Old 1st February 2018, 17:41   #1
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Quinto Black CT v1.7 (Release)

Skin Name: Quinto Black CT v1.7

Author: PeterK.

Type: Modern Skin

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SHA-1: D749F0EF3BAE4304DF080935F1AAF5B5CB4646E9

Size: 2287 KB


- added: external Spectrum Analyzer (contains Spectroscope only)
- added: context menu option "Display Glass Opacity"
- added: context menu option "Display Lights Off/On"
- added: context menu option "No Visualizer on Main Player"
- added: context menu option "No Playback Status/Show Signs/Show Text"
- added: context menu option "Show Empty Space/Show "Min Sec"/Show VU Meter (digital) on Main Player"
- added: Goldenrod color scale to the VU Meter (analog)
- added: blinking PAUSE status sign/text on Main Player's display
- added: additional lights to VU Meter (analog)
- added: additional lights to Video info display

- changed: context menu name "Spectrum Analyzer" to "Spectroscope" (which is the proper term definition according to Winamp Wiki)
- changed: the Classic Spectroscope peak's color is gray and not red
- changed: Spectroscope peak's colors on Main Player match the colors on external Spectrum Analyzer
- changed: digits sort order in context menus (highest number at the top, lowest at the bottom)
- changed: Visualizer's color names which now match external Spectrum Analyzer
- changed: color of Timer-, Songinfo-, Playlist- and MediaLibrary-text to light blue
- changed: size of the Video info display

- fixed: Songticker Scrolling works also on MediaLibrary display

- removed: green Visualizer color
- removed: different VU Meter (analog) MENU button colors. There is only one now.
- removed: VU Beige, VU Blue, VU Brown color themes
- removed: needle shadow (makes the needle look dull)

Download Link: Here


Additional notes:

1. All Oscilloscope Styles and Spectroscope Bandwidth "Thin" stretch from bottom to top and from left to right of the entire display area. As soon as you choose the bars Spectroscope Bandwidth "Wide" goes from the bottom to the top of those bars only! Both components, Visualizer on the Main Player and Spectrum Analyzer work according to this pattern. I also would like to mention that audio visualization on the Main Player should provide three different channels as described on Winamp Wiki site. It says:

"Channel: One of three values for which channel to monitor: "1" is left channel, "2" is right channel, "3" is stereo. Default is stereo."

Choosing "1" or "2" shows absolutely no difference! Left channel looks like right channel and vice versa. Hence we only have STEREO.

2. Randomly appearing graphical/visual glitches are not caused by the skin. On Windows XP I have seen many times Main Player's parts showing through a blank Firefox tab background, while on Windows 10 rests of the additional PLAYBACK AREA on MediaLibrary are sometimes still visible on the left side after switching to NOFRAME (I made a post regarding this problem some months ago). Some users also see text lines in ABOUT page in different colors, which is not caused by my skin.

3. Adding new context menus, which required exactly the same names/terms, caused some problems because Winamp will not "allow" the same entries even if they are part of different options with different gui's. This is the reason why many context menu entries and especially attributes had to be renamed.

All those changes might cause slight "confusion" after a fresh install of the 1.7 update.
Please excuse this inconvenience!

As mentioned above, I also changed the sort order of context menu options containing digits. From now on the highest number is on the top, while the lowest takes place at the bottom, according to the simple pattern of every thermometer.

Thank you!
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Old 2nd February 2018, 03:45   #2
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Impressive update! I was playing with it some hours ago, really enjoyed how many new options there are. Congrats!!
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Old 3rd February 2018, 04:10   #3
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Version 1.7 is looking good! Thank you for the updates and notes about things beyond your control.

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Old 5th February 2018, 19:00   #4
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Very nice.

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Old 6th February 2018, 09:08   #5
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Damn I finally found a Winamp skin i like the look of (typical) I'm not using Winamp much these days, I have other software to play my music/radio streams now.

Interesting to note its the same website behind "Winaero Tweaker" we've been using Winaero on our Windows 10 boxes for a while now

Its really cool.
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Old 7th February 2018, 17:28   #6
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an really amazing skin, BUT....
Just one thing is missing for me, the " Toggle Windowshade mode ", it's really very handy.
If there was way to add that in the next version of the skin it would be perfect (for me ...)
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Old 11th February 2018, 16:21   #7
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Hello, Peter! Great, great work. A few comments, if you can. Firstly, I'm sorry, I did not understand how to open a separate window of the spectro-analyzer. Secondly, my opinion, it turned out very difficult to manage the cover. Setting each parameter requires you to recall the settings menu again. It is not comfortable. Is it possible to adjust the visualizer (for example) in a circle with a simple mouse click. Again, if you decide this in a separate window (which I can not find), then please excuse me. And about the huge number of colors. I would leave no more than 10-15 most contrast, so that the indicators look better and brighter.
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Old 11th February 2018, 19:18   #8
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Reinstalled Winamp and launched a separate window of the spectrum analyzer. The idea is excellent, but the embodiment, in my opinion, is not very in harmony with the rest of the cover windows. The background must be some one and not merge with the color of the indication.
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Old 12th February 2018, 08:14   #9
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Peter, a couple of words. Thank you very much for the opportunity to remove the shadow in the windows. A separate spectrograph is a great idea (wrote above). Can I make it separately for the left and right channels? And, it seems to me, it should be executed in the style of a large LED indicator. And further. The color solution in version 1.5 is better, there is brighter than the color of the diodes (especially red brighter than in versions 1.6 and 1.7). Well, finally, a big LED indicator. Make additional start diodes for each channel. And the diodes -20 (like all other values) should blink - do not shorten the indicator's short dial as well.
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Old 12th February 2018, 19:11   #10
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I've been playing with this release for a few days now and all I can say is Wow! Haven't seen a Winamp skin with so many options that can keep one occupied for days...

Beautiful top-tier skin.
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Old 13th February 2018, 11:57   #11
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Hello, Peter! I checked the settings of all the cover windows. What to say? I shake hands, just thank you so much. There are many, even too many. I will say more - Wynamp still has not seen such a cover. Personally, I lack only a few touches in visual perception. Maybe somewhere I repeat, so I apologize.
1. Spectroscope window. In all colors, the display merges with the grid, and in the classics the grid is generally lilac - why? Make the grid the same as in the main window or as in a large LED indicator.
2.On the analogue VU. It seems to me that in light bulbs of a peak it is necessary to remove chiaroscuro, they will be more contrasting and better visible. By the way, thank you for removing the shadow of the arrow.
3. Window of a large LED indicator. I wrote above. It would be desirable to designate the inclusion of the indicator not with readings -20 (so the indication starts from actually -10), but with additional switching diodes (ON). Otherwise it turns out that the analogue VU operates in the range from -20 and above, and LED indicators are from -10, since -20 is constantly on. AND! The color solution of the diodes should be taken from version 1.5, where the colors of the diodes are brighter, especially red.
4. The main window. Here, in principle, everything is fine. Yes, a special thanks for implementing the oscilloscope lines.
General wishes. Is it possible to realize a spectrograph for each channel? It would be great. And the size of the windows - they are all of different sizes. This is not particularly important, I just want to know - so conceived? In general, you need to hand Oscar for such work!
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Old 30th March 2018, 08:41   #12
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Hello, Peter! Will the work on this skin continue? It remains a little bit. Are there any new ideas?
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