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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:36 pm 
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I give you a link to the "KI de TCB The Scar" page of my website, where you can see some screenshots of my KI skin, and download it (the max size of this skin is 1200x847). :)

Can you please give me your opinion about it?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:36 pm 
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It's been a week and nobody gave his opinion on my KI skin ... :?
Also, nobody have downloaded it to give it a try ... :(
But this page of my website have been visited.

What do you think of it? Is it good or not?
Do you think I should change something on it?
Nobody use Windows Media Player?

I'd like to make this KI skin for VLC too (if I can) when the WMP one will be finished ; so, if you give your opinion, it will help me for the VLC one too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:08 pm 
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It is very kind of you, TCB, to offer this beautiful skin to us for download, but as for myself I don't use skins ... I like the WMP and my VLC specifically as they are, with a modern and neutral style, for music as well as for videos ... I use VLC predominantly for watching videos, so, I like to have a neutral and simple background around those, and I love the use and easy of my familiar hot keys etc., but thanks again nevertheless for sharing your creations with us, there might be other Uru nerds loving and appreciating them ... :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:00 pm 
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Thank you for your post janaba1. :)

About the video functions, it's the next step.
The video buttons will be where the equalizer is, and the video area will be where the visualisations area is ; but in a "video" sub-menu, not in the music sub-menu of course.

About the hot keys, I think they works ; but as I don't use them, I'm not sure.
If someone which knows them can check and tell me if they works, I'll be thankful (you still can uninstall the skin after having tried it).

Also, the "hover" bubbles are supposed to be in your system language ; if someone can check it too, please ...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:59 pm 
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Hi again, TCB, I finally got around to try this one out ... I first had to find out how to install a new skin/design to the WMP lol as I almost never use this program and didn't know its specific handlings besides simple playback of whatever lol, and I've told you that I don't like to use skins in general, and now I once again know why lol ... :P

First, I really don't like the KI, it is just ugly (only in-game it fits), not y o u r KI, I mean t h e KI as a media player ... I just like that modern, comfortable, clean and shiny player style ... Besides that, there are not (yet) many convenient options at hand, so you always have to use the context menue to get to the media library etc. for other stuff etc...

Ok, but that's just me, my style of handling media players is not at all representative to the majority of people ... In general, I can tell you that it is working fine with what it can do through the available options, also the playlist is correctly showing up and the graghics equalizer and the visualizations are working beautifully (I'm just listening to 'System F - Out of the Blue', ahh and 'Era - Voxifera', which I haven't heard for a very long time lol ... I don't have very much music files on my hd as I mostly watch and listen to videos) ... I couldn't find an option to adjust the transparency, whenever the mouse focus on the player is lost it becomes almost completely transparent, which I don't like, but that's again just me ...

TCB, I hope that this short review of my tests tells you a bit ... This KI skin will appeal to real, r e a l Uru nerds lol, but I am not one of them, I just wanted to give you some feedback as for your kindness and generosity ... Many blessings and lots of fun further on ... :D

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Thanks to have tried it, and for your feedback! :)

:oops: Yes ... To install a skin for WMP a double-click is ok: the skin will be copied in a sub-folder of WMP and be applied (so, you can delete the file you have downloaded).

To uninstall it, you have to go in the big WMP skin, to enter in the skin selection menu, to select the skin (it should be already selected) and to click on a red cross to "uninstall the skin and to delete it in the sub-folder of WMP".

There's no option in this skin to adjust the transparency, I don't know yet if it's do-able but I'll try to find an answer to this question. :wink:

Were the texts in German (I suppose it's your system language)?
Have you tried some hot keys and if you have, did they works?

Again, thank you for your feedback. 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:32 pm 
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You're very much welcome, TCB ... The hot keys are working so far and everything appears in German except the headers in the playlist, they're in French ... :D

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Ok, I have to find why the headers in the playlist are in French, and to fix it for the next version of the skin ... :P
Thank you very much! :)

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Still no other opinion about my KI skin?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:02 pm 
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well, i have to say that i dont use WMP as i find it one of the worst players ever
but i'd try for VLC if it comes to be ready

keep us posted :D

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:40 pm 
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Très beau travail que tu as fait!

You wrote: "My KI skin..." and I looked at your page quite a few times already and it just popped out right in my face this time, KI skin isn't it?

On all the occasions, in the last few days, on which I paid a visit to your webpage, I was distracted by the furry monster with red ribbon, forgetting that you were mostly showing us your "KI skin" :lol:

So I always thought the cat was part of the deal...

What mixed me up a little too is the big icons you got for your Myst Series' games. Did you create them or did you download an app that can transform your desktop icons into those?

I'm using both WMP (for music including FLAC, do not ask how I did manage to make them work on WMP, it's purely an unfortunately fiddle from me, I have no idea what I did...)
and VLC (for movies & videos).

VLC is always running in full screen resolution so it disappears to let me watch the movie/video.
WMP is mostly hidden behind a lot of apps while listening to music. I don't stare at my PC while listening to music, I'm always doing stuff...like writing a post on a forum board... :wink:

So, I won't use it but that's a nice product that you made :D !

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:39 pm 
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janeerah wrote:
well, i have to say that i dont use WMP as i find it one of the worst players ever
but i'd try for VLC if it comes to be ready

keep us posted :D
Thanks for your post, jan. :)

As I said, I'd like to make this skin for VLC (if I can), but if I try, it will be only when the one for WMP will be finished ...
I meant, when "everything" about this one will be finished: music menu, video menu, and picture menu.
There is curently only the music menu ...

