Old 23rd November 2015, 22:58   #1
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Getting current playing song information (.NET)

Currently, the only way I can get information about the currently playing song is via the Window Title. Is there a better way I can communicate with Winamp? I saw a thread mentioning SendMessage, but I'm not getting far with it.
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Old 24th November 2015, 02:46   #2
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Generally, only plugins that are specifically designed to be loaded and run as a Winamp plugin are able to get now playing information from Winamp.

There are more advanced techniques for external applications but it requires knowledge of the Windows API outside the scope of most new .NET developers' experience (at least that I've seen.)
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Old 24th November 2015, 03:00   #3
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Check this thread out.

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread....86#post2861786

It has source code of an example external application and DLL to grab visualization data. You can adapt it to your purposes if you're up to it.
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