Audacious on Windows 7 getting new skins to work?

Added by Phil W over 1 year ago


Trying Audacious on Win 7. I drop skin packages into skin browser window, this does not work. putting them into audacious/share/audacious/skins does not work. Converting the .wsz file to a zip file and putting it into the skins directory puts a listing for the skin without a thumbnail view in settings/skin but will not load the skin.

Any one have any idea how to fix this please?

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RE: Audacious on Windows 7 getting new skins to work? - Added by John Lindgren over 1 year ago

Loading custom skins on Windows is broken (it's not just you).

There are two problems:
1) The image loading DLL wasn't built with support for .bmp files.
2) Audacious is trying to use a separate "unzip" program to unzip the .wsz file, and this program generally isn't installed on Windows.

Number 1 is easy to fix. I'm uploading a DLL here with added support for .bmp files; replace the existing one in audacious/bin with it.

Number 2 will take a little longer to fix (I'll open a bug report for it) but you can work around it by renaming the .wsz file to a .zip and then extracting it to a new folder under audacious/share/audacious/Skins. You should end up with audacious/share/audacious/Skins/MySkin/main.bmp and so on. If there's an extra or missing folder level in the path, the skins won't load.

Please let me know if that still doesn't work.

libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll (192 KB) libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll DLL with support for .bmp files