If you have a tablet such as a Google Nexus or Apple iPad, you of course use gestures to control the music player apps for those particular devices via touchscreen. However, if you use a standard notebook or desktop computer to listen to music and watch videos, then you likely do not have any gesture support, with the exception of MacBooks and some PC notebooks that have gesture based trackpads.
For any computer that has a webcam, you can now control the popular music apps listed above, as well as your digitally stored movies, using a free app.
The app that enables gesture based media control is called Flutter. Before you get started downloading the software, let’s quickly review how it works and how you can use it.
The app is available for both Mac and PC and is compatible with popular media playback software iTunes, Spotify, WinAmp and Windows Media Player.
Additionally, the app does not require a touch screen computer (as noted above), because it uses webcam technology to track hand movements. Here’s an example:
To get started, jump to the Flutter homepage and download the according version for your operating system. Also, make sure that your webcam is connected (if not built-in) and that it is enabled.
Once the download is complete, double-click the Flutter installer to begin installing the app.
Once installation is complete, you will be presented with the Flutter icon on your computer’s desktop. Double click the icon to start using Flutter immediately. The application will initially detect your computer’s webcam and provide you with some simple steps on how to use the program.
Finally, you can simply launch any of the supported media playback apps, such as iTunes, and try out the play and pause gestures for yourself.
Overall, the software is very basic as it only currently supports a limited amount of gestures. However, the Flutter app is a newer, recently released app so in time, it will very likely have more gestures added to it via updates. Thank you for stopping by the site for today’s post. If any of our site visitors know of any similar apps that add gestures via webcam support, feel free to link to them in the comments section.
"iPad-iPhone and computer Tips: Control iTunes,Spotify,Windows Media Center using Gestures"
Reference : online-tech-tips.com