WinAmp IRemote

This program has problems with Windows 98's Virtual IR Port drivers. If you are using Windows 98 you will have to switch to using a real IR serial port for this program to work. Instructions on how to do this are available on request.

WinAmp IRemote will work with any IR port which can act as a serial port, eg COM 2 on my Laptop. It will also work with an ordinary serial port, although the usefullness of this is less obvious. When used with an IR port any TV, video, HiFi, or any other Infra-Red controller can be used to control playback through WinAmp by holding down any button on the controller (whilst pointed at the IR port, obviously) for varying lengths of time, depending on the function required. The functions available are Previous Track, Play, Pause, Stop and Next Track (the 5 main WinAmp buttons). These can each be assigned a different length of time that the button must be held down, measured in "Ticks". The length of a tick can also be specified, in milliseconds.

After each tick the program will optionally make a beep or click with the PC speaker (so as not to be overidden by WinAmp's output), and optionally display onscreen a popup with the current function. When the correct number of ticks have passed (or the correct function is displayed in the popup, release the button, and that function will be executed).

Download the zipped files below. You will need the main executable, then any of the others which you do not already have. If you don't have an unzipper yet then GET ONE. Try WinZip.


Description File Name Size Version
Main Executable "WinAmp IRemote.exe" 37.1K 1.01
Microsoft COMM contol "MSComm32.ocx" 86.5K 1.0.018
Visual Basic Runtime "Vb40032.dll" 381K 4.00.2924
OLE Property Support "OlePro32.dll" 13K 5.0.4055

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