[vlc-devel] LIRC support on Mac OS X works.

Matthias Ringwald mringwal at inf.ethz.ch
Fri Feb 7 15:04:35 CET 2003


some time ago I
- ported Lirc to Mac OS X / Darwin
- created a IR receiver that plugs into the sound input (where else... 
? :)
- wrote a LIRC driver for this sound card input
(see http://www.inf.ethz.ch/~mringwal/lirc/  for more information)
sound & mac os x support is in the lirc cvs and will be in the next 
lirc 0.7 release.

I just tried compiling VLC for mac os x with lirc support.
I wasn't too sucessfull compiling VLC correctly (can't handle some 
video formats, no audio...)
but at least I could try the lirc interface.
Yes, it works!
So you could change the state of the "infrared support" to let's say 
CVS or so.

And I couldn't find the lirc example config: (from the faq)
"2.7.8. lirc
default: disabled
This interface module allows you to control VLC through a remote. A 
lircrc example is provided to help you configure it to your remote (see 
But I found it in the vlc-dev archive as a patch from the lirc 
interface author.

Besides the promising start, I got quite confused.
When I select LIRC in the preferences as an interface, the
normal GUI doesn't show up and I could only watch anything if I did 
select --vout x11
is this on intention ?
I would prefer to use an IR remote in addition to the normal GUI.



Matthias Ringwald, Institute for Pervasive Computing, Departement of
Computer Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, mail: mringwal at inf.ethz.ch
fon: +41-1-632-6136, fax: +41-1-632-1659, www.inf.ethz.ch/~mringwal/

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