This is an old archived article. It is here for historical and nostalgic reasons only. The software described in this article (Miranda IM and its components) is no longer a project I'm working on. The article most likely will contain broken links, missing images as it was automatically converted from an old blog long gone.
The project is still an active Open Source project and should you be interested, more information about it is available here.
Recently, I discovered a new plugin for Miranda which made me want to revise a somewhat older and partially unmaintained plugin. I'am talking about mRadio, a quite new plugin which can play mp3 and various other audio streams from the basically does the same as Winamp or ITunes, but uses a lot less resources, because it is not an entire application - only a small plugin loaded into Miranda.
The SndVol plugin is a well known extension for all multiwindow - enabled contact lists. In its basic form, it provides only 2 simple features:
- Set the volume for event sounds (for example, the “incoming message sound”
- Provide a button to mute and unmute the event sounds
While this is not much, the plugin does its job well. It creates a small frame on the contact list containing the mute button and a slider control for setting the volume. My changes are basically a few new features which allow SndVol to control the mRadio plugin. You can now quickly set the mRadio volume using the slider on the contact list and the mute feature does work with mRadio. And finally, I added an option to change the background color of the frame. That's all.