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LIRC Alternatives

LIRC is described as *'- linux infrared remote control

LIRC is a package that allows you to decode and send infra-red signals of many (but not all) commonly used remote controls'* and is an app. There are four alternatives to LIRC for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is EventGhost, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LIRC are WinLIRC, Remote Buddy and WIRR 0.01.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Linux

LIRC - linux infrared remote control

LIRC is a package that allows you to decode and send infra-red signals of many (but...

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    EventGhost

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    EventGhost is an advanced, easy to use and extensible automation tool for MS Windows. It can use different input devices like infrared or wireless remote controls to trigger macros, that on their part control a computer and its attached hardware.

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    WinLIRC

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    WinLIRC allows you to transmit and receive standard infrared remote control signals. This allows you to control your computer using almost any standard infrared remote control. It also allows your computer to control other equipment which uses these signals (stereo equipment).

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    Remote Buddy

    • Mac

    The most powerful remote control solution for the Mac®.

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  4. WIRR 0.01 icon

    WIRR 0.01

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Windows Infra-Red Receiver is a small application to help you control several functions of Windows with many IR remote controls. It has the same functionality as WinLIRC, but is more comfortable.

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