Friday, March 16, 2012

mediause 0.0.6

mediause has been updated!

0.0.6 brings only a few new enhancements. Windows Media Player is now supported. I have also wrapped it in a installer so there is no manual setup.

It still only has been tested on Windows 7 (64-Bit). Also make sure you have you have .NET Framework 4.0 installed.

I hope to finish the settings that will allow you to select what application for mediause to control, the automatic update functionality and general bug fixes and program enhancements. I will also look into adding other popular Windows based media if there is a demand.

Download mediause 0.0.6


mediause: Pause Spotify when you lock your computer.

A while ago I was looking for a way to pause Windows Media Player when I locked my computer. I didn't look to hard, but I never a good solution.

Today, I started looking again, but this time for Spotify. I ended up stumbling upon a neat a little program called doPause that will pause for Spotify, iTunes and Windows Media Player. While it is a good program, after 5 days the trial runs out and it costs $3.99 to continue to use it. At that price, it seems like a good deal, but I decided to finally put my programming abilities (I should use abilities loosely, I know enough to be dangerous and am able to cobble code together from examples) to good use. Much to my surprise, I was able to complete a simple and crude working version in just an evening.

If you are looking for a way to pause the current song in Spotify when you lock your computer and then continue playing it when you unlock it, are using Windows and have .Net 4.0 frame work installed, mediause may be for you.

Right now it only works with Spotify and has only been tested on Windows 7 (64-Bit), but I do plan on looking into adding support for at least Windows Media Player and possibly iTunes. I also will never charge any money for mediause.

mediause comes as is, but if you would like to try it, you can get it from the link below. Just download it and run mediause.exe and it will sit in your system tray waiting for you to lock or unlock your PC. If you would like it to start every time your computer starts, either copy it or create a shortcut to it in your Startup folder in the Start Menu.