Author Topic: Windows 10 Media Control Overlay  (Read 46229 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


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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 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.

Nokiaman

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