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plugin for extracting file metadata -> 3rd party apps

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    Heyo; a quick plug for something I wrote today in case anyone else finds it useful. Something like it may already exist but I couldn't find a good solution so decided to crack out the SDK and fix it quick

    This is a general plugin that feeds the currently playing track's metadata - title, album, artist, etc - as a JSON fragment into a piece of global windows memory that can then be read by other apps. Hooks and reacts to IPC_CB_MISC_STATUS, so only updates when the app state changes.

    I structured it like this so that it was easy to hack on doing things with the metadata without having to recompile the plugin or always work in C++. An example C# 'receiver' app is provided as a demo.

    So - in my specific case - I could get track info formatted into some files constantly for use with OBS, when streaming some music + MilkDrop viz. The demo app takes in some config like the below and emits metadata into specified files.


    "Configs" :
    "Formatting" : " V%discNum% | %trackNum% - %title% ",
    "FileTarget" : "D:\\now_playing_1.txt"
    "Formatting" : " %artist% ",
    "FileTarget" : "D:\\now_playing_2.txt"

    example metadata from Winamp -> receiver.exe -> OBS labels -> YouTube Live

    .. as I say, it was written quickly and I may be making Winamp faux pas in the code, but so far it's working out great.

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    Very cool.