Show Current Music Track on Gtalk in WMP 12, Windows 7

Google Talk or gTalk chat application has a feature to show currently playing Music track on Windows Media player as you Status. On Windows Xp, it runs without problem but even since I upgraded to Windows 7, GTalk doesn’t update status on change of Music track on Windows Media Player 12.

It was a very small thing but I was unable to make it work. Actually there was no Google Talk Music Plugin for WMP 12 installed on Windows 7 system. So, Follow the steps given to start showing the name of song you are listening as Gtalk status:

Uninstall Google Talk.
Visit http://www.google.com/talk/
Click Download Google Talk client near the bottom of the page.
Save the installation file to your desktop.
5. Right-click the installation file (googletalk-setup.exe) on your desktop and select Run as administrator.
6. Follow the instructions to install Talk

gtalk-music track status

Still not working?

  • Run Windows Media Player.
  • Then go to Tools and then options.
  • Click on the Plug-ins tab and select Background category in it.
  • Now check the option of “Google Talk music plug-in” on the right side.
  • Then Apply and exit.
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Ruchi - November 30, 2009

Thanks for sharing the tutorial , it was really useful .

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ajay - December 13, 2009

Thanx yaar!!
It’s works.

🙂

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MostlyBlog - December 25, 2009

wow it’s working on my windows vista thanks for sharing, i am searching for this information on Google and got your blog

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shanky - February 9, 2010

thanks man……….it was really helpful!!!!

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Ricky - February 22, 2010

Really helpful ……..Cheers.!!!!!!!!

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gaurav - March 16, 2010

nopes… its not working…
i followed the steps….
but still in plugins -> background its not showing the option of google talk

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moe net - March 18, 2010

thanks a lot
i can’t do current music track at gtalk at window 7
before i see ur suggestion
now i am ok !
🙂

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Sanaaya - April 23, 2010

Thanx.

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Ratheesh - May 24, 2010

Yea its working fine in my windows7, but i am facing same issue in winamp can u help me ?

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Vaishnavi - May 30, 2010

hey thanksss yaar
🙂

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Annu - August 20, 2010

Yes! Nice thanks for sharing…….
After installing as a admin plugin option shown in win media player…. I am worried abt 7
but it’s working fine.

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Ankur - September 21, 2010

hey thankx Rohit Langde,
this blog is very useful to all user who want more about any problem about windows software.

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Dharmendra - December 5, 2010

thanx it’s working……….:)

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Acme - December 24, 2010

Plz,help me.
There’s no “google talk plug-in check box” at the background of plug-in option.
How should I slove to work show current musics track?

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wini - January 28, 2011

Thank you sooo much…..i have been struggling for this status to work for past many days…..moreover I have windows 7……but this time it really worked 🙂

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april - March 31, 2011

thanks man.. it’s works

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Ankur Moulik - July 21, 2011

Thank you so much.Your tutorial was really very helpful.

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Pradeep - September 25, 2011

Hey Its work fine, thanks a ton!!!

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vishal - October 30, 2011

plz , any1 send me d link for wmp12……
i also wann to current music track in gtalk..
plz

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Siddhant Jain - November 13, 2011

man… i followed all the steps… the gtalk plugin box appeared and i checked it… but still… my status is not being updated… there’s no solution for dis in any of the discussions… what do i do!!??

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myominzaw - November 30, 2011

Thz It is useful.

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krishna - December 6, 2011

thank you….

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raja - January 10, 2012

thanks yaar……it really works 🙂

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ohnsaw - February 16, 2012

nopes… its not working…
i followed the steps….
but still in plugins -> background its not showing the option of google talk

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Anurag - April 3, 2012

It worked for me too…… Thanks dude… 🙂

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shweta - May 1, 2012

Worked for me. For those whose Gtalk plugin checkbox option is not available under plugins, run as administrator, while installing setup.

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Anil Batham - March 4, 2013

To get the Google Talk now playing plug-in working, you have to uninstall your current Google Talk client (unless you’re starting from scratch) and close Windows Media Player 12. Next, download the Google Talk installer, right-click it in Windows Explorer and choose ‘Run as Administrator’. If you don’t do this, the Google Talk setup won’t install the functionality required by this plug-in. Don’t really know why the Google Talk setup doesn’t show an UAC prompt in the first place and it doesn’t install the plug-in properly.

After installation, you should see the plug-in under the background category in your Windows Media Player 12 plug-ins options window. It’ll be enabled by default. Once it is, you can choose ‘Show current music track’ as your status message and everyone will know what you’re jammin’ to.

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Swapnil - June 17, 2013

Thanks buddy! Wonderful tutorial. Setup just needed to run as administrator 🙂 and done!

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