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drjboulder
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Post by drjboulder » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:19 am

Hey, ozboomer
I am no skinner, but just wanted to let you know that what you want is possible.
I have been getting my toes wet with skinning, doing some small mods.
Thought that I would use your request to get my foot a little wetter.

I have not totally replicated what you asked for.
Song title font color is off, believe that is a transparency/base skin color conflict that would require more tweaking than I wanted to do with a test for a player that I would not be using.
Also, have not figured out if bold fonts are supported - however, you can increase font size.
Next/Previous Buttons are probably not exactly what you had in mind and are a little rough. But, once again I was just messing around to get some more experience.

So, with a little fiddling I came up with this:
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Just thought that you deserved a response.
Someone with more talent could definitely achieve what you are looking for.
Of course, you could always try doing it yourself. A good place to start learning is, here.

Have fun with it! The Monkey can never have to many skinners. Maybe, someday I will count myself as one!
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ozboomer
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Post by ozboomer » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:41 am

drjboulder wrote:I am no skinner, but just wanted to let you know that what you want is possible....
...
A good place to start learning is, here.
Oooo, that's a good clue. I can simply fiddle about colourizing the bitmaps and replacing the images, etc... and I'll see if I can nut-out how to change the fonts, etc (in the right place). I'll have a go...

Actually... would you be able to let me know the Fonts/Colors things you modified to change the track name, album title, etc, please..? For example, the "Fonts" items might talk about ListItemTextNormal or StaticTextNormal... or the "SysColors" thing might refer to clActiveCaption... Which of these affect those 3 or 4 things I described I wanted to change? The graphics shouldn't be a drama to replace, I think...

Many thanks for the pointers :)

...and on a sort-of unrelated matter...

Here's a skin that I understand comes from WinAmp:

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This prompts 2 questions:

a) does anyone recognize this skin and know the name of it?

b) is there a utility to convert skins from WinAmp format to MediaMonkey's format?

Thanks again...

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Post by drjboulder » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:29 pm

ozboomer wrote: Actually... would you be able to let me know the Fonts/Colors things you modified to change the track name, album title, etc, please..?
Changing fonts is easy.
I just modified these entrys in the FloatPlayer.ini:

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[SongTitle]
Type=Text
Transperent=1
Resizable=1,1,1,0
Pos=121,20
Size=161,21
Transperent=0
TextMask=%S
TextAlign=0
FontColor=148255173
FontHeight=-17
VistaFontName=Segoe UI

[Custom1]
Type=Text
Transperent=1
Resizable=1,1,1,0
Pos=121,40
Size=161,15
Transperent=1
TextMask=%A
TextAlign=0
FontColor=fffffffff
FontHeight=-12
VistaFontName=Segoe UI

[Custom2]
Type=Text
Transperent=1
Resizable=1,1,1,0
Pos=121,54
Size=161,15
Transperent=1
TextMask=%L
TextAlign=0
FontColor=fffffffff
FontHeight=-12
VistaFontName=Segoe UI

[TimeDisplay]
Type=Text
Transperent=1
Resizable=1,1,1,0
Pos=90,72
Size=28,13
Transperent=1
TextMask=%I
TextAlign=1
FontColor=fffffffff
FontHeight=-9
VistaFontName=Calibri
But to back up a little, to get you to where you can do that.
Create a work folder inside your skin folder.
Copy the .msz that you want to mod to work folder.
Change .msz to .zip
Exatract zip (After extracting, I delete Zip - to avoid confusion).
In the extracted folder, find the FloatPlayer.ini.
Open it in a text editor and make changes.
Zip it and rename Back to .msz (use a new name, so as not to lose the original).
Move .msz back to skin folder.
Have fun!
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Post by magicalpig » Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:49 pm

I think the winamp skin is called "modern".

Victor.

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Post by nohitter151 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:09 pm

ozboomer wrote:....

b) is there a utility to convert skins from WinAmp format to MediaMonkey's format?

Thanks again...
Nope, its got to be converted manually...
MediaMonkey user since 2006
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Post by MoDementia » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:26 pm

I really love my MM3 skin but it is quite amateurish compared to everyone elses skins (especially the buttons: play, minimise, cancel, stars etc).

I would really appreciate it if someone could redo the/make some new images (minilyrics skin too) and maybe a micro player to bring it up the excellent standard, set by other more talented skinners, that MM deserves.

