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Announce your current track to a variety of output channels (mIRC,MSN,MySQL)...

Announce your current track to a variety of output channels (mIRC,MSN,MySQL)...

gen_announce is a Winamp 5.x plugin which will announce the currently playing track to a variety of output channels. Output capabilitys include mIRC via DDE, MSN Messenger via Now Playing, MySQL via SQL command. Integrated SSH tunnelling support for MySQL and future output channels.

Updated 6th Dec 2005 - now support for more variables (meta data)

Updated 20th Dec 2005 - bugfixes for untagged files

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October 17, 2005 by Mark Hutton41205 downloads

gen_announce - Announce your current track to a variety of output channels (mIRC,MSN,MySQL)...

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Now playing plugin

Another now playing plugin with a slightly different take on things. The misc options to ignore certain file types is useful especially if playing certain video files. Was up and running quickly though the preferences look a bit out of place with all of the space on the pages.


Lookin for a few more features.. - Seems to be something wrong with it. In Winamp, when one song finishes and the next begins, the status on MSN doesn\'t update and just goes back to normal. - January 21, 2008 by Steve M

nice works a treat - does what it says on the tin ^^ thanks ... unlike that gen_msn which caused my winamp to crash - February 26, 2007 by Karl Randall

MySQL Wishlist - Firstly I'd like to say this is a great plugin but I would like to know what values can be extracted for use in MySQL. I would especially like to be able to use the file name but the winamp %filename% tag does not work with your plugin. It would be nice if the general winamp tags (%filename%, %tracknumber% etc) could be used by your plugin. Eagerly awaiting the next version. - February 1, 2006 by Clive Roux

MMmmm... - All and all good but i can't get it to work in mIRC... A help link or .txt would be nice - January 12, 2006 by Cecilia Botana

its a hectic plugin - its about time this plugin has been released. i hate having to use windows media player to show the song im playing. Finally winamp has made one. theres only one problem some songs dont appear on the "What im Listening to" box. can u someone plz tell what to do - December 14, 2005 by abdallah cheaib

Couldn't get to work - Glad this worked for others but I can't get it to work at all.I get the desired effect using the options in WMP but not using WinAmp. - November 13, 2005 by Terry Brewster

At Last - MSN Plug-in That Work! - Just wanna say thank you for finally providing a MSN Messenger plug-in that actually works, I must have tried 3 or 4 previously without success. Just downloaded it, run the setup, Winamp restarts, and MSN is displaying the playing track, simple, all within 1 minute, it's a must for anyone. - October 31, 2005 by Mark Morris

great add in - Great add in for messenger - October 27, 2005 by Ronald Schaffner

Could use some more options - this worked well and all. The one thing I didn't like though is how the only thing you can export to the mysql database is the %s. I was hoping to give a little bit more information to my website about what im listening to.. Hoping the next version will support all the options and possible (would be cool but not necessary) to have all the functions the playlist area does as well. - October 21, 2005 by Micheal Winger

Thanks for your comments - I will be releasing a new version shortly which will have less blank space on the preference screen :) Originally I had all options on a single page which was a bit cluttered, hence switching to tabs.. but I left the page the same size - October 19, 2005 by Mark Hutton

hmm - another plugin again but nice :) good job - October 18, 2005 by Viaceslav Solovjov