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Windows 8 Media Player Concept by fediaFedia Windows 8 Media Player Concept by fediaFedia
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:iconrriku:
Its very nice, match with the Metro UI style, but the only problem is that the back button its not a good idea, instead its a good idea replace with home button. The Music Album section sorting should be costumizable like sort it by lenght, Artist, Album, Year, etc. And the dark-ish look, which is opposite of colurfull style of Windows 8 itself. The Queue section is pretty disturbing, it should be put at the bottom section. And the last, The Music Album section should show Album name above it, so, people who used would be more informed

Sorry about my bad English
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:iconguriroyals:
guriroyals Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
hey buddy i made this skin for wmp can i share it??
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Sure
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:iconluckydonald:
luckydonald Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hey. There exist an AIMP Plugin Skin.
(not mine) [link]
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Xyrus-02 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm hammered with projects. If that wouldn't be a fact, I'd code that shit right away.
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PepperredPenguin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow, looking amazing. well done
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mattish-91 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
would be awesome to use this, since i have recentlu installed windows 8 (side-by-side with windows 7.) and windows 8 metro music player sucks.
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Supuhstar Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DO IT!
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RibhuStiffler Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
can you make the same wmp theme for windows 7 media player ! by changing the wmploc dll ! plz
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Lol
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:iconribhustiffler:
RibhuStiffler Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
i did not understand the lol ?
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
It's impossible to do anything even close to this by hacking wmploc.
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:iconendthisrapper:
EndThisRapper Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
Is it possible to create a .wmz file as a "skin"? You know, the ol' Skin Chooser function in Windows Media Player?
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:iconribhustiffler:
RibhuStiffler Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
okay i did nt know that ! so now LOL !
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GauravDgr8 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Student Artist
its awesome
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:iconsamcaffeine:
samcaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
send it to microsoft please they need to see this beautiful media player design
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samcaffeine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
looks great more than great i would be happy to use it if you decide to make it available
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seb86 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great job. This would be a great skin if it was coded. Are you going to have it coded?
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Not until I learn how to program D:
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:iconseb86:
seb86 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Is there a program or was there a program that allowed users to create there own skins for Windows Media Player?
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I don't believe there is. I think it's based on images and a configuration file, like CSS
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seb86 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ok I will do some research.
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krishnanblr Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
The concept is really nice. Can i use this concept for player app with your permission?
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Skypyre Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have to say, I don't use WMP. I use foobar, for various personal reasons. But if I opened up a fresh install of Windows 8, and this fully integrated media player that boasted a design this awesome was there? I'd use it. Even if it meant a small drop in frame rate, it would be worth it.
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! To be fair, it wouldn't be hard to port this design into a functional foobar skin. It wouldn't have any animations though, and I'm not exactly familiar with foobar skinning :(
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Skypyre Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Heh, that's ok. Since PanelsUI broke, use foobar people are having to get used to a new format, but it's turning out pretty good. Would you mind if I took a fair shot at it in my (free time?:sarcasm:)?
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iareruss Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks so awesome!
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Beautiful, and looks very functional without being cluttered at all, which is great. To top the cake, I don't see anything that would be difficult to use on a touchscreen if the controls were executed right.

My nit-picky points:
- Would the small Start Screen tile be able to cycle between controls/data and only album art? Also, the little headphone icon doesn't quite seem to fit... you could add circular control buttons like the ones from the full view to fill the space instead.
- I'm not sure I understand the duplication of the time data (behind the title/album/rating info) in the full and sidebar views. I can see how it breaks up the background behind the info, but it's a little distracting, and not very useful since the same data is shown more clearly and in context right above.
- There is a song playing and an album showing in the library/navigation area, but it isn't queued? So what will play next - the next track in the album or nothing at all?

I had not seen those leaked screenshots before; to put it bluntly, that official Microsoft version looks really bad. I don't understand that absurd whitespace, the lack of color, hiding player controls in the swipe-up bar, or that little bubble above the track progress bar. It's like they tried to make it so touchscreen friendly that they made an app for people with no fingers. Hopefully they'll work on it some more.
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for your comment!

Now to address the points:

> The tile would have swipable versions - only album artwork, list or controls etc.
> The headphone icon is from the actual Windows 8 media tile
> You're right about that, I added the small time text later, although I like the semi transparent big time.
> This player would not play things automatically unless that is changed in settings or you specifically selected to play the album (that annoys me in wmp, that it pulls a queue out nowhere).

Someone mentioned here that they just put the media player from Windows Phone 7 and scaled it up a bit, I suppose that's true.
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FlyingHyrax Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
Ah, I see what you mean about the queue now. MusicBee does that as well - if you aren't careful you might queue up your whole library by clicking on only one song. (There might be a setting to change it, just haven't looked.)
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dividedbyzero Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If only Windows had designers this talented...
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dividedbyzero Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I suppose the ideas are indeed there, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I'm fairly sure Microsoft employs some of the best designers in the world, just that the people who get to make decisions ruin everything.
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balderoine Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Both the sidebar and panel modes are my favorite but I dunno about the full view mode. I would like for the full view to expand and allow roomy space for the music library and toolbar shenanigans for organization and stuff (ie. music tagging, playlist, etc.) But otherwise the overall design is really functional and awesome.

mediocre concept by fediafedia :trollface:
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:)
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buggy715 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
This concept looks GREAT.
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you!
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Darka22 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Microsoft..you are doing it wrong..

WIndows 8 is too much tablet on PC, and too much PC on tablet...
Metro is awesome, but i think you are not using it as you should... (microsoft)

Cool jop btw

Looks great like a... Zune 5.0? Yeahh! jjaajaja
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Microsoft seems to think Tablets are the future, but let's not forget that PCs are still a dominant majority...
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M-Awesome Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Omg so cool! U use .tk too? Same here my website is opea.tk
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I see :)
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:iconm-awesome:
M-Awesome Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
heh!
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sanjeev18 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Dude its awesome .. can i get some Pngs of buttons so that i can make such a player , thanks
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I can give you the PSD, it's a mess though.
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:iconseb86:
seb86 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Can I get a copy of the PSD also if you don't mind. I think this would be a great concept to a music website I am making.
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:iconfediafedia:
fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
It's a mess, I don't think you want it...
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:iconseb86:
seb86 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't mind, it's in adobe photoshop right?
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
/sent
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sanjeev18 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
thx for the reply and link please..
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PokeSensei Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I love it. Would you be upset if I made an online music player that looked like this?

(Don't count on me to do so, though. I'm PRETTY lazy)
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fediaFedia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Go ahead :)
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