Windows Media Player Plus! Version History
(December 11, 2014)
- Fixed: broken plug-in functionality on Windows 8.1 after installation of the
November 2014 Windows update rollup (KB3000850).
Special thanks to berban for reporting.
- Fixed: possible crash when closing Windows Media Player or when starting media
playback. Special thanks to Paul Coddington and Philipp for
reporting and testing a fix.
- Fixed: when re-enabling Windows Media Player plug-ins after a crash,
Now Playing plug-ins are now ignored. Previously, these plug-ins would
become 'enabled' without actually being loaded or a way to disable them
- By default, the global hotkeys now use the Ctrl+Shift modifiers instead of Ctrl+Win, to prevent possible conflicts with system hotkeys
in future versions of Windows. (Reconfiguring the hotkeys to use the
Windows key again is of course still allowed, and this change only
affects new Windows Media Player Plus! installations.)
(May 19, 2013)
- New: support for showing the currently playing media in Skype's mood
- Fixed: broken music playback and C00D11B1 errors in Windows Media
Player 12 when trying to play a DRM-protected WMA file after a normal, unprotected
file (or vice versa). Special thanks to Smeddlesboy for reporting and
for testing a fix.
- Fixed: possible crashes when Windows Media Player Plus! failed to
initialize properly (e.g. due to an unhandled error). Special thanks to
halonachos117 for reporting.
- Fixed: possible crash when switching to Library mode after Windows
Media Player was started in Now Playing mode, and library disc number
support was enabled. Special thanks to Orest for reporting and for
testing a fix.
- Fixed: on Windows 7 and 8 with User Account Control turned on, Windows
Media Player Plus! incorrectly disabled the MPEG-4 tag support of WMP
Tag Plus 2.0 or higher (lower versions of WMP Tag Plus always have their
MPEG-4 tag support disabled because of compatibility issues).
- Fixed: Windows Live Messenger 'What I'm Listening To' wasn't updated
for CD tracks.
- Fixed: visual glitches when the current song changed in Party
Shuffle mode and the Party Shuffle playlist was visible in the
(centered) Details pane. Special thanks to Steve Swift for reporting.
- Fixed: Windows Media Player Plus! always asked to configure Party
Shuffle when it hadn't been configured yet, even when Windows Media
Player was running invisibly in the background (such as is the case with
Windows Media Center).
- Fixed: when showing the currently playing media in the title bar of
Windows Media Player 11 on Vista, the title bar didn't get updated
(November 18, 2012)
- New: option to bring back the Find in library right-click
menu item on Windows Media Player 12.
Tag Editor Plus
- Added Publisher field to the Artist Info page.
- Fixed: Windows Media Player could crash when opening Tag Editor Plus
for a file that contained certain invalid tags (e.g. a Beats per minute tag
with non-numeric value).
- Fixed: possible Access Violation error when batch editing the Genre of
more than 10 songs.
- Fixed: Tag Editor Plus didn't show up in batch editing mode when one
of the selected files couldn't be opened.
- Fixed: embedded pictures, lyrics and comments were read-only when the
first media that was played after opening Windows Media Player was a DVD
or audio CD.
- Fixed: embedded pictures, lyrics and comments could still be edited
for files marked as read-only.
- Fixed: editing the Composer, Writer or Conductor
field didn't activate the Apply button (special thanks to Paul Coddington for reporting).
- Fixed: Unicode characters in the song's artist/title were
incorrectly displayed in Tag Editor Plus's title bar (special thanks to
Joel Low for reporting and for testing a fix).
- New actions available for global hotkeys: step frame forward/backward
(video only) and increase/decrease/reset playback rate.
- The space bar local hotkey now also starts playback when stopped
(previously, the space bar only had effect when Windows Media Player was
playing or paused).
- Fixed: possible Windows Media Player crash when removing the current
song from the Party Shuffle playlist and then starting Party Shuffle
- Fixed: when trying to remove the current song from the Party Shuffle
playlist, the wrong song would get actually removed.
- Fixed: in settings, auto playlists that contained restrictions (e.g.
