A better way to control Winamp
Hi There. Im here to gave you all a good idea for controling Winamp. Using a gamepad...
Not really a Gamepad, only the concept using buttons and wire connections; Iīve built
a PC Wheel for driving on some games an year ago and it works great so i will use it on my
MP3Car. All you need is a gameport, the joystick male connector, some wire and 8 buttons
(you choose yours) for play/pause, stop, next track, prev track,volume up, volume down, foward 5sec and rewind 5sec. This is acomplished using the Nullsoft Joystick Plug-in v1.0b available on www.Winamp.com. Its faster if you get a old gamepad or joystick and dismantle it.
Here are the pin-outs taken from http://www.mattman.com/mp3
1 +5V +5 VDC
2 /B1 Button 1 use this one for button 1 (for Play/pause)
3 X1 Joystick 1 - X use this for rewind/back 5s.
4 GND Ground
5 GND Ground
6 Y1 Joystick 1 - Y for volume up/down
7 /B2 Button 2 for button 2 (for stop)
8 +5V +5 VDC
9 +5V +5 VDC
10 /B4 Button 4 for button 4 (for next track)
11 X2 Joystick 2 - X
12 MIDITXD MIDI Transmit
13 Y2 Joystick 2 - Y
14 /B3 Button 3 for button 3 (for prev track)
15 MIDIRXD MIDI Receive
I must discover where to connect all the return wires, its the ground or 5VDC, i donīt remember now.
As i said its beeter to use a old (or new, its the same http://www.mp3car.com/ubb/smile.gif )gamepad or joystick (its better a gamepad īcause its easyer to use). I hope i helped a lot solving some questions regarding the easyest control for your MP3car. I will post later the correct connections for building your