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Windows Media Player and Messenger - Now Playing Plugin


Where do I find the plug-in for Windows Media Player that lets me show contacts what music I'm listening to on Windows Live Messenger?

Open Windows Media Player. In Tools menu you'll see Plug-ins. Check Windows Live messenger Music Plug-in.
And in Live Messenger, under your status you have and a down arrow. Click the arrow and select Turn On "What I'm listening too"

Solution 2:

1) Enable the Now Playing option in MSN,
2) Go to your MSN Messenger (Windows Live Messenger) folder in Program Files,
3) Find the "msgrapp.dll" file,
4) Copy it to your Windows Media Player 11 folder (in Program Files too),
5) Restart your play

For Windows Media Player 11, do the following:

1) Open Windows Media Player 11

2) Under the "Now Playing" tab, click "more Options"

3) In the "Plug-ins" tab there will be a category list box. In that list box click Background. To the right of it should be the "windows Live Messenger Music Plug-in" Make sure that is checked.


90 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been searching for this solution for ages.

Many many thanks!

Anonymous said...

Solved .. thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks for that... it was really helpful. Been looking for a solution to this problem for ages..

Anonymous said...

thanks !

being looking for that for ages!

Anonymous said...

I knew about this solution, but what to do if in the 'tools -> plug-in -> background' there is no box to tick for the damn plug-in...?

Anonymous said...

same with above guy help

Anonymous said...

yeah i cant get it to work either

doesnt show up in the wmp options under any tab

Emma-chan said...

did what it says, but it doesn't work for me, either... :/

Anonymous said...

ive got WMP11 & have the same problem with the 4 ppl above... can sum1 please tell me how to get the msn plugin option in the background tab

Anonymous said...

I just bought a new lap top with windows vista and media player 11.
There is no live messenger plug-in in the media player 11 not in background not nowhere. Please help me or ill have to use iTunes. Tell me where can I dounload it from? I've searched all of microsoft and I havent found it.

Anonymous said...

hey i had the same problem that there was no box to tick but i installed all the windows updates and restarted my pc and suddenly the option was there

pcUser said...

excellent , thx!

Mark said...

I had a horrible time trying to get both Windows Media Player and Winamp to display my songs on MSN with Windows Vista. Turns out I just had to go to "Run as administrator" when I turn on MSN and Winamp/WMP. I don't know why, since I AM the Administrator but anyway, hope this helps Vista users.

Anonymous said...

i lost my msn messenger plugin for windows media player were can i Dl it again ?

Anonymous said...

Thanx 2 u i fix the problem and so much thanxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx believe meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Anonymous said...

I know where it is both on msn and wmp but when I click the thing to show what i'm listening to it says I need to sign in as an administrator, i've got windows xp how do I do this? It shows up in WMP > Tools > Plug-ins but wont let me "apply" it, i've also tried downloading it but it says it couldn't import the plug-in. please help!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrea Decaystar said...

Thanks for this ^^

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

thanks, really helpful, cheers again

Anonymous said...

Cheers mate!

Anonymous said...

hahaha i cant believe it was that easy thanks a million

Given Up on Vista said...

Did everything. Even ticked the right boxes. Nothing. I've given up. Vista is actual poo.

insomnia said...

listen to what the vista guy said

you have to "Run as administrator"


the other guy about XP

just make sure your accont is an admin one

go to control panel then user accounts check with that

Arcadia said...

I can't enable "Show what I'm listening to" in WLM because I get an error saying there's an error in wmp installation please blablabla. I reinstalled wmp 11 fresh today and it didn't work. Nothing works.

Teen Anonymous said...

does it matter that the file i found was named "msgrapp.dll" is supposed to be a version "8.1.0178.00." and says "Msn Messenger Protocol Handler" instead of maybe "Msn Messenger Now Playing Plugin" because i still can't find the box to tick in the 'Background' area. There is just no mention of Msn Messenger Plugin in my WMP11. Should i download my msn again? because i just downloaded my WMP11 again and that seems to make no difference.

Anonymous said...

solution 2 worked straight away cheers been a great help :D

Anonymous said...

YEAHH BOIII !
Solution 2 Worked A Treat =]
Thanx Heaps.

Peace

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I couldnt figure out how to play music on my msn for SOO LONG! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this info.

Aaron said...

Thnks....took me ages to find a solution :P...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Short and sweet. Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

Works as a charm! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot man :]]

Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks a zillion!

falcon2099 said...

Thanks!! Funny thing is that this feature was working last night... All of a sudden it wasn't.

Mathias said...

but i aint got this plug in for w.media player, i have for winamp in my computer, where could i get one for w. media player also?

Anonymous said...

tyvm :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Very Much :P

Anonymous said...

wow! you helped me a lot! :D

Naumaan said...

i hve tried dis but it ist helping :(

Anonymous said...

Thanks heaps

Anonymous said...

hey i did everything, and still when i check the box in MSN, it tells me i must have windows media player 9.0 or later... but ive installed windows media 11 about 3 times...and re-installed MSN... any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

I did exactly what you said, and it worked! Thanks a lot; it helped - in order to get it back you do need to be a little computer savvy.

53R61O said...

I do it!!!
for the ones that still struggle with that message "... windows media player 9.0 or later ..."
seems that msn is searching for a "IsInstalled" registry key that is missing in wmp 11 component registry.
Set this and the thing is solved!

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6}]
"IsInstalled"=dword:00000001

HTH

gabi kern said...

thank you very much!
my problem is solved in a blink of an eye.

Anonymous said...

OMG thx sooo much!!! =DDDD

Alex said...

IF EVERYTHING JUST FAILS:

I have been trying to fix this for ages... Nothing seemed to fix it.

