Most people are keen to share their unquestionably excellent musical taste with everyone they know, and what better way to go about it than through a chat client. is a plugin for Skype that enables you to share details of the music you are currently listening to by having your Skype status message automatically changed whenever a new track is played.
As well as track information, your Skype status can also be customized through the use of text, links and emotions. The plugins includes an extensive history section that keeps a record of all of the tracks you have been listening to.
There is currently support for as total of 33 different media players, so unless you are using something fairly obscure, you should find that you are able to make use of ON AIR. If you are concerned about broadcasting details of everything you play in your media players, it is possible to choose to have the plugin ignore those of your choice. In this way it is possible to have ON AIR monitor what you’re playing in, say, VLC, but ignore the more embarrassing music you may choose to play in Windows Media Player.
In addition to changing your Skype status, ON AIR also proves to be useful at a more local level. Whenever the currently playing track changes, a pop up will appear with details of exactly what it is. You can then click this pop up to view more details about the artists, such as lyrics to songs, discography details and more.
This article originally appeared at softwarecrew.co.uk