Media Player
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Media Player

Updated Mar 26, 2005 by Judge

Comment #1 Sunday, March 27, 2005 8:46 PM
Having problems with this one. I can get the docklet onto the dock, but I cannot see it. I control-click on it, but nothing happens.
Comment #2 Tuesday, March 29, 2005 12:43 PM
looks nice, couldn't find the orange 'skin' though.
although i'm using a logitech media keyboard and i've set WinAmp as my standard media player using Ctrl + click just brings up the windows media player. must have something to do with the script (MediaPlayer.vbs)
once winap is up and running this config can be used to control the winamp player.
pity there isn't an 'Open' button (for files/playlists etc.)
Nice tool though
Comment #3 Tuesday, March 29, 2005 4:40 PM
To change the color of the skin, open the config dialog, click on the overlays tab, click on 'Body' in the list and hit configure... You can then change the hue and saturation to get whatever color you like.

The config runs whatever media play is associated with .mp3 files. You can fix it to a specific app by configuring the 'Shortcut' controller - it currently has %s as the application - change it to winamp.exe (or whatever winamp is called) and it will run winamp. Or you could edit MediaPlayer.vbs to just return 'winamp.exe'. Or you could try and get winamp to register itself as the default player of MP3 files. Either way should work.

I made a bit of a tradeoff with this config. By limiting it to functionality available via a media keyboard it can control a wide range of media players with no tweeking. This also means that there is only a small set of functions available to it. If you're feeling brave you can add more by e
Comment #4 Tuesday, March 29, 2005 4:42 PM
Nghh. editing MediaController.vbs - you will find some winamp specific code I left in there as an example. You will also have to modify the config using the configure dialog to then call the extra functionality in the script. If you go down this route you should read the help pages
Comment #5 Tuesday, March 29, 2005 4:43 PM
BTW - I forgot to mention that you can use the mouse wheel to control the volume - you need to make sure that the docklet is the front window by clicking on it first...
Comment #6 Tuesday, March 29, 2005 6:21 PM
thanks judge - got the colours, got winamp now, and the bit with the mouse wheel i'd discovered by accident - lovely work - thanks again. or is it dank u weel?
Comment #7 Tuesday, March 29, 2005 11:17 PM
The initial running of this docklet caused crash.

But everything after that goes well.

Thank you to the author.
Comment #8 Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:57 AM
Can you make it to a skin to Winamp, in the Winamp section?
I use Winamp, and this skin is really cool... (Info I get with Samurize)
Maybe af version there shows the song info, and a version without that (like this to ObjectDock?)

Just an Idea...
I don't use my ObjectDock so much, but If you will try to make a skin to Winamp I will be glad
And maybe to Windows Media Player to...thx!

Keep Up The Good Work

Comment #9 Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:19 AM
nice, .. make it into a desktop icon too !
Comment #10 Wednesday, March 30, 2005 6:34 AM
Use AveDesk if you want it as a desktop icon

If you want a winamp skin, use iCandy:
Comment #11 Thursday, March 31, 2005 11:46 AM
I am curious whether it is possible to add a seeking bar.
Comment #12 Friday, April 1, 2005 3:35 AM
Thx for the link Judge

Comment #13 Wednesday, April 6, 2005 3:07 PM
how do you install it?
Comment #14 Sunday, May 8, 2005 1:16 PM
Just as rmccabe916 says. I can get the docklet there, but I can't see anything and it doesn't do anything... I'm not quite sure how to install this stuff. I just got into it yesterday... I've got the basic settings for the dock down...but the more advanced things I'm still learning... any help would be nice.
Comment #15 Tuesday, July 17, 2007 3:29 AM
Looks great, but it always launches iTunes, even though my default player is WMP11. Argh!
Comment #16 Wednesday, September 26, 2007 6:35 AM
hi, sorry for my bad english...
Please can you help me configuring this docklet for winamp?...i can't do it...can someone send me a pre-configured file for winamp? ( )

thank you
Comment #17 Sunday, October 7, 2007 9:57 PM
I was looking and I didn't see this problem mentioned. Whenever I shutdown windows forcing Objectdock to restart upon logging back in the file (MediaController.ini) goes blank in the dock and is unusable. This isn't only when I shut down but if I log out of windows then log back in it happens too. The only solution I have found is to unload sysstats and then reload sysstats and reload MediaController.ini.

If there is any solution to this problem please point me in the right direction.
Comment #18 Sunday, October 7, 2007 9:59 PM
My media player now stopped working for the play and skip track buttons. The volume still works but nothing else does.

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