I've created a new plug-in which allows to control several media players from Launchy:
- Winamp (all versions)
- foobar2000 (0.7.x & 0.8.x, 0.9.x)
- iTunes (4.7+, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x, 8.x)
- Quintessential Media Player (QCD 4.x, QMP 1xx)
- Winamp API compatible players:
- AIMP Classic
Make sure to check readme_ampy.txt inside ampy.zip for installation and usage instructions.
Only basic functionality at the moment (play/pause/stop/next/previous/exit), more features coming later if there will be any interest.
Version 1.1 released:
- amip[TAB] commands for AMIP API (readme)
- play[TAB] to play songs from the active playlist
If you have comments, please post them at
Good stuff! Works nicely with foobar. Thanks a lot.
More features are coming? Can't wait... =)
Almost perfect plugin, except for the fact that the play songs from active playlist feature doesn't work with large playlists. =/
this does not work correctly. :(
installed everything via the readme file,
followed the link for amip installed that as well,
= play and stop commands work. but 'next' or 'previous' just seem to select a completly random song from my playlist... I tried loading various playlists and even just loading 4 or 5 songs to see...and it seems to pick out whatever song it feels like playing as oppose to the actual next or previous in the now playing playlist. :(
amip commands don't work at all for winamp... control+J works but that feature is allready built-in to winamp so obsolete option...as far as typing amip commands into launchy such as 'rew' doesn't do anything.
dissapointed as I thought this would be a helpful shortcut for quick things...
Sorry for the late reply, as I said, feedback should go to the AMIP forum, I'm not watching this thread.
As for the next/previous commands, they emulate the pressing on the next/previous buttons in your player. Most likely you have Shuffle ON, therefore next/previous buttons switch to the random track. I'll consider adding special commands that will switch to the next/previous tracks basing on the playlist index.
What concerns the AMIP commands, you should really read the documentation, for example the pause action using native AMIP command would be:
for rewind one would type