Old 12th January 2006, 01:31   #1
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New skin

I'd like to make a skin looking close to this one :
http://www.winamp.com/skins/details.php?id=137208
but showing in the main window the id3v2 embedded cover art instead of artistic pictures. I need :
1. A plugin extracting the cover from the mp3 tag and formatting it into a target window
2. The guid of this window in order to open it inside the main window

Any help warmly welcome.

I thank in advance the maki gurus for their wise hints.
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Old 12th January 2006, 03:09   #2
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First: There is a skin like from your pictures so im sure no one will agree to do the same two times and besides it's an idea stealing.
Second:If what you mean by sayin' "id3v2 embedded cover art" is "album art" - its unextractable...as far as i know.
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Old 12th January 2006, 10:32   #3
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1. I took the Artzar skin as a reference just to show what I meant, I have no intention to copy the design or steal any idea.
2. You can include cover picture(s) in the mp3 file as a field of the id3v2 tag, extract it from the file and display it when playing the track. Some plugins are dedicated to this, like among others Id3v2 Picture Box, Cover and Tag, etc..
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Old 12th January 2006, 11:29   #4
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u could take j richters cover and tag plugin. the cover is shown in the video-component and you could use a windowholder to get video into the mainwindow!
Otherwise it isn't possible to extract!

PS: I'm working on an idea for a cover - wac! but i have to improve my c++ scripting :-)! Will post a new topic for it soon!

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Old 12th January 2006, 20:29   #5
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I tried all plugins I could find to display the id3v2 cover pics (id3v2 picture box, ear, cover & tag). But if I format the video window ie to 300 x 300 in order to display the cover, what happens when I want to play videos ? Is it possible to have 2 different video windows, a standard one to play the videos and an alternative one to display covers? And how to switch from one to the other, depending on the way you use it?
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Old 12th January 2006, 21:47   #6
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You can't have two playlists, so I think you can't have two video windows either.
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Old 12th January 2006, 22:15   #7
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I don't mean two simultaneous video windows, but 2 different video targets, one formatted for cover displaying, the other one formatted for standard video viewing, and a button to switch between them.
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Old 12th January 2006, 22:44   #8
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that would be pretty easy I think I seen a skin were you could have the EQ on the inside of the skin or outside but that might be a bit different.

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Old 12th January 2006, 22:51   #9
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that would be pretty easy I think
Thanx for the code, Mike
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Old 12th January 2006, 22:52   #10
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Thanx for the code, Mike
Haha, I thought I had exclusive rights on sarcasm around here
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Old 13th January 2006, 15:20   #11
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Thanx for the code, Mike
What you think I know how to code it?
I just wanted to say something because that ufo guy is wierd.
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Old 13th January 2006, 22:46   #12
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Old 15th January 2006, 23:02   #13
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I thought the community could help me, but I've got no useful response at the moment. Should I wax your shoes to get any relevant answer?
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Old 16th January 2006, 13:06   #14
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Emm..no, i think Martin can cook up something but as was told prevously - soon this plug in will be disabled by Winamp...

(i could use some wax on my army boots...)
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Old 16th January 2006, 18:13   #15
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... I will try to make the plugin I mentioned next week!
I hope that this will fix all our problems!

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Old 2nd October 2007, 20:07   #16
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Hi guys

Any new idea on this topic? My hair is turning white and I have still no solution.
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