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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Problems with Google Talk's show current music track and WMP11

Recently, I had some problems showing what I was listening in Windows Media Player 11 with Google Talk. I thought it was the preview version 1.0.0.103, but when I downloaded the new version 1.0.0.104, it wasn't still working. So I went to Google Talk Help Discuss and found a post that had the answer I was looking for, so if you have had this problem, this is what you have to do:

When Windows Media Player or your Windows desktop crashes, Windows Media Player is designed to disable all plug-ins (including the Google Talk music status plug-in). If this happens, the current music track you're playing on Windows Media Player won't show up as your Google Talk's status message.

I know many of you have found the solution to this problem, but for those who haven't found this fix before, all you need to do is re-enable the Google Talk plug-in. Just follow these steps:

1. Open Windows Media Player.

2. From the View menu, select 'Plug-ins' > 'Options...'

3. From the Category section of the Plug-ins tab, select 'Background.'

4. Select the 'Google Talk Music Plugin' checkbox.

5. Click 'OK.'

You'll have to close and restart Windows Media Player for your change to take effect. Happy music status sharing!

Bueno, eso es todo. Si les pasa lo mismo, ya saben qué hacer.

64 comments:

  1. Worked for me. However, I didn't need to restart WMP11 or GTalk. Cool.

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  2. Yeah I agree with KT........its working now.


    thank you for profiding this information

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  3. Yahoooooo !! its workin for me

    thanx

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  4. thanks for the info.

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  5. Thanks buddy !! It worked for me very well !!!!

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  6. Thanks! It worked for me as well!

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  7. Just want to add my thanks to the others for the solution you posted.

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  8. Thanks. Been looking for this solution for months.

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  9. Didn't work for me. The plugin option doesn't appear on the list. Help me, please!

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  10. Hey, thanks!
    I searched long and hard to try and get that working again. Even reinstalled gtalk.

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  11. its not showing the gtalk music plugin there..wht to do.
    actually wen the first tym i had selected 'show current music track' thn due to some reason i cancelled the setup tht came...n now tht setup is not comin again..wht to do..??

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  12. hey its working for me...thx man really a nice find

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  13. thnx...now its working for me...i just reinstalled gtalk with 'run as administrator' option..

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  14. Can I make him listen a song played by me on my machine?

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  15. hey gr8.its working.

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  16. Does anyone know how to get it working for other music players? I'm currently using foobar 2000 v.9.5.1

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  17. hey dont google talk have a web feature , i am happy with the voice chat , its crystal clear

    Regards
    leon
    djleonluv@gmail.com

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  18. webcam feature in gtalk

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  19. hey it just worked.....i loved it...keep blogging

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  20. It's working for me. Thanks.

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  21. thnx lots,, it works properly now

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  22. Thank you. It's fantastic.

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  23. THX from CZ! It´s working now ... Great!

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  24. thanx bro.......nice info

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  26. hey man
    i did not find the Google talk Music Plugin in WMP
    wht to do in this case?
    please reply back at tarunparmar@gmail.com

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  27. windows media player doesn't have the option Google Talk on background! How do i add WIndows media player to my google talk? Help!!!!

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  28. Thanks mate..a nice observation!!!

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  29. Great. Thank you very much!

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  30. In the Background category of Plug-ins options, I am getting only "BLUETOOTH HEADSET Plug-In" and "Windows Live Messenger Plugin" and both are ticked, how to get the Google talk plugin?

    Please reply to the soonest possible

    deepsukhwani@gmail.com

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  31. seems the owner doesnt pay heed at al..
    guys here is the soln for VISTA users

    all you have to do is right click your gtalk installer. before that close both your media player and gtalk, it doesnt matter if you installing the same version. instead of clicking on install, you RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. wait a little, open you gtalk, choose to show current track, run your windows media player and play a track, now the media file`s name should be displayed.

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  32. thancx buddy..thanku once again..

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  33. Thank you! Very helpful information.

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  34. It worked! Thanks for the helpful info.

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  35. thanks a lot....
    was stuck with this from long time..
    but i didn't restart my media player and it worked...
    anyways thanks ..

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  36. hey dear, option 4 from ur list is not working for me. i dont have the option 4. Select the 'Google Talk Music Plugin' checkbox...
    help me soon plz

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  37. Boss, sorry ,forgot to mention ths is my office lappy... so cant do much of installation. help me keeping ths in mind please

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  38. In the background catagory of Plug-in option, I am not getting 'Google Talk Music Plug-in'

    what should I do for it ?

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  39. Buddy...u r great!!!

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  40. worked for me thanks and i didnt have to restart media player ..keep the good work going

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  41. but for me the gtalk enability option is not available in the media player...now what to do???

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  42. it's a nice content, I keep updating my knowledge bucket on ezdia with such useful contents, have a look http://www.ezdia.com/setting_music_track_as_gtalk_status/Content.do?id=572

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  43. Hola,
    tengo el problemita pero mi reproductor está en español y no encuentro el el menú para activar los plug'ins. ¿Me puede dar una mano?

    Gracias,

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  44. Thanks a tonnn!

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  45. Thanks..Be cool now .. =)

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  46. is it possible to show the music track in gmail chat.. without installing the Gtalk..

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  47. bt gtalk option is not coming in background option?
    now wat to do ?

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  48. @biswajeet

    thanks a ton, u rock !

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  49. Thanks a ton...it works...

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  50. hey does this mean that the othere end person can hear our tracks? Or he can juz see what r we playing? Thx.

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  51. no they can only see the tracks you are playing... it appears as a status under your name.

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  52. FOR ALL THOSE WHO CAN'T SEE THE PLUGIN IN WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER, JUST REINSTALL GTALK. KEEP WMP CLOSED WHILE DOING THIS (sorry for caps, but i see alot of people asks this) Thanks for the site BTW

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  53. i can't get the option as" show current music track " in status of gtalk. and also when i go to background in windows media player its not showing me gtalk in plugins to check out and click ok.
    help me guys

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  54. can any one help me were to download that plug-in..

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  55. what if it dosen't show google talk in the background list?

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