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Windows 7: skinning wmp background


03 Jul 2009   #1
t41

windows7 7600 x86
 
 
skinning wmp background

I have changed the background to wmp using the program - restorator 2007 - Restorator 2007 Resource Editor - Restorator - Bome Software

1. open wmploc.dll with resorator 2007

2. open resource tree - go down to folder 257 and open - now you will see about 30 files down called library_BACKGROUND_1-7.PNG. My default was LIBRARY_BACKGROUND7.PNG - please open your wmp and make sure it looks the same as the one open in restorator or you will have to do the registry hack found here - Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image

3. Right click on this file and assign a pic to it - the default size is 800 x 600 - make sure you use a bitmap. png will not work, a jpeg might, didn't try.

4. save your wmploc.dll in the system32 folder - remembering to take-ownership and keep a copy of original by renaming it to wmploc.old.

5. open wmp and see results

I only did this one file, you can probably change a whole lot more to make it even more symmetrical.

VOILA!! - you are in like Flynn or Flint - whoever you like better - lol personally I'll stick with James Coburn

ANOTHER NOTE - I did this on a 7260 build system 32 pc
there are two places the wmploc.dll - they are system32 folder and also found one in C:\Windows\winsxs\ - but this one could not be saved at all. don't know what effect that will have after i reboot. To be determined.



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skinning wmp background-6.jpg   skinning wmp background-capture.jpg  
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03 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

cool tut. i'll have to try this out.
+rep
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03 Jul 2009   #3
t41

windows7 7600 x86
 
 

Thanks holo88
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06 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for tutorial, I only have 6 backgrounds in mine.

Here's mine.

skinning wmp background-2009-07-06_223301.jpg


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06 Jul 2009   #5
t41

windows7 7600 x86
 
 

lol - I love it - very nice
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12 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

thanks for the tutorial, was actually looking for this

here's mine


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skinning wmp background-capture.png  
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12 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jblazea50 View Post
thanks for the tutorial, was actually looking for this

here's mine
I think you would have been better off if you had inverted your background so you can actually read the text.
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12 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I think you would have been better off if you had inverted your background so you can actually read the text.
you're right, so i changed it quickly to this


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skinning wmp background-capture.png  
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12 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jblazea50 View Post
you're right, so i changed it quickly to this

LOL, now your not going to be able to read anything with that staring at you.
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12 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
LOL, now your not going to be able to read anything with that staring at you.
yeah, good thing i use to watch videos mostly

btw, it's the same with you since you are using one of my favorite girls, Jessica Alba
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