Silica Album Art
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Silica Album Art

Updated Mar 27, 2005 by antu^jamban

Comment #1 Tuesday, March 29, 2005 3:34 PM
This looks pretty slick... unfortunately I can't get it to display any info related to what I'm playing. I have installed the plug-in you linked to. Also I'm using WinAmp 5, and the folder which I am playing music from does have a picture of the album cover, it's labeled "cover.jpg".

So far the only thing I've noticed that works for me is the song timer. One thing to note, I do have winamp installed on my (D) drive, and not to the default location. Could that be an issue?
Comment #2 Tuesday, March 29, 2005 7:54 PM
Quark97, it seems that the plugin is not installed properly. Please make sure that gen_activewa.dll exists in your Winamp plugins folder. If its not, reinstall the plugin
Comment #3 Friday, April 22, 2005 5:33 PM
Antu, there is a bug in your script that causes album art to not be loaded if other JPG files besides cover.jpg and/or folder.jpg are present. Since Windows Media Player adds files like AlbumArtSmall.jpg, folders with these in them show as having no album art. I have created a cleaned up version of the script that fixes the bug, and I subsituted that in the widget cache so my copy would work properly. If you want it, just email me. Or you can just fix it yourself, it's an easy fix.

One other comment: It would sure be nice if you could change the default (no art) picture to any JPG on your system. Of course this can be done manually in the script, but if you could add that option, that would sure be cool. Thx.

BTW, there is NO other widgets out there that does what this one does. Thanks SO much. I love this one.
Comment #4 Monday, April 25, 2005 11:32 PM
It wasn't a bug. I made it that way on purpose. And since nobody request for such feature I just leave it the way it is. I will update it to include both of your suggestions

Comment #5 Tuesday, April 26, 2005 8:41 PM
Well, that's great news! I look forward to getting that updated version. (And sorry to ASSUME that was a bug, and not intentional).

Now, maybe for your next project, you could use the same Winamp data and query a few of the lyrics sites, and display a window that shows the lyrics to the currently playing song. I think someone made something like that for iTunes, but I don't think anyone has attempted it for Winamp. You could even add it to this widget as a roll-up window attached to the bottom, kind of like the Silica Calendar Widget rolls up when you don't need it. Wow, would that be cool.

I'm sure you'd get a HUGE download count for something like that.
Comment #6 Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:11 PM
Great stuff, but nay chance of iTunes support?
Comment #7 Sunday, March 11, 2007 12:45 PM
Long time since someone posted a comment so the author may be long gone but this is perfect for my Vista desktop as I use a lot of other Silica widgets.

I tried to install the plugin but it gets hung up on the regsrv part. I ran the regsrv manually but I am not sure what the script does beyond that.

Anyway, when I try to run the widget, I get the box that comes up but displays Darren Hayes - Spin, etc but can't figure out how to have it display the album art of the mp3 I'm currently playing.

Anyone have any pointers or help?


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