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Post by magicalpig » Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:32 pm

I think you should keep at it and improve it yourself. Not that I wouldn't want to help but we need skinners here and you'll never learn if someone does it for you.

Victor.

batchef69
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Batman...Mort

Post by batchef69 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:13 pm

Mortan,

Is it possible to make me a batman skin for the monkey?

Scott

monkey hi fi

Post by monkey hi fi » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:33 am

batman? how would you like it. in the looks of the new movie batman, or the old tv show batman..
it is possible to do just as long as we have the proper images.
any one of the skinners can make the skin.

but just to let you know. i am not really wanting to take on more skins. but who knows?

some one was requesting changes on the casino orange skin but i don't think they got made? if no one takes up your request its not hard to do. just time consuming on the learning of how to do it. you could make your own, or you could send personel email to any of the skinners and requset of them in person there is a lot of new skinners lately, but i'm as i said and not prepared to take on another skin.


roving cowboy / keith hall / monkey hi fi.

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ermal
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Post by ermal » Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:46 am

as you maybe have already noticed i ve started this thread http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30058 trying to make a relaxing dark skin. I ve based this on winamp 5.5 because i think the general scheme color is cool and minimalistic. I would appreciate if someone would help me to code this so it can bee more functional. You can give me a base to witch i can change the bitmaps. Or just work on the existing skin. :)

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Post by rovingcowboy » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:02 am

ermal wrote:as you maybe have already noticed i ve started this thread http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30058 trying to make a relaxing dark skin. I ve based this on winamp 5.5 because i think the general scheme color is cool and minimalistic. I would appreciate if someone would help me to code this so it can bee more functional. You can give me a base to witch i can change the bitmaps. Or just work on the existing skin. :)
not sure where your at but the proper word is " Which " not witch,


did you check the wiki site for the fast newbies walk through of how to skin for mm 3 i put a image up of the theme image map and show you what to change on it for use in simple image over laying.

and it is the theme which is really the windows explorer shell that is being skinned by the theme mskn. so all players use that theme map.
roving cowboy / keith hall. My skins http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =9&t=16724 for some help check on Monkey's helpful messages at http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 4008#44008 MY SYSTEMS.1.Jukebox WinXp pro sp 3 version 3.5 gigabyte mb. 281 GHz amd athlon x2 240 built by me.) 2.WinXP pro sp3, vers 2.5.5 and vers 3.5 backup storage, shuttle 32a mb,734 MHz amd athlon put together by me.) 3.Dell demension, winxp pro sp3, mm3.5 spare jukebox.) 4.WinXp pro sp3, vers 3.5, dad's computer bought from computer store. )5. Samsung Galaxy 5 Android 5) 6. Proscan tablet Android 4.3 ) 7. amd a8-5600 apu 3.60ghz mm version 4 windows 7 pro bought from computer store.

ermal
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Post by ermal » Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:40 am

i was typing very fast because i am not supposed to write to forums when i am at work :)

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Re:

Post by Blake » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:44 am

rovingcowboy wrote:not sure where your at but the proper word is " Which " not witch
Not sure where you're at but the proper word is "you're" not "your" :lol:

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Meant for going with your maximized titlebar on vista. I seem to have lost most of my skinning "talent" (*cough cough*) so if anyone wants to try this then you're welcome and I might also try to get it working as i want.

batchef

Re: Need your design made?

Post by batchef » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:25 pm

My wish is too have a batman/Dark Knight Skin ..can u do this for me.It would be apreciated

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Re: Need your design made?

Post by rovingcowboy » Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:44 pm

that would be a great idea. i have that black theme in the project area just waiting for players to go with it.
batman would fit if someone would make the players.

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roving cowboy / keith hall. My skins http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... =9&t=16724 for some help check on Monkey's helpful messages at http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... 4008#44008 MY SYSTEMS.1.Jukebox WinXp pro sp 3 version 3.5 gigabyte mb. 281 GHz amd athlon x2 240 built by me.) 2.WinXP pro sp3, vers 2.5.5 and vers 3.5 backup storage, shuttle 32a mb,734 MHz amd athlon put together by me.) 3.Dell demension, winxp pro sp3, mm3.5 spare jukebox.) 4.WinXp pro sp3, vers 3.5, dad's computer bought from computer store. )5. Samsung Galaxy 5 Android 5) 6. Proscan tablet Android 4.3 ) 7. amd a8-5600 apu 3.60ghz mm version 4 windows 7 pro bought from computer store.

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