Originally Posted by krichter1
I think it would be a really cool addition if somehow Roomie would add in support for this little device (Global Cache GC-IRL IR Learner )
for IR devices in your system that you wanted to add in on an Ad-Hoc basis and somehow use that dropbox feature to include the new device.
I read your post and kelmk's response, and it reminded me that I had an old USB IR transmitter/receiver from a long since expired HTPC - the device, a USB-UIRT, attaches to a PC via USB and comes with a simple utility to capture/display IR codes.
I have a few obscure pieces of equipment in my setup (like a home built IR control device for my screen masking system) - it was really easy to squirt the remote at the receiver, then cut & paste the hex code into the Roomie "RoomieCodes" file using "pList Editor" (freeware XML editor). I then uploaded the file to my DropBox and restored the new config to my iTouch. Took under five minutes and everything worked like a charm!
[FWIW, the USB-UIRT is still available and sells for about $50 - Google it if interested. Usual disclaimers on any affiliation with the site.]
I now need to get my head around how Roomie determines button layout on the various remotes, but getting the IR codes nailed was a major step forward.
I know that I sound like a broken record here, but I'd love to see more documentation from Roomie (in any format) that pulls back the curtain just a little bit more. I feel like I'm bumbling around a lot trying to understand the logic behind how things work and how to achieve what I want - the collapse button logic is a great case in point (thanks for the info kelmk).
Anyway, I'm definitely making forward progress and I excited with what I've achieved so far.