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Ladient 2 - AIMP 4 skin

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Published: October 4, 2015
A continuation of Ladient ( fav.me/d6e0oqk )
Project file included in the download.

Needs AIMP 4 in order to work
Get it here www.aimp.ru/


How to install the AIMP skin
1) Unzip the file
2) Double click the skin file inside folder "Skin file"
3) Click "Apply"



Changelog


V2.4 (07-08-2017)
    - Added hints to all toggles and buttons in Ladient Options window
    - Added third seekbar option (Seekbar III)
    - Added ability to hide Library Table header (Table/Table+)
    - Added Condense button in Big Album mode (merges Controls with the Big Album, disables the spectrum)
    - Library table now has the same styling as the Playlist
    - Deleted Table info bar
    - Big Album mode can now be resized to 800px wide (from 400px)
    - Playlist/Library now has a titlebar when detached
    - Detached Playlist/Library will not lock Main window
    - Library Bottom Bar button will now hide both bottom bar of both Treeview and Table
    - Changed animation of bottom bar icons
    - Made Tray arrow indicate if Stay-on-top is active or not
    - Lots of other small changes and fixes

V2.3.1 (10-03-2017)
    - Fixed AlbumBG setting does not stick after switching to Big Album
    - Fixed Controls Blur is active while using Big Album

V2.3 (07-03-2017)
    - New Tray icons
    - Added toggle to change Album art Shape (Shape)
    - Added toggle Library Data Source (Data Source)
    - Added animation to AlbumBG
    - Ability to resize width of vertical tabs (Tabs V)
    - Fixed Library mode switch
    - Fixed Library search bar searching playlist instead of the library
    - Fix Titlebar buttons making it unable to change player width
    - Fixed Tray not showing artist name
    - Fixed Treeview not scaling to the rest of the window
    - Lots of other small changes

V2.2 (18-07-2016)
    - Removed white version*
    - Reduced CPU usage of certain elements
    - Shadow in main now includes Time, Status and Bitrate
    - Added playlist button in horizontal tabs (Press Tabs H(+) to toggle)
    - Included vertical tab info toggle into the Tabs V text (Press Tabs V(+) to toggle)
    - Added a toggle for alternating color in the playlist (Alt Color)
    - Added 2 more positions to the Album BG
    - Track info and Corner arrows now move up if Titlebar's Info Line and Buttons are hidden
    - Changed appearance of Tabs V to match that of Tabs H
    - Lots of other small changes

V2.1 (08-02-2016)
    - Added Album BG Position slider
    - Tightened up the Ladient Options Windows
    - Ladient Options sliders now show on text hover
    - Playlist/Library is now detachable from the main
    - Updated titlebar to fit latest Penumbra 10
    - Fixed forced Main at startup
    - Changed colors and behavior of shuffle and repeat buttons
    - Disabling spectrum now works as intended
    - Other small changes and fixes

V2.0 (official)
(18-12-2015)
    - Added a White version of the skin (2.0W)
    - Tightened up the Ladient Options Windows
    - Added titlebar option
    - Option to hide track info
    - Added a second spectrum option
    - Library behavior changes
    - Small placement fixes
    - Other small changes

V2.0 beta
(05-10-2015)
   
- Initial release

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If you use the white version and would like to see it updated, write a comment below or PM me.
I'm not sure if people are actually using it or not.



General skin info
    - Some elements are accessible when you right click a button/text.
    - Volume can be changed by using the scroll wheel when hovering over the main window.
    - You can open skin options by clicking the gray arrow in the main or by clicking the album art.
    - If you hover over certain buttons, they will tell you what they do

The name Ladient comes from combining the words Line and Gradient.
Comments89
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KiraV's avatar
I love it, but the track info (artist, title ecc.) font is super big on my side? (i.imgur.com/xjnNYGU.jpg) Is there any way to fix it to make it smaller?
desertway's avatar
I'm new to AIMP and thrilled to find this skin. Only one question so far, I cannot find a way to access recording. There doesn't seem to be a button in this skin, or an entry in the AIMP menu. I tried setting up a hotkey, but it didn't work. Am I missing something? Thanks for a great skin.
desertway's avatar
Nevermind...I got the hotkey working. Thanks again for lovely skin.
lml666lml's avatar
Awesome skin!! Well Done!
Izunster's avatar
Is it possible to remove the horizontal scroll bar for the music library? Found it quite annoying how there just empty space between the albums cover arts and the scroll bar when you enlarge the window and when I tried to move the track list over to minimize the gap, it creates the horizontal scroll bar. Not sure if I explained it well or not but hope you can help. Thanks for the skin btw~

i.imgur.com/e6joH9r.png
Scope10's avatar
Scope10Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes, I see what you mean. It's an odd way of AIMP displaying that specific library view (Album grid). It has nothing to do with the skin really.

Basically, you need to uncheck all the header columns in that library view. To do this, you have to have "Table +" shown. Click the "Table" text under "Library" to switch between the normal and + options. This will toggle the header bar that shows the header columns. You then right click the header bar and uncheck all the column options (Like so: i.imgur.com/6L7zKAh.png). This way the library width isn't restricted to the specific width of the header columns. This won't affect any other library views, only the view you are currently looking at (album grid in your case).

