I've got this in my skins list as a .wmz file, and the preview it shows me is completely correct (and downright awesome), yet when I apply it and switch to skin mode I still get the same old shtoopid skin I was stuck with before. Any ideas... :s
There is a couple of these sorts of curious errors. This only happened to me when I was in the skin's development process, and something I did codewise caused a critical error in the skin's execution. I would first suggest redownloading and reinstalling the skin.
I would then suggest making sure your WMP version is at least v11, and if that is true, then email Microsoft. Hope that helps.
Okay, you have to play something first. For some annoying reason it will list your media library as blank if you don't. Try pressing ctrl+1 and seeing if that forces it in, if not try redownloading + reinstalling again.
I believe you simply double click on it so it runs, and then go to the Skin Chooser menu in Windows Media Player, and it should be there. You can use ctrl+1 and ctrl+2 to swap between skinned and non skinned modes.
I just tested it with my laptop. For some bullshit reason the file is a .zip when it downloads.
To install: -Rename the extension to .wmz if it isn't already. -Make sure that the icon changes to a Windows media Player icon after you've done this. -Double click and run this file. -You should now get a download confirmation from WMP as it installs the skin. -Confirm this, then go to the skin chooser.
An extension is when it says, say, a text file is: ExampleTitle.TXT, where the ".txt" will be the file's extension; namely a tag to identify what type of file it is so the computer has less work to do.
In this case, dA shows the skin file which you can download at the top of this page as: "FreshJAMZ_WMP_Skin_by_elrunethe2nd.zip", because that is how it handles files.
You need to change the ".zip" in that filename to ".wmz" before it will work properly. That will let the computer know it is a Windows Media Player skin file. Then you just double click and run that file like a regular program and Windows Media Player will install it for you, and then it should be on your Skin Chooser list.