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Seeking info on IRL file format and the CLEANing concept
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Post 1 made on Sunday June 10, 2012 at 22:45
Lurking Member
June 2012
(This thread moved to here from the Installers Forum, at their suggestion.)
(I hope this is the correct forum for it?)

Hi there,

I'm new to remote control and have been soaking up the info here. Great stuff!

I see a lot of informal talk about IRL file formats but have not found an "official" spec.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Also - The VERT program's documentation says it can "clean up" a file,
but doesn't explain why cleaning might be necessary, or what is accomplished.
Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!
Post 2 made on Thursday August 9, 2012 at 02:13
Ernie Gilman
Yes, That Ernie!
December 2001
Gee, no answers for weeks! How unusual.

I'll hazard a guess and maybe someone will be motivated to correct me if I'm wrong.

My guess is that "cleaning" isn't what it sounds like. It might mean that the codes you have can be interpreted and decoded to figure out exactly what protocol, device number and function they are, then PERFECT codes can be generated. This is cleaning by total replacement of hinky codes with perfect ones.

A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 3 made on Thursday August 9, 2012 at 17:50
Lyndel McGee
RC Moderator
August 2001
The Classic Pronto FAQ has information on clean vs unclean codes. There's a document in the files section on the Pronto Hex IR format by Barry Gordon.

Other than that, one good source might the the Yahoo JP1 forum which John Fine runs. John is an expert on IR protocols as well.
Lyndel McGee
Philips Pronto Addict/Beta Tester

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