MessengerData WMP Plugin for Yahoo Messenger
MessengerData WMP Plugin for Yahoo Messenger is a simple plugin for Windows Media Player that can automatically change your status in Yahoo! Messenger, displaying the name of the currently playing song or video.
The plugin works with all versions of Windows Media Player above 9 and Yahoo! Messenger higher than 8. Once installed and activated, it allows all your friends to see what you are listening to or what video you are watching.
Needless to say that you have to be logged in to Yahoo! Messenger to test this plugin’s functionality. Whenever a new multimedia file is loaded in Windows Media Player, the status is instantly updated.
The plugin can differentiate between a song and a video by displaying different messages for each. If the loaded media file is audio, the status has the following form: ‘Listening: [Artist] – [Song]’, whereas opening a video file results in immediately changing the status to ‘Watching : [Artist] – [Song]’. When the playback stops, the previous status message is automatically restored.
You can customize the Yahoo! Messenger status even if the plugin is active, but the name of the currently playing media file is displayed again if a new song / video starts playing in Windows Media Player. Furthermore, the new status is displayed, even if you pause the song. The only way to make it disappear is to deactivate the plugin from the ‘Options’ section of Windows Media Player (or simply use another audio player).
To sum up, MessengerData WMP Plugin for Yahoo Messenger is a simple and effective method for setting Yahoo! Messenger to automatically update the status message and show your music preferences to all the contacts in the list. It is easy to use and does not require you to go through any complicated configuration options in order to make it work.