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March 13th, 2003, 01:34 AM
I guess I should probably export a GML file or something, but for now here's a list of the various messages you can send to Windows Media Player 9.0 using Command/Command. The numbers listed are the WParam. The LParam is always 0.

The only real interesting one is 84357, File Properties 2 (or that's what I call it anyway), which brings up a dialog box showing info about the audio stream that I don't think you can get with any menu option.

I haven't found a way to switch playlists directly, which is what I was looking for. Oh well. I searched from about 84200 to about 84600 and documented when I noticed a change.

The 16000-16007 I found by doing a capture from Remote Selector, which is what I was using prior to setting up Girder.

It also responds to commands in the 32xxx range, such as 32808 as Play/Pause. I haven't explored this range, but I think they are there to be backward compatible with 7.0/8.0. If anybody has found any more, please post them here.

16000 Now Playing
16001 Media Guide
16002 Copy from CD
16003 Media Library
16004 Radio Tuner
16005 Copy to CD or Device
16006 Premium Services
16007 Skin Chooser
8431?-84313 Copy from CD (maybe toggles within)
84315 File Properties
84316 Full Mode
84317 Skin Mode
84319 Playlist on/off
84323 Album Info on/off
84324 Resize lines on/off
84325 Controls on/off
84330 Statistics
84334 Choose Columns for display in Playlist
84344 Play/Pause
84345 Stop
84346 Prev
84347 Next
84348 Rewind
84349 Fast Foward
84351 Volume Up
84352 Volume Down
84353 Mute
84357 File Properties 2
84360 Open Privacy Statement
84361 Options
84362 Help
84363 Auto Update Media Player
84378 Shuffle
84379 Repeat
84382 Get Visualizations (open IE)
84385 Add Media by Searching
84397 Open File
84398 Open URL
84407 License Management
84408 Open URL
84417-84424 Play from recently played list
84425 Save Playlist as
84443 Copy to CD or Device
84445 Copy to CD or Device (portable)
84446 Alchemy visualization:Random
84447-84546 Start Alchemy visualization
84547 Save File As
84548 Edit Playlist
84550 New Playlist

March 13th, 2003, 03:52 AM
Do these work in toolbar mode? Also, I noticed skin mode and full mode, but no Fullscreen mode.

Other then that, I think you Hit a gold mine!!

/me starts uninstalling zoomplayer

I think Ill wait a day or two for a GML, and if none shows Up, Ill make my own :P

March 13th, 2003, 08:36 PM
I didn't find anything that put it into fullscreen mode, but you could probably bind that to keyboard Alt-Enter.

I probably won't make a gml file, as I don't have all these implemented, I was just playing and was changing the same command over and over to test them.

April 29th, 2003, 09:36 PM
I tried it and it doens't seem to work. Does it work in Skin mode?

April 29th, 2003, 09:39 PM
They should all work in Skin Mode, but some of them are specific to certain areas. For instance, attempting to bring up the column select dialog while in Now Playing locks up Media Player. It only works in Media Library.

April 30th, 2003, 06:02 AM
Can you make a gml file for one of those? I really can't seem to get it to work. I've even tried the sendmessage plugin with no luck?

May 1st, 2003, 07:09 PM
Okay..finally figured it out but i have some problems.

Full screen toggle is wparam - 18782. It toggles full screen for a second and then media player just kind of exits it and goes back to normal. This happens when i use ALT + RETURN (alt proc.) too! HELP!

Also, to toggle audio channels
19761 - Both channels
19762 - Left Channel
19763 - Right Channel

May 6th, 2003, 08:59 PM
Well, stupid me! The full screen only works when the video is playing. All fine now! thanks!

September 18th, 2003, 03:56 AM
you listed all the WPARAMS and LPARAMS (0 I understand) but what message is to be sent with those params?
Since no one asked it I probably missed something..


September 18th, 2003, 06:21 PM
you listed all the WPARAMS and LPARAMS (0 I understand) but what message is to be sent with those params?
Since no one asked it I probably missed something..

He uses the "Command" action from the "Command" tab. This one has no message number (it's hardwired to WM_COMMAND).


April 23rd, 2004, 04:42 PM
Is there a code to make wmp play the cd/dvd in the default drive?

We quite often have it playing tv progs while we settle down to watch a film, so it would be handy as i haven't set up mouse control due to a lack of spare buttons...

July 23rd, 2004, 10:49 AM
Has someone made a GML file for this somewhere?

July 23rd, 2004, 12:18 PM
Try http://www.girder.nl/download.php?Link=482