Winamp/WMP integration

Posted on 2004-11-19
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05

is there anyway i can get the title of a song playing in winamp or wmp10 using vb.net ?
Question by:shenlong_wc
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ID: 12623023
For WMP, easer way is to embed it into your application, then you can easily control it

Expert Comment

ID: 12623375
If you download the Windows media SDK there are nice easy classes to help you avoid having to use the embedded player and you also have a VERY comprehensive set of instructions for EVERY aspect of windows media player - PS the encoder is really good too.
 See link for more info

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ID: 12650731
hi biochemist,
seems like to write a plugin for wmp10 to draw out the title i need c++ , but i'm working with vb.net

hi armoghan,
the wmp link issn't exactly what i had in mind ... i need the files to be playing in the 'original' wmp10, not create a seperate player, but the winamp link was exactly what i needed

Thanks !

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ID: 12651965
Ok the simplest way to get the title of the Song from Winamp is

Dim prc As Process() = Process.GetProcessesByName("winamp")
        For DOS_hwnd = 0 To prc.Length - 1

After wards you can substring to "- Winamp"

Author Comment

ID: 12651989
Oh i already found winamp's from the link you gave.
that was really helpful .
Is there anyway i can get it from wmp just as easily ?

if not i'll just accept your first reply.

Thanks !
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Expert Comment

ID: 12652229
Could not find any easy way of getting the Title.
One way is you can make a plug-in for WMP and then interact with it.

Also see this . It may make some sense to you as I could not understand if it can be helpful in finding the title or not

Author Comment

ID: 12652856
yeah i read that somewhere too but the problem in that the plugins are in c++ , and i've already returned all my c++ stuff to my teacher ... lol

that link is the same one as the second link, isn't it ? it's problem was that it required an embedded player, but i wanted to play my mp3 from the original wmp10 (no point rebuilding the whole wmp i think )

but anyway, thanks for your help.
accepted your first ans


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