Project Description
Zune Now Playing retrieves the information of the current song being played in Zune Software and stores it in the Windows Registry. It runs as a background process and the song metadata it stores in the registry can be retrieved by any application to use as required

Quick-Start Guide:
To find the metadata, just read the registry values at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ZuneNowPlaying. It contains the following values:
  • Playing - Its value is either 1 or 0 based on whether Zune Software is playing a song or not. (Please note that Zune - Now Playing doesn't identify PAUSE event in Zune Software)
  • Artist - If Playing = 1, it contains the name of artist whose song is being played, otherwise null string
  • Album - If Playing = 1, it contains the name of album from which the song is being played, otherwise null string
  • Title - If Playing = 1, it contains the title of the song being played, otherwise null string

You can include the executable with your project and run it as required. Only one instance of the executable will run at any particular moment.

Projects Using It
Zune Lyrics - http://zunelyrics.codeplex.com/
Ztatus - Now Playing App for Zune Software - http://inameri.ca/ztatus/
PowerToys for Zune - http://ptfz.codeplex.com/

Last edited Oct 6, 2010 at 6:48 PM by ZenWalker, version 8