September 3rd, 2007, 10:11 AM
How to get status (play/pause/stop) from MCE
I'm trying to achieve the following and would appreciate any help with it;
My MCE 2005 setup uses an external amplifier connected through SPDIF, I used the info here to control the volume of the amplifier (using the USB-UIRT). But as my amplifier is in another room I would like to add to this a setup that will also automatically switch on/off the amplifier based upon the state of MCE. So whenever the state changes to;
- Play: Amplifier will be switched on
- Pause/Stop: a timer will be set to 10 minutes, when the timer expires, the amplifier will be switched off
The IR actions for switching on/off have been created and work (when testing from Girder). Big question; how do I get the state of MCE (or even better state-changes).
(I suppose it's a dumb question seeing all the advanced stuff in the forums, but some how I can't figure it out...)
Any help is appreciated! Thx!
PS. in case its important; Windows Media Player 11 is installed on the system