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Sony Ericsson W800i PC Bluetooth Remote

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by robertgilbert86, 9 May 2006.

  1. robertgilbert86

    Wise Guy

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    Hi, I'm interested in using my phone (SE W00i) as a remote for my PC (XP Home), primary use would be with Windows Media Player and VLC.

    If someone could reccommend what software I should get for my phone (and PC?) it would be very helpful!

    Also I will need a bluetooth dongle (suggestions greatly recieved), if anyone has experience of the above please let me know how it went (does it work?) and if it's worth it.
     
  2. Spamalot

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    Dont think this is posable for a non smart phone :confused: ?
     
  3. Haly

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    Yeah it is :) That or the options on my w800i for remote control are imaginary :p
    I'm just about to get a bluetooth dongle to try it so can't help much more atm but http://www.salling.com/Clicker/windows/ looks promising for a more feature packed program that works with the w800i.
     
  4. McDaniel

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    if u just want a WMP remote the built in one is fine, i just got a cheap bluetooth dongle on ebay.

    Salling Clicker or Sailing Clicker one of the 2 is an excellent piece of software, will auto launch WMP for ya and has support for other stuff too.

    Easy to use though
     
  5. robertgilbert86

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    Wicked thanks guys, will any bluetooth dongle work? There seems to be a few at £10ish, I think I'll just get one of those
     
  6. Haly

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    No reason why they wouldn't :)
    I've gone for a cheap one personally.

    Only main differences I've noticed is range, thecheaper ones tend to be 10m while others are 100m.
     
  7. Six6siX

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    That has to be the best and most used application I have on my phone. I use my PC for music/video playback a lot and i couldn't be without that app now :D

    As for dongles, I'm using a cheapo one - does the job fine.
     
  8. Haly

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    Just been fiddling with this as my dongle arrived this morning.
    Very nice program :D Although I do wish it had compatibility with VLC.
     
  9. McDaniel

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    try their forums for other scripts
     
  10. Haly

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    Ahh didn't think of looking at their forums, looked at their official plugins on the site and that was it.
     
  11. gam3r

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    Nifty little progy..what essential scripts do you guys recommend for it?