AUDIO VIDEO CONTROL
Now Newton users can use their MP to instruct
their Sony CD Changer which tracks to play. To import your CD list into CD Changer, simply
make a comma delimited text file of all the CDs, including entries for empty CD slots.
When making a Newton Book file of the names, be sure to specify the long name
"MyCDList". On first run, CD Changer 1.1 will build your CD list and save it.
After this, you may delete the Newton Book pkg. If you don't own NewtonPress to make the
Newton Book, the author is willing to generate one for you!The author credits Sanjay Vakil
of Scrawl, LLC. with the core IR for the product. Credit: Nemesis Productions.
From your arm chair, quickly find your favorite
shows using your Newton handheld computer. Couch Fire is a TV programming guide that
includes accurate, weekly updates via email. Couch Fire combines the feel of a paper guide
with the smarts of a computer. Its auto-updating TV grid and search tools make it easier
to use and more powerful. Credit: Tempest Productions.
DSR is a program that will enable you to record
notes on the MP2000 without opening the lid. DSR uses the Power Switch to start and stop
recording. Recording may be done with Newton on, off or by using buttons in the DSR
application. For usage, view the Readme included. Credit: DMP Systems.
MoviePlayer a simple Quicktime movie player for
the Newton, MoviePlayer 1.0. While this package is simple in nature, the wow factor is
huge. The developer recommends having at least 130kb of free memory available before
installation. A fully functional 30 day demo Credit: Peter M. Leenes of NewtBrick.
ShowMate 2 allows Newton users total home
audio/video control. ShowMate takes advantage of the Newton's infrared port to communicate
with CD players, video players and any other standard IrDA port accesible home
entertainment device. ShowMate supports most major equipment brands including Sony,
Panasonic, Philips and JVC. Built in alarm functionality can turns a Newton into a
sophisticated manager of audio & video equipment. With ShowMate Alarms Newton users
can easily activate and use equipment at
pre-determined times. Credit: Sine of the Times.
SonyMeeting is an autopart that adds a new
meeting type to the calendar of your Newton. A Sony meeting very much resembles a
traditional meeting, but carries additional information about the TV channel and can be
routed to your Sony VCR via IR. Your VCR should then be programmed for a recording at the
selected time and channel. With this release, SonyMeeting has outlived it's name -
it also supports Philips now. Recent additions were Long Play and alternate inputs
(Line 1 and Line 2), also proper landscape support. I was even able to verify it
works on an MP2k SonyMeeting will only work on OS 2.0 and for some Sony and some Philips
VCRs. I have tested it on a Sony SLV-E7 and on a Philips VCR whose name escapes me.
SonyMeeting is not a general purpose remote control. For this purpose, I recommend
ShowMate which is scriptable and has some nice other features. Credit: Lars Immisch.
VoiceNotes 1.1 is the unique tool to turn a
MP2x00 into a full-featured digital dictating machine. Recordings can be compressed up to
1K/sec, which is 3.5MB for a 1 hour recording. This version includes ALL of the features
of the registered version, and you're limited only by length of recording. VoiceNotes
helps users take advantage of the digital recording features of the Newton, including on
the fly power switch activated recording and several levels of sound recording options.
VoiceNotes also has a handy Search feature so you can find your VoiceNotes by date, title,
attached memo or folder. An updated pdf manual is
available for this product. Credit: EBB.