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    how do you use keyboard "Play, Next..." with MI?

    I wanted to integrate buttons on my console for probably just "Next" and "Play/Pause" but cant figure out how the software uses the audio player. I dont know much about software as I am more a hardware guy.

    I have a PAX interface with my steeringwheel for my headunit and was kinda thinking of integrating its output into a next signal for MI but still not sure how.

    To make this a bit simpler in understanding, if I purchased an external IR remote for my PC via usb or serial, how or what would I need to make the remote switch songs?

    I would ask under the software section but I am unsure on how MI uses mediaplayer (or whatever player it uses).
    I am sure a good software guy could write a serial or LPT port software to make the songs switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwaimports
    I wanted to integrate buttons on my console for probably just "Next" and "Play/Pause" but cant figure out how the software uses the audio player. I dont know much about software as I am more a hardware guy.

    I have a PAX interface with my steeringwheel for my headunit and was kinda thinking of integrating its output into a next signal for MI but still not sure how.

    To make this a bit simpler in understanding, if I purchased an external IR remote for my PC via usb or serial, how or what would I need to make the remote switch songs?

    I would ask under the software section but I am unsure on how MI uses mediaplayer (or whatever player it uses).
    I am sure a good software guy could write a serial or LPT port software to make the songs switch.
    The program is set up to use keyboard commands, so if you can set up your remote to send keyboard commands, you will find the descriptions of which one send what commands in the instructions. Good Luck, let me know how it goes.
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    keyboard commands

    Thanks for the reply, I was hoping you would reply but I read that you have had some personal down time from MI and didnt want to bother you.

    What "keyboard commands" are you talking about, enhanced keyboards or just letter/number combos? I've noticed that the number keypad controls most of the menu options but havent been able to get my "Media Keyboard" to work with MI (altho it could be just a driver issue or XP glitch).

    I didnt mean to make it sound as if it werent possible, its just my current setup doesnt allow me to see any outcomes and I know little about the programming to make a guess. I will give it a shot when I get a chance and let you know what I came up with. I love the frontend btw - great work!

    Thanks for the help red and have a good weekend.

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