Show Current Music Track in GTalk while Playing Songs in Winamp

gtalk While using Gtalk, under the status drop down menu, you must have observed an option to set your current music track as your status message. It means, if your song track changes, automatically your status message too gets changed.

But as of now, this feature worked only with Windows’ inbuilt media player – Windows Media Player. So what about those who don’t like Windows Media Player and also people like me who rather prefer using ‘Winamp’? As of now I thought, this is not possible, but Manoj advised a tweak using which this feature could be used even while using Winamp.

Just follow these simple steps before you could start using it:

  1. Go to Winamp root directory, mostly it is C:Program FilesWinamp
  2. Select Tools-> Folder Options –> View (Tab) and uncheck the “Hide extensions for known file types” option and click OK.
  3. Create an empty text file (Notepad file) on Winamp folder and rename it as “winamp.m3u” and save it.
  4. Now restart your Gtalk and Winamp and start using “Show current music track” option. 🙂

By following the above 4 simple steps, you can tweak Gtalk to show current music track while playing songs in Winamp media player.


p align=”justify”>Thank you Manoj for the helpful tip. 🙂

Published by Deepak Jain

Deepak Jain is passionate about technology and mobile phones. He is the founder & executive editor at Mobile Gyaan and Editor-at-Large of this blog.

82 replies on “Show Current Music Track in GTalk while Playing Songs in Winamp”

  1. hey bro!
    it’s creating a problem….
    after changing the settings my each and every file is showing it’s extension with it….
    so while renaming i ve to provide the extension with it otherwise it will make the file of no use….
    also extension is creating some problem while downloading which is not at all user friendly….

  2. hey………..the above thing didn really work out, the gtalk display still dsnt show the current music track….cn u help??

  3. Hey thanks Deepak!!!
    I was striving for it since last 3/4 mnths..n was nt getting any solution for that
    now with ur idea,its wrking fine ..
    thnk u so much for ur advice.

    1. [on behalf of Deepak. He is on leave for exams.]
      Your welcome. 🙂
      Welcome to Devils Workshop! 😉

    2. @Sonal
      You are welcome Sonal 🙂
      Just stumbled over the comments and saw ur comment..

      Thanks much for replying on behalf of me.
      But now its really hard to keep myself away from DW and tech blogging 🙁

  4. Hi Deepak,
    I want to ask you something……. have u tried this Gtalk ‘Show current music track’ option with Windows media player?

  5. Hey all,
    I am trying this thing but still I am not able to share my music with gtalk.

    I am using Winamp 5.5.

    Please let me know

  6. For Windows follow these steps.
    1. on your windows media player go to
    a) Tools
    b) Plugs-in
    C) Options
    d) Look for background in PLUG-IN Tab
    e) Click background, you will see all your chatting platform then
    check all those you want to share your music with.

    Hope this hepls

  7. @Deepak Jain
    Cool trick thumbs up!.

    For Winamp 5x with MSN you need MassengerAMP dll.
    download it from:
    Then follow the steps.NB u don’t need to install MassengerAMP just download a dll and place it on your winamp plugins directory folder.

    you will be able to use both MSN and Gtalk and share your music

  8. Awesome tweak bro.. was looking for something like this when my gtalk was not responding once i change the status. Nice Work…

  9. hey, tried the procedure.. still not working… the problems that i’m facing are:
    1. while i try to rename the file, it shows as file name already exists. Hence, i name it in the form of “.txt” file.
    2. i am using winamp 5.. i hope this application works in there…

    Please help….. 🙂

  10. I have already set the status of show current music track, and playing songs in media player, but not getting any custom msg of song

  11. hey man,i m using windows 7,after uncheck when i go to new it only shows folder option but no text document option.what should i do ?
    please help me out.

  12. Hey bro That’s man ITS WORKING PERFECTLY IN 1st SHOOT!! wow amazhing i can now play in winamp too.. Gtalk only support for windows Media Player 🙂 bro you rocks! Thanks again.

  13. Hey, Great Trick Buddy. I was trying for this from many days. But didnt succeded, till now.. Not its working with the trick u give..

    Thanks a million..

  14. SUPER COOL !!!!!!!!

    U ROCK !!!!!

    Using Windows 7 SP1 and Winamp 5.58 and its super duper working !

  15. when I open the music in gtalk and, at the same time my friend can’t listen this music with me, but can see this music, why?
    Pls explain If listen together with my friend and me at the same time.

  16. Thank you, excellent, earlier my gtalk was crashing, but with this tweak, its a breeze. thank you very much

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