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For those who’ve always wanted to see what’s playing in WMP without having to open the window I present to you Marquee! This small application will sit quietly on your desktop and display the album art of the currently playing song and song information.

What’s more, you can control them both directly from Marquee so there’s no more need to pause what you’re doing to open the media player. Just left-click the album cover and you’ll be able to play/pause, stop and skip forward and back through the playlist. Or now, use the remote for even more hassle-free listening enjoyment. If this was not enough, you can even drag-and-drop your media files directly on to the album cover and it’ll update your playlist!

In addition, Marquee is also skinnable so it will fit in with any theme you have. Included it a defualt theme to get you started. I have several more that I need to get permission to release first (Cerebro, Inspirat SE, Somatic, etc…). In the near future I was also be releasing a Theme Developer application so creating your own themes will be be a snap.

I hope you enjoy this application and please leave your suggestions on improvements for future updates!

Four13 Designs 2006. All Rights Reserved. Not for redistribution without written consent from the author of this program.

NOTE: This application looks for the jpeg image found within the folder where the song file is located. If it does not find one and you are connected to the internet, it will search for it. Unfortunately, at the moment, it does not save the file.



1. Version 1.1

* I forgot to include the main dll file that always Marquee to interface with Windows Media Player. Once downloaded, run the Register.bat file. Then open Windows Media Player, go to the plugins windows. Under “Background” plugins, you will see the plugin uIce. Make sure this is enabled before starting Marquee again.

I apologize for not including this originally. I had been up for way too long and wasn’t thinking clearly.

Developer : laushung
Version : 1.1
Filesize : 798KB

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Comment by Ankur on 2006-10-03 21:00:00

Hey hey hey … is this only for WMP10? What about WMP11? The latest version of WMP does not recognize this plugin. Help!

Comment by Laushung (Four13 Designs) on 2006-10-04 14:18:52

It can and should work for WMP11 beta. At least that is what I am running and it works fine. The only thing I can think of is that the dll wasn’t registered properly.

Either try manually registering the dll (google if you don’t know how) or try downloading it again and start over.

Comment by m1923 on 2006-10-05 03:44:30

seems cool.

anyway,does it support the rating function?
I really care about this >

Comment by ger on 2006-10-08 18:57:35

How about Foobar?

Comment by Amy on 2006-11-26 19:38:24

I have the Unregister.bat file, and it says it’s missing the AutoItX3.dll file.. what do I do?

Comment by Amy on 2006-11-26 19:46:54

Nevermind, got it. Downloaded a newer version on DeviantArt.

Comment by kofo on 2007-12-13 08:12:32

amen to that ! why shuld itunes have all the fun right?!

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