About What's Playing
What's Playing is a Winamp
3 plugin that outputs a file containing the details of songs played
in the current Winamp
session. It allows the user to specify the location of the
output file and to call any command every time this file is
updated. Parameters can also be passed to this command. An
example of the command that can be used would be the FTP
executable and the parameters could be the session settings
for your remote website. What's more, you can even generate a
HTTP POST request with the details of the present playlist to
feed the data to some Perl/PHP script on your remote server.
What's Playing v1.4 has the ability to output numerous details of the songs, including:
- Song title
- Artist name
- Album name
- Song length
A full list of supported features can be found in features section.
It is similar in function to the Mticker
plugin for Winamp 2.
It is also similar in functionality to the plugins
Playing, AMIP and
But either these plugins do not work with Winamp 3 (Mticker, Do Something, Now Playing and
they are overkills for what I wanted it to do (AMIP). So, What's Playing is my answer. All it does is output details of
the songs either locally or through a HTTP request. The aim, is to do it well.
What's Playing was a featured component at Winamp.com
A screenshot of What's Playing "Basic Setup" page