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Instant Rainmeter Desktop Customization Tool How-to by Ken Lim

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Displaying and controlling music playback from your desktop (Advanced)

In this recipe, we create a simple but interactive skin with the NowPlaying plugin for Rainmeter. This skin will display the name of your music track currently being played, and will provide you with a button to skip to the next track.

Getting ready

You will need to have a music player that is in the list of players that the NowPlaying plugin supports. This list currently includes Winamp, VLC, and Windows Media Player. The full list, and the documentation for the NowPlaying plugin is available at http://docs.rainmeter.net/manual/plugins/nowplaying.

This is what we are going to build:

We are going to make a main NowPlaying plugin that will connect to the running media player (I ...

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