3. How to use yumeControl?

When yumeControl run on the PC of yume there is no keyboard or mouse input at all since it is controlled via a small microprocessor which communicates with yume over a COM-port.
To be able to test the player software I however have added a set of functions that let you watch the display output as it would appear on the display and enable you to control yumeControl by keyboard.

After extracting the yumeControl package you're ready to go. Just run yumeControl.exe and both programs - yumeControl and winamp - will pop up. You should now add some mp3s, CD audio tracks or modules (.mod, .s3m, .it, etc) to winamp's playlist and start playing one.
If you're looking at yumeControl now you'll see its main menu from where you can reach all features yume has. There aren't all menus available yet but you may check out later which one is and which is not.

Steering is done with 14 keys (in hardware: 9 keys plus the wheel):

the key does the following and emulates the
ESC terminates yumeControl n/a
cursor left moves the cursor left or up wheel when turned CCW
cursor up same as cursor left same here
cursor right moves the cursor right or down wheel when turned CW
cursor down same as cursor right same here
enter selects entries, triggers actions wheel press
u brings you back to the previous menu UP button
m toggles the main menu MENU button
s stops playing STOP button
p starts playing and toggles pause PLAY/PAUSE button
f fast forwards within the track FFWD button
r rewinds within the track RWD button
n jumps to next song in playlist NEXT button
l returns to the last song played PREV button

Note I: cursor up and down trigger the same actions as left and right (respectively) but they make navigating easier as when steering yumeControl by using left and right only.

Note II: for the cursor keys to work the white field of yumeControl's window has to have the focus - means that it must have a blinking cursor in it. If this is not the case there will be one to three cursor movements missing when pushing the cursor keys. You can set the focus to the white field by clicking on it once.

To see infos about the track you have started to pay you can switch to the track info display by pressing the 'm' key. Now you see all track infos yumeControl can get out of the track currently playing. At the moment it evaluates the file name, the path the file resides in and the ID3v1/ID3v1.1 tag - ID3v2 support will be implemented later.

The track info display should be self-explanatory, maybe except for the second line from the bottom: there may be up to six signs showing different infos:
-> On the left there is a 'S' when yume plays in shuffle mode.
-> Next to it there can be a character showing the repeat mode: the 'T' stands for 'repeat: track' and the 'P' for 'repeat: playlist'.
-> The next sign shows the playing state: the arrow stands for 'playing', a block for 'stopped' and two vertical bars for 'paused'.
-> If there is an ID3 tag then there is a ID3vx sign, where x is the tag version.
-> The playlist position is shown in the middle.
-> On the right the current bit- and samplerate of the track is shown.

The rest of yumeControl is waiting to be explored by you - if you want to know for what a function is good for you may look in the sub-sections of this chapter, every menu is explained there.

One last note: if the playlist is activated (means yumeControl will control winamp's playlist) and you want to close yumeControl you should close winamp after closing yumeControl - otherwise the currently played track will start from the beginning when yumeControl is run again and the 'autoplay after power up' option is activated.

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