Video: Controlling Music and Videos on PC from Nokia Lumia 800 (Windows Phone)

| December 2, 2011 | Reply

This has been making the rounds on the blogs having impressed the folks from TheVerge and Engadget.

A developer by the name of keyboardp has been tinkering around with voice controls on the Nokia Lumia 800 and has allowed it to control music and videos on his PC. It’s an interesting video to watch to see his thought processes – first creating voice control via the PC mic/cam but then realising the need for flexibility in controlling music from other locations – thus a phone that’s always with you is useful.

You can see the demo very accurately pulling music titles, shutting down the app, and even searching for music videos from YouTube. His ZunePhone app demoed on the Lumia 800 is activated first by TellMe (built in already to Windows Phone) and then to subsequently input voice, he just presses a button which allows his words to be recognized immediately.

Pretty impressive. Thought I’d be missing the fun hacks we’ve gotten used to on Maemo and even Symbian when going to the ‘restrictive’ WP.

Proof of concept video demonstrating the ability to control and select music from your PC using only your voice. The user can say the song out loud and have the computer automatically play the songs. It also demonstrates a Windows Phone app which lets you talk into the phone instead of having to talk in to a microphone. This means that music selection can be controlled, even when the user is not in the room.

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Sources: Engadget and TheVerge



Category: Applications, Lumia, Nokia, Video, Windows Phone

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