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Minimalistic Player for Rainmeter (v1.3) by TmrGast Minimalistic Player for Rainmeter (v1.3) by TmrGast
Hi everyone!
Here is a dark minimalistic player skin Ive been working on for some time, to get to know the basics of Rainmeter. The whole skin is easily resizable due to the Scale and Width parameters added at the start of the skin file.
Standard music player actions are available through the cover art picture (a play button will pop up): Left click to Play/Pause, Right click to play the next track and middle mouse click to play the previous track. Scroll on the album cover to change the volume.

Rainmeter is required to run this skin: . This skin is aplicable to many music players. Visit the Rainmeter manual to see the full list of supported players:… .


Changelog version 1.3:
-    Skin disappears when musicplayer is closed, suggested by
-    New, cleaner cover substitute (for when the albumart is missing/ nothing it playing)
-    More customization options! 
-    Scroll controls for the progressbar

Changelog version 1.2:
-    Color customization
-    Album colors, using Chameleon plugin by Socks the Fox
-    A better quality play/pause button
-    Scroll controls for volume on the album art
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SpAcEmOnKeY126 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017
hmm nothing appears when i load the skin. is it outdated?
TheSourceror Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Can someone pls help. I have a glitch using WMP where if i close it, the player glitches and keeps going on and off... pls i would appreciate a fix for this :s
IAmPuzzlr Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
guilima5 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Can you please update to support spotify? Beautiful player btw.
Yousef4646 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2016
i use music bee 2.5 with it and it shows only the cover art and rating it doesnt show the name of the song or the album or any other info some one help me !
TmrGast Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You could implement an if condition where the skin turns invisible when the track information is empty.
I could do that, but some people might complain about a skin suddenly appearing on their screens, Ill probably add it in a variation.
Thanks for the comment!
Chematia Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
Yoo!!! Sorry for the late reply, had End of Year Portfolio Submissions, so DeviantArt was the enemy that past week. hehe

Glad to see my suggestion featured and implemented, cheers for this.
Just got v1.3 and YESS!! The variation you added works neatly. Enjoying the new one even more, loving the cleaner look and size.

I stand by my earlier post, A++!! 
l3viathann Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
For some reason the album art isnt showing up. I'll try restarting my computer to see if that does the trick, but is there any solutions?
TmrGast Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Does the track information show up? title, artist and album?
If that's the case, check if the song your playing actually has an album art, It won't display anything if there's no value for it.

otherwise, if you're simply not getting any information, than you might need to change the playername and/or setup your media player properly.
Can I ask what musicplayer you are using?
l3viathann Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
I am using iTunes and yes all of the information shows up except for the album art. I'll try updating iTunes and see if that works. 
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TmrGast Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
read the description
DmC949 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
I am trying to play it with musicbee but all I get in the player is Stopped 
TmrGast Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Make sure to set the playername to "CAD" in the skin file (nowplaying_1.ini)
Also, if this is your first skin with MusicBee, you will have to enable this feature in MB itself:
DmC949 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
Thanks I already put enabled that setting on MB but I can't seem to get it to display it and I also have it like in this is in the .ini file 
;Change your musicplayer here
MrDark0 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Me does't go , what player i need to play music?
TmrGast Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You probably still have to enter/change your musicplayer´s playername in the skin.
open up the rainmeter manager, find the skin file "nowplaying_1" in the "minimalistic player" folder and choose "Edit" in the right click menu.
As shown here:

A text application will pop up containing the skin file.
On the top of this file, there is a section "Variables" which contains a value for "Player", the default for this skin is set to "CAD".
Change this value according to whatever music player you are using, here is the page that contains the playernames for every supported music player:…

MrDark0 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
Exper1mental Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Spotify only works with skins that support the Spotify plugin.
fuckyeahlucas Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016  Student Interface Designer
I made a working Spotify skin. Spotify changed its way of playing audio files, unfortunately, so NowPlaying plugin wont work with it. Nevertheless, this is a great skin which works fine with iTunes!
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