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    Hello. I am working on adding additional features to an output plug-in. To that end, I am trying to get the album art for the currently playing track. I have had reasonable success in working with the SDK version 5.55 to get the album art of an mp3 with the cover art embedded within the ID3 tag (see below). I have not been able to successfully get the album art for a file where the artwork is linked using the artwork browser provided in Winamp (mp3 and jpg are in same directory). Is it possible to get the artwork for a track that is in an external file through the plug-in APIs?

    I am including below what I am currently doing from my output plug-in. Excess checks and what not have been removed to keep it focused on happy path...


    _apiService = reinterpret_cast<api_service*>(
    SendMessage(_playerWindow, WM_WA_IPC, 0, IPC_GET_API_SERVICE));
    if (_apiService == reinterpret_cast<api_service*>(1)) {
    // service interface not supported
    _apiService = NULL;
    } else if (_apiService != NULL) {
    _memMgmtServiceFactory =
    _memMgmtService =
    _albumArtServiceFactory =
    _apiService->service_enumService(svc_albumArtProvider::getServiceType(), 0);
    _albumArtService =

    if (_albumArtService != NULL && _memMgmtService != NULL) {
    void* imageData = 0;
    size_t imageSize = 0;
    wchar_t* imageType = 0;
    const int returnCode = _albumArtService->GetAlbumArtData(
    filePath, L"cover", &imageData, &imageSize, &imageType);
    if (returnCode == 0) {
    assert(imageData != NULL && imageSize > 0 && imageType != NULL);
    std::memcpy(&artworkData[0], imageData, imageSize);
    ConvertWideCharStringToUTF8(imageType, artworkType);
    artworkType = "image/" + artworkType;

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