This is a plugin for controlling your favourite music player from your Symbian based phone with the Bemused client originally by Ashley Montanaro. What this plugin actually does is implement the server side of the Bemused protocol. This means that if you don't own a Symbian based phone, you could write your own client implementing the protocol on e.g. your bluetooth enabled PDA or javaphone.
The code sports low coupling, which means that it is as easy as implementing two classes for creating a plugin for any other type of media player application.
long time; /* no C */as programmers say. ;)
foo_bluetooth_ctrl version 1.1 beta2 (zip, source)
foo_bluetooth_ctrl version 1.1 beta (zip)
Sorry for the delay. I switched to the mac platform before foobar2000 v9 was released and haven't been able to do a proper release because of that. That and too much to do in too little time. But here it finally is! Enjoy!
I have developed this version of the plugin in a virtual machine running on my intel iMac. This came with the
problem that bluetooth connections to the virtual machine running windows were not supported. Due to this I built
a very simple command line bemused client in ruby and used it for testing the plugin over a normal TCP/IP socket
connection. This was easy to do due to the communications code being completely separate from other code. Good design
This does, however, mean that I haven't been able to test by using a real Bemused client, so I cannot release this as anything but beta code. I hope you can test the plugin and report any and all bugs/weird behavior to me at the e-mail address below. Thank you!
Just put the .dll in the components directory, boot up foobar2000, check the config (File-Preferences-Tools-Bluetooth Remote Control), click connect and grab your phone.
You can reach me (Jonatan Kronqvist) with ideas, bugreports and hate-mail at jonatan@HITECH-SPAM-FILTER.oxygenite.org or through my blog.
Last update: January 26th 2008