Ok so I’m way behind on the home theater blog, but I uploaded a new stable release of my Meedio plugin for EvilLyrics integration a few weeks back. The plugin update contains the fixes for the new release build from EvilLyrics as well as a fix that was causing an error beep when the plugin was shutdown. What is this plugin? It’s a fulltime plugin for the HTPC frontend called Meedio (which I run on all of my HTPC systems connected to every TV in my house…yes my wife loves me dearly to tolerate this crap). The EvilLyics plugin receives messages from the music player and passes the Artist/Song info to the EvilLyrics COM object, which then performs a web request to retrieve lyrics for the currently playing song. When the lyrics are retrieved a COM event is fired and I retrieve the lyrics and publish a datafeed within Meedio containing the lyrics. The lyrics are then displayed on screen in the HTPC interface. Cool eh, no? Ok, maybe just geeky. Anyway, while Meedio is a dead product as it was acquired by Yahoo over a year ago, there are several developers (myself included) that are continuing to develop plugins forMeedio as well as continuing to work on an open-source Meedio replacement product called MeediOS.
Here’s a screenshot of what the end result of the EvilLyrics plugin does inside Meedio:
Yeah, it’s probably just plain geeky