How to build a simple but cool IR (Infra Red) receiver.

Related links

Here there are some useful links with a short description.
IR software
LircThis is the reference software for Linux/Unix systems.
WinLircThe port of Lirc for windows.
GirderGirder is a program that can take any input ( keyboard, remote control, internet ) and translate that into actions on your computer.
IR AssistantIRAssistant is a software for controlling your PC remotely. You can execute macros with remote controllers, joysticks, GSM short messages etc.
uIRCuICE is an universal remote control solution for Home Theater PCs (HTPC) as well as business presentations.
IR enabled software
VDRWith the availability of high capacity hard disks and MPEG encoders/decoders the idea of a fully digital video recorder comes to mind...
MPlayerMPlayer is a movie player for LINUX and many other Unicies.
ProgDVBNew software which allows you to watch SAT-Television and listen to Radio channels directly from satellite
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