Open Related Text

This Winamp helper program will open a text file related to the current track. It uses the AMIP plugin to find the name of the current track, replaces the filename extention with .txt, and opens the resulting file.

Installation

  1. Download openrtxt.zip.
  2. Put openrtxt.exe wherever you want, and remember its location.
  3. Right click on openrtxt.exe and choose Create Shortcut.
  4. Right click on the shortcut and choose Properties.
  5. Click on the Shortcut tab.
  6. [Shortcut key box] In the Shortcut key box, select whatever shortcut key you want. Click OK.
  7. Put the shortcut on the desktop or in the Start Menu. This way, the shortcut key will work anywhere in Windows.

Organizing your files

Open Related Text simply opens a text file with the same base filename as the current track in Winamp. So you will want to organize your text files so they have the same base filenames as the tracks they belong with.

For example, you could put the lyrics to Winterstorm.mp3 in the text file Winterstorm.txt located in the same folder.

Usage

Anytime Winamp is open, you can press the shortcut key you chose during the installtion process to open the text file related to the current track (if there is one).

Uninstallation

To uninstall, simply delete openrtxt.exe and the shortcut you made during installation.

Version History

The current version is version 2, posted Aug. 29, 2007. The program is now a Windows program instead of a console program, so there is no longer a console window that appears. It now connects to AMIP using DDE to get the current track's filename, instead of using a buffer text file, making setup easier.

The original version was posted Oct. 7, 2006.


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Robert Hart
Updated Aug. 29, 2007