Saturday, July 2, 2011

VLC Current Track to Google Talk Status [VLC2GTalk v1.0 BETA]

I made one small script that checks VLC for the current track and sends this track name to Google Talk so that your google talk status gets updated with the current VLC track. This is similar to plugins available for Google Talk with ITunes, Winamp and so on.

I created this small script because i use VLC, im a music lover, so i listen to songs in 200% volume, which is available in VLC only, so i use VLC and then thought of developing a small script for posting the current track to Google Talk

Screenshot:


Here is the download link: (514 KB)
http://www.4shared.com/zip/RCD5E9Fh/VLC_to_GTalk_Status.html
OR
http://www.mediafire.com/?l2c3lusc2pukr53
OR
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=G1EVEVG2

And for coders, here is the source code: http://hobbycoders.com/products/vlc2gtalk/VLC2GTalk.ahk
(Its an AutoHotKey code)

I just checked it and it works, if you find any bugs please post it here, so that we can try to resolve them. This small software will be useful till a good programmer develops a good plugin for VLC GTalk status or Google allows VLC tracks too :)!!

BTW, The only problem with this that i face as of now is, when the song changes, an UI activity is performed, so so, for a moment, the focus is removed from your current focused object. Thats annoying, i know...the next release will be free from these problems

Anyways, if anyone wants to try developing the same. The idea is this:
1. Use high level language to poll VLC process in the system and detect song changes (VLC sets the song name as process title as SONG_NAME - VLC Player :)
2. Google provides codes for jabber client XMPP so that you can directly communicate with Google Talk and set the track as stauts


20 comments:

  1. Very nice tool...Could you please share the source code too. Thanks!

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  2. thank you sriram
    good work ..
    its working well
    yrt

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  3. Its awesome.. if not a problem can u help us by sharing the script?? Thanks a tonne! :)
    csrohith@gmail.com

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  4. Not working in Win7.
    Plz help
    Vijeshvnair@gmail.com

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  5. Can you tell me what type of error you get?

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  6. BTW, I tried running the software in Windows 7 Ultimate edition, it works very fine. I also tried in enterprise edition, no problem. Please post what problem you actually get.

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  7. thanks Sriram.. ;D

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  8. I will upload the source code when i will do remote desktop to my home PC!! :)

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  9. Sriram Sir ..
    I can't download it from this link ..
    Nitin Soni

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  10. Oh!! Nitin sir...i dont have any web hosting of my own for uploading these, i rely on free hosting like megaupload. May be some problem with megaupload sir... but when i try, its working here sir...

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  11. Cool Bro.. A very nice initiative.. Keep it up..

    works fine.. no issues.

    Win XP Service Pack 2
    Gtalk 1.0.0.104

    Please keep us posted of new releases..!

    Thanks

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  12. pls use mediafire its better than others

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  13. there's a trailing space in the mediafire url. the exact url is
    http://www.mediafire.com/?l2c3lusc2pukr53

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  14. don't have support for VLC for linux?

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  15. Hey sorry, the code is for AutoHotKey. If ahk can run in linux, our code can also. By the way, anyways I have already started a good code for linux too. I will post it soon.

    And people who wanted source code of this, I forgot to mention, i have uploaded the code:
    http://hobbycoders.com/products/vlc2gtalk/VLC2GTalk.ahk

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  16. This what you call innovation !!
    Super Like man.

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  17. can you provide this for ubuntu ?

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