Windows MCE Remote

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USB Remote intended for Media Center PCs


There are two main versions of the MCE remote, typically referred to as the 'older' (Version 1) and 'newer' (Version 2) models. Both of these are now supported in the latest lirc, currently 0.8.1.

The newer remote comes in various alternatives, including different shapes and features. The new model is manufactured by Philips and half a dozen other manufacturers and is available by (among many other ways) purchase on it's own, shipped with MCE 2005 and contained in Hauppauge TV card MCE-Kits.


  • IR Receiver is supported
    • The easiest method of installation is via the LinuxMCE Admin Website
      • Click on Media Directors
      • Scroll to the bottom of the list of configurable items for Infrared remote controls you will use and select "Windows XP MC Remote" from the drop down list, this will automatically update the lircd.conf file.
      • Reload the Router and you should be good to go.
  • IR Transmitter is supported with driver module lirc_mceusb2 version >= 0.24 (lirc-0.8.2).
    • However, the transmitter is not currently supported in LinuxMCE


1. Currently the lircd.conf file is located in the /etc/lirc/ directory which is not where the scripts are trying to update the lircd.conf file. You need to go to the /etc/lirc directory and vi hardware.conf and add /ect/lircd.conf as the location of the lircd.conf file. Then cd into /etc directory and vi lircd.conf and save a blank file, now the scripts will be able to update the lircd.conf file with the appropriate remote control data.