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Website:github.com/ekianjo/B...
Maintainer:ekianjo
Version:0.1.0.1
Filesize:136.57 kB
Category:Audio
Sub-Cat:Player
Redistribute:Allowed
Added:Nov 17, 2014
Updated:Nov 17, 2014
Downloads:976
Package Author: Ekianjo
Description:
BlindPlayer is a music/audio files player that does not require any visual interface.
The idea is that you use the shoulder buttons to control this music player. The only time when you actually need the screen is for the first step where you have to select a music file in a folder full of other audio files.
Then, as it starts playing the audio file, you can close your Pandora (make sure it does not go in low power mode) and control playback with the following:

LEFT SHOULDER button:
It acts as a function selector. Every time you press it, it cycles between the following functions.
Pause / Next / Previous / Lock / Quit
As you cycle through them, you can hear a voice over the music track playing to indicate which function is selected at the moment.

RIGHT SHOULDER button acts as an action button.
It will activate the function selected by the left shoulder button.

For example, if you select "Pause" with the left shoulder button, and press the right shoulder button, it will pause playback.
If you select "Next" with the left shoulder button, and press the right shoulder button, it will jump to next track.
The only exception is "Lock" which will basically prevent any accidental right shoulder button click and ensure the playback continues until you remove the lock.

Note that are no preview pics, as there's no visual interface per se...

I hope you find it useful to make the Pandora a better audio player on the go.

17th November 2014: Build 1 / First version, except rough edges while it should be functional.
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Additional Info
Note that you need the community codec pack installed to make this work on Pandora.
Tested on 1.62RC firmware.

Uses the following libraries/programs:
- Python 2.7 (Overall code logic)
- Mplayer (For Playback)
- Pygame (For Keypress detection)
- PyZenity / Zenity (For the file selection Dialog)
- Python Mplayer (to control Mplayer from Python)
Comments
bluedeer
14/02/2015 04:55 UTC
v0.1.0.1
Attempting to run this on my Rebirth with SuperZaxxon Kernel 3.2.64 results in CPU spike for a few, then nothing, and no activity. Running it manually with pnd_run results in Successful Mounting of the pnd, but starting the application run.sh fails.
PowerGod
23/12/2014 20:56 UTC
v0.1.0.1
Oh !! Cool !! This is priceless for my "display dead" Pandora !! I can start it from VNC and then take it away with me :) Thanks
edgex004
18/11/2014 16:03 UTC
v0.1.0.1
I think a few features that would be nice for me: 1. Bluetooth output support. (I'm looking into it, and will get back to you) 2. Fast forward/rewind. 3. Loading directory (including sub-directories) instead of file within a directory. 4. Display titles in current playlist.
ekianjo
18/11/2014 05:53 UTC
v0.1.0.1
@edgex004 Thanks for the feedback. I'd be interested to know what new features you may be interested in. I probably want to keep this application simple enough but there's definitely some more things I consider for next releases. Let me know your ideas anyway :)
edgex004
18/11/2014 04:39 UTC
v0.1.0.1
Definitely a good first release. Works as advertised and I will use it over the next few days to get a better sense of battery draw and whether I can make it run over bluetooth. With some more features and polish, this could become my new player for on the go. Thanks!
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