InfraRed software for a Tablet PC use as a remote control...

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Harold Wazzu, Sep 5, 2005.

  1. Harold Wazzu

    Harold Wazzu Supporting Actor

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    I just received an older Tablet PC to tinker with and was wondering. Is there any software available that will allow me to use it as a Universal Remote Control and control devices using the IR Port?

    I am using WinXP Pro for an O/S. Thanks

    EDIT: Nevermind, it looks like the Infrared port on tablets/laptops is too weak to communicate over great distances, dang it.

    Sorry for wasting space.
     
  2. Tekara

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    Actually Harold, my laptop has quite a powerful IR port on it, I would just have a really hard time using it as a remote with how everything is arranged (screen, IR port on the side). With a tablet pc though things are a lot different.


    Here's something you can mess around with (it's made for linux but there's a windows port): http://www.lirc.org/
     

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