Coy_08 wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Sorry, I'm new to all of this.
No need to be sorry. I was new to this at some point as well.
I did not know of the lack of support by winlirc until i started digging through the code for it and also lirc..
The issue is if you wanted to be able to use the iMon with any kind of a remote a driver would need to be made for Windows to access the low level hardware. this is not so easily done. However it is by far easier to do in linux.. that is the reason why there is a driver made for lirc and the iMon... so us poor Windows users are forced to use the iMon drivers as well as their API for accessing the drivers.. The thing is their drivers are keyed to a specific IR protocol and we are only going to get signals for the buttons they support on that protocol. It really limits things.. I do not know if the issues with the iMon and lirc are because of the lirc driver or the iMon receiver.. receivers are made differently. they may not have put in filters for other protocols other then the one they use. this would cause crappy results in lirc. it could be either or.. and to make a driver for Windows and find out it's a limitation in the hardware.. well that would be really shitty and a lot of time wasted on a antique piece of hardware.
I am always here to answer questions.. if I do not know the answer i will go and get it.. and if I am not able to locate an answer I will do my best to educate myself to provide some kind of an answer.. it may be a correct answer. or it could be a wrong one.. But it will usually end up pointing to something that does give the correct answer/solution.. There are users on this forum that would probably agree with me on that statement.
everyone has to start somewhere... I was a "newbie" also just 5 years ago. not a clue about anything. I didn't have anyone to ask either. save yourself from getting frustrated and ask away.. if you want to send me a PM.. then by all means.. I like things to be in the open forum for historical purposes and so that other users can benefit from the information. Some people prefer to have private conversations.. which ever way is fine and I can appreciate both. I will help in any way that I can. do not get discouraged if things take a bit to sort out.. I am pretty good at troubleshooting.. I am not perfect by any stretch.. I am getting faster at it then i was a few years back.. with experience comes knowledge. the same thing will happen for you.. I like to provide very detailed information about how things work and why.. these long detailed "books" i write are not just for the benilit of you but also for the others that happen to view it.
I do not know your skill level nor do i know what you have stored in your brain. I tend to very methodical and walk through everything.. most of the time this is for my old ass. to make sure i am not having some kind of a short in my bean due to the disappearing insulation on my head and the brain getting cold
so keep that in mind.. It is also a great habit to get into..
"it is the simple overlooked thing that leads to the most complex problems" --Kevin