Now Playing Plugin for Windows Media Player

Software, Multi-Media. January 24, 2010 by Dizel.
Now Playing Plugin for Windows Media Player

Now Playing Plugin for Windows Media Player | 2.67 Mb

The Now Playing plugin allows you to easily publishing what you are listening to! The end result is something that could look like this on your web site!

Windows Media Player allow you to create plugins that can do various tasks for you. The Now Playing plugin monitors the song you are listening to and publishes the data in various ways:
Creates a XML file with information on that song. A file called now_playing.xml is created in your Windows Media Player Plugins directory.
The plugin also offers you the ability to FTP/SFTP that file to a server of your choosing after its updated.
Create a ping with the song information.
Post information on Twitter.

The idea is that you publish the XML up to your web server and then through some scripting magic, you can display your currently playing song or your recently played tracks. To make your web site more interactive, the plugin also retrieves the following information for you to use:
URL of the album image cover art from (if found).
Link to the product page for the CD (if found).
Link to the Apple iTunes Music Store product page with the song highlighted within iTunes (if found).
Installation Instructions
Run the installer.
Start Windows Media Player.
The configuration screen will come up right away the first time you run Windows Media Player after installing. Fill in whatever information suits you and hit OK when you are done.
Play a song!

v3.6.6.0 — 2010-01-23
Added “Skip Shorter Than” to Options configuration.

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