Tag Archives: Spotify

Media control using APIs

I am having fun trying to control various media programs via their APIs. Currently, I am concentrating on Spotify, XBMC and iTunes. I run Spotify and iTunes on Microsoft Windows, and XBMC on a Raspberry Pi. I also occasionally run … Continue reading

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HouseControl: Media control

I have changed HouseControl to use a single MediaControl interface for all media devices. Previously I was using a MusicControl interface for Spotify and an InfraredControl interface for my TV, set top box and AV receiver. The single interface is … Continue reading

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Turning ORControl into a product

I have been tidying up and refactoring the code for ORControl. I will put it in Github soon. I am considering turning it into a open source product that others can use. What sort of product would it be and … Continue reading

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Laziness

I am lying on my sofa controlling my house by reaching for my phone, tablet or laptop keyboard. I choose a Spotify playlist, and skip any tracks I am not in the mood for. I adjust the volume. I decide … Continue reading

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Improved Spotify control

I have improved my control of Spotify by using Java JNA code to activate the Spotify client window before I send a stop/start request to it. This means that I do not need to know if Spotify is that current … Continue reading

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