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    Linux Newbie jnojr's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    San Diego, CA

    Get VLC working with remote?

    Ubuntu 12.04, StreamZap remote. I have lirc installed, and it can see buttons being pushed. I went to VLC, Tools, Preferences, Show settings:All, Interface, Control interfaces an selected "Infrared remote control interface", then under Infrared pointed it at ~/.lircrc I've tried a few different recipes I found by Googling, but VLC never blinks. I also found some references to starting VLC with a command-line argument to support remotes, but A) wouldn't setting this in preferences do that? and B) I can't find a single "do it this way"... everyone seems to have a different idea about how this should work, and all of the "solutions" seem to be highly qualified (this worked for me, I don't know why it doesn't work for you) or speculative (I haven't done this myself, but this SHOULD work!)

    So... how do I get VLC to see my remote? Nothing fancy, I'll be happy with play and pause if nothing else!

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    You need to point VLC to the device's entry in /dev I would expect, not the user configuration file, which is what I assume ~/.lircrc is.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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