this difficult today is that EG doesn't support a generic notion of a "Transmit IR" command...I have to use the "Transmit IR" command supported by my specific IR transceiver plugin (in my case, the Vista+ MCE transceiver plugin). This obviously makes it problematic to record the IR codes in any generic way. But I'll bet that it would be possible to define a new plugin type that allows to dynamically choose the IR transceiver.

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Re: New type of plugin, containing just IR codes for a devic

Post by kgschlosser » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:45 pm

or the user could simply go to a site like

and look them up and copy and paste them into the transmit IR


there are way to many codes out there and to make EG get fat in size for something that is easily gotten from the internet...
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