Autohotkey script for Play, Pause, Volume Up/Down, Next/Previous

  • @Russ Hey, awesome skill to use with Alexa, I set it up with routines and it works like a charm!

    I can manage to pause and play YouTube and Netflix without any issues but I run Plex Media Player from my PC as well and it can't pause or play Plex at all, do you know how can I achieve that? It's the only thing that I'm missing.

    It's like it is not recognizing the play and pause command.

    I wanted to try with space but don't know how to set it up.

  • @Laaderlappen, I use Plex alot myself. I just tested space and it was able to play/pause on my PC. There are a few ways, but this is how I did it.

    This is my command:

    wscript d:\tools\space.vbs

    These are the contents of my d:\tools\space.vbs file:

    Dim Wsh
    Set Wsh = Wscript.CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
    Wsh.SendKeys "{ }"

  • @Russ Thanks for the quick reply!

    Unfortunately it doesn't work.

    It doesn't even pauses YouTube or Netflix.

    I use the Plex Media Player app.

    The regular pause command is working with YouTube and Netflix in the browser but the Plex Media Player app that has its own .exe doesn't recognize anything.

  • @Laaderlappen, I see. I was using Plex in the browser yesterday, but I tried Plex for Windows today and it worked for me in that too.

    I tried Plex for Windows version and the latest from this page which is currently

    Both worked for me.

    Please confirm the Ground field is set to foreground.


  • @Russ Sorry for the delay replying! Though week!

    I ended up installing my Mi Box in my bedroom, I needed the remote control haha.

    It didn't work, tried everything and nothing.

    Thanks for the quick replies tho!

  • @Russ I really liked your skill, but I wanted to know how I can, go back and continue videos on youtube/netflix with alexa's voice command, because when I use the command a message appears on my PC "windows cannot find C://autohotkeyscripts//media.ahh. make sure the name was typed correctly and try again.
    PS: I'm very beginner so could you explain to me how to use the codes that are at the top of the page?

  • @Sori-_, you'll need to:

    • Install AutoHotkey
    • Create a autohotkeyscripts folder on your C: drive
    • Create the media.ahk script in that folder.
    • Create commands like these:
    "C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe" "C:\autohotkeyscripts\media.ahk" mute
    "C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\AutoHotkey.exe" "C:\autohotkeyscripts\media.ahk" play

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  • @Russ Thanks man, you made a great explanation and program kkkkkk,
    thanks for help.

  • @Russ Hi, I have been trying to trigger the media commands the same way that you explain. But I have an issue when I run "media.ahk". My computer always asks me how do I want to open that file. This is a screenshot of TriggerCMD. 0a8d3e11-891b-4205-8216-608947fbd845-image.png As you see in the previous image that's how I have the "next song" command.

    And in the following screenshot, you will find the message that I receive.


    Thanks for your help

  • @William-Santiago-Ortiz-Trejos, for some reason your files with a .ahk extension aren't associated with AutoHotkey. That's supposed to happen when you install it, but maybe an antivirus program blocked it?

    To fix it you could try running the batch file in this article from your C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey folder:

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