Since its inception, Windows Media Player has not been improved much, it actually lost some earlier features overtime such the playlist creation. But the major flaw is the capability to resume where you left off, which makes audio podcast listening virtually impossible.

imageGranted the logic behind this feature lacking  is perhaps, WM does not close your app when you tap on the “X”, and actually its plays in the background if you don’t hit the pause or stop button before hitting the “x”, therefore when you open WMP again, you should find right at the position where you left off.

However, after a certain time, the memory management could flush out the resident portion of WMP from RAM and most likely you won’t find the same position again.

Nevertheless, with few add-on (Playlstmgr) and few great skins, WMP is still my most used app daily for my audio podcast consumption.

Our friend Italian site "MyLostBlog” spotted a nice plug-in called “Resume Plug-in” made by Wolfman-XP, a member of the XDA-Developer squad. The purpose of this plug-in is to address the resume problem.

You can visit the original thread HERE, download and install the. Cab and every time you press pause on the MediaPlayer it will save the playlist and the position. After you exit the player or the device resets it will resume at the same position.

4 Comments

  1. Melvyn
    Posted July 31, 2008 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Amazing! Thanks so much for highlighting this. I use my HTC Wizard to listen to podcasts, lectures, and audio books but this has driven me crazy for 2yrs. Now, thanks to XDA-devs and your post it sounds like it will be solved.

    Thanks again.

  2. Posted August 1, 2008 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Melvyn, I don’t know if people realize how important this is.

  3. vw195
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    For me it is not important at all since most of the (cheap) payware media players out there handle this. I have two (at least) on my tp now that do this (and much much more).

  4. Peter
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    I have been using this for a while now and it works pretty well. I think I am using version 1.1 because I had problems with the later versions. Even with version 1.1, sometimes if I try to resume a playlist while low on memory WMP will skip to the next track.

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