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Windows 7: Is there a WMP 11 skin for WMP 12?

10 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Is there a WMP 11 skin for WMP 12?

I have searched all over the internet for it, and couldn't find it.
Is there a WMP 11 skin for WMP 12?
If there is, links would be appreciated.
If there isn't, how might I make one, or have someone else make one?
Thanks.


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10 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Perhaps I wasn't clear enough.

The skin should look like


Also, I've thought about it some more; I guess by making it a WMP skin file type would make it so the window couldn't be resized. It might have to be a patch of some sort; a program that replaces some of WMP 12's files to have the feel of WMP 11 but the functionality of 12.
If this isn't possible; the idea in general, I will have to downgrade to 11.
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10 Aug 2012   #3

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Here is a link to the resources for a skin WMP 12 Resources by ~Legacy-Code on deviantART
There are also many skins available at deviantart.com

If you are using 64-bit the wmploc.dll is in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64

To properly change a system file you need to take ownership give yourself permission and rename the old file(Keeping it in place so if you have to go back you still have a good copy) and then copy in the new one look at Post #6 of this thread will tell you how to do it Basic Networking Information

Here is a tutorial that may be of interest to you also Windows Media Player - Re-Design an Existing Complex WMP Skin
Jerry
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10 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Here is a link to the resources for a skin WMP 12 Resources by ~Legacy-Code on deviantART
This helps.
I am trying to replace those files with the ones in WMP 11, but it's not allowing me to change the contents of wmploc.dll. I am using 7Zip to browse/edit the files in the dll, but I can't copy any files into it. Is there a way around that, or is there a program that can perform those actions?
Edit: both dlls are owned by my user.
Thanks.
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10 Aug 2012   #5

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You need to use a resource hacker of some kind.
Look at this tutorial Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker it shows how to change icons in imageres.dll but it the same with any .dll
Jerry
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10 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Nope, replacing the files just corrupts WMP.
I guess downgrading is the best way to go at the moment.
If anyone finds a program that makes WMP 12 look like WMP 11, let me know.
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10 Aug 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

are you adamant it has to be for wmp.
i use a wmp11 skin in winamp. far better imo.
Is there a WMP 11 skin for WMP 12?-winamp.png


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12 Aug 2012   #8

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My WMP skin is very similar to what you seek (disregard the background, I use a background changer, you could change it to whatever you like). If you like it I will attach the wmploc.dll

Is there a WMP 11 skin for WMP 12?-clipboard01.jpg

A Guy


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12 Aug 2012   #9

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

All I know is that I'd gladly pay for a way to use XP's WMP10 on my Windows 7 machine....
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13 Aug 2012   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
If you like it I will attach the wmploc.dll
This is perfect! Can you attach it?
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