Locale Headphone Button Plugin

Locale Headphone Button Plugin

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A Locale plugin that simulates pressing a headphone or headset button. Available buttons are the "hook" ie single headset button, Play/Pause, Play, Pause, Next, Previous, Fast Forward, Rewind, Stop. Also optionally checks whether anything is currently playing.

This is useful because headphone buttons automatically use the current "preferred" media player on your device, which is usually the most recently used one, instead of any one specific player.

I use this to restart whatever was playing last when I plug in my headphones. It's nice that Android automatically pauses when they're unplugged, but it's annoying to have to unlock the screen, navigate through the player app, and press play again. Add a Locale situation with headphones connected as the condition and this plugin with "Play/Pause" as the setting, and voila, your music or podcast automatically restarts when you plug your headphones back in!

Warning: some media player apps don't handle headphone buttons consistently, or even at all, even built-in apps. If this plugin doesn't work with a specific app, check that it supports the headphone button you've selected, and/or try other buttons.

Tags: player 3 button headset, how to use a 5 button headphone with, next previous revind player headphone, handling button on headphones, 3 button headphone, locale headphone unplugged close, press play headphone, headphone press button, headset rewind fast forward, plug play headphone.

Recently changed in this version

0.2 12/30/2011
add option to check whether something is currently playing

0.1 12/6/2011
initial release!


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Comments and ratings for Locale Headphone Button Plugin
  • (59 stars)

    by RB Joseph Flores on 22/03/2014

    Stupid

  • (59 stars)

    by Upal Kazi on 30/09/2013

    Does my job

  • (59 stars)

    by Kirk Kimberly on 26/08/2013

    nope

  • (59 stars)

    by vinod nagda on 10/08/2013

    Than all other controllar