Old 24th November 2014, 18:50   #1
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new generic plugin: Cover // Lyrics

Hi everybody,

I just made a small winamp plugin for myself: Cover // Lyrics.
It is a lightweight generic plugin which shows cover and lyrics from an mp3-file.
The cover and lyrics are ONLY read from the id3v2.3 file tag.

If there are more people interested in it, I'll maybe upload it to the official plugIn-section.

Some requirements, that this may be useful for you, are:
* tags have to be filled correctly: Cover art or sth. else in APIC frame and lyrics in USLT frame. (otherwise nothing will be found)
* cover-tag should be imported from an jpeg-file
* the design fits only to the classic winamp skin (see attached screen image)

Best regards
Hearted Mother
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Old 24th November 2014, 20:18   #2
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so i assume it doesn't make any usage of the artwork API that Winamp exposes (based on the limitations noted) and it doesn't really integrate with Winamp either...?
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Old 25th November 2014, 17:03   #3
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Hi HeartedMother,

There isn't an official plug-ins section at the moment and there are already other plug-ins that do this (using Winamp APIs as DrO noted). Some use embedded info (like yours) and others attempt to get the info from the internet. Thanks anyway for the effort.

Keep plug-in development alive! Maybe you'll come up with something that hasn't been done before.

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Old 25th November 2014, 17:22   #4
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artwork API
ARTWORK API???? Ahhh you mean this: http://wiki.winamp.com/wiki/Album_Art_API
duckduckgo didn't gave me any hints either
My entry point for developing was only this winamp-dev-wiki.
In my eyes the wiki should be the central point for things like this.

But nevertheless an artwork api would be too oversized in my eyes

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There isn't an official plug-ins section at the moment and there are already other plug-ins that do this (using Winamp APIs as DrO noted). Some use embedded info (like yours) and others attempt to get the info from the internet
That's sad maybe that's one reason i didn't found exactly what i need. I wanted a plugin showing only embedded lyrics and cover art in one window (small and simple). That's what I've done now.
Most plugins I found wanted to be and search for these things in the WWW and additionally used some ugly skin-design

This plugin is a small dll interacting with winamp IPC for getting the currently playing title from the playlist (so it's interacting with ). After that, cover and lyrics are read from that file and displayed in the plugin window. That's all i wanted ...
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Old 25th November 2014, 18:53   #5
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the wiki was always a mess (whether that will change or not i don't know once we've gotten 6.x out of the door) and it was always best to just refer to what was provided in the SDK (via api_albumart) though if it does what you're wanting then it probably doesn't matter much about trying to appeal to other users (at least you've not made another now playing spammer plug-in as was the fad everyone would do as their first plug-in for a few years).
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