WinLIRC plugin for musikCube

This plugin allows you to control the musikCube audio player using a LIRC-type infrared remote control receiver and the WinLIRC software.

You can download the plugin below.

» Download the WinLIRC plugin for musikCube (19,8 kB)

Installation instructions

Download the plugin from the link above, and unzip it in the ‘plugins’ directory of your musikCube installation.

Next, open the musikLIRC.ini file and edit it. You will see a list of key/value pairs. The keys before the = are the labels of the remote control keys that you have set in WinLIRC. The values after the = indicate the functionality that is assinged to each key. Take a look at the comments to see which action each value number corresponds to. Disable a function by commenting it out with a ; at the start of the line.

About musikCube

» musikCube homepage

musikCube is an audio player for the Windows platform. It’s got a lot of nice features, looks good, and works well. I like it a lot, and I use it all the time. You can find screenshots on the homepage.

musikCube is not just a music player, but a music library, which helps you keep your music organised. It supports all the common file formats such as MP3, OGG, FLAC, CD audio, etc. It has an integrated CD ripper helping you take control of your music from the start, with the ‘dynamic playlists’ you can create your own custom automatically constructed playlists, and it has support for easily managing MP3 players using drag-and-drop. musikCube tries to stay as intuitive and attractive as possible without degrading the performance of your computer. musikCube is the vanilla audio player for windows.

About WinLIRC

» WinLIRC homepage

WinLIRC allows you to transmit and receive 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).

WinLIRC uses a very simple IR detector connected to a serial port. The homepage contains links to explanations on how to build this piece of hardware yourself. You should easily be able to buy all the parts for the receiver for less that €15.