In this article we will take a look at a way to display the current song, you are listening to, as your Skype mood. The mood will automatically change when the next track begins. To achieve this cool effect we will use the free Skype plugin – ON AIR.
Follow the steps:
- Quit Skype and download ON AIR (you can check for a more recent version by visiting the ON AIR website).
- Install the program.
- Start the program, by using the shortcut in the Start Menu.
- A new icon will appear in the system tray area. Open Skype and sign-in with your name and password. Play some music as well (for example in WinAmp or another supported player).
- Skype will show a one time message, asking your permission to allow ON AIR to connect to Skype – click Allow Access.
Now when the song changes, your Skype mood will change as well. Also a message appears above the ON AIR icon in the system tray. If you want to hide this message first left click on the icon to open the ON AIR window and then in Tools -> Options uncheck the Display Trayicon Notification Balloon checkbox and click Save.
If you want your mood to be simply the title and artist of the song then go to Mood and delete everything except the code that is shown in the right side of the picture below.
Now all your contacts can see which song you are playing. They could even decide to try it for themselves :P. For even more instructions and help on using the program, please visit the help page in the ON AIR website.