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nehalmistry
29th September 2000, 16:15
sup, i have a question about infrared..

my motherboard has support for infrared, unfortunately, i think that i might need a IR module/IR connector..... many websites say i gotta make it, but i would prefer it if i could buy it.... for $10 CDN or less....

my ultimate goal is to control winamp with a remote control.

any suggestions? should i buy it or make it?

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Jorden
30th September 2000, 01:19
The infrared module is not for remote controls that give you the option to switch music in WinAmp, but it's for infrared keyboards and mice.

If you do use an infrared module for your keyboard, the bad thing about it is that there can't be anything in the line of sight between the keyboard/mouse's infrared port and the infrared module, for otherwise the k/m won't react. In direct sunlight the stuff won't work.

Jord, half awake..

nehalmistry
30th September 2000, 11:25
alrite, then how would i coontrol winamp with a remote then?

there is a winamp plugin that allows this
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P5A-B AMD K6-266@300
Matrox Milleniumm G200 AGP (oh, lets party)
Creative SB Awe32 (a classic, superb card)
Realtek 8029A NIC Card
64meg Ram
Ali V agp chipset
ICQ UIN: 24730025

[This message has been edited by nehalmistry (edited 30 September 2000).]

Jorden
30th September 2000, 11:37
That probably works through your soundcard or videocard. For TV-in videocards, you can use your remote control to change channels, so prolly there's a soundcard which controls this as well.

Himself
30th September 2000, 13:03
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Sector/3863/uir/index.html

I am planning on making a few of these.

LAMFDTK
30th September 2000, 13:27
Infrared is also used to transfer files. I have been doing this with laptops and w2k, its fast and pretty damm cool.

Wombat
30th September 2000, 14:45
You can also buy IR receivers that hook up to an external COM port.

nehalmistry
30th September 2000, 18:18
wombat, how much they cost?

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P5A-B AMD K6-266@300
Matrox Milleniumm G200 AGP (oh, lets party)
Creative SB Awe32 (a classic, superb card)
Realtek 8029A NIC Card
64meg Ram
Ali V agp chipset
ICQ UIN: 24730025

Himself
1st October 2000, 07:24
Check the link I posted, there is reference to one you can buy for $35 US.