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Vista Stick by juanchis Vista Stick by juanchis
Vista Stick Media Player Skin.
Version 1.0.8

I decided to make a miny version of the newest WindowsMediaPlayer, but ended up with this.

All graphics have been recreated, except the Play and Pause buttons.

Small Windows Media Player 11 style tittle bar. Interchanging Artist, Song and Albume Text. WMP11 Look-a-like progress bar with redesigned thumbs.
Skin has been tested on WindowsMediaPlayer 10 and WindowsMediaPlayer 11 (Both on Windows XP and Vista).

The font Calibri has been included to work correctly with skin. If using WindowsXP please install in C:\Windows\fonts if not already installed. If you are using Windows Vista please don't install anything.
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ludeen Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
I love the design I've been looking for something like this for a very very long time but (there's always a but) I would like to position it on my taskbar and so it seems better to have the player controls on the right side and also all the icon edges are very sharp and jagged so need to be smoothed. Please send me the files used to make this such as psd files and provide the program used to create this and I will improve it and send to you s you can upload as your work.
ThoriumKnight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
coool :D
uptownboi713 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Can you make the circle around the play/pause button smoother?

It's like jagged and stuff.
uzonlockdown Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
damn just what i have bean looking for :O nice work man
Princess-Tsunami Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
love it =D
flmarts Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
Very nice! :judge:
TSR-Pr Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
great! :D
MegaMechZX Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
Great! I like this better than the Mini Mode in WMP11
chemicalrubber Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Nice! A bit rough on edges though. Nice compact and useful skin.
Chico47 Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
excellent, already use this layer to the much time
Chico47 Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Hi, this look great, but i'm having problems running it with WMP 11 on XP pro.

I've got it to work once, but every other time it has just come up with the default skin.

Is there anything that i am supposed to do other than put it in the skins folder?
claudinho69 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
can you add the rating stars to it?
BaardA Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
This works great! Excellent work!
fenixartzz Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
its very handy
can you please provide view playlist option and minimize to system tray options too
rephaim Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Click the task bar button one time to minimize.
kanzume Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
the best i've seen but is it available for download coz i dont see the link...

wekk done, youve done a great job.
juanchis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
Thanks, Really makes me want to continue skinning.

Yes the skin is availble for download. On the top left of the image there should be some buttons, Click on the one that has a PC icon and when u put your mouse over it it should say download.
anto5 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
I am so happy to find this skin. I was actually looking for a small skin (I was using the default miniplayer at first), when I came across this!

Escellent work here!
rubikscubefreak Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
Where does one extract this file to?
juanchis Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
You shouldn't have to extract it, when you download the file it should be in a .WMZ and it is not, then create a fold in C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\Skins and extract to there.
rubikscubefreak Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Yeah, I figured it out. It's really nice looking...I think I'll keep using it! :D
Dustmuffins Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
Awsome, but I think the Play/pause button rollover can use a little tweaking to look more like wmp11, but other than that, it looks great.
Hellclanner Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student Interface Designer
aww juan u nvr fail to impress me with your skins!!
wish Aqua-Gero Juanchis a success lol
schuette Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006   Photographer
Great, thank you, been looking for a good skin for ages.

Criticism: the black edging round the play/pause button looks a little ragged, esp when compared to the ends. Agreed on the minimize button and maybe also a full-mode button would be nice.

Still luff it though :D
life-is-a-dream Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
Ohh my!
This is exactly what I've been looking for!
Well.. almost exactly haha.
I was looking for something a bit smaller, but still, I was looking for something basic, with volume control, song title, and play/pause button.. and preferably a minimize button.

I can't believe I just found this!
Thank you so much for making it. :]
The-Mim Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
very good. i thought it was stupid Microsoft didn't include a Vista skin in wmp11, but oh well. who am i to judge? =)
good stuff my friend!
oohdi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
really awesome skin
icuk Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
i like it simply and nice
xwcg Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006
looks very nice - but i would like a small "minimize" butoon somewhere :D
OPAXF Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006
非常好看 但边缘有些粗糙的感觉
juanchis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006
LOL. Can you say that in inglish. Thanks
chemicalrubber Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
It means "Very nice, but the edges has a bit of a rough look"
Sharingan-Culte Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006

i like it very very nice job ;)
ears1991 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
Hehe awesome :)
But why vista stick?
If it was vista wouldnt it be glass lol ;)
juanchis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006
Why Vista Stick? Cuz I hade no idea on what do name it. I stuggled in finding a Name for 3 days so finally this came up.

Yes if it was vista it woulbe be glass but WMP does not support 32bit alpha blending and I would have to set a transperancy level, witch made the skin look very very ugly.
ears1991 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2006
Fair enough :P nice work
DarkoTM Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
precious!! skin man
BWM Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2006
Definetly the best vista/wmp11 skin I've ever seen. It's great.

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June 30, 2006
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