Limit Number Of Items) were
not available to be selected as source for Party Shuffle (special thanks
to Paul Coddington for reporting).
- Fixed: when Windows Media Player Plus! auto-restored the Party Shuffle playlist at startup and the source playlist didn't exist anymore or
was empty, the same warning could be displayed more than once.
Disc numbers in media library
- Fixed: navigating through the media library was slow when an external
application was connected to Windows Media Player, such as Windows Media
Center or Logitech Media Display (special thanks to Alex Polling for
- Removed warning in settings about this feature being experimental, and
reworded the setting itself while moving the more detailed explanation
Current media in Windows Media Player's title bar
- Now also showing the current media in the title bar of Windows Media
Player's Now Playing mode (previously, only the title bar of Library mode
- Fixed: the tooltip of Windows Media Player's task bar preview still
contained the old title bar text of the previously playing media (Windows
7 or higher only, special thanks to Joel Low for reporting and for testing
- Made the Stop after current and Close after current
menu items also available when right-clicking Windows Media Player's
Play button, for faster access.
- Restore Media at Startup now won't restore any media when Windows
Media Player is launched invisibly in the background (such as when
running Windows Media Center).
- Fixed: on non-English versions of Windows Media Player, the Tag
Editor Plus and File menu items didn't appear in Now Playing
- Fixed: the File menu item didn't appear for songs whose
filename contained Unicode characters.
- Fixed: now properly displaying Unicode characters when showing the
currently playing media in Windows Media Player's title bar and
in Windows Live Messenger's 'What I'm Listening To' field. Advanced Title
Formatting (ATF) in general now supports Unicode too.
- Fixed: Windows Media Player Plus! always tried to show its settings
window on the first Windows Media Player run after install, even when
Windows Media Player was running invisibly in the background (such as is
the case with Windows Media Center). This could also cause 'unauthorized
window' errors in the event log while using a Windows Media Center
Extender. All info/warning/error dialogs that
Windows Media Player Plus! can show are now hidden as well when Windows Media
Player is running invisibly in the background.
- Support for Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 8.
(March 30, 2011)
Possible crashes in Windows Media Player (with thanks to Jimmy Malmqvist
for reporting this and for testing a fix).
Fixed: Access violation error when clicking OK or Apply in
Settings, and no playlists (apart from the Party Shuffle playlist) existed
in the library.
(March 19, 2011)
New: Global hotkeys
New: Party Shuffle
New: Advanced playback: Stop after current and Close after
New: Play next right-click menu item for Windows Media Player 11.
New: an option to let Windows Media Player play/pause when pressing the
space bar, regardless of which UI element is focused.
Tag Editor Plus
- Added support for viewing/editing album art, lyrics and comments.
- Added batch editing support, i.e. editing tags of multiple songs at
- Tag changes are now immediately written to the music file when
clicking OK or Apply (if the file is not playing or in use
by another application).
- Improved validation of Release year.
- Fixed: Invalid variant type conversion error when entering a
two-digit year on the Summary tab.
- Fixed: The Tag Editor Plus window didn't remember its size correctly.
- Fixed: possible Index out of bounds error when using the
Restore Media at Startup
- Added support for restoring audio CDs.
- Fixed: when media was restored paused on Windows Vista/7, it was
possible that you could still hear a fraction of the audio before the
actual pause occurred.
Windows Live Messenger (What I'm Listening To)
- Fixed: What I'm Listening To could sometimes disappear during a song
- Windows Media Player Plus! now only clears What I'm Listening To if it
was set earlier by the plug-in itself (to prevent clearing it when it was
set by another application or plug-in).
- Fixed: 'Find as you type' incorrectly got triggered when typing
something in Windows Media Player's Media Guide.
- Fixed: the Tag Editor Plus and File menu items didn't
appear for files on the Desktop.
- Fixed: when the currently playing media was shown in Windows Media
Player's title bar, it could disappear from the title bar for a moment
during a media change (most noticeable with pictures).
(July 4, 2010)
Windows Media Player crashed when accessing the Windows Media Player Plus!
settings while the plug-in was disabled.
(May 19, 2010)