Saturday, August 7, 2010

Media Player Skin - In 26 Steps


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So this is my way to add a Media Player Skin.
1st of all for larg image size plase click on the image
I will try to explain it to you in 26 steps.

Please read carefully and be patient.


You need two softwares.

a

- * TAR programm version whatever you want,
just have to open tar files, and make them.

and the

- * Media Player skinner - VERSON BETA3 ! ! ! NOT NEWER!
(intentionnally uses this version, because it shows all the
XML files adding...
the newer version does not)

Download: mpskinner.zip
http://www.mediafire.com/file/a20b4avjmd7v42h/mpskinner.zip

the Notepad is worthless to mention, but it will be used.

supported phones, so you dont have to sweat with others,
(and in START : EXCLUDE ALL yours 176*220 "toys"), are :

C-series: C702, C902
G-series: G502
K-series: K660, K850
W-series: W760, W890, W910, W760, W980
Z-series: Z750, Z770, Z780
and all new phones 240x320, supported themes ver 4.6. and 4.7.

so if you had installed the progs, or have them already, we can go...

01. Make one 240*320 picture, suitable to your theme,
and call it, and save as Portrait(something).png


02. Make one 320*240 picture, as the same suitable to your theme
and call it, and save as Landscape(something).png

Must say here too that your pictures have to be
enough compatibles to the text which will appear on the
phone screen, because there is no highlights.

03. Now make on an separate place a New Folder, naming it anyway as you want,
or, lets say, "BEAUTIFULL THEME MPS Folder".

04. Copy in that Folder your theme file, lets call it,
BEAUTIFULL THEME.thm

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05. Here I add an very Important Note:
- ALL YOUR EXTENSIONS MUST FIGURE AND BE IN SMALL LETTERS
- NOT CAPITALS ! Take it in a VERY IMPORTANT way.
06. Now we will rename our file "BEAUTIFULL THEME.thm" to
BEAUTIFULL THEME.tar

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or if you want, change the name of the extension from "thm" to "tar"

You will be asked to confirm that,

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and you have to answer "YES".

.... and we have now, inhere our new nice file with .tar extension

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07. Next, lets now "extract" our new file.
Make a "right-click" over the file.

Should get something like this...

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So select the "Extract here" to extract the tar in that folder.

08. Next step is to delete the tar file in that folder, or if you want
to keep it, copy it to some TEMP folder you have...
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09. Now, first thing to do

- copy your

- Portrait(something).png
- Landscape(something).png

files, from where you had stored it, to here, in that Folder, which we
had called "BEAUTIFULL THEME MPS Folder".

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10. So now and here we can see the theme files, with the "wired" names
as "+AF8-00+AF8-PRESSED+ACA-LEFT+AF8-Image8.png" or similar...

do not be affected by that ...everything is ok.

Open your Media player Skinner, and add your files

- Portrait(something).png
- Landscape(something).png

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11. You do have to choose and select your desired colours to match
these of the image you had imported.

* under the "PORTRAIT - TAB"


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12.* under the "LANDSCAPE - TAB"
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13.* and under the "SEARCH - TAB"
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14. Now you go to "XML - TAB"
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15. Select all and copy, or "mark" - "copy to clipboard"


OK, that done we will need no more the MediaPlayer Skinner,
it served us just to import the images, set the colours, and get the
xml files with
ALL LINES (that was because i had said to use the Beta version, only)
then OPEN your Notepad, and paste there, just in case...

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16. This phase ended, we come back to our "BEAUTIFULL THEME MPS Folder"...

- There we have an file called "Theme.xml"
- Right click the file, and select "Open wtih Notepad"
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17. You will got this in a first glance:


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18. PULL DOWN TILL THE END...


Here we wil input our text from the Media skinner
See the WHOLE SELECTED TEXT - TILL the LAST LINE:


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**** There, make a space, please.


19. Now come back to yor Notepad copied text from the Clipboard...

Copy that text...

remember?... :



























20. Well, all that, you PASTE IT NOW

HERE - BEFORE the LINE :

in the free line space you had made...
AND FINNALLY ALL IT SHOULD BE LIKE THIS:


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hehe... are you happy now?... we had made some quite long way,
but it is not finnished...


21. We have to SAVE our xml file...

So just go upper in the Notepad, select
*File and *Save, and you can close that note.

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22. The file saved, lets go back to our "BEAUTIFULL THEME MPS Folder".

(There, apparentlly nothing happened, but you can allways check by selecting
the file again and click to open again, to verify in an another Notepad...)
Now select all the files in the folder,
RIGHT CLICK and select ADD TO

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23. You will get something like this:


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Your TAR program has been activated and asks you to make a *.tar file

24. Now you goto the end of the little window, so you can see the tar
extension.

Go to the place I had selected, beetween the slash and the point before the
extention.
There you place a NAME OF YOUR FILE.
WE had called it "BEAUTIFULL THEME", remember ?


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25. Well, now... dont be affraid - just PRESS : OK

And, here we are...Almost done!
We have again on newer TAR file !
"BEAUTIFULL THEME.tar"

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26. good... now, the FINAL STEP:
Right click the tar file, and rename it, or as we had said change the extension
this time, back to thm.
So we will have again our "BEAUTIFULL THEME.thm" from the beggining
but now TAAADDDAAAAA ! ! ! WITH THE MEDIA PLAYER SKIN !

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