[App] VJWMPlayerControl - Windows Media Player Handsfree
I've been asked here and there
if it's possible to do something useful with the wired headset
on HTC phones.
I've written a set of apps, VJPoOf
, which can be used to remap the press and hold and double tap functions of the headset.
I've also been asked if these remapped functions can be used to control Windows Media Player.
I'm not sure if anyone has written an external control for Windows Media Player - I'm sure they have, but I always re-invent the wheel, so here goes.
[My old favourite, PHM tools, seems to have stopped working
: as ever, a hardcore command line only tool.
It supports the following command line options:
Please find out how to make a shortcut with a command line if you don't know how (see my website).
So, example usage is:
will obviously toggle play or pause if WMP is currently up and a track is playing.
WMP does not
have to be on screen for you to use these functions.
The app currently has limited functionality, but has a lot of use if you need it! Use it with MortScript etc and you can control various functions of WMP. Use it to control WMP from Touchflo, or your Today Screen etc.
This app is hot off the press and relatively untested with Videos etc, but works fine for me with audio.
My usage is to use VJPoOf to remap the wired headset on my Touch HD, so that I can launch WMP by pressing and holding the headset button.
If WMP is not running, this will launch WMP and start playing the first track in your music library, so you don't need to touch the phone to start playing music.
When playing music, press and hold
again to skip to the next track,
and double tap
the button to pause/play.
Please note - this usage has to be set up using a combination of VJPoOf and VJWMPlayerControl, for full flexibility in how you might want to set things up. You will need how to set up VJPoOf (not difficult!) to do this.
Also note, if WMP is not running, VJWMPlayerControl will try to launch WMP, and automagically start playing music (if there's any in your music library. If not, it'll launch missiles on Russia - I think...). This is so you can start running WMP handsfree, with the handsfree.
Note, this even works when the phone is switched off, so just insert your headset and press and hold (with VJPoOf) to launch WMP.
Let me know if it works for you or if you can think of other features to add.
Oh, and donate. My children eat cement for roughage
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