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    Ion Todirel

    i have headphones and a speakerset, i don't want to manually switch (this is the only way)  between them. I was thinking to use parallel port to switch, but my friend tell me that i can use a infrared adapter (plugged on USB) and use any infrared remote control, i need more details, can i use infrared adapter's driver to read codes sent from remote or something?

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    W3bbo

    Better idea: plug both the speakers and headphones into a y-splitter.

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    Harlequin

    W3bbo wrote:
    Better idea: plug both the speakers and headphones into a y-splitter.


    Then how does he switch between the two?

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    Cornelius Ellsonpeter

    Harlequin wrote:
    
    W3bbo wrote: Better idea: plug both the speakers and headphones into a y-splitter.
    Then how does he switch between the two?
    Install a gigantic, wall-mounted, double-pole, double-throw knife switch.

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    Ion Todirel

    in past i was thinking to sent an audio signal (special signal, the switch signal) to a microcontroller that will switch between two outputs. But is too complicated...

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    out180

    If you want to use IR use this: http://www.usbuirt.com/ along with this: http://www.girder.nl/.

    The USBUIRT is an IR receiver that plugs into your USB port and recieves a variety of different frequencies.  Girder allows you to script actions based on that input.  It's a nice setup.  I use it currently on my SageTV HTPC install at home.  I don't switch audio inputs however but if you can do it with a mouse Girder will allow you to do it via remote.

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    Ion Todirel

    out180 wrote:
    If you want to use IR use this: http://www.usbuirt.com/ along with this: http://www.girder.nl/.

    The USBUIRT is an IR receiver that plugs into your USB port and recieves a variety of different frequencies.  Girder allows you to script actions based on that input.  It's a nice setup.  I use it currently on my SageTV HTPC install at home.  I don't switch audio inputs however but if you can do it with a mouse Girder will allow you to do it via remote.
    thanks dude, thats what i need

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