Getting Info from Process

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    Getting Info from Process

    Hey!

    For a program I'd like to make, I need to get some info from another program, one that does not provide a developer API at all. Basically, I'm trying to get the currently playing song from a certain media player.

    What would this involve? Surely I can't just find the data in memory somewhere and use it? I figured it'd be something with a hook to the program, and intercepting the change in song title data. But...

    1) Would the program have to have a function that returns the value I want? Or can I just retrieve data from the program from a variable it might be holding it in?

    2) What kind of stuff would I need to look into to start doing this? Doing google searches on 'process hooking', 'api hooking', etc., turns up way too much stuff.

    Thanks!
    FlyingIsFun1217

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    I would have no idea as I have never tried something like this, but here is my two cents. Try looking in to the sound driver/sound device and see if something is being played. If it is, find what file it is being played from and/or its location. Only problem I would see from this is say there is a video on youtube playing some music, and your itunes is playing some music. Your driver/card would be playing two different sources, one of which is not a file. In that case I would have no idea how to handle that. Hope that helps get you started.

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    That seems like it'd be the exact same thing as what I'm describing, except instead of getting the data I want, I'm getting a stream of the song data, which definitely doesn't help me.

    FlyingIsFun1217

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