I hope this helped.
Izunster's avatar
Thanks, more or less fixed the problem visually for me. Although it made me realized that the bottom two search bars of the music library and track list looks aligned but the color or outline differs so it feels off, not sure if its the skin or just AIMP. Not really a big of a deal but wondering if there's a solution. Thanks for everything~


i.imgur.com/21U6tPS.png
Scope10's avatar
Scope10Hobbyist Interface Designer
It looks that way because of the way Windows renders the font. I double checked the skin to see if there are different colors used, but they are the exact same across all the quick search bars.

A way to fix this would be to adjust Cleartype so text gets rendered better on your screen. Another way would be by using a font rasterizer like MacType (It's what I use with the LCD profile).

MacType has created system instabilities for me in the past though. This can go from not showing any text anywhere, not showing subtitles in video players, to not being able to boot Windows. If you run into problems with anything, disable Mactype first and see if it fixes it. That's my warning about MacType.

Lately, the development of MacType has been picking up and I haven't had any major issues with the latest versions, so I guess it's pretty safe to use now. Only thing I had to do lately is disabling Mactype for my video player as it wouldn't show the subtitles. This depends on your video player and subtitle renderer, so your mileage may vary.
7979haidi's avatar
Awesome.Thank you!
ayot79's avatar
Awesome skin but my explorer.exe is going crazy after changing skin settings. Invisible context menus, ghosting, anything that involves right click mouse button creates all kinds of weird behavior.
To fix it I need to log out or restart the system.
This issue was present also in previous Ladient skin versions. Maybe it's a Aimp thing?
I'm using Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update).
Scope10's avatar
Scope10Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's not an AIMP thing as AIMP has no effect on your system. It's a Penumbra 10 and/or theme patcher problem. I assume you are using Penumbra 10, correct?

The problem about the weird right-click behavior is known, but I can't figure out what is causing it. Have you had similar problems with other third party Windows themes?

For the new Fall Creators Update, I will rebase Penumbra 10 on the newest aero theme and hope that it will fix the problem.

Edit: You don't have to log out or restart your system to fix the problem. You can just switch back to the Windows theme and back to Penumbra 10 to (temporarily) fix the problem.
ezraravin's avatar
ezraravinHobbyist Digital Artist
It seems that the download link is broken. Could you perhaps reupload it? I love your work, by the way!
Scope10's avatar
Scope10Hobbyist Interface Designer
DeviantArt is the one that hosts the files and occasionally people have problems with the download. If it doesn't work at the moment, try again later. It works fine for me right now.
CripplingAESTHETICS's avatar
Love this theme! But how did you get it to look like the on the far left? Mine doesnt have the option to show album art in the playlist. thnks!
Scope10's avatar
Scope10Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's one of the three library views. To cycle between the different views, click the button in the bottom right of the library table. (i.imgur.com/9OzjPF1.png)

Keep in mind that "Library", "Table" and "Bottom Bar" need to be active. (i.imgur.com/uO8lcx5.png)
CripplingAESTHETICS's avatar
thansk you very much! Keep up with the good work.
FlappyFalcon's avatar
FlappyFalconHobbyist Interface Designer
big fan
mataiuls's avatar
Hi, great skin! And one question: is there a way to change the highlight colors of the skin? I would want to change the "red" to "blue" or something along these line.
Thanks for the skin!
Scope10's avatar
Scope10Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes, there is. Click on the player, press CTRL + P, click on "Skin" (under "Interface") and change the skin hue and saturation sliders under the skin selection element. (i.imgur.com/0JGouuQ.png).
atifshehzad's avatar
Thank you for this skin.
i would love the Light version but still great job Thumbs Up 
El-Buhdai's avatar
I've gone through at least 15 - 20 + skins trying to find the one that works for me. For each one, there was some dealbreaker for me, because I'm very picky when it comes to customization. This is the only skin that satisfies my need for the perfect blend of beauty, functionality, and customization. I also love how the customization is so powerful that you can make your skin just like many of the other skins for AIMP! :) I just have one problem. While messing around with my settings, my "Main" somehow got locked so I can't change it back to Big Player, which I really like. Can you help me fix that? Some of the settings and options are unclear in this skin and it has led to a lot of confusion as I figure it out and get my setup down.
Scope10's avatar
Scope10Hobbyist Interface Designer
The Main section gets locked when you enable the Library section. To unlock it, simply disable the Library section. The same is true the other way around. If you Enable the Big Album mode, the Library gets locked.

I made the skin this way because the Big Album mode will limit the width of the player to 400 pixels, which is not the width you would like to use the library with. The width restriction on the Big Album mode is to prevent the elements (like the album art and spectrum) from stretching and making that part of the skin look broken. It's simply not designed to work with more than 400 horizontal pixels.

I agree that not all the buttons are clear on what they do, but I feel like experimenting with it is part of the beauty of it. I could write a bunch of documentation on it, but I don't think many people would read it.

What I have already done so far is highlighting buttons/sections when you hover over the corresponding element in the player. For example, if you hover over the album in the Main section, it will highlight the Album and Shape button in the Ladient Option window. This is to show the user which button(s) effect which element in the player. I did notice that not every active element has this highlight, so I will fix this in the next update.

What I can also do in the next update is making sure that every button has a hint text. This is the text that will show when you hover over a certain element or button for a couple of seconds. I hope that these small bits of text will help the user in understanding what all the buttons and options do. Do you think these above-mentioned changes will resolve your confusion towards certain settings and options?
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