When I use WinLIRC 0.8.7a in Win7 with audio receiver, if I choose any audio device with long name, I always get an error message that said "WinLIRC failed to initialize."
From the audio receiver plug-in setup screen, it seems that the length all audio device names were limited to 30 chars. If I choose an audio device with a name longer than 30 chars, I'll get the error message, and when I use notepad to open WinLIRC.ini later, it shows something like below:
AudioDeviceName=Front Mic (VIA High Definition
Actually the correct name is "Front Mic (VIA High Definition Audio)", which is more than 30 chars. If I manually edit this line as below, then WinLIRC works fine.
AudioDeviceName=Front Mic (VIA High Definition Audio)