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Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:28 pm
by nohitter151
This skin is now included by default with MediaMonkey (version 3.1+).

VitreousBlue v1.1.5.2 - 3/19/09
-Minor theme changes
-Updated search bar
-Updated shuffle button
-Improved NavBar
-Improved pop up menus
-Now bundled with MediaMonkey by default! :D (v3.1+)

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:09 am
by paulmt
Congratulations, you deserve it because this is by far the best most professional skin for MM and I mean no disrespect to any of the other hard working skinner's or their skins.

I use your skin all the time with the MediaMonkey default icon set because I have poor eye sight and can't see your icon set clearly, but I still think Vitreous Blue is very clean and crisp looking. It is also one of the most complete with all areas skinned correctly to the theme.

Again well done!

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:05 am
by nohitter151
Thank you very much :D

Updates are still to come...

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:13 pm
by nohitter151
I've been playing with this skin, and I'd like to get some quick feedback. What are your thoughts on the screenshot below? (click on it to see the whole picture)

Do you notice anything different at all? (I had my brother look at it, who also uses MM and VitreousBlue skin, he didn't notice anything different :lol: ... if its that bad, you can see the first post for VitreousBlue in its current state)

What are your thoughts on the new player? Did I strip it down too much? Is it too small? Do you see anything that you think would improve the skin further?

Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks :)

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Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:26 pm
by paulmt
Well yes the player is entirely different.
I think at this time and only after a quick look I prefer the original.
I like the art preview in the player and I like the centralised blue stars. I have a wide screen monitor and it looks better to me.
Your original was just that, original and unique, sometimes it's hard to improve on this :)

Make it an alternate version choice and I am sure there will be people who prefer this.

One thing I would like to see is a thinner main border

Thanks for continuing to develop this skin.

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:05 pm
by nohitter151
paulmt wrote: One thing I would like to see is a thinner main border
I guess you mean on the bottom/sides? I can't make the top border much smaller...

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:17 pm
by paulmt
Yes, I meant the bottom and sides. As you say the top border is already nice and compact.

Just looking at this new design a bit more, I do like it but I wonder as a suggestion the following..

Place the rating stars blue or gold in the middle
Increase a little, the size of the "go back" "stop" and "go forward" buttons and centralise them to the the big "pause, start" button.

That would look better, to me anyway :D

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:10 am
by DreadM
Greetings

Well the only thing i don`like is the possition from volumen bar, i never like the idea to have the volumen bar one the opposite site from playcontrolls ( like glided skin ) i think it's more usfull when they are together,maybe more like this:

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Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:27 am
by nohitter151
Thanks DreadM. I considered that, but then there isn't enough room for a mute button next to the volume bar. Any thoughts about that?

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:29 am
by rovingcowboy
nohitter151 wrote:Thanks DreadM. I considered that, but then there isn't enough room for a mute button next to the volume bar. Any thoughts about that?
squash the display area and make the titles and artists scroll all the time. you can slow it down a little bit by shear size of line to scroll. i did this in the recent updates to jade monkey, vumeter and on the range skins of mine.

just in the ini file type after the = this. > or other symbol if you want a different one that is just to show the text is coming, you then space out the % codes with the space bar. the longer you do it the more blank space between the fields shown. of course you need to keep in mind that the scroll has to finish before the song does.
i made them do the scroll in about a minute and half.
heres a short visual example.

Code: Select all

=.>                  %S                            %A                   %C2             %G           %AL                     <.
so when you see that across the screen it has <.***.> when it starts and stops the scroll.
what i did was really longer spaces then that but it seems to slow down the scrolling, mostly i think cause of the less letters being shown at once on the screen.

but doing that you can have a wider area for your player controls.
if you want a wider area. me i don't mind things on the right side of the player it shakes up things from the normal which is good to do every now and then. :)

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:27 am
by DreadM
Greetings
nohitter151 wrote:Thanks DreadM. I considered that, but then there isn't enough room for a mute button next to the volume bar. Any thoughts about that?
Shure Nohitter ,why must be the mute button near the volumebar? there is a pause button and stop button to cut the sound, do you realy need a 3. one in this area.Also i don't understand why most people prefer to have the mute button left side from volumenbar,if you click on left end from vol bar you got the same effect.

Just a few thoughts about the mute button

btw:
in the screenshot i post the vol bar is a bit longer than the orginal, before was space for a button .

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:33 am
by nohitter151
DreadM wrote:Greetings
nohitter151 wrote:Thanks DreadM. I considered that, but then there isn't enough room for a mute button next to the volume bar. Any thoughts about that?
Shure Nohitter ,why must be the mute button near the volumebar? there is a pause button and stop button to cut the sound, do you realy need a 3. one in this area.Also i don't understand why most people prefer to have the mute button left side from volumenbar,if you click on left end from vol bar you got the same effect.
Well, that just seems to be the standard way it is displayed in most programs, look at VLC, WMP, iTunes, etc. Also, having the mute button near the volume bar helps to differentiate between the volume and seekbar.

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:05 am
by paulmt
I don't think you have to be bound by any standard with your skin after all being completely different is why this skin was so good in the first place!

I do like DreadM's layout, but only because I like symmetry and this does look a little more balanced than your original revised image.

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:48 am
by rrfpacker
I am a huge fan of the original Vitreous Blue. It has soooo many cool things, like the icons (I wish I knew how to get these with all skins), has all pertinent track info, nice buttons for shuffle/continue, did I say I liked the icons?

The only thing I would like would be a dark one, but only because I like dark skins. This one has it all.

Re: VitreousBlue v1.1 - Original MM3 skin

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:17 am
by MaxPower
Great theme! One small addition I would suggest would be to include the Album in the now playing info. Right now it's just artist and track (and controls, bit rate, etc.). Thanks!