The Current Track plugin for Pidgin (Formerly Gaim) (Win32/Linux) displays the current track gathered from iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player, RealPlayer, foobar2000, Musicmatch Jukebox, MediaMonkey, XMPlay , Yahoo! Jukebox, Amarok, Rhythmbox, XMMS, or from a file in your Available message or Away Message (download 11/03/2009). It will also append the current track to your user info, and can set your buddy icon based on the iTunes, MediaMonkey, or Amarok album art or query amazon.com for the album art. (Here is a great automatic album art importer.). You can type "/track" anywhere in a conversation and Currenttrack will replace it with the track title.
Requires Pidgin 2.0.0 or higher.
MusicInfo is another plugin that works like Currenttrack (for Gaim Win32).
Musictracker is an early branch/port of Currenttrack (for Gaim Linux).
|* This only works sometimes with certain servers?|
|** Jabber doesn't seem to update buddyicons dynamically, but if you go to "Get Info" from the buddylist menu for the buddy the icon is set properly and then updates in the buddy list?|
|*** Supported with MSN11 protocol plugin that is in the works.|
|**** Yahoo is a bit flaky about setting buddy icons...sometimes they don't seem to update?|