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Simple software to transmit/learn IR codes via USB-UIRT emitter/receiver?

post #1 of 12
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This is more of a remote control question, but I'm posting here since the HTPC group may be more knowledgeable about using a USB-UIRT. I'm not looking to automate my home theeater with an HTPC. I only want to use a PC to transmit discrete IR codes to my non-PC interfacing learning remote (URC MX-500). Some of the home automation software seems to be overkill for this use, so I'm looking for something pretty simple where I can just drop in a hex or Pronto code and blast it out the USB-UIRT with a button click. Or alternatively, learn them and then blast them back out.
post #2 of 12
I'd think Eventghost would work for you. PM me if you have a question about using it and maybe I can help.

Peter
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the offer to help. I also found this program called Intelliremote that looks promising. Has anyone tried it?
post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by HMenke View Post

Thanks for the offer to help. I also found this program called Intelliremote that looks promising. Has anyone tried it?


Eventghost is on the top of my list of favorite theater software. its free and extremely versatile in what it was designed to do, there is a small learning curve but I'm pretty sure it can do everything you need it too and works great with a USB-UIRT.

If you feel the need to buy some other software just for the sake of spending money then buy that other remote you mentioned. but at least try eventghost first.
post #5 of 12
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I sure will! Two thumbs up is a good recommendation!
post #6 of 12
If starting from scratch I would say EventGhost from what I've seen of it compared to Intelliremote.
Though, I still use the free version of Girder 3.
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
That makes 3!
post #8 of 12
Here's another option which I found over the weekend in another AVSForum (RemoteControls subforum I think...):

http://rc.hot.is/home

I haven't used this so I don't know if its any good...

- Peter
post #9 of 12
Make it 4. Works great with my USB-UIRT.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by HMenke View Post

Thanks for the offer to help. I also found this program called Intelliremote that looks promising. Has anyone tried it?

Some of our users are using it and seem to like it:
http://yabb.jriver.com/interact/index.php?topic=48116.0
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well I got my USB-UIRT and got it installed and working with EventGhost. After being slightly mystified by EventGhost, I finally found out how to use it to transmit IR codes to my learning remote. What's cool is that you can paste the Pronto hex right into the window and transmit immediately. Then you can save that set of codes and give it a custom name. You can also teach codes to EventGhost and save them.

I was able to program my URC MX-500 with discrete on/off codes for my projector, receiver, Blu-ray, and HD-DVD. Now I am off to the races setting up crash-proof macros. Thanks AVS Forum!
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by HMenke View Post

Well I got my USB-UIRT and got it installed and working with EventGhost. After being slightly mystified by EventGhost, I finally found out how to use it to transmit IR codes to my learning remote. What's cool is that you can paste the Pronto hex right into the window and transmit immediately. Then you can save that set of codes and give it a custom name. You can also teach codes to EventGhost and save them.

I was able to program my URC MX-500 with discrete on/off codes for my projector, receiver, Blu-ray, and HD-DVD. Now I am off to the races setting up crash-proof macros. Thanks AVS Forum!


Also...not sure what version your running but if not I highly recommend the latest beta. although it states beta, its extremely stable and has a great deal more plugins than the 3.5c. latest as of this post is 3.6.1487. also...your xml files are all you need to back up your data. good luck.
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