Please read the below questions (and answers) before asking anything, this section is updated to contain the most frequently asked question, so that I don't have to repeat myself answering them in forums or in my IM/IRC.
Refer to the AMIP mIRC tutorial.
By default automatic mode is disabled and it's recommended to set up hotkey or alias to announce song information. There is a good reason for this: most people are not interested in your song spam every time you change song in the player, you may flood the channel and get banned easily. OK, you've been warned.
Automatic mode can be enabled in AMIP Configurator | IRC Integration tab using the appropriate check-box (Announce automatically). You can access AMIP options by typing
/dde mplug options in mIRC.
Yes, in AMIP Configurator | Channels specify the list of channels you want to announce to. Then adjust your preset to start with
/cme np: %name.
/describe #channel <text after /cme>to each channel. If you want standard messages (not actions like
/me), then use
/cme. You can also put multiple lines in the preset instead of using Channels configuration, like:
/describe #amip np: %name
/describe #radio Track: %name
/msg #dj Current song: %name
With such approach you can use different presets and formats for each channel.
The problem is related to DDE exchange. AMIP uses DDE to communicate with mIRC, but DDE can hang in some cases. If you are interested in details please see the Microsoft KB q136218.
Summary of the KB article: there is an application in your system with topmost window, but without message queue, it never returns when
DdeConnect sends broadcast message which causes AMIP hangup.
If you don't want to install AMIP Configurator, you can do it manually.
Open plugin.ini file located in the same folder as all your player plug-ins. If there is no such file, create it manually (plugin.ini for all the players except QCD, plugins.ini for the QCD player).
Put in the folowing:
[Advanced mIRC Integration Plug-In] CFG_MAPPING=1
If the file already exists and has Advanced mIRC Integration Plug-In section, just change
CFG_MAPPING value from
This should fix the problem.