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    Download Skin v1.3: DAUM_PotPlayer_SKIN.zip


    I couldn't find a forum, or a thread let a lone how-to instructions really discussing the actual skin customization process in detail. I had to figure it out from scratch and it took a really long time.

    I have some notes in the attached zipped file on how I did what I did but I really wanted to make a skin that would have large buttons with most frequently used commands (for me) and not have the minimalistic look at all that a lot of other skins have and also not have microscopic tiny buttons that virtually all other skins have. Instead I opted for things like a large mute button - it comes in handy.


    So... I really wanted to avoid going through a jungle of Menus > Submenus.

    For example:

    When you take pictures with your phone, sometimes your pictures are landscape and sometimes portrait orientation. Then, in your wisdom, you think you can record video automatically in landscape or portrait and video gets recorded flipped at a 90 degree angle. Well how about a Rotate video single click button?

    Sometimes you watch something and you go, 'What did he say?' - well how about a Closed Captioning single click button so you can just quickly turn captioning ON/OFF?

    How about a quick screenshot of anything with a single click?

    How about a LARGE mute button?

    How about a single click button that takes you to the menu of the DVD you're watching in case you're watching a multi-episode DVD?

    How about separate Open DVD / Open file buttons?


    It took a long time to make all that.

    Freeware player download:
    http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PotPlayer
    For this skin to work, copy the .dsf skin to
    C:\Program Files\DAUM\PotPlayer\Skins
    and then right click on the player > Skins > to select a different Skin.

    Right click on player > Preferences >
    Click on + next to General > Startup > Window size: Custom size: 900 x 506
    and
    Playback > Default window size: Fit to video aspect ratio.

    [Since the skin has large buttons, initial window size has to be set larger like that.]
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    http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/351386-Potplayer-%5B-%5D-skins

    IIRC, the "Arcsoft TMT skin" had large buttons. Some OLDE version of PotPlayer included them...
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    Good job with your customization. In case anyone's interested, here's a pic of the old TMT3 skin that I prefer the most (last seen by me in 1.5.28025). It lacks the new control panel but is easy to include one from another skin. I've customized a few button functions and made a new Daum logo. Also shown is my separate Colour Profiler app (incl precise speed controller), it's not skinnable but roughly matches the TMT3 theme.

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    You should have attached your actual custom skin file.

    Is it possible to force a brand new installation to display the custom logo found in skin or is custom logo only available after manually switching?
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    OK, here's the TMT3 skin from 1.5.28025. It's not mine (don't know the original author). I just changed the second button (Favorites) to 'Aspect Ratio', the last button (View file) to 'Info' (stream details), and made a custom Daum logo.

    I've included 2 files: PP_TMT3_cust.zip (Normal) + PP_TMT3_ext_logo.zip (Tweaked)

    Normal: open PP_TMT3_cust.zip and extract tmt3_en.dsf to your Skins folder, select tmt3_en.dsf from your Skins menu.

    NB: The default behaviour of PotPlayer with skins (when the Logo is referenced in XML) is to extract multiple copies of the Logo to the temp path each time you run it (even if it is not used). I've tweaked the XML to de-reference the internal logo.

    Tweaked: Start PotPlayer and select Prefs[F5]->General->Logo and set: Logo (playback off) = <Default logo>*, and Logo (start playback) = {Normal logo}* (or Default) otherwise PotPlayer will crash or not load! Open PP_TMT3_ext_logo.zip and extract tmt3_en.dsf to your Skins folder, and extract PotPlayer.png to your Logos folder (overwriting the existing file), then select tmt3_en.dsf from your Skins menu.


    Originally Posted by c627627
    Is it possible to force a brand new installation to display the custom logo found in skin or is custom logo only available after manually switching?
    After installation just copy your new skin to the Skins folder and select it from the Skins menu. If PotPlayer is set to use "[Skin default logo]" then it will use the skin logo. "Normal" or "<Default logo>" settings will use the Logo/PotPlayer.png file - I actually prefer this to storing it with the Skin (all skins can use it).
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    When playing a DVD (not a video file, an actual DVD), either from disc or from folder, you can fast forward it or rewind it when playing it, so when you play a DVD folder, or a DVD disc, the following command is supposed to play the video backwards:
    ID_DVD_SPEED_B8X

    Would you please try to use this command to REWIND playback, in other words, not jump back certain number of seconds but actually play backwards a DVD?
    It is supposed to do that but it does not, it rewinds without visually displaying the rewind progress.
    The equivalent Forward command actually works but not the Rewind command:
    So this works: ID_DVD_SPEED_F8X
    This does not: ID_DVD_SPEED_B8X
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    Originally Posted by c627627 View Post
    Would you please try to use this command to REWIND playback, in other words, not jump back certain number of seconds but actually play backwards a DVD? It is supposed to do that but it does not, it rewinds without visually displaying the rewind progress.
    I get the same result, all rewind speeds don't update the screen (just the status bar). Also, there doesn't appear to be much difference between the speeds. One can confirm all this with the DVD Control/Speed menu. IMO the general implementation of DVD Speed control is shoddy. e.g. 'FF' or 'RW' then 'Play' to resume doesn't work, but ID_DVD_SPEED_F1X to resume mostly works (can lockup player). The latest player 1.6.48576 seems reasonably stable (less lockups), but with older 1.5.x versions the only way to resume reliably is using the Skip functions. This is one of the reasons I rarely use PotPlayer as a DVD/BD PLayer.
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    Thank you very much for confirming.
    I contacted the author to see if ID_DVD_SPEED_B8X command can show video playing backward.
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    The author said it cannot display video playing backward.
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    I added v1.3 which now has useful ZOOM features (without clogging existing buttons.)
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    thanks
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    i can't apply this skin on potplayer version 1.5.44407..... plz help i get this error:

