Using JEplayer

Due to technical limitations, JEplayer doesn't feature software volume control.  If you use headphones, choose a set with an in-line volume control and always listen at a safe volume.

Once you've loaded your tracks and art, eject the SD card from your computer, insert it in the PyGamer, and turn it on or press the reset switch once briefly.

Hold the PyGamer horizontally, with the stick at the left.

The screen of the PyGamer will show information about what's going on right now, and let you make selections.  Here, the playback screen is visible.

All 4 buttons always do the same thing, but what they do depends on what mode you're in.

In the album list, move the stick up and down to to choose an album, then click any button to play it.

In playback, move the stick left and right to select an icon, then click any button to activate it.

When JEplayer is playing audio, the LEDs will pulse with the intensity of the music.  That really makes it a party.

When it starts, JEplayer will show you a list of folders. Move the stick up and down to choose one, or just pick the top option to get a random playlist. Press any button to start playing. The NeoPixel LEDs will pulse in time to the music.

During playback, control JEplayer using the icons at the bottom of the screen. Press left and right on the stick select an icon—the current one is outlined with a red square—and then press any button to invoke the desired icon.

Some buttons can be "active", in which case they are shown with a blue outline.

The first set of buttons control playback:

Play: Select this icon to play or pause the current track.  Active when playing audio.

Pause: Select this icon to play or pause the current track.  Active when playback is paused.

Stop: Select this icon to return to the folder listing.  You can also turn the PyGamer off at any time using the power switch.

Previous Track: Go to the previous track (or a random track, when shuffle is on)

If "All Folders" is on, going before the first track will go to another folder.  Otherwise, going before the first track will return you to the folder listing.

Next Track: Go to the next track (or a random track, when shuffle is on)

If "All Folders" is on, going past the last track will return to the first track.  Otherwise, going past the last track will return you to the folder listing.

The last set of buttons control what will happen when the current track finishes. 

If none of those modes are selected, then play will continue through all the tracks in the folder, and then return to the album listing.

Repeat: Switch "Repeat" mode on or off. When active, after the last track in the folder, play continues with the first track. Mutually exclusive with Shuffle and All Folders.

Shuffle: Switch "Shuffle" mode on or off. When active, after each track, select a different random track from the folder. Mutually exclusive with Repeat and All Folders.

Shuffle: Switch "Shuffle" mode on or off. When active, after each track, select a different random track from the folder. Mutually exclusive with Repeat and All Folders

This guide was first published on May 20, 2020. It was last updated on May 20, 2020.
This page (Using JEplayer) was last updated on May 20, 2020.