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Old 08-05-2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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Unable to install wmp11 skin VLC player


Hi everyone

i have downloaded WMP11.vlt skin for vlc player and pasted it in userhome/.vlc/skins but iam not getting the skin in the player

Please tell me how to use the theme WMP11.vlt in VLC player

THANKS IN ADVANCE

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Old 08-05-2007, 12:02 PM   #2
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the directory must be named skins2 I think. Then start vlc with 'svlc' or 'vlc -I skins2', right click on the head bar and under 'choose skin' you should find your skin.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 12:59 PM   #3
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the directory must be named skins2 I think. Then start vlc with 'svlc' or 'vlc -I skins2', right click on the head bar and under 'choose skin' you should find your skin.
Hi almatic

thanks for ur quick reply

i am able to change the skin by following the instr. that u have given..
but i have got 1 more query..i would be very thankful to you if u can solve them for me..

--> I am unable to maximize/resize the wmp11 skin window..i can only see the video in full screen
and not getting the options like seek bar...etc in fullscreen like in windows..

Please help me to solve the problem

thanks in advance

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Last edited by me4linux; 08-05-2007 at 01:04 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 01:52 PM   #4
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you can resize the skinned vlc by grabbing the lower right corner with the mouse. The mouse cursor will not change, which is a bit irritating, but it will resize.
As for fullscreen mode, I don't have any controls there too, so I guess it's supposed to be like that (or maybe will get implemented later). For me personally this is not a problem since I use keyboard control for all players (I'm used to the mplayer hotkeys, so that's how I configured all the players).
vlc is highly customizable in terms of control, but has some glitches with it too. Just play around with it a bit.
 
Old 08-05-2007, 09:02 PM   #5
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you can resize the skinned vlc by grabbing the lower right corner with the mouse. The mouse cursor will not change, which is a bit irritating, but it will resize.
As for fullscreen mode, I don't have any controls there too, so I guess it's supposed to be like that (or maybe will get implemented later). For me personally this is not a problem since I use keyboard control for all players (I'm used to the mplayer hotkeys, so that's how I configured all the players).
vlc is highly customizable in terms of control, but has some glitches with it too. Just play around with it a bit.
thanks for your quick reply

the windows media player is resizing only in vertical direction when i have dragged the mouse in the bottom left corner...
Please tell me how resize in 2 directions i.e both horizontal and vertical ..
 
Old 08-05-2007, 09:57 PM   #6
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yeah, that's what you did

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i have dragged the mouse in the bottom left corner...
but that's what I said

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by grabbing the lower right corner
you know, when I say right, I really mean right, and not left
 
Old 08-05-2007, 10:29 PM   #7
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yeah, that's what you did


but that's what I said


you know, when I say right, I really mean right, and not left
hi almatic

i have done what u said ..but in my computer the window is not maximizing fully in both directions..
please see the screenshot link below

http://www.Photo-Host.org/view/946791vlc.png

Bye
 
Old 08-06-2007, 01:06 AM   #8
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then the skin is probably buggy. Maybe a typo in the xml file. You could unpack the archive and check the xml file for obvious typos.
... or just use any other skin.
 
Old 08-06-2007, 03:12 AM   #9
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then the skin is probably buggy. Maybe a typo in the xml file. You could unpack the archive and check the xml file for obvious typos.
... or just use any other skin.
Hi almatic

can u modify the content of xml file sothat it can be resized fully
i am pasting only the required part in the xml file

If u dont mind please edit it to make the resize work properly
==========================================================

<!-- ###################### -->

<!-- # MediaPlayer Layout # -->

<!-- ###################### -->

<Layout id="MediaPlayer" width="598" height="338" minwidth="-1" minheight="-1" maxwidth="598" maxheight="1200">

<Group x="0" y="0">



<!-- Resizable WINDOW /-->

<Image image="main_top_left" x="0" y="0" lefttop="lefttop" rightbottom="lefttop" action="move" />

<Image image="main_top_middle" x="167" y="0" lefttop="lefttop" rightbottom="righttop" action="move" />

<Image image="main_top_right" x="431" y="0" lefttop="righttop" rightbottom="righttop" action="move" />

<Image image="main_left" x="0" y="61" lefttop="lefttop" rightbottom="leftbottom" action="move" />

<Image image="main_middle" x="8" y="61" lefttop="lefttop" rightbottom="rightbottom" action="move" />

<Image image="main_right" x="590" y="61" lefttop="righttop" rightbottom="rightbottom" action="resizeE" />

<Image image="main_bottom_left" x="0" y="269" lefttop="leftbottom" rightbottom="leftbottom" action="move" />

<Image image="main_bottom_middle" x="19" y="269" lefttop="leftbottom" rightbottom="rightbottom" action="move" />

<Image image="main_bottom_right" x="579" y="269" lefttop="rightbottom" rightbottom="rightbottom" action="move" />

<Image image="main_top_right_resizerE" x="590" y="0" lefttop="righttop" rightbottom="righttop" action="resizeE" />

<Image image="main_bottom_left_resizerS" x="0" y="330" lefttop="leftbottom" rightbottom="leftbottom" action="resizeS" />

<Image image="main_bottom_middle_resizerS" x="19" y="330" lefttop="leftbottom" rightbottom="rightbottom" action="resizeS" />

<Image image="main_bottom_right_resizerE" x="590" y="269" lefttop="rightbottom" rightbottom="rightbottom" action="resizeE" />

<Image image="main_bottom_right_resizerS" x="579" y="330" lefttop="rightbottom" rightbottom="rightbottom" action="resizeS" />

<Image image="main_bottom_right_resizerSE" x="590" y="330" lefttop="rightbottom" rightbottom="rightbottom" action="resizeSE" />


================================

THANKS IN ADVANCE

bye
 
Old 08-07-2007, 04:57 AM   #10
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sorry, if I had a little more time (and the skin wouldn't be so ugly ) I'd help you with it. You must check the dimension declarations of the sub pictures, if they correspond correctly with the section you have quoted. On first sight, the resize section does not look correct to me, there are many redundant lines (resizeE is for horizontal resizing, resizeS for vertical and resizeSE for both), so it appears as if the creator of the skin knows the problem and was trying to fix with trial and error.

Maybe someone else will correct it for you, or write a mail to the author.
 
Old 08-07-2007, 11:18 AM   #11
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sorry, if I had a little more time (and the skin wouldn't be so ugly ) I'd help you with it. You must check the dimension declarations of the sub pictures, if they correspond correctly with the section you have quoted. On first sight, the resize section does not look correct to me, there are many redundant lines (resizeE is for horizontal resizing, resizeS for vertical and resizeSE for both), so it appears as if the creator of the skin knows the problem and was trying to fix with trial and error.

Maybe someone else will correct it for you, or write a mail to the author.
hi almatic
thanks for your suggestion..
i surely report this bug to the author
 
  


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