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    Post KEY BOARD HELP WUT EVERYONE USE??

    IF HAVE WINAMP RUNNING ON A LCD IN THE FRONT OF MY CAR WUT DO I USE TO PICK WHICH SONG I WANT TO HEAR??? A MOUSE AND BIG KEY BOARD UN IN THE FRONT SEAT W/ ME THE WHOLE TIME?? IS THERE ANY WAT ELSE????
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    Whatever you decide to get, make sure it gives you ready access to a spellchecker and a caps lock key.

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    Get a keypad and then get this plug-in so that you can control Winamp from the keypad.

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    LOL Meatballman..

    For my setup I'm using a wireless 900MHZ keyboard, and also for the main every day controls I'll be using a standard 4 button, 2 axis game pad. Though the game pad is a custom thing that I'm doing, and writing a program for. Never know, it may one day be public, but I'm still unsure..

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    Go to Arby's site and see if like his idea for custom buttons using an old keyboard.

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    I'm using a slightly different approach (there's a right way, a wrong way, and my way) I've got a series of buttons connected up to the serial ports connected to the com control plugin.

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    There is a version for 4 buttons in English or 8 buttons in Dutch. But I recon if I can understand it anyone can.

    Also there is a plugin out there, not sure where, that controls winamp via RS232 signals, and there is PIC software to interface with RS232.

    I currently working with this to build a custom controller which will conect up to the serial port.

    My mates got a crude version running, I'll let you know how I get on if you want.

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    Cool

    First, search.

    Second, I'm just using a standard numeric keypad. The kind you get for laptops with a PS/2 or serial connection. I've written a custom application to respond to the keypad input, but you can just use the keypad plugin for Winamp.
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    take a old keyboard and get the controller,
    see what key's you need to control winamp and conect some switch's to the controler.
    This way you can control winamp or just get a numeric keypad with ps/2 like Aaron say's and maybe you can take a look at this site.
    Now you can configure the key's to control winamp.
    lcdplugin and keyboard/keypad controled
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