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    I have old Windows 2000 machines which use old PotPlayer versions so I made this skin for them and it will help you too because it will work on your old version of Daum PotPlayer as well. It has no zoom feature though and it has a Windowed frame:
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    update skin Black Onix 0.4.9.8.demo
    http://forum.videohelp.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=27742&stc=1&d=1411902702
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    That's a really interesting one, thanks. My favorite part of it are the buttons, very nice!

    Can you translate tool tips into English?
    The Audio skin is absolutely beautiful but it doesn't work, Black Onix 0.4.9.9 crashes as soon as any mp3 file is opened.

    Rather than gray, I was also looking into the black base frame like black onix but I couldn't find one, it would be nice to use the Black frame with Orange/Red instead of Gray with Blue but it would be too time consuming for me at this point, maybe some day in the far future
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    Originally Posted by Age080 View Post
    i can't apply this skin on potplayer version 1.5.44407..... plz help i get this error:

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    I have installed new 1.6 beta version and there isn't old skin (like on that pic). Could somebody please upload that skin here?
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    Hi. To install custom skin on version 1.6, unzip the .zip file from post #1 then for this skin to work, copy the .dsf skin file to


    C:\Program Files\DAUM\PotPlayer\Skins
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    C:\Program Files (x86)\DAUM\PotPlayer\Skins
    and then right click on the player > Skins > to select a different Skin.

    Right click on player > Preferences >
    Click on + next to General > Startup > Window size: Custom size: 900 x 506
    and
    Playback > Default window size: Fit to video aspect ratio.

    [Since the skin has large buttons, initial window size has to be set larger like that.]
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    I've found skin I was looking for, it is Olddefault.dsf.
    Is that SkinSupport.txt file safe to delete or some of old 1.5 version skins need it?
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    That files lists commands so that when someone is making a custom skin they would know what the command names are. You can delete it if you don't want to customize your skin on your own, if you don't want to create a brand new skin yourself. Existing skins do not use that file.
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    Hi, I have designed a custom skin and wanted to add a button that moved to 3 seconds before end of time.

    I know I can move to 30 seconds before end but this does not help.

    Can I combine 2 comands to one button ID_PLAYBACK_LAST + ID_PLAYBACK_1MIN_FORW. I would set the ID_PLAYBACK_1MIN_FORW to 27 seconds.
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    No, it has to be an actual listed command in the SkinSupport.txt file which is included with Daum PotPlayer.
    Only the listed commands can be used, you can't modify or use commands which are not part of the program, as listed exactly in SkinSupport.txt.
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    I think I did not explain correctly then. There are 2 commands I want to use that are listed in the SkinSupport.txt
    They work as individual commands from a button

    Button Tooltip='Real Time' CmdID='ID_PLAYBACK_LAST' Left='83' Top='60' Width='28' Height='28' ImageLeft='504' ImageTop='487'/>

    I want to combine two commands from the one button click. I can only get the first command to work it ignores the second command exmple below

    Button Tooltip='Real Time' CmdID='ID_PLAYBACK_LAST' CmdID='ID_PLAYBACK_1MIN_FORW' Left='83' Top='60' Width='28' Height='28' ImageLeft='504' ImageTop='487'/>
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    These commands can be crazy difficult to implement, just insanely crazy and time consuming.

    Use Notepad++ or similar program that displays different colors of commands so that it is easy to spot if for example you forget the sign < in front of <Button or that you forget to use AltCmdID for the custom second command instead of CmdID twice like you are using...

    The *only * thing I can tell you is to open my custom VideoSkin.xml file in Notepad++ and spend a long time very carefully examining how I did it and substituting commands JUST TO SEE if different commands will actually work and only then taking them to your own custom skin and changing other things around.

    Very time consuming process - I could not find much help at all anywhere when I did mine, it was ALL trial and error. It took a very long time.


    Take my skin and just test different commands for existing buttons I made, then copy paste my work and start rearranging the graphics after that... that's what I would suggest.
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  24. Originally Posted by zenton View Post

    I want to combine two commands from the one button click. I can only get the first command to work it ignores the second command exmple below

    Button Tooltip='Real Time' CmdID='ID_PLAYBACK_LAST' CmdID='ID_PLAYBACK_1MIN_FORW' Left='83' Top='60' Width='28' Height='28' ImageLeft='504' ImageTop='487'/>
    What you want is this:

    <Button Tooltip='Real Time | 1 min FWD' CmdID='ID_PLAYBACK_LAST' AltCmdID='ID_PLAYBACK_1MIN_FORW' Left='83' Top='60' Width='28' Height='28' ImageLeft='504' ImageTop='487'/>

    AltCmdID= is the command for right-click action, just make sure you put a description for it in the ButtonTooltip (like in the example) so people know there's a right-click alternative too.
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