Skype-Mood for Winamp

Skype-Mood for Winamp is a general Winamp plugin that sets mood status of Skype to the name of the currently playing song as it is shown in Winamp.

Message as it is seen in the skype home view.

Main motivation was, that iTunes seems to do this automatically and I liked the feature as much as I dislike iTunes. Winamp is my favourite music player since ages. I looked for a Winamp plugin and found one overblown, that did far to much advertising and another one that didn't work.

Well at first I read the Skype api reference and wrote a test programm to set the mood text. As this worked I started with the plugin and it seemed pretty simple except for string handling in lowlevel win32 c++. If you are used to string functions in php the crt lib feels like stone age.

The plugin is tested with winamp 5.5 on winxp 32, winamp 5.6 on win8pro 64 and win81pro 64.

To use it simply copy it to your Winamp plugins folder and (re)start Winamp.

I provide the plugin as it is. There is no warranty, use it at your own risc.


New version 0.6

Configuration now allows to restore previous mood text

Ok, I decided to give the plugin a rework, do some fixes and add new features.


  • new placeholders
  • possibility to restore previous mood text
  • connection tracking (detect disconnect and auto reconnect)

Use winamps advanced title formating rather than to many placeholders


  • %title% - title as it is seen in winamp main window
  • %length% - track length (min:sec)
  • %bitrate% - bitrate in kbit, tries to get from metadata (give an average for vbr) and fallback to current bitrate
  • %samplerate% - samplerate in kHz
  • %mode% - mono, stereo, x-chan
  • %position% - position in playlist
  • %file% - filename stripped of it's path
  • %artist% - artist as it is defined in meta data
  • %album% - album as it is defined in meta data
  • %tracktitle% - title as it is defined in meta data and fallback to %title% if there is no meta data
  • %track% - track number as it is defined in meta data
  • %vbr% - vbr, cbr

I strongly advice you to use the %title% placeholder and define it in winamps settings as it gives you much more formatting options.


Please read!

Skype-Mood for Winamp was made for Skype versions which supported the skype-api. When Microsoft took over Skype they began to abandon the api. No actual version of Skype does support the api. So Skype-Mood for Winamp does not work with recent versions Skype!
I don't know of any api in recent skype versions, so there is no new version of Skype-Mood for Winamp.

I keep this page mainly because it is referenced by other pages.


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