Locale/Tasker Headphone Button
by: Ryan B • 56
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: next previous revind player headphone , handling button on headphones , make an app close when headphones are unplugged , how to use a 5 button headphone with , player 3 button headset , locale headphone unplugged close , rewind headphone , headset rewind fast forward , 3 button headphone