Author Topic: Windows 10 Media Control Overlay  (Read 63230 times)

Steven

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This plugin (probably!) enables MusicBee to interact with the Windows 10 Media Control overlay.


I did this plugin as a "proof of concept" to see if a MusicBee plugin could make use of the new Windows 10 API.
Although it appears to be working, I cant actually confirm because for some reason the overlay wont show on my machine at all (even for other applications that are known to support the media control overlay).
So I am posting this here in case it does work and is useful to someone. Also if a developer wants to make any tweaks so it does work properly the source code is included

Installation:
https://getmusicbee.com/download/plugins/mb_MediaControl.zip
unzip and copy into the MusicBee/Plugins folder

Source Code:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/qya3vl38guelumc/MediaControlSource.zip
Last Edit: December 29, 2021, 02:32:38 AM by Steven


Steven

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could somebody explain what 'media control overlay' is?

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'media control overlay' is an OSD (on-screen display) that was introduced in Windows 10.
If you use a media keyboard with your desktop or have separate media keys on your laptop, when you change volume, skip tracks, etc, a pop-up appears on screen showing the volume level and media playing info.
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Fantastic work Steven, thank you for the plugin!

The OSD seems to work fine when I use my laptop's volume keys, though not when I use the ones for play/pause or rewind/fastforward. I'm using an Alienware 13 R2 if anybody else here happens to be and has gotten it working.

mrshowoff15

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Working great, although it's not showing playing song name or title all it's showing is 'Musicbee.exe'
I'm running windows 10 Pro 64bit.
is there any workaround ?

Anyway, Thanks alot for this great plugin.

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What version of MB are you using?
Are your tracks tagged properly?
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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mrshowoff15

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What version of MB are you using?
Are your tracks tagged properly?
tracks are properly tagged.
It was windows build problem. I was using old build, upgraded to new windows 10 build, it's fixed now.

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Only shows up if I use the Volume +/- keys. Not sure if that's normal or not.