MessengerData Plugin

This is a Windows Media Player plugin that sits in the background whenever Windows Media Player is loaded and sets the status message of a logged on user in Yahoo Messenger (if loaded) to the current playing audio/video.

The new version 1.1 has a UI using which the status text and busy icons can be customized.

Download MessengerData WMP plugin 1.1
Download MessengerData WMP plugin 1.0 (No UI)

Installation notes
Unpack the zip file and double click on the MSI file. The plugin then gets installed.

For unpacking the zip file, you can use a tool like Winzip or WinRAR.

You also need to have Microsoft Windows Installer 1.0 or higher runtime for the MSI file to run. This is already installed in the case of Windows XP SP2. If not, please see the links below.

To uninstall the plugin, use Add/Remove Programs applet in Control Panel

Software requirements
Windows Media Player 9 or higher
Yahoo Messenger 8 or higher (will not work in version 7 or lower)
Windows 2000/XP/2003
Internet Explorer 5.5 or above. (For the configuration user interface)

Software behavior
Whenever a media item is played in WMP, the status text in Yahoo Messenger is updated.

If the media item is audio, the status changes to "Listening : [Artist] - [Song]"

If the media item is video, the status changes to "Watching : [Artist] - [Song]"

The status messages can be customized. The following special variables are supported.
[a] - The artist of the song/video
[t] - The title of the song/video

The newly saved settings comes into effect only when the next media change occurs in Windows Media Player. You can pause and play for the change to occur immediately.
If the status is set to an empty string, the feature is disabled.

When the media item stops, the previous status is restored.

Microsoft Windows Media Player
Yahoo Messenger
Windows Installer

Contact Info
Mail me any bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. Thanks.