Have you tried LIRC?
Also see this section, towards the bottom of the page, "Control your PC from any remote." at Remote Central http://www.remotecentral.com/wn020702.htm
While hifi.remote website does not specialize in LIRC, they might offer suggestions as a followup to this query since they have resident IR experts http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/viewtopi...ht=packard+bell
If the software thinks that you pressed two buttons when you pressed the same button twice, the chances are that the button from which you were learning is a toggle (power button, for instance), each signal being different which, whatever software you now have, isn't reading correctly. Or the software is flawed in some other ways. Those things are tricky to do well.
I don't understand your sentence "it seems to think that every button is different" - isn't every button supposed to be different? Volume up, down, next track, play ...
Edited by tos226, 19 December 2006 - 05:52 PM.