We have posted a brief 4 minute “Using AnalysIR with Flirc – Video tutorial” showing how to use the Flirc USB device as an Infrared remote control signal source for AnalysIR. The video is available now via YouTube, by clicking the image below. The tutorial covers the semi-automatic method we have used to support this feature, which should greatly enhance the Flirc Device and enable more troubleshooting with problematic signals or just simply as an additional powerful feature for the Flirc device. There is no need to update your Flirc installation or firmware, provided you have the latest revision installed.
After viewing the tutorial, you should be well positioned using Flirc with AnalysIR or to make a purchasing decision on AnalysIR.
Note: Make sure you have the “Enable IR Debugging” check box checked to get the IR signal timings displayed within the Flirc Device Log.
The method is very simple indeed. By Opening the ‘Device Log’ option in the file menu in Flirc, you can then record signals and copy the timing data. Once you then click on the main AnalysIR window, the signals will be automatically imported into AnalysIR and decoded.
A second method also exists, which is not covered in the video. You can simply paste the Flirc timing data into the import window, via Menu->File->Import IR Signal and then click on the Import into Channel 1 button.
Important: You must have the latest ‘dev’ version of AnalysIR installed to avail of the Flirc support.
You can find out more about AnalysIR by downloading the demo version (restricted features), by viewing our other videos on YouTube and by reading the user guide and documentation provided with the installation package. There are also several interesting articles posted on our blog & IRforum.
We have already implemented support in AnalysIR to allow tighter ‘real-time’ interface between AnalysIR & Flirc. This is subject to the code being implemented by Flirc directly within its GUI. However, at this point we have no timeline for support by the Flirc developement team. Similarly, it may never be supported beyond the current feature set.
If you need more information related to AnalysIR you can contact us via the link above or post on the IRforum. There is no business relationship between AnalysIR and Flirc. If you need support for your Flirc device please contact Flirc directly.
Does it work on Linux or OSX?
AnalysIR is Windows only. However, many of our users run AnalysIR successfully on both Linux & Apple MAC OSX using VMs.
Should I stop using AnalysIR’s MakeIR modules for IR remote control?
Not at all. In our opinion our MakeIR modules are superior for use in all IR remote control projects & with our AnalysIR application. However, if you already have a Flirc or any of the many other supported devices, you can save some money by using them with AnalysIR. If you want the best solution we always recommend using our own MakeIR modules.
A MakeIR Kit
LearnIR, SendIR, RepeatIR, A.IR Shield, BeamIR and DetectIR are part of the MakeIR series which comprises a range of innovative infrared remote control kits and devices for makers, hobbyists and professionals.
AnalysIR is an advanced analyser & decoder designed by AnalysIR which offers tight integration with both LearnIR & the A.IR shield for advanced users.
Using AnalysIR with Flirc – Video tutorial