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Media control via keystrokes?

 
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jerm13



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Media control via keystrokes? Reply with quote

I am curious how the Car2PC interfaces with the PC to send media control signals such as next track, select playlist, etc.
I'm actually not concerned with technical details, I just want to verify it will function with a particular application I have in mind-

I use a Windows XP laptop mounted in my car for GPS navigation and mp3 audio.
I want to be able to control the media player without having to look at the screen and use the mouse- I am driving, after all. I looked at some PC remote controls that control media player/winamp but their method is via keystrokes - ie simulating a keyboard typing Ctrl+P to start playback in Windows Media Player.

The problem is this does not work if your media player is not "on top"
I need my GPS navigation software window on top so I can view maps etc while media player is minimized.

Will Car2Pc (specifically Car2PC-BMW) allow me to control my laptop media player from the car stereo head unit even if the media program is minimized/behind other windows?
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jbors
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Joined: 12 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car2PC itself is seen by PC as serial device.
It sends commands to the USB serial COM port and you can capture them and do whatever you want with it. The protocol documented here on the firum,. so take a look,
We do provide end user plugins for WinAmp and WMP. But for custom Car PC application I guess you need something custom.
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