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Windows 8 music player beta by PeterRollar Windows 8 music player beta by PeterRollar
New Windows8 musicplayer was leaked a few days ago. This is a CD-Art-Display skin which looks like the leaked screenshots.[link]

First download and install the free CAD software from here
if you don't have it.[link]
Click on the cskin file to install the needed fonts and the skin.

Works on Windows Xp, Windows Vista and Windows7.

How to use?
Tile:Mouseover the tile brings up the play/pause button. Your player will start with this button if it is not alredy running.
Mouseover the right upper corner brings up the button to switch to fullscreen mode.
Mouseover the left upper corner shows the button to exit the app.
Click on the tile hides/unhides the artist/song text.
Click on the headphone icon brings up the lyrics panel ( If skin with lyrics is installed)

Fullscreen mode:!!!To activate/deactivate all visible buttons click in the cover area.!!!
Click on the stars to add your personal rating of the song.
Shuffle=Shuffle
Repeat=Repeat
Pin= Stop the song
Open= Open your player
More=Open the CAD menu
Speakericon: Drag your mousepointer over it(Leftclick and drag) to adjust the volume
Little triangle besides "Queue" text: Minimizes the app to the systray. One click on the systrayicon brings it back to full screen.
Save queue=Brings you back to the tile mode
Clear queue= Exit the application
Shop= Brings up the lyrics (If skin with lyrics is installed)

Subskin Sidebar:My personal recommendation. Click on the right bottom corner to minimize it to the systray. One click on the systray icon brings it back.
Little triangle besides text switches to fullscreen.
All other buttons are the same as in fullscreen.

When you use the default mode of this deviation, it switches between small tile and fullscreen.
When you use the sidebar mode it switches between sidebar and fullscreen.

Want no lyrics? Simply click them away.
Absolutely want no lyrics? Simply delete the lyrics folder of this deviation.:)

Featured on Chip online[link]

Windows8 startscreen for XP, Vista and 7 available here[link]

:new: Watch it on Youtube[link]

No redistribution in Transformationpacks/Skinpacks allowed!
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:iconricheyyyyy:
richeyyyyy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
nice bro thanxx
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No need to thank. Glad you like it.:)
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Sorrow79 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
mad props i just wanted to say thanks. this is exactly what i was hunting for my music server running xp. this looks clean on display in my game room.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like it.:)
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Antowhite Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
this work on win 8 ?
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes
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W444GH Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha..
My pc runs in XP
But your themes really spice up things..
Thanks Pete.. :salute:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. Glad you like my stuff.:)
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krunkArts Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.:D
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Snow-katt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
...ye gods
and i already thought i disliked the win 7 interface
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, they have a lot to do til RTM.
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relhom Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: :santa:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx Santa:D
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yvidhiatama Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice one! I will try to make review on my blog later. ;)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like this idea.:)It will be updated tomorrow for more similarity to the screenshots of the original.
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yvidhiatama Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Okay. I will be waiting!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Updated. I think this is final stage. Not enough informations available.:(
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yvidhiatama Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Okay.. I will reply this comment once I have featured this. ;)
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mercury21 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Looks great. But can you implement the lyrics into the skin, because that's why I use CD Art Display most of the time.
Would be really awesome
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:iconpeterrollar:
PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your skin is added. Please redownload.:)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can do this for you. What do you want? A extra panel for the small tile or a integration in the fullscreen mode?
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mercury21 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
Wow, how fast are you? Definetely awesome.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Finished. If you are still interested have a look on the screenshot.
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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sagorpirbd Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Nice work Peter, i like customization. :thumbsup:

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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Sagor:)
I lke customisation too.

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sagorpirbd Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
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KudoArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Awesome!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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heath28m Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Artist
Uhm I wanted to double check but is there a small problem with the 'More' button position in the maximized version? and was it designed to show CoverArt?

I made several 'Edits' to it .. and turned on CoverArt for the small tile.. but when I went to fix the button I wasn't sure if it was in yours of if I had actually done it and you needed or may not even know it needs to be fixed..

Anyway I can get a screen of what I altered .. if you would like to see it.. ( I don't plan to distribute.. it was sort of just for me for now.. and may change something more.. not sure right now..

ABSOLUTELY love the design however and it finally gives me a maximized skin I like using for my CAD Skins.. ( most I have I didn't really like and was going to have to make one.. ) Good work.. :thumbsup:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yepp you are right, the "More" button was misaligned one pixel. Thanx for the hint. And yes it is designed to show Cover art as you can see in the screenshot.Don't know if the original does this too. There are only a few infos in the net.
The small tile isn't meant to show Cover art.So there is nothing i will change. I think Cover art should be in a double size tile like here[link]
Anyways it would be interesting to see your screenshot:)
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heath28m Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Artist
Yeah I have seen that.. There is a CAD skin that has a similar appearance, if I remember right I have it but I will have to sort through and find it i the skins.. :P I haven't cleaned any recently..

Okay and before you go look at my screen.. its a WIP.. so not for sure if it will stay in the layout.. I may change the balance presented or switch sides... and of course color swapping.. I did the green because I have been working with it lately.. doing a portableapps.com 10.0.1 skin/theme along the ideal of Windows 8 presented design schema.. so it just fit ( and the swatch was loaded already last night.. :P

[link]

Anyway would be cool to see your feedback on what you think so far.. My design as of late and what I have been doing has sort of been centering around Windows/Metro 'INSPIRED' layouts but with a touch more minimalism... a few more higher end queues ... sort of what I am reaching for.. with a nice range from homemaker to sporty ... clean.. cool.... you get the picture... anyway.. chatty this mornin' ....LOL
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
As well as you haven't changed very much, it looks really good with this green part.:) I cannot do something like that because my target is to come as close as possible to the original. I will update mine as soon as i get more infos and resources how it really works.
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heath28m Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Artist
Yeah the only bad part about that .. would be getting CAD to actually be capable of some of the basic functions... Keep waiting for an update the last build.. Mine seems very slow and resource hungry at times... Not for sure if it has something with the number of skins I have for it or not.. Anyway I will be waiting for update to see how it comes long..
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes that's true. It should be able to display playlists and maybe some basic video support.
I had my problems with the last beta of CAD, and so i returned to CAD 2.0 which works fine for me.
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heath28m Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Artist
:thumbsup:
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heath28m Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011   Artist
*EDIT - Didn't realize the link was actually for the skin..LOL..oops..
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Updated:)
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heath28m Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011   Artist
Thx for the heads up...:thumbsup:
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SaMUnhigh Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Great work, Peter! :flirty:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Sabine

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yacine29 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
wow you did a wonderful job peter :clap: :+fav:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx my friend.Today is a lucky day.Dopey is here at the moment and you too.:)Hope everything is fine on your side.Greetings from Germany
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yacine29 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Everything is fine ,I am on holidays now so I will be here to comment and to reply to my messages ,I hope you are having a happy holidays :D
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy holidays for you too my friend.:handshake:
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DopeySneezy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
You never cease to astonish me, Peter. Great job! (love to know where you 'accidently' find all these treasures). :iconthefonzplz:
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I regularly visit Winmatrix, Winfuture and AskVG. That's enough to get everything you want.:)
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Drudger Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Awesome :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx Jim. I know you like dark designs.:)
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