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WLM wont show what I'm listening too on iTunes

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October 18, 2009 2:04:56 AM

Hey all, I run Vista Ultimate x64, iTunes 9.0.1.8, and the latest Windows Media Player, and Windows Live Messenger, all up-to-date and updates from Windows Update. When I play a songs on iTunes they do have proper ID3 tags (and show up on my Logitech G15 screen) but will not show up on Windows Live Messenger. I have the show what I'm listening to checked on. I also have the "Windows Live Messenger Music Plugin" checked on.

I have tried reinstalling iTunes multiple times, and WLM. I have not yet reinstalled Vista Ultimate x64, but my friend has almost a identical system to mine and his works. Ideas?

I think it used to work before iTunes 8 or somewhere in between one of the iTunes updates, then it stopped. But as I said my buddy has a close system and his works.

Thanks in advance!
October 18, 2009 3:25:08 AM

I believe iTunes has to be set as your default media player. Have you done this?
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October 18, 2009 3:28:02 AM

Try this, it's a bizarre fix but others have reported it works.

In MSN Messenger go to Tools > Options > General and check "Open Messenger main window when Messenger starts
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October 18, 2009 3:30:06 AM

Actually, the option doesn't show in the newest version. I should have checked first.
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October 18, 2009 3:31:23 AM

It asks you if it isn't the default if you'd like to make it the default, I have though.
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October 18, 2009 3:31:38 AM

Actually its been moved.

It's under "sign in" and messenger has to automatically run when you sign into windows to enble it.
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October 18, 2009 3:32:13 AM

You may need to reboot to see if it works.
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October 18, 2009 3:34:21 AM

I have it set to automatically run, not sign-in, and not open the main window.
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October 18, 2009 3:35:14 AM

And windows media player isn't running in the background?
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October 18, 2009 3:38:16 AM

No playing a song in Windows Media shows up on WLM.
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November 30, 2009 9:15:33 PM

Now using Windows 7 Ultimate x64.. Beginning to think it is a hardware issue. Same problem, Winamp shows what I'm listening to on msn but not iTunes.
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