[vdr] Messages from Lirc have to be longer than 21 chars, why?

Steffen Barszus steffenbpunkt at googlemail.com
Sun Mar 6 16:56:33 CET 2011


On Sun, 06 Mar 2011 17:33:39 +0200
Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> wrote:

> On 03/06/2011 04:49 PM, Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> 
> > I guess what we need first is a specification of the strings
> > LIRC provides. Then we can adapt the VDR code accordingly.
> > I quickly searched the web, but couldn't find that information.
> >
> > Anybody?
> 
> Maybe it has been discussed before, but I wonder why VDR has a LIRC 
> implementation of its own instead of using liblirc_client?
> 
> http://www.lirc.org/html/technical.html#library

You need a lircrc file for that to use, i think that is just adding
another layer. Instead of learning the keys, you would need
to create what is in remote.conf in the .lircrc and have fixed keywords
in VDR. At least this is my understanding, correct me if i'm wrong. 

The format is described there as well. 

XBMC seems for instance just to read a line 

while (fgets(m_buf, sizeof(m_buf), m_file) != NULL)
...
    char scanCode[128];
    char buttonName[128];
    char repeatStr[4];
    char deviceName[128];
    sscanf(m_buf, "%s %s %s %s", &scanCode[0], &repeatStr[0],
&buttonName[0], &deviceName[0]);

https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/blob/master/xbmc/input/linux/LIRC.cpp

which seems to work well ...




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