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"HEX" Code
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Post 1 made on Thursday August 1, 2019 at 12:09
Barry Gordon
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I see a lot of documents referring to HEX code. Global Cache has a "control tower" which it claims is the first on-line database of IR codes. I seriously doubt that. It is perhaps the first professionally maintained on-line database with a complete API and a web-based interface for finding IR codes by manufacturer/device type/model.

They refer to "HEX" Codes. I guess "HEX codes" is now the common default name for Pronto IR coding as developed by Philips (I Think, and am pretty sure) for its line of remote controls. They really should provide some form of attribution and give credit where credit is due. If Philips were still interested in remote controls and IR based operations perhaps they would force the issue and have HEX codes referred to as Pronto codes or Philips pronto codes. Then again HEX is shorter.
Post 2 made on Thursday August 1, 2019 at 22:25
Lyndel McGee
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The only mention I have ever seen regarding formats is here:

[Link: globalcache.com]

Under iConvert, they mention Hex (CCF) which is the Cabernet Config File.
Lyndel McGee
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Post 3 made on Friday August 2, 2019 at 05:23
Barf
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Hi Barry. Always interesting to read from you.

When I started my "career" around 15 years ago, IIRC we all said "CCF", which is slightly confusing since it is a file format too. It seems like today everyone is saying "Pronto Hex" or such. (Strictly speaking, "hex" is outright wrong; it means six, not sixteen; should be "hexadecimal".) FWIW, I have just changed my programs IrScrutinizer and IrpTransmogrifier to say "Pronto Hex" instead of "CCF".


Global Cache has a "control tower" which it claims is the first on-line database of IR codes. I |seriously doubt that. It is perhaps the first professionally maintained on-line database with a complete API and a web-based interface for finding IR codes by manufacturer/device type/model.

Well, there is http://irdb.tk/ and the previous GlobalCache data base http://irdatabase.globalcache.com/ , both having an API, and was there before Controltower. (All three of them are directly supported in IrScrutinizer, btw.)

Actually, I am pretty disappointed by the API of Control tower: Free users (which are allowed 5 command sets per day using email), cannot use the API to get IR signals at all, just the names of the commands.
Post 4 made on Friday August 2, 2019 at 20:26
Lyndel McGee
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Barf,

Excellent job on IrScrutinizer. Made short work for me recently having to do a search for correct device Id within a protocol. The with the import/export for CCF/XCF really shines and saved me an extra step. Gone for me I guess are the days of MakeHex and IRPanels.

Lyndel
Lyndel McGee
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