I've combed the threads on here and I'm having trouble locating either a walk-through or a link to resources that would help me figure out the process.
I've recently dumped Comcast cable in favor of XBMC and I've now got everything set up so that my shows auto-download, movies, etc into XBMC. So that part is out of the way.
I've got XBMC Commander, which is fantastic.
I've got my HTPC setup and can power it on/off via remote.
There's just one piece of the puzzle left, and it's basically a question:
WHAT do I need to do to configure XBMC to send power-on, power-off, and volume adjustment commands through a USB IR blaster to my Amp, TV, and other equipment? It looks as though its possible, I just can't figure out where to start.
Thank you for any guidance!
Send IR commands to IR Blaster from XBMC?
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2011-11-24 00:05 Post: #1
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2011-11-24 08:49 Post: #2
- use a harmony remote
- use one of those "turn my i-device into a universal remote" ir blasters, the kind that plug into the i-device's dock connector
- use a USB-UIRT, which is essentially exactly what you are asking for, but may be difficult to setup.
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2011-11-24 08:53 Post: #3
Several possible solutions. You might try this: http://www.pulse-eight.com/store/product...apter.aspx
This won't help you with volume (but you could just set the levels so you can use XBMC's volume control), but it will turn things on and off with the HTPC itself: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KIIQK6
Depending on your HTPC, it might be possible to have it so you can sleep the HTPC to turn off everything, but still wake the HTPC from XBMC Commander. It depends on if the USB ports still provide power while asleep or not.
As for an actual IR Blaster, that depends entirely on the IR Blaster you buy. If your HTPC OS and Blaster software supports it, you might be able to use the Launcher add-on (in XBMC) to launch specific scripts for different IR commands. I'm not sure how well this integrates into XBMC Commander.
Then of course there are a ton of other options if you want to use a different remote.
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2011-11-24 16:57 Post: #4
thezlog Wrote:I've combed the threads on here and I'm having trouble locating either a walk-through or a link to resources that would help me figure out the process.
I've done everything you're wishing to do...just not in XBMC. I used a Global Cache GC100 which had IR emitters on my TV,Sat,DVD,Receiver and Matrix switch. You would need a software IR remote for the IPad that would allow you to add an icon to load XBMC Commander. Pressing the XBMC icon would turn on the TV and set it to the right input, Turn on Amp and set the proper input then load XBMC commander to control your media.
I found a program called IRule that supports the GC100 which looks like it might do what you need.
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