But even if you don't use WMP, you can still give your opinion based on the screenshots, or try the skin and remove it after you've tried it ...
Because, what I'd like to have is your opinion about the "look" of the skin:
max size (too small, good, too big?), transparency (usefull or not? --> I'll try to find a function to select ourself the transparency value), the "OFF" data panel (which appear when the playlist panel or the equalizer panel is open, if no media is running), the "falling man" (over the visualisation area), the volume slider, the equalizer panel's sliders/buttons, etc ... Everything about the skin "look".


@Annabelle: Thanks for your post, too. :)
Annabelle wrote:
You wrote: "My KI skin..." and I looked at your page quite a few times already and it just popped out right in my face this time, KI skin isn't it?

On all the occasions, in the last few days, on which I paid a visit to your webpage, I was distracted by the furry monster with red ribbon, forgetting that you were mostly showing us your "KI skin" :lol:

So I always thought the cat was part of the deal...
I'm sorry I don't understand this part of your post... Can you please write it again, but in French, please? (By PM if you want.)

Annabelle wrote:
What mixed me up a little too is the big icons you got for your Myst Series' games. Did you create them or did you download an app that can transform your desktop icons into those?
I have some programs, yes ("ToYcon" is useful to create a .ico file from a .png file, and it works also on Windows 7 x64 SP1) ... But 5 of those icons have been found on the Web (maybe "here", I don't remember), and the 2 other have been made by me. :wink:
(The 8th icon is ... The trash one. :lol: )

Annabelle wrote:
I'm using both WMP (for music including FLAC, do not ask how I did manage to make them work on WMP, it's purely an unfortunately fiddle from me, I have no idea what I did...)
and VLC (for movies & videos).

VLC is always running in full screen resolution so it disappears to let me watch the movie/video.
WMP is mostly hidden behind a lot of apps while listening to music. I don't stare at my PC while listening to music, I'm always doing stuff...like writing a post on a forum board... :wink:

So, I won't use it but that's a nice product that you made :D !
I'll answer the same as I did to jan. :wink:
But again, thanks for your post Annabelle and jan. :)

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Me wrote:
"My KI skin..." and I looked at your page quite a few times already and it just popped out right in my face this time, KI skin isn't it?

On all the occasions, in the last few days, on which I paid a visit to your webpage, I was distracted by the furry monster with red ribbon, forgetting that you were mostly showing us your "KI skin" :lol:

So I always thought the cat was part of the deal...


Explanations in French

[Reveal] Spoiler:
Tu as créé un sujet à propos d'un skin qui a la forme d'un KI et c'est très clairement indiqué comme tel.

Je me suis connectée à quelques reprises sur ton site Web et j'ai toujours été attirée par le "monstre poilu" qui figure sur ton fond d'écran. À chaque visite, je gardais tellement le regard fixé sur ton chat que j'en oubliais la raison pour laquelle je visitais ta page... (ne pose pas de questions... :lol: )

Tellement que je s'en suis venue à la conclusion que l'image de ton chat sur ton imageur en guise de fond d'écran sur ton ordi faisait partie de ton skin WMP. (ne pose pas de questions ici non plus... :lol: )

J'ai réalisé seulement hier que ton skin WMP était le petit KI en haut à droite de l'écran... bien que j'avais lu et relu au moins à 4-5 reprises le titre de ton sujet qui est sans interprétation possible "My KI skin for Windows Media Player".

J'ai donc été ensorcelée par ton chat, une fois de plus.

Voilà! CQFD

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Annabelle wrote:
Explanations in French
Ahh okayy! :lol:
Tu comprendras donc pourquoi j’essaie d'avoir toujours au moins une fenêtre d'affichée quand je travaille sur l'un de mes projets ! :wink:

Parce que si je vois la "bouille" du monstre poilu au ruban rouge (lol en écrivant ça, ça me fait penser à un autre monstre au "ruban rouge"...) j'ai tendance à "perdre" plusieurs minutes en allant le voir pour lui faire un câlin... :P
(A "MON" monstre poilu, pas à l'autre ! :mrgreen: )

[FrenchModeOff]

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What mixed me up a little too is the big icons you got for your Myst Series' games. Did you create them or did you download an app that can transform your desktop icons into those?
Oops I'm sorry Annabelle, I think I had misunderstood your question ... :oops:
The icons on my desktop are not shortcuts but folders (to not have the Windows's shortcuts "small arrow icons" over the icons, without having to edit the Windows registry), which contains all the shortcuts I want, for each of the games shown by those icons.
I also renamed those folders with some whites spaces, to not see their name on the desktop. :)

Or ... If you're just talking about the size of the icons: right clic on the desktop, (FR) "Affichage" + "Grandes icônes". :wink:
(For information, my screen is a LCD TV :arrow: 1920x1080 recommended resolution for my system, 1280x960 selected resolution + full screen.)

That said, if you are looking for an app to change some .exe icons, maybe you can take a look here (fr.openclassrooms.com) :arrow: "ResourceHacker" seems to work fine. :wink:
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Edit 2:
A little update of this page of my website.
The new version of my KI skin (v 1.1) is adding a "Open" button (currently only in French :arrow: so, it's a "Ouvrir" button :P ) which I had forgot ... :oops:
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Edit 3:
Still no other opinion ... :?

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Neat skin, I lile looking at the pics on your website, I don't want it myself since I try and stay away from WMP these days. However this does bring back Nostalgia! :). Though back in the day WMP 7 was a pig and not worth running compaied to 6. I did love the visuallization that looked like you where going through a wormwhole :). Annways back on topic, keep up the good work.

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