IrUSB TX/RX codes setup (Linux):
IrUSB can be configured to store IR codes.
- TX codes: These are stored IR codes that can be transmitted (sent)
from IrUSB via network command by NAME or NUMBER
- TX codes are used by NetPlay Cloud
- They allow Alexa and other cloud services to send IR codes for
functions (On, Off, etc) without knowledge of the actual IR code
- RX codes: These are stored IR codes that can be matched by the
IrUSB receiver and then sent as a NAMED network event trigger
- RX codes will be used by NetPlay Cloud in the future
- They allow Cloud network triggers based on IR remote key presses
Note: IrUSB can also send and receive pronto hex format IR codes
without needing to configure any stored IR codes
On Linux platforms, you can configure saved IR codes using the web interface
Select either the "IR/IP TX codes setup" or "IR RX codes setup". This
page will cover the TX codes setup. The RX codes setup is identical,
except that IP codes are not supported.
TX codes setup:
The main configuration screen shows you:
- Each IrUSB device attached or configured for this system
- For each device, the controls are:
- Type: Toggle field to control is this is a "source" type
device (like a Cable Box), or a "sink" type device (like a TV).
This indicates which number to name mapping it will use (mapping is
shown across the column headers)
- Name: This field can be changed to give this device a NAME.
This name is used in our Cloud drivers (For example, it is the endpoint
name in Alexa)
- Load / Export buttons: These buttons allow you to export this
config as an XML file or to load an XML file to this device. The
Video Storm online database has a library of XML files for different
- Delete button: This allows you to delete all codes for this
- 48 Columns listing the available saved code slots
- "None" means no code is loaded for that slot (column header
gives slot code NAME and NUMBER)
- "IRcode" means you have an IR code in this slot
- "IPcode" menas you have an IP code in this slot
- You can EDIT each code by clicking on this button
Once you edit a code, you will see the edit field (shown below)
The dropdown allows selection of IR Hex Code or IP code. These
instructions cover IR codes. You can find the IP codes description
You can either
- Enter the IR proto hex code directly in this field and click "Save"
- Click the "Capture" button, wait 5 seconds, then point your IR remote at
the RX side of IrUSB and press the key to capture
- You will see the hex code is now copied into the field, press "Save"
to save it
- IR interference such as LED lights, dimmers, sunlight, etc can
degrade your captures. Try to avoid sources of interference.