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Is there a way to access the Windows "Now Playing" interface within Rainmeter?

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raiguard
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Is there a way to access the Windows "Now Playing" interface within Rainmeter?

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I am working on creating an audio control gadget for my suite. Until now, I was under the impression that the NowPlaying plugin simply tapped into the Windows "Now Playing" module, and used that to control media. So you can imagine my dismay when I discovered that it only works with certain audio players.

I know it's possible for third-party software to interface with it because various keyboards have media control keys. My question is, is there a way to access this and control it through Rainmeter?
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Re: Is there a way to access the Windows "Now Playing" interface within Rainmeter?

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Multimedia keys are not "Third party software" unless you have a Image I mean :17good keyboard. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/inputdev/virtual-key-codes .
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