Report New user some confusion in How To Posted January 20, 2016 If the remote is using a base frequency too far away from 38kHz then it may cause problems because the receiver-demodulator module won't get a whole signal properly. Even if Flirc could just pass data from the remote (after demodulation) you wouldn't get much from it as you would still probably get the same data due to frequency mismatch.The 38kHz is the most popular frequency used in consumer grade IR remote controls. Unfortunately some MCE remotes use different frequencies and those can cause problems with Flirc. I can certainly confirm this. I have many remotes in my house and the only IR one that doesn't work with flirc is a cheap Windows media center remote that came with its own receiver. It's not that the flirc doesn't work with the apps, it's that those types of remotes don't behave like standard IR remotes.