Supported Functions

BlueTunes has many functions, however they are not supported by all applications. Because of this, I have made a list of all available functions for each media player plus any special notes.

Supported by all media players

Play/Pause
Volume Control
Bass Control
Toggle Wiimote LEDs On/Off
Minimize all Windows
Turn Off PC
Mouse Controls


  • Turn Off PC - After pressing for 3 seconds, the Wiimote will briefly vibrate and the PC will turn off. Cannot be assigned to the 'B' button.
  • Wiimote LEDs On/Off - I have experienced a few cases where the LEDs stopped working for no apparent reason. Pressing this button a few times will fix the issue.

iTunes

Previous / Next Track
Rewind / Fast Forward
Previous / Next Album (when in cover flow view)
Shuffle
Display Visualizer
Display Current Playing Track Information
Jump Forward / Backward
Add To Playlist


  • Previous/Next Album - When in cover flow view - using this feature will allow you to cycle through the albums. Once the desired album is in view, press the Play/Pause button to begin playing the album. This feature only works when iTunes is the application in focus.
  • Add to Playlist - If you like the track that is currently playing, press this button and it will be added to a playlist named "BlueTunes Favorites". My wife listens in shuffle mode often and will use this feature to make a "Best Of" playlist.

Winamp

Previous / Next Track
Shuffle
Display Visualizer
Display Current Playing Track Information
Jump Forward / Backward


  • Display Track Info - In order for this to work, make sure you have the "Advanced Title Formatting" set to the default setting. Go to Options/Preferences/General Preferences/Titles.

Napster

Previous / Next Track
Shuffle


  • BlueTunes will only work with the desktop version of Napster, not the web version.

Windows Media Player

Previous / Next Track
Rewind / Fast Forward
Shuffle

VLC

Previous / Next Track
Rewind / Fast Forward
Jump Forward / Backward
Menu Navigation
Goto DVD Menu


  • Menu Navigation - Use this to navigate the DVD menus.
  • Jump Forward - This will jump forward 30 seconds.
  • Jump Backward - This will jump backward 10 seconds.

Quintessential Player

Previous / Next Track
Shuffle
Display Visualizer
Display Current Playing Track Information
Jump Forward / Backward


  • Display Track Info - In order for this to work, make sure you have the "Taskbar Icon Text" set to the default setting. Go to Preferences/Settings/Display and at the bottom of the page is "Format of taskbar icon text". Make sure it is "QCD: [1 00:00] artist / title" or "QCD: [1 00:00] artist / title / album" or "artist / title / album". Also, make sure there is a space on either side of the "/" symbol.

Media Player Classic

Previous / Next Track
Rewind / Fast Forward

Foobar2000

Previous / Next Track
Shuffle
Display Current Playing Track Information


  • Display Track Info - In order for this to work, make sure you have the "Title Formatting" set to the default settings. Go to File/Preferences/Display/Title Formatting and make sure this string is in the "Main Window Title" field - "[%artist% - ]['['%album%[ CD%discnumber%] [ #%tracknumber%]']' ]%title%". Do not include the quotes.

Yahoo! Music Jukebox

Previous / Next Track
Shuffle
Display Visualizer
Display Current Playing Track Information

MusikCube

Previous / Next Track
Shuffle
Display Current Playing Track Information

MediaMonkey

Previous / Next Track
Shuffle
Display Visualizer
Jump Forward / Backward


  • Shuffle - You need to customize this hotkey to 'Ctrl + S'
  • Jump Forward - You need to customize this hotkey to 'Ctrl + F'
  • Jump Backward - You need to customize this hotkey to 'Ctrl + R'

Apollo

Previous / Next Track
Shuffle
Display Visualizer
Display Current Playing Track Information


  • Display Track Info - In order for this to work, make sure you have the "Track Title" and "Window Title" set to the default settings. Go to Miscellaneous Menu/Options/Strings and make sure this string is in the "Track Title" field - "%LEADARTIST% - %TITLE%". And this in the "Window Title" field - "%num% %title% - %time% - (%dur% @ %bitrate% kb/s)". Do not include the quotes.

BS.Player

Previous / Next Track
Rewind / Fast Forward
Jump Forward / Backward

Songbird

Previous / Next Track
Shuffle

GOM Player

Previous / Next Track
Play/Pause/Stop Rewind / Fast Forward
Shuffle
Jump Forward / Backward


  • Pause/Play/Stop - Press briefly to toggle between Play / Pause. Press and hold a while to Stop.
  • REW/FF - Every press of the button is equivalent to pressing REW / FF 10 times. For instance, pressing FF once will go from 1.0x to 2.0x. Also, pressing Pause will always reset the play speed back to normal. So if you are in FF 4.0x mode, quickly pressing Pause then Play will reset the play speed back to normal.

Creative MediaSource

Previous / Next Track
Shuffle

COWON jetAudio

Previous / Next Track
Rewind / Fast Forward
Shuffle
Display Visualizer


  • For some reason if no music is currently playing, pressing play on the wiimote will not start the music. Start the music manually, then play/pause will work from the wiimote.
  • Rewind/Fast Forward - In order for this to work, make sure you have the Rewind and Fast Forward Hot Keys enabled and set to the default settings. Go to Preferences/General/Hot Keys and make sure Rewind is set to 'Ctrl+Shift+B' and Fast Forward is set to 'Ctrl+Shift+F'.

Hulu Desktop

Menu Navigation
Rewind / Fast Forward
Add to Queue
Maximize Window
Random Video

KMPlayer

Previous / Next Track (or Chapter)
Jump Forward / Backward

Windows Media Center

Previous / Next Track (or Chapter)
Jump Forward / Backward
Menu Navigation
Menu Accept
Menu Back
Goto DVD Menu