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iPod dA by Rallyz iPod dA by Rallyz
iPod dA (deviantART) Windows Media Player Skin
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Copyright 2006 Tim Hines. All rights reserved.

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OPERATION:

Click wheel:
Menu: Shows/hides playlist.
|<< : Previous song/item.
>>| : Next song/item.
>|| : Play/pause toggle.
Centre of click wheel: Cycles through different screens - information pane, visualisation screen, information overlaid on visualisation, large cover art, large cover art overlaid on visualisation (not all screens available when playing video).

"Hidden" buttons (will show icons when hovering over them):
Up and down arrows to right of screen: Cycle through different background colours/designs.
Lower left of device: Closes Media Player.
Lower right of device: Returns to full mode of Media Player.
Upper left of device: Changes device (different set of backgrounds).
Upper right of device: Minimises player.

Screen hotspots:
Play/pause icon at top left: Play/pause toggle.
"Now Playing" title bar and much of the information pane: Toggles between volume and progress bars (click and drag on volume/progress bar to alter volume/progress).
Battery icon at top right: Toggles rating option (click on dots/stars to set a rating, click to left of first dot/star to clear it back to unrated).
Visualisation pane: Single click to go to next visualisation, double click to go to previous one.

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DESIGN:

This is a basic multi-device version, with iPod Video, Nano and Shuffle devices (use the "hidden" button at the top-left to change device). In addition to the deviantART styled backgrounds, there are classic black and white (including a black Shuffle), along with my impression of U2 style iPods in all three versions.

Credit (again!) to Juan Hernandez (juanchis) for his iPod Media Player skins. They inspired me to try skinning myself and I needed an excuse to learn a bit of XML and JScript! Thanks Juan :-)

See also my iPod Clear skin.

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TOOLS:

I use Xara Xtreme (www.xara.com), to build up the graphics for the skins, which are defined as vector images with named colours so that I can create different colourways quickly.

I use TextPad (www.textpad.com) for creating the XML and JScript files.

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Enjoy!
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:icondahlollipop:
dahlollipop Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Great Skin.. but do you think you could make another version with the text scrolling kind of thing? so the names don't remain cut off. :)
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Rallyz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's odd, it scrolls okay here for long titles/artists etc. There's a pause of about five or six seconds before it does so.
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kakabiksees Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
nice pic. ;)




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:iconlucasta-2007:
lucasta-2007 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009   Photographer
this is awesome. any chance of you making these for winamp?
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:iconrallyz:
Rallyz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I did have a brief look at writing for Winamp, but there isn't much common ground between it and WMP. I could reuse the graphics, but I don't have time anymore.

Thanks anyway for the comment :)
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:iconont:
ont Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Hope you make the new version and add iPod Touch.
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:iconrallyz:
Rallyz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Ont. I'd like to, but don't have the time anymore to do it.
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Ben-Anderson Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning skin! Simple to use, easy on the eyes and clean! The ability for the title and album cover to overlay the visulisations is brilliant. It even works flawlessly with WMP11
Well done. :D
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Rallyz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanks, Ben :)
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UniverseEyes Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
cool ...!
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