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Author Topic: Windows Media Player skin problem  (Read 5256 times)

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Windows Media Player skin problem
« on: October 20, 2008, 03:23:17 AM »
well, one day i decided to put in some new skins fo my WMP but then...when i switched to one particular skin which i dont remember what it was, it crashed my WMP and i cannot get in cuz everytime i do, it freezes and crashes without even giving me time to change teh skin. can anyone help?
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Re: Windows Media Player skin problem
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 05:20:05 PM »
Probably a malformed skin. Open a "Run..." box (you can do that from the Start menu), and type "regedit". Then navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Skins" and you'll see a value that reads "CurrentSkin". Right click on it, and select "Modify". You'll see a path there that should point to your current skin, so change the path to point to another skin, like the default "Windows Classic.wmz" (if you use WMP11, that is).

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Re: Windows Media Player skin problem
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2008, 06:13:55 AM »
got in, found teh file but no "Windows Media Player folder is in there...i'm probably screwed now >_>
i also have another question on how to activate last fm plugin on WinAmp
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Re: Windows Media Player skin problem
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2008, 06:16:51 AM »
Probably a malformed skin. Open a "Run..." box (you can do that from the Start menu), and type "regedit". Then navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Skins" and you'll see a value that reads "CurrentSkin". Right click on it, and select "Modify". You'll see a path there that should point to your current skin, so change the path to point to another skin, like the default "Windows Classic.wmz" (if you use WMP11, that is).

also, i think teh Windows XP Winter Fun Pack screwed it up too   :'( :(
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Re: Windows Media Player skin problem
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2008, 01:44:14 AM »
Probably a malformed skin. Open a "Run..." box (you can do that from the Start menu), and type "regedit". Then navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Skins" and you'll see a value that reads "CurrentSkin". Right click on it, and select "Modify". You'll see a path there that should point to your current skin, so change the path to point to another skin, like the default "Windows Classic.wmz" (if you use WMP11, that is).

ok, so now i got it back after rollbacking it to WMP 10 and now it doesn't crash and i manage to delete all teh skins, so i will update it back to WMP 11 now  :-* :P ;) :) :Thmbsup: :up:
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Re: Windows Media Player skin problem
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2008, 04:56:35 AM »
well, one day i decided to put in some new skins fo my WMP but then...when i switched to one particular skin which i dont remember what it was, it crashed my WMP and i cannot get in cuz everytime i do, it freezes and crashes without even giving me time to change teh skin. can anyone help?
Thats same thing that happened to me yesterday, in my case, i was just trying to see the "revert" skin thatt comes preinstalled, so I dont think its a malformed skin. Next time I opened WMP, it was in the default skin, so it isnt much of an annoyance. Maybe I should also rollback to WMP10.

Funny how WMP always finds a way for me to "not like" it, one way or the other.

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Re: Windows Media Player skin problem
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2008, 07:50:26 AM »
well, one day i decided to put in some new skins fo my WMP but then...when i switched to one particular skin which i dont remember what it was, it crashed my WMP and i cannot get in cuz everytime i do, it freezes and crashes without even giving me time to change teh skin. can anyone help?
Thats same thing that happened to me yesterday, in my case, i was just trying to see the "revert" skin thatt comes preinstalled, so I dont think its a malformed skin. Next time I opened WMP, it was in the default skin, so it isnt much of an annoyance. Maybe I should also rollback to WMP10.

Funny how WMP always finds a way for me to "not like" it, one way or the other.

as soon as u rollback and if a Visualizations installer or watever that u installed into teh WMP pops up, u gotta keep clicking cancel on it like i did and removed all teh skins u installed into it
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