Well, I knew it could be done, and it seems to work flawlessly. As far as I am aware, I may have the first TCPMP skin, atleast for MioMap.
Whether your media files are DivX, XviD, MP3, Matroska or MP4, “The Core Pocket Media Player” (TCPMP)” is the best open source media player to provide a solution for playing all your digital media on a wide range of mobile operating systems and devices. Possibly the best media player for the Mio GPS units!!
The File button brings up the TCPMP menus in case you want to set-up playlists, options, etc. Once you are done, you exit out of TCPMP normally and you will be returned to MioMap. All of the other options, Play / Pause, Fast Forward / Normal, Next, Previous, and Stop flash the Player on for 1 second and return back to MioMap automatically. You can return back to Navigation screens with your music in the background!
Feedback your ideas!
Once the Media Player is turned on, here’s some other ideas I’m considering:
- Enable the track recording indicator / stop button on the Cockpit screen for pausing /resuming music play (what’s the likelihood that you’ll be playing audio and recording tracks at the same time?)
- Expand the mute button so that it will mute Mio, then Mio + Music, then unmute Mio, then both
- Reduce the Music volume when Samantha is speaking (or should it be the other way around 🙂 )
- Adding a Screen Off button (shortcut to DPMS) to enable Audio only mode for MioMap with or without background music.
Customizing your Player
If you find yourself customizing your CORE Media Player and regret that it is all lost after every reset, the following may be useful to you. For instance Hot Keys are assignable, and had they responded to the virtual keyboard, that would have been a useful means of sending commands to the Media Player.
The settings for TCPMP are stored in the WinCE Registry, which is overwritten on Hard Reset.
If you go in TCPMP -> File menu -> About and click on Dump Settings, a file DUMP.TXT will be saved to \Storage Card, and you can make the mental connection between the TCPMP settings and the Registry Entries. The Registry Key names are 4 character and the Entry names are numeric and can be found at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\TCPMP.
(399) 00000001 (1)
is this entry in Dump.txt
(256):IN=empty packet format
(257):OUT=empty packet format
this is a possible method for writing to the registry.
RegWriteString (“HKLM”, “Software\TCPMP\EQUA\”, “(399)”, “1”)
Either make a .mscr file with your settings to run after a HARD RESET, or as I said previously, add them into your Autopatcher.mscr file.
If you find this tip helpful, might I direct you to the Coffee Fund link at the top of the right column? Thank you.
This extra screenshot shows how the digital font looks in my Clock screen; I know – this has nothing to do with TCPMP, but I stuck it here anyways. This is a Blog, you know.