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YMS Status Changer

Displays the current song information (flexible formatting& effects) in the Yahoo! Messenger status.

Displays the current song information (flexible formatting& effects) in the Yahoo! Messenger status.

This General Purpose Plugin can change the Yahoo! Messenger status text with the current playing song information, such as the title, artist, song name, or playlist entry number. Here are some features:
- flexible text formatting;
- global hotkeys support;
- customizable behavior (e.g. not to change the status while invisible, etc.)
- special effects with the status text :)
- no ads or any unsolicited text in the status! - it's your plugin and you can put any text you want there
...and much more.

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March 15, 2005 by Stefan Bucur300556 downloads

YMS Status Changer - Displays the current song information (flexible formatting& effects) in the Yahoo! Messenger status.

Staff review

Fairly complete Yahoo! Messenger support

Winamp status support for Yahoo! Messenger. Nicely put together plugin with easy to use, and useful features.


Oke sip Jos gandos - March 27, 2011 by PULSAKU

nice - October 13, 2010 by Paiman

nice - August 30, 2010 by [email protected]

Dude it does work if you dont know how to delete it then you obviously was to dense to install it right. - May 26, 2010 by [email protected]

Sleeping - October 23, 2009 by blu3april

it sucks - this plug-in keeps changin my yahoo status and its never a i cant uninstall it somone please tell me how to get rid of it - May 8, 2009 by rawkstarstatus baybee

No longer works. - Sadly, this plug-in no longer works with the newest version of yahoo. - January 8, 2009 by Joshua Scott

Wow, this'll be cool. - Too bad it doesn't work on YIM 9 -- It doesn't work when scrolling is turned off, but something weird happens when you turn scrolling on -- what it does is change the status to EMPTY and if you try to change it while the plug in is active, it'll change it back to empty -- so that part's working every 1500 MS (as configured) -- but it doesn't put the proper text up.. Please submit a new version! - December 18, 2008 by Robert Widdick

cupu - cupu - July 25, 2008 by Rizki Falasif

Interesting & Fun - A really nice plug-in. A fun was to spice up Yahoo Messenger. Thanx. Cheers - May 21, 2008 by drmnys x

Doesn't work well - Fratele meu cel drag, pe versiunea de mess care o am eu merge in sensul ca nu, imi schimba doar statusuri aiurea cand schimb piesa in winamp. Cum il dezinstalez? - December 20, 2007 by Ciprian Preda

Great! - It has a lot of options to change the y!messenger status. I find it to be the best on the net! ;) Great job Stefan! PS: Meserias programul! :D - September 13, 2007 by Damoc Cristian

YIM 8.0 - This plug in don't work on new messanger..when you change you're song all it does it change you're status to statuses you've used in the past. We need one that will work on 8.0 Messy. Thanks - August 25, 2007 by Mandy Montoya

Doesn't work... - It doesn't work.... I'm using Y!Messenger 8.1 and it just keeps changing my status, but no song... - July 8, 2007 by Cristi Bostan

really cool but works for awhile - this one is really cool and fun... but it only works on my messenger permanently and on the other hand it worked for awhile to my friends view... why is that? but still this is really a great one... - June 20, 2007 by jim blossoms

Great Plugin :] - I have used this plugin for almost a year and its the best status changer for yahoo. However.. it doesn't seem to work for the latest version of yahoo :[. Is there a newer version of this compatable with the latest yahoo? - May 10, 2007 by Ashley Brim

hola - tengo winamp5.33 en español y me he instalado el status changer pero funciona en mi messe yahoo - April 14, 2007 by liliana chiaburu


Y!MESS STATUS CHANGED - It's don't work for yahoo mess 8.0, whay ? what can i do ? - January 29, 2007 by Elena N

Sweet - Nice plugin!!! It runs ok, still I liked more the old one (in that one you could select to show the headsets, etc) If you having trouble running it delete all your customs messages: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Yahoo\pager\profiles\__YOUR-PROFILE\Custom Msgs In rest it's ok.. more than OK Nice job Stefan ;) - January 15, 2007 by EsiX 4u

but... - It's ok but doesn't work ... why? May be problem with my yahoo msg or ? I have latest version YMSG. - January 8, 2007 by Szekeres Laszlo

VEEEEEERY GOOOOODD!!!!! - It's the first plug-in of this type that really works! VERY GOOD JOB, STEFAN!!!! - December 22, 2006 by extra_julius extra_julius

Works good, one problem... - Plugin apparently writes to the registry...adds a new "custom" status message to status menu after each song, then doesn't remove them. Unless I'm mistaken the only way to remove custom status messages is by editing the registry. - November 14, 2006 by Shan Flynn

it's a pity - Too bad it doesn't work with yahoo messenger 8, allthough is the gratest ever made... Please, please make it work with the latest version of messenger ... and fast if you please :D - July 11, 2006 by Romulus Florea

Foarte tare !!! - Omule, asta e printre cele mai bune plug-uri pentru winamp ! Serios. Si chestia asta cu scroll la song title, e beton! Felicitari ! - July 9, 2006 by Ilie Flavius

