Please, next time you post, read the thread title. Your question has nothing to do with the Support Site
Anyway, my most important first impression is that XMP could/should give better GUI indications of whether XMP is Playing, Stopped or Paused. ... Now the XMP WinTitle is either "XMP" ... or the Formatting string (Fs) - BUT the WinTitle is the Fs whether XMP is playing, paused or stopped after playing.
Ah, it's indeed rather difficult to find out whether XMPlay is playing if you're just using a script, there are not interface for that. What exactly do you want to achieve?
Sorry, after being up all night, I read the title as "Comments and suggestions concerning XMPlay" ... XMP could introduce a ISplaying/ISpaused variables for the Fs ...
foobar2000 has %ispaused% ... but when foobar is stopped (not stopped AND unloaded)
the WinTitle says just "foobar2000".
My foobar2000 Fs is»
%artist% - %album% «$if(%ispaused%,Paused,Playing)» '['%_foobar2000_version%']'
So, my fb2k title ...
includes «Paused» when fb2k is paused;
includes «Playing» when fb2k is playing;
is only foobar2000 when fb2k is stopped (whether unloaded or not ...)
My PII plays MM files all day and sometimes all night while I am working on my PIVs (or sleeping).
My scripts "run" the PII while I am working (or sleeping ...) and need to be able to determine the playback status of whichever player I am using ...
Right now XMP is (as far as this issue goes) slightly better than CoolPlayer
but not as good as WinAmp or foobar or jetAudio or ... because when the XMP WinTitle is the Fs,
a script cannot determine if XMP is playing, paused or stopped ...
This issue might be relevant to others - not just me ...
Thanks again in any case ...