(c) Dr. Scott M. Baker, smbaker@sb-software.com


This is a player for the 'XM radio online' service provided bywww.xmradio.com . I wrote this player because I wanted something that is nice, simple, small, and not tied into the Windows Media Player user interface or a web browser. XMicroplayer has a small and easy to use no-nonsense user interface.


Use this software at your own risk. This software and its author are not affiliated with XM Satellite Radio, Inc.


You must have an account with Sirius/XM Satellite Radio (www.xmradio.com ) to use this player. You also need to have Windows Media Player version 9 or better installed on your computer. This software is designed for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

Getting Started:

XMicroplayer as an automatic install program that will install the software and put an XMicroplayer icon on your desktop. Click this icon to launch the software.

When the software starts for the first time, it will not know your account settings -- you will have to configure them. To do this, press the setup button, which brings up a screen with places for you to type in your XM username and password.

Once you've entered your account settings and hit <Ok>, the program should attempt to connect to the Sirius/XM service. If you have entered everything correctly and have a valid Sirius/XM account, then it should work. The default channel is "channel 8", and it should start playing, as well as print the song title and artist.

NOTE: Sirius/XM switched all their logins from XM logins to Sirius logins. If you were an XM customer then they might have emailed or called you about this sometime around September/October 2010. Make sure to use the Sirius name and password, and not your old XM name/password.

When things go wrong:

The most obvious thing to check is that you've entered the correct name and password.

If everything appears to work, but you get no sound, then it might be an issue with the version of Windows Media Player that you have installed. I've personally tested XMicroplayer with WMP versions 9, 10, and 11.

Command-line options:

Command-line options can be used to influence the program (for example, from a windows startup script, etc). The program supports the following options:

-regkey <keyname> The registry key to use when saving and loading settings
-channel <n> Channel number
-username <username> XM radio online username
-password <password> XM radio online password
-minimize Minimize the main window when starting
-systray Minimize the main window to the system tray when starting

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