YMS STATUS CHANGER ISSUE - What is the status changer message needed for yahoo for the plugin to work?? - July 3, 2006 by Kimberly Yarger

the best yahoo status plugin but only one problem - This plugin is the best one on the site but if it worked with yahoo messenger beta 8. I would still be using it. Gotta use yahoo amp 8 for the beta for now :(. - June 26, 2006 by Shawn Bagshaw

YMS status changer - great plugin been using since 7.0 & 7.5 without a single prob @ have to set up a new status message for it to kick in on all versions but just type JHGGHGG or some crap like that and it goes from there.unlike other ones from the web no link add crap...i dont know about 8.0 yet not one for beta versions...but excellent job ... - June 24, 2006 by Irish Rover

best yahoo plugin - Don't let the 2005 release date fool you. Sometimes an old school release date is still the best. I've tried 3 other plug ins before trying this one. This mimicks Launchcasts song display perfectly but using good 'ol winamp! :) good work. - June 22, 2006 by Dave Bemos

Don't work on my computer - I'm using XP Prof and Yahoo Messenger+Winamp 5, this plugin doesn't work with YM version 7.5 can you help me to solve this, coz this plugin work on YM Version 7.0 - May 6, 2006 by Lowo Ijo

The best Yahoo! plug-in, no doubt - Congratulations for a splendid & functional plug-in. - April 26, 2006 by Radu Florea

YMS Status Changer - It's cool - I used several similarly plug-ins. This is the coolest one. It allows me to choose many options for my Yahoo status. Cool, DangN. - April 1, 2006 by Dang Nguyen

Good plugin - This plugin works well with Winamp 5.13 and Yahoo 7 (build 426), but my status doesn't change when I close Winamp or stop playing song. I'll wait your next version that will change my status back while closing Winamp or stop listening winamp. - March 18, 2006 by Mas Yunus

Great Plugin - From all the plugins that I have used this is the best. Is there a way to get updates to this plugin? - March 7, 2006 by Cristian Butiurca

Great plugin, but doesn't work with YMess 7.5 (BETA) - Hi!, Great work, I had been using this for quite a while, and the plugin even survived a number of version upgrades to Yahoo! Messenger, but when I upgraded to 7.5 BETA it stopped working. Hope there is a way to fix this, because I really liked this plugin - February 14, 2006 by Christian Crescente

The best - Very useful plugin. Great work! - February 3, 2006 by Claudiu Antohi

Worked for a while - Worked for a while but then it got stuck... It does change the status on my end, even when songs change; but on the other end people do not see the status changing. It changes my status only after a while. This is the same situation with all of these plugins that I have tried if they work at all. - February 2, 2006 by John C

Awesome Plugin! - Works for me great! Thanks - January 24, 2006 by Denise Brown

maybe - it doesn't work with beta Y messenger 7.5 ,and maybe it depends on the windows you're using but I use XP SP2 like most people and it doesn't...actualy I wouldn't want it to work 'couse I don't use betas anyway... tot romanii-s cei mai tari ;) - January 20, 2006 by Vlad Psyke

Its ok, but needs more - Works awesome, but an option to change the status back to available after stopping would be nice. Not just on shut off or disable of the plugin. - January 17, 2006 by Jason Vajgrt

It's working with anykind of Yahoo messenger. - Mabye it depends of the windows you`re using. I'm a romanian, like the guy how did this plug`in, so i need help him in some way:D. Bravo frate, bine ca incep romanasii sa se afirme, bafta in continuare si astept si alte versiuni ale plug`inului tau. - January 11, 2006 by Radu Alexe

Finally, a really good one! - I've tried lots of similar plug-ins and this is the only one that really works and does everything it says! - December 1, 2005 by Ally I

Why the excitement??? - I cannot understand why these people are so excited. The plugin is so buggy and messes with the messenger. After having tried some of its options, the messenger showed the status only to myself (being blank - "available" to the others)! and nothing (closing, exiting, logging with another ID, repairing the installation etc) could fix that. Also, "do not change status if invisible" did not work. A long way to go, a lot of programming to learn before creating a reasonable plugin. - November 15, 2005 by Sore In

Advertising - My DJ's all use this to advertise our station to their friends. Great item to have. - September 22, 2005 by Ken Wenzel

like this - It's easy to use and useful. Not a must to have but i like it - September 15, 2005 by Volker Suess

well better than others - To remove the url showing just remove %U from the plug-in options - September 9, 2005 by viper vipers

best ym status changer ever ! - as i said .. its probably one of the few things that i am happy that i've downloaded.. GO Stefan ! GO ROMANIA ! :P .. arata-le ce poti bre .. marfa jucaria .. e cea mai tare de pana acu . .si am incercat vro doo .. tu ai pus si pe softpedia asta ? - September 8, 2005 by alex craus

It's cool when work, but........ - Ok guys, when this plugin work you gonna be cool. Not just tell your buddy what you listening are, it's also can add another text. But, the most important problem is : you won't get this plugin work! Seriously guy! I have it work after try some dumb thing, restart my winamp, restart my yahoo, and finally it work after i change my status in yahoo. By the way, this status changer is the best doesn't make my winamp crash. I should give 5 stars if it doesn't make my mind blind. - August 30, 2005 by Adam Perdana

