[mythtv] native lirc support for external changers...
reza at reza.net
Thu Sep 18 06:39:27 EDT 2003
So, I wanted to get rid of the call to an external script to change
channels -- or at least to provide the option of not having to fork an
external program if you were using the irblaster functionality of lirc.
So I wrote code (a class) to connect to the /dev/lircd socket and send the proper
commands to change the channels. This saves a lot of overhead and in
theory should make chaning channels faster for those of us with external
Then I found the existing lirc native support in mythtv. I should have
done more grepping... Though it doesn't support transmiting IR yet..
Unless ther are any objections, I'm going to try to merge my code with
the lirc_client() code and and integrate it with the external channel
This would then be used as a configurable option. I would also need to
add a few entries to the gui (not sure on how to do that) for
- to enable this rather than the externalChannelChange script
- if an 'ENTER' keypress is required to enter the channel
- number of digits the changer expects
- delay in ms between each transmitted channel
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