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Daedelus

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« on: October 17, 2005, 12:34:23 pm »
Has anyone had any luck setting up and using an IR remote on the Z for say something simple like the Music or video player?  I'm looking at getting a key chain sized unit, something like the DLO iDirect for the Ipod, and using it via the Z's IR port. I was just wondering if this is possible or just a pipe dream?

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2005, 07:01:28 pm »
Possible, though no easy software availible. LIRC can decode the remotes signals using the Z's IR port, and IRK can be configured to take the output of LIRC and send keypresses. Figuring out how to get those programs to do that is not easy, at least with the documentation I found. You may even need a specific version of IRK to even have it accept LIRC input.

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2005, 01:26:24 pm »
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Possible, though no easy software availible. LIRC can decode the remotes signals using the Z's IR port, and IRK can be configured to take the output of LIRC and send keypresses. Figuring out how to get those programs to do that is not easy, at least with the documentation I found. You may even need a specific version of IRK to even have it accept LIRC input.
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Awsome, thanks for the info.  I just bought a cheap mini remote from ebay.  I'll report back here with my sucess/failure in getting the thing set up.