Just wanted to report in,
Plugin works like a charm, does exactly as it should.
When someone wants to use it in combination with universal media keys, be sure to disable the global hotkeys in the MB settings to prevent the double registering of key presses like mentioned in the other topic by Steven.
However for me it is not convenient to use.
- The media control overlay only "turns on" when media is playing.
This means that there is no way to start playback with a media key after launching MB.
- Media control overlay gets hijacked by all sorts of other "media" players, meaning losing control over Musicbee.
- Microsoft seems to change the behavior occasionally with (feature) updates, might cause the feature to break in the future.
One peculiar thing I noticed;
the universal media keys on my K850 don't work with MB by default. The plugin fixes that, since MB then responds to the media control overlay from the OS, rather than a keyboard input. This seems to be a shitty "Logitech Options" media keys implementation (don't get me started on setpoint or intellitype "handling" of standard functions). However my M720 media gestures control playback just fine through the same (crappy) piece of software.
My Onkyo remote works fine through WinLIRC/frIRR! both without plugin and with plugin and hotkeys disabled, which is expected behavior. (I am 100% this sends out "normal" universal media control keystrokes)