The solution for me was a little weird. Follow it and see if it solves your problem!

1. Create a new User in Vista.
2. Logon with the new User.
3. Enable the plugin in WMP and in Live Messenger. It should magically work...
4. Log off and log on again with your normal account. It should work now and you can delete the new User account you created.

IT WORKS!!

tdude7 said...

thnx it works

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

Anonymous said...

Cheers been trying to figure it out for months

Anonymous said...

it stil doesnt work :S:S:S:S what do i do now, i copied the file and nothing changed. im using WMP 11 by the way! any help????

Anonymous said...

Thank you! With the ammount of praise you got, we would think you were a god!

Anonymous said...

yeh i had this problem for a while and also my visulisations do not show and i have done everything to try and get it to work. does anyone kno how to fix this

Anonymous said...

Great fix, solved a lot of work!

Thanks

Anonymous said...

thanks for the advice, help a lot

Anonymous said...

thanks for this

Anonymous said...

Another satisfied user. Thanks a bunch dude, you saved me alot of time...cheers !

Anonymous said...

This fixed the issue , Thank you for sharing this info!!

Anonymous said...

Nothing works..the solution 1 doesent wor..the solution 2 doesent work...there is no background plug in at all..i cant find it anywhere..i cant download it..nothing works..not a thing..everything is fuck up..fuck windows..fuck the media player..and fuck the msn...bill fucking gates couldent fix this problem..they made it so god damn complicated..nothing ever works as it should..nothing

Anonymous said...

I just bought my laptop Acer AOA-150 a few days ago, but i dunno why when i start a voice conversation on msn messenger or skype the other persons voice keeps on breaking up. while on my other laptop it sounds great with no problems. however listening to music or watching a video sound fine.

anybody experience the same? or know of a solution?
i just don't wanna return it.

Anonymous said...

Well this solution is great, but msn will only show the songs that are in your WMP Library, when I play songs that aren't in my WMP Library they don't show up on msn...

Anonymous said...

thank you very much

Anonymous said...

msgrapp.14.0.8064.0206.dll is the same?
i have this one in C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger
but i dont know where should y copy it
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player?
or
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player

please help

Anonymous said...

Thx,
works on Windows 7 64bit and Windows Media Player 12!

greetZ,
gongoscho | www.gongoscho.at

Anonymous said...

woooow it really works thank u veeery very muuuch

Anonymous said...

thanks, i have to say that i was little esceptic about the dll solution but just work,in windows 7 !!!!!!!
thanks

Majkiboy said...

Nope, tried all of the above sollutions 1 + 2 + registry edit + new user + start as admin.. I'm still getting the "You need wmp 9" message :(

Ian Richards said...

YOUR ALL IDIOTS lol MOST OF THE PEOPLE HERE ARE HAVING THIS PROBLEM CUZ THERE USING 64BIT OS, MESSINGER IS A 32BIT PROGRAM SO THE PLUGIN WILL ONLY WORK WITH THE 32BIT WMP NOT THE 64BIT ONE lol

Anonymous said...

thnx alot dude!!!!!
went crazy lookin fr a solution....seriously thnx

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot, solved my problem :-)

ccross said...

Thanks man! solved my problem on Windows 7.

Eruu said...

Problem solved, thank youu a lot <3

John said...

Thanks, Just worked on Windows 7 :)

Anonymous said...

Cheers bro!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!
finally someone with the solution! :D

Anonymous said...

Thanks man! solved my problem on Windows 7.

Anonymous said...

In Windows 7 it comes with 64 bit Windows Media Player 12 (default) in c:\Program Files.
It will only work with the 32 bit version of Windows Media Player in c:\Program Files (x86).
The easiest way is to either pin the 32 bit version to the start menu or create a desktop shortcut else you have to mess around with the RegEdit

Anonymous said...

meh nothing seems to fix this msgrapp 14.0 error. i simply dont understand.

Anonymous said...

I tried enabling it in the programs but no go.. but with a hind from this site I found that
by going to regedit under[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\

and then going through the list of weird numbers until I saw one mentioning media player and doubleclicked on "IsInstalled" and set the value data to 1 from 2 and it worked.

This is where I found it on mine.
Win7-64

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\>{22d6f312-b0f6-11d0-94ab-0080c74c7e95}

Anonymous said...

Hi. I have the same problem. I worked a bid stupidly in on the key register because I tried to install wmp 12 and then my media player was corrupted (with dark menu textes and so on), so I deleted all the register keys and reinstalled wmp11 and the corruption problem was fixed. So everything works except the "Now Playing plugin" that is not viewable in both MSN and WMP11. If I try to enable the plugin from MSN a message like that appear: "An error accoured during MSN installation, try to access as amministrator and and restore". If I try on WMP the plugin is missing even in the option-background etc. What should I do?

IndyCARman said...

whew! thanks a lot! it worked well!

Anonymous said...

pls i need a serious help, im waiting since yearss to find a solution about how can i activate "now playing plugin" in MSN, always it said me : "you should have media player 9 codec or later"
thx alot for giving me any trick even a regitry trick to bypass detecting of WMP 9 Codec.
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I hate Windows Media Player for ever
i have windows 7
KMPlayer 2.9.4.1436
WLM 2009 v14.0.8089.726

Anonymous said...

thanks from brazil!!!!

Anonymous said...

hii, i tried all ur things, but
it just won't seem to work :(

Anonymous said...

still won't work i think my windows media player is waay to updated :S

Anonymous said...

Thanks, it was really helpful

Anonymous said...

Finally :P
thanks , from israel...

Anonymous said...

THANKS!

Natanael said...

thank you very much :) thats all I can say :)

Anonymous said...

thank you so much!! problem solved!

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