Nice - Its nice. If any is familiar with "yahell" then this isn't new at all. A few of my friends figured out how to change your status color to blue. Overall, however, i would recommend it. - August 24, 2005 by Reginald Eberheart

10* - Fully functional and fully featured plug-in. What more could it be. Good job! "Super tare!" - August 19, 2005 by Vlad N

Good on Basic Functionality - Talking about the basic functionality of this plugin which is setting your yahoo status to whatever is playing in your winamp. Works smoothly, pretty much formattable as well. The only problem with this is the "experimental" text scrolling functionality. It works well for a few minutes but 15 minutes or more, the status text stop scrolling and you get disconnected from Yahoo, and cannot connect again not unless after 30 min or so... But overall really good - July 28, 2005 by Jesse Merin

not 4 me... - Unfortunately it didn't work 4 me. It got stuck with the song that was played when i enabled it- so the status didn't change along with the songs plaied in winamp...not nice...the only way the status changed was if i reconfigured it every time the song changed...beahh...maybe it's just me! But this one: worked just fine! - June 28, 2005 by Ana Vlad

. - i would congradulate you on this pulgin but i dont know how to spell it this is the first yahoo plugin i have found that has the option to show busy sign, every other iv tryed just asumed i was busy and didnt bother asking. this is a huge improvement, also the part where you set what it says when you stop playing music is a great idea its as if your the first person to make a pulgin for yahoo and think about after the music stops - June 19, 2005 by lily lily

Trillian compatible version?! - Hi there! gr8 stuff and works like a charm.. but i would very much like to c a Trillian compatible version available! 10x alot! - May 28, 2005 by RazvI LoLo

I'd give it a 10 Star if I could! - FABULOUS!!!! SO much better than other yahoo status changer plug-ins! Love the ability to customize, love the scrolling status, love it all! Could go on forever, but I'll spare everyone the ramblin'.. lol ~~ Major kudos to Stefan for creating it, thank you! ;) - May 6, 2005 by Tawnya Pedro

great job, but - I don't know how to use it...I have installed it and it changes my status, but I don't see where its options are... - May 3, 2005 by a b

4 stars for options, 0 for what it does - nice looking plug-in, but after i use it, my yahoo messenger ( had broke up... please, do not allow on this site any experimental plug-ins. thank you! - April 28, 2005 by d Load

THE plugin for yahoo users :) - Easy to use and no strings attached! A 6 star plugin! - April 24, 2005 by dorian negru

Felicitariiiiiii! - BRAVOO e super tare plugin-ul nu ma asteptam sa fie facut de un roman (mi-am facut special user k sa te felicit) am ramas total surprins. o sa dau plugin-ul la toti pe kre ii cunosc :D felicitari & keep up the good work ;) - April 13, 2005 by Tz3p0sU andrei

Excellent - Perfect for winamp 5 and higher , the first one that i used and didn't encounter any problems with it , a small "bug" that i noticed is that when the title is scolling there is no space between the last letter of the song and the first one from the artist, besides that anything works like a charm , felicitari inca o data! - April 13, 2005 by max muggerud

yms status changer - Hi is this just for YM or can it be used with msn there any other program that will do it - April 12, 2005 by char knight

perfect - do what it does i like Perhaps need some internationnal .txt file for internationnalisation ! - April 8, 2005 by FRENCH WINAMP

Felicitari !!! - Parerea mea este ca acest Plug-in este cel mai reusit dintre toate. Felicitari Stefan Bucur sunt mandru de tine mai ales ca e facut de un roman :P. As vrea sa stiu daca mai scotzi si alta versiune. Multzam, Zeddy !!! - April 7, 2005 by Zeddy Edy

Finally, the plug-in I was looking for ! - This is the best ! I've been trying all kinds of YM status changers, but this is the one ! I like it coz it can put looong titles in the status. This plug-in is just awesome, I recommend it to everyone. Congrats, Stefan Bucur ! Felicitari ! - April 6, 2005 by Alexander Weigel

dumbass - why cant i rate without this shit? - April 4, 2005 by Surya Mishra

Nice work.. - However, I found that "Do not change status if invisible" is not working. Is this plugin language-specific? I am using Chinese version of yahoo messenger - March 30, 2005 by Kenneth Wong

The Best Yahoo Status Changer - No advertisement, easy to configure and best of all, it has much flexibility to suite each needs on status message control. - March 29, 2005 by Neo Gigs

Great plug-in - This plug-in's easy to use and works very well. Anyone with Yahoo Messenger and Winamp should get it. - March 28, 2005 by Sean Thompson

Just gr8 - full of options... and... it works!!! :) - March 25, 2005 by Nica Radu_George

Excellent! Works as advertised! - Excellent plugin! All users of YM and Winamp should have this plugin. It also doesn't have the bad features (bugs, ads and annoyances) of its counterparts. If you use YM and Winamp, then download this plugin now. - March 17, 2005 by Winamp_Fanboy McFanboy

Mircea - Still a little buggy, but it's the best for Y!msg. Well done, Fane! - March 17, 2005 by Mircea Gherzan