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Re: Playing music with Tazti 2.0

October 17, 2010 05:12AM
Hey Alexander,

Winamp can not be controlled using these "command line parameters" it can only be started with them.
This is not only true for winamp, but pretty much every application i believe.

However, winamp and also other media players can be controlled using keyboard shortcuts.

And this is where another great function of Tazti comes in, the "Gaming/ Application Profile"
Under the "Gaming" tab in Tazti, you can create gaming and application profiles to control, ofcourse, your games and applications.

Say you want to create a profile to control winamp, just click on "New Profile" in the "Gaming" tab.

You get 3 fields that you have to fill in. A profile name and a start and stop voice command to start and stop you profile.

So in the first field you enter the profile name, let's just call it "Winamp"
The second field is the start voice command to start your winamp profile let's type in something like "Start Winamp Profile"
And finally the third field is the stop voice command, what better words to use than "Stop Winamp Profile"
Than click "Save New Profile".

Now your new winamp profile is created and you can start your winamp profile by saying "Start Winamp Profile" and stop it by saying "Stop Winamp Profile".

This is important to know
While your Gaming/Application Profile is started, Tazti will not listen to any other voice commands than to those that are defined in the activated profile. Until you stop you profile by in this case saying "Stop Winamp Profile", than Tazti will start listening to all the other commands again.

We've created our winamp profile, now let's fill it with commands to control winamp.

When you richt-click on the upper most bar in winamp a pull-down menu appears, when you put your mouse over "Playback" in this menu a second pull-down menu to control playback options in winamp, but they also display what keybinding is set to get the same result.
As you see NEXT is accomplished by pressing the "Z" key
PLAY ---> X
PAUSE ---> C
STOP ---> V

Now these keybindings are important to set our speech commands.

Double click on your winamp profile to open it.
A new screen appears displaying all commands that you winamp profile listens to.
It should only display the "Stop Winamp Profile" command that we defined when creating the profile.

To create a new command simply click on "New Speech Command" and you'll see the right part of the screen change to fill in some fields.

First field is the speech command word or phrase to use to start you action. Let's fill in "Play Next Song".
Second field, describe what the speech command does. "It plays the next song in my playlist".

As we've seen the "Z" key is the only key to press to skip to the next song, so we'll select: "Single Keystroke".

Now we have to select the key to be pressed to get the result we want.
Click on the down-arrow next to Which Key and drag the slide bar al the way down to "Z" and select it by left clicking on it.

We can leave the "How Long?" option as it is, on "instantaneous"
And we click on save.

Our first custom speech command in our winamp profile has been made, just follow the same instructions for the other commands you want to use.

Now winamp also makes it possible to create your own key bindings to control winamp, this is all more winamp related and i won't go into it too far.
But some more standard keybindings have already been set here and they give a good reason to adress the key-combo ability that our winamp profile can use.
When in winamp press CTRL+P to open winamp preferences and select Global Hotkeys.
This is where you can set your own key bindings, but as you can see here some key bindings have already been set. The once i want to use now are those to increase or decrease winamps sound volume. Shown here with key combinations CTRL+ALT+<UP-arrow> to increase volume and CTRL+ALT+<DOWN-arrow> to decrease volume.

To use this in a speech command click on "New Speech Command".
Fill in speech command phrase "Increase Volume".
and description "Increase sound volume".

Now since this is a key combination to be pressed we select "Keystroke Combination" and we get the ability to set up to 3 keys in a combination.
Leave the "Keypress Duration:" as it is, on instantaneous and below click on the 3 down-arrows one at a time to select the 3 keys used in this combination.
So in the first section select CTRL, the second section select ALT and in the third select <UP-arrow>.

Click on "Save" and we're done. You can now use the same instructions to set the decrease volume command or any other command you might want to use.

Have fun.

Grtz. Machrias
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