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use your pc to control your TV and other infrared devices

by himynamesjamie / March 23, 2010 11:47 AM PDT

sorry if my title mislead you but im not explaining how to do this but instead wondering if someone else knows how to. im new to these forums, so sorry if im in the wrong category. its a 3 part question...i think? so bare with Happy



1. if i buy an infrared usb dongle is there software on the webz that will allow me to control multiple infrared devices. (so far im thinking 3 tvs and 3 vga/dvi remote controlled hubs)



2. if there isn't any software on the webz, are there any 'pc tv remote' products in the shops, which contain for example, an infared dongle and sortware cd.




3.if none of the above exist. does anyone know about programming or any sites that will point me in the right direction?

i was thinking of writing my own simple program, maybe using c++/c/c#?? (or what ever :S)

was wondering about stuff like ,


1: the best programming language to use ?
2: the best complier for the language ?
3: any other software that would be useful ?

i'd rather write my own software, unless there is something out there that does the job very well and isn't ****,

anyway i think thats about it. if you want to know more just ask.

cheers Happy

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When I read this I thought of this search.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2010 11:50 AM PDT
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not sure
by himynamesjamie / March 23, 2010 8:45 PM PDT

i downloaded that mce ir blaster but cant get it to work(or even install), are you sure its what im looking for?

an example of the interface would be that say i have 6 devices that i need to control.

the program would have say, a thumb nail for each device and i'd click on one and it would open up a new page with everything that the remote does.( change channel,input,volume etc...)

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Re: blaster
by Kees Bakker / March 23, 2010 8:49 PM PDT
In reply to: not sure

There's a link for the source code also. But it says Visual Studio 6 to maintain that. Do do have that installed?

Kees

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Re: blaster
by himynamesjamie / March 23, 2010 9:11 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: blaster

no but i can get it. thing is i dont know how to program lol sooo im only planning this for when i move out. i want the ultimate set up in my living room

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Re: programming
by Kees Bakker / March 23, 2010 9:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: blaster

Learning to program will only take a few years at a school for programmers. It's a respectable job.

Kees

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programing
by himynamesjamie / March 23, 2010 9:22 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: programming

haha yeah =/ ******. well if you find out anything else that might be use ful eg. an app that does all that. post it here Happy

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possible success
by himynamesjamie / March 24, 2010 12:08 AM PDT
In reply to: programing
http://www.wdpsoftware.com/

haven't downloaded it yet but i think this will do the trick i googled 'universal remote software' cant belive i did use that phrase when i first starting looking :@
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