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hcanning
2006-07-01, 14:37
It's the headphone port yeah?

I have a little IR transmitter thing here that came with a Media Center remote.. Was wondering if I could use this with my SqueezeBox 3 to control my amp via the volume on the SB remote?

Please don't tell me a load of complex Perl coding is involved :( Lol


Thanks,

Howard

Michaelwagner
2006-07-01, 18:52
FWIW you can buy the "proper" geekport IR transmitter off the Slim website for like $10.

I don't know enough about IR transmitters to know if another one would work.

In theory, it's just a pair of wires and an IR LED, but I suppose there could be other active components to shape the wave rise and fall, dunno.

hcanning
2006-07-02, 00:42
In theory, it's just a pair of wires and an IR LED, but I suppose there could be other active components to shape the wave rise and fall, dunno.

This was going to be my next question! :) Can I do this? Lol

THis IR Emitter thing I have that came with my Media Center Remote didn't work ;(

hcanning
2006-07-02, 03:50
Well that worked.. Except now I need to find somewhere to mount it so that my receiver can, er, receive it. Lol.

fcm4711
2006-07-02, 04:20
Hi Howard

Glad to hear you got it working. :)

Did you find a suitable .conf file on lirc.org or did you use the IR Learning wizard?

Cheers
Felix