Transmitter and Receiver

So I'm using two arduinos to communicate each other via a transmitter and a receiver, to run a servo motor at the receiver part of my project. My question is, is VirtualWire library necessary for the transmitting and receiving part or can I use the regular SoftwareSerial?, if so where would I be able to get that library from? I really appreciate your help guys.

The answer to your question depends on which transmitter and receiver combination you are using.

The transmitter I'm using is 38Hz Infrared transmitter module, and the receiver is a 1838b infrared reciever by sunfounder.

check out this thread: Serial comm using IR

Thank you.