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    How to use other IR-remotes with SB3

    How do I make my SB3 respond to the infrared signals intended for another piece of hardware than the SB or the JVC DVD player?

    I would like to be able to define the use of each key so that I control which keys on the alternative remote control that substitutes those of the original one.

    Can this be done through software or would there be hardware issues involved?

    Can it be done through a plugin or would it take more programming than that?


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    Start by having a look at the Home / Technical Information / Help / Button Mapping page in your slimserver...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceejay View Post
    Start by having a look at the Home / Technical Information / Help / Button Mapping page in your slimserver...
    Thanks!

    Now I only need to find out what codes - in the same format - my remote sends.

    I wonder how I get that informmation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claus-DK View Post
    Thanks!

    Now I only need to find out what codes - in the same format - my remote sends.

    I wonder how I get that informmation?

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    Claus
    Hmm....

    Case is that I have a universal remote that is preprogrammed for many different devices. Unfortunately the Squeezebox isn't one of them.

    So I thought that I could pick one of the preprogrammed players and set the SB up to respond to them.

    Here I found a lot of infrared hex codes:
    http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/codes/

    Unfortunately they don't seem to be in the same format as the ones used in the ir-files on my Slimserver.

    So how do I translate the codes from Remotecentral to codes that I can use for my Slimserver?

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    I don't have an answer for that question but... doesn't your universal remote support a JVC DVD player?

    If so that would be your easiest solution.

    Ceejay

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    IRBlaster in learning mode can learn the codes of most remotes.

    Not sure if the result is compatible - it produces lines and lines of codes on a single button press for me. Works fine with IRBlaster but if you're looking for a single code it may not help.
    Current: SB2, Boom (PQP3 - late beta, PQP1 - early beta), SBC (early beta), Squeezebox Radio (PB1 - early beta), Squeezebox Touch (late beta)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceejay View Post
    I don't have an answer for that question but... doesn't your universal remote support a JVC DVD player?

    If so that would be your easiest solution.

    Ceejay
    Yes! But for two resons I don't want to use this solution:

    1. I would like to use the DVD section of the remote with my DVD-player

    2. The way the keys are used could be far better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Lanctot View Post
    IRBlaster in learning mode can learn the codes of most remotes.

    Not sure if the result is compatible - it produces lines and lines of codes on a single button press for me. Works fine with IRBlaster but if you're looking for a single code it may not help.
    Could I ask you to give me an example of how IRBlaster returns the learned codes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claus-DK View Post
    Could I ask you to give me an example of how IRBlaster returns the learned codes?
    Here's the .conf file for my Marantz RC1400:

    Code:
    begin remote
      name Marantz_RC1400
      flags  RAW_CODES
    
      begin raw_codes
        name Power on
        1025    725    1900    1625    1825    800
        950    800    950    800    950    800
        950    800    950    1675    950    800
        1825    800    950    89700
        1000    750    1825    1675    1825    800
        975    775    975    775    975    775
        975    775    975    1650    975    775
        1850    775    975    20000
        name Switch to CD input
        1050    700    1050    725    975    775
        1825    1675    1825    800    950    1675
        950    800    950    800    950    800
        950    800    950    800    950    88800
        950    775    950    800    950    800
        1825    1675    1825    800    950    1675
        950    800    950    800    950    800
        950    800    950    800    950    20000
        name V-Mute on
        1050    700    1875    1650    1825    800
        950    800    975    775    975    4300
        975    775    975    1650    975    775
        1825    1675    1825    800    950    800
        950    800    950    1675    1825    20000
      end raw_codes
    end remote
    The names I specified myself.

    Unfortunately as you see it's not hexadecimal codes like on Remote Central.
    Current: SB2, Boom (PQP3 - late beta, PQP1 - early beta), SBC (early beta), Squeezebox Radio (PB1 - early beta), Squeezebox Touch (late beta)
    Selling: Transporter
    Sold: SB3, Duet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Lanctot View Post
    Here's the .conf file for my Marantz RC1400:

    Code:
    begin remote
      name Marantz_RC1400
      flags  RAW_CODES
    
      begin raw_codes
        name Power on
        1025    725    1900    1625    1825    800
        950    800    950    800    950    800
        950    800    950    1675    950    800
        1825    800    950    89700
        1000    750    1825    1675    1825    800
        975    775    975    775    975    775
        975    775    975    1650    975    775
        1850    775    975    20000
        name Switch to CD input
        1050    700    1050    725    975    775
        1825    1675    1825    800    950    1675
        950    800    950    800    950    800
        950    800    950    800    950    88800
        950    775    950    800    950    800
        1825    1675    1825    800    950    1675
        950    800    950    800    950    800
        950    800    950    800    950    20000
        name V-Mute on
        1050    700    1875    1650    1825    800
        950    800    975    775    975    4300
        975    775    975    1650    975    775
        1825    1675    1825    800    950    800
        950    800    950    1675    1825    20000
      end raw_codes
    end remote
    The names I specified myself.

    Unfortunately as you see it's not hexadecimal codes like on Remote Central.
    Thanks!

    Here's the content ot the Slim_Devices_Remote.ir file:

    ---

    # This mapping is for the custom Slim Devices remote

    # Additionally, some new codes may be defined for use with programmable
    # remotes

    ################################################## ################################
    # Button names to IR code mappings
    ################################################## ################################
    0 = 76899867
    1 = 7689f00f
    2 = 768908f7
    3 = 76898877
    4 = 768948b7
    5 = 7689c837
    6 = 768928d7
    7 = 7689a857
    8 = 76896897
    9 = 7689e817
    arrow_down = 7689b04f
    arrow_left = 7689906f
    arrow_right = 7689d02f
    arrow_up = 7689e01f
    voldown = 768900ff
    volup = 7689807f
    power = 768940bf
    rew = 7689c03f
    pause = 768920df
    fwd = 7689a05f
    add = 7689609f
    play = 768910ef
    search = 768958a7
    shuffle = 7689d827
    repeat = 768938c7
    sleep = 7689b847
    now_playing = 76897887
    size = 7689f807
    brightness = 768904fb
    favorites = 768918e7
    browse = 7689708f
    power_on = 76898f70
    power_off = 76898778

    ---

    So I guess that I'm back to how do I translate the codes from IRBlaster or the ones I find on the Internet into something that can be used in a ir-file?

    Regards
    Claus

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