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Searching for a "cool" looking software music player

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Well, I am looking for a software music player, that should run under Windows 7 and looks similar to an old-style hardware rack (you know, as it used to not so long ago, with cassette desk, tuner, amplifier, CD-player, EQ, one on top of another). So, basically a software player with a shell that looks like an old music rack. I know it takes computer resources just to draw the layout, but I think it looks cool. Jet Audio 4.7 looked similar, but that version is outdated and the new one looks like Windows. Anyone that knows where I could find such a player is kindly asked to tell me. The more options (VU-meters, LEDs, all sorts of gizmos and bling bling) the better. :) Something that looks like this, only software that runs under Windows 7.

http://www.oocities....ages/rack5s.jpg

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There are some interesting Winamp skins...

http://www.winamp.co...ll-stack/222330
http://www.winamp.co...-hifi-73/221975
http://www.winamp.co...-classic/221922
http://www.winamp.co...udiorack/145065

There are a crap load in the retro section.

I do recall an old program from my 9x days that looked like what you are looking for, but I can't even begin to remember what it was.
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Thanks, Tripredacus, but I am looking for something that looks more like the audio rack, I don't think you can "dress" winamp and look cool. It wasn't designed to look good.

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Check here:
http://xion.r2.com.au/
http://xion.r2.com.a...ins/category/12
http://xion.r2.com.a...ins/category/13
if there is anything of your liking (or just make a skin yourself :whistle: )

A couple out of the many:
http://xion.r2.com.a...ge/skins/id/754
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http://xion.r2.com.a...ge/skins/id/753
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Edited by jaclaz, 29 November 2012 - 11:21 AM.


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Thanks Jaclaz, but I'm not a happy bunny still. :( Those xion skins are too deformed, plain and lacking a lot of functions. I can't believe no software designer came with one cool design, just for the fun of it. After all, we all want hardware equipment that looks neat (not just sounds) on our shelves. Why not the same on desktop ?

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Thanks Jaclaz, but I'm not a happy bunny still. :( Those xion skins are too deformed, plain and lacking a lot of functions. I can't believe no software designer came with one cool design, just for the fun of it. After all, we all want hardware equipment that looks neat (not just sounds) on our shelves. Why not the same on desktop ?

The good thing about crystal balls (even not perfectly tuned ones) is that I saw it coming in advance :yes: :

... (or just make a skin yourself :whistle: )


Find a friend that knows how to use Photoshop, provide him with some good pictures of what the heck you want/like and you can have a skin exactly as you want it in very little time.

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Edited by jaclaz, 30 November 2012 - 05:56 AM.


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I don't have ANY friends at all, let alone ones who know Photoshop. And it's not about skin, one can talk about a whole program, build from scratch by a software company. Skins are just patches. I mean, if you take a FIAT 500 and put a paper skin of a Ferrari on top of it, will it make it a Ferrari ? No, it has to be a genuine thing.

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I mean, if you take a FIAT 500 and put a paper skin of a Ferrari on top of it, will it make it a Ferrari ?

Well the re-skinned FIAT 500 would still be better than my Porsche.... :whistle:, JFYI ;) :
http://reboot.pro/to...am/#entry130169

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Edited by jaclaz, 30 November 2012 - 09:01 AM.


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Or the re-worked Peugeot 206



Anyway, due to both my threads (on hardware and software hangouts) combined, the skins I found so far, are in tune with how I can currently extract from my sound equipment.




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