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Windows 7: Quick WMP RichPreviewHandler Tip ...

31 Dec 2010   #11
XploRa

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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Interesting! I'm not fully clued in on what you are trying to accomplish but whatever it is has tipped me off to something that I have wanted to do for some time now. Every now and then, I like to add the mini player to the taskbar like it was in previous versions of Windows. Sad part about that is, with Win 7 the mini player in the taskbar has always been Black. The black is OK but it doesn't blend in with the msstyle that I'm using. Thanks to you, I managed to find the images for the mini player. I haven't done much to it at the moment other than add some transparency which makes it look somewhat better. I'll have to spend more time with this in the future to get the look I want. What I would really like to have is the images for the mini player that is in WMP 11. For some reason, I'm thinking that with little effort, I can get what I want from those images. Anyone have WMP 11?


Edit: Ok, it appears that the images used are from WMP 11. I wonder why this mini player looks so much better in Vista than in Win 7? It must be reading a background color element from the js or wsz file but I can't figure it out. If that is the case, editing the images wouldn't be needed since one could change the code for the background color if one knew where to find it,lol
You have to edit the 2174.png inside wmploc.dll (change the transparency).
I cannot see any setting inside that one can modify to change the transparency.

Actually there is a way of setting a transparency level ...

Got a wild hair,lol. Went and used the downgrade to WMP 11. After all was said and done, you are correct. The 2174 Image after WMP 11 downgrade is a transparent image. Doesn't make sense to me. I copied the wmploc.dll from a working Vista OS with WMP 11 on it and the 2174 image is not transparent. It's the same as the 2174 in WMP 12's wmploc.dll. I have to say that I'm impressed with this WMP 11. The GUI is so much nicer than WMP 12. At any rate, my new 2174 is on an USB HD and I'm rebooting to roll this WMP 11 off. I kinda hate to do it considering in my opinion, it's way much nicer than WMP 12.
Ok I get it ... yes WMP11 is way better than 12 for sure ...
Well over here it's almost 12, so happy happy new year to you - will chat again!


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31 Dec 2010   #12
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

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You have to edit the 2174.png inside wmploc.dll (change the transparency).
I cannot see any setting inside that one can modify to change the transparency.

Actually there is a way of setting a transparency level ...

Got a wild hair,lol. Went and used the downgrade to WMP 11. After all was said and done, you are correct. The 2174 Image after WMP 11 downgrade is a transparent image. Doesn't make sense to me. I copied the wmploc.dll from a working Vista OS with WMP 11 on it and the 2174 image is not transparent. It's the same as the 2174 in WMP 12's wmploc.dll. I have to say that I'm impressed with this WMP 11. The GUI is so much nicer than WMP 12. At any rate, my new 2174 is on an USB HD and I'm rebooting to roll this WMP 11 off. I kinda hate to do it considering in my opinion, it's way much nicer than WMP 12.
Ok I get it ... yes WMP11 is way better than 12 for sure ...
Well over here it's almost 12, so happy happy new year to you - will chat again!
Happy New Year to you! I'm rolled back now and have added the WMP 11 image 2174 which is more transparent than my attempt. Well not more but it has a base color that's more smooth.

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Earlier attempt
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01 Jan 2011   #13
XploRa

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Yes ... that one looks much better.
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