Winamp Skins 2021

Winamp Skins 2021 (RePack 23)

Last updated: 01/01/2021
Skins: 73450
File Size: 11.30 GB
License: Free
OS: Windows/MacOS, Winamp 2.95 – 5.80

And as usual, we have collected the all of the best skins into The Best of Winamp Skins 2021 (RePack 23). Open the best skins instantly! Or, you could search through our web site and choose for yourself! The archive contains more than 73000 skins.

So what has happened on the skins front in the current year?

The first thing that came into my mind was the Skinning Framework Classic Pro. Classic Pro gives you the power to create single window skins just the same way as Winamp Classic Skins. Till now the Classic Pro Framework has been downloaded over one million times from different download mirrors what is a huge success. But this would only have been possible with lots of people creating cool skins for it!

Thus, let’s start with my top 3 Winamp Skins.
First there is “cPro Insomnis”. It has a dark and stylish user interface and is now offered with a bunch of cool color themes.
Then we have “cPro Relax”, a colored and nice styled skin which was the clear winner of the “Skinning Shootout” held by Skin Consortium.
Another highlight was the recall of “cPro MMD” – the official Classic Pro port of the legendary MMD3 skin by Sven Kistner.

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But also the Classic Skin developers have done some great work in the past!
My absolute favourite is “MMVIII” by GaretJax and mike_db – a great level of detail and nice colors, so go and check it out!
As a counterpart to this skin David Wood has created a cool vista styled skin called “Glitch Alienmorph Black” with a modern and clean userinterface.
Last but not least we also have a future styled skin by SMAR Designs: “Acierate” is green and sharp, so don’t cut yourself on it!

Unfortunately Modern Skin development has suffered from a big decline in the past few years. This might be due to the lack of interest of existing coders in creating skins and the hard way to learn modern skinning if you are a beginner. Nevertheless there have also been some highlights in this category:
Taking the download count “Azenis mimi” by itemsoft is the clear winner. A simple and clean interface based on the well-known Azenis theme.
For all Winamp classic fans Corwin has created a revamped and feature picked skin called “NEO CLASSIC”.
And we have another winner in this category as well: “krazyPlayer” by Skin Consortium has won the “Winamp Freestyle Skinning Contest” over at deviantArt. This future styled skin has a nice RGB color picker as well as a stunning breathing beat animation.

So this was my fast run through the current year! Of course there are plenty of other cool skins to talk about, so I encourage you to comment and let us know your favorites as well.

Best wishes for 2021!

Download Winamp Skins 2021 (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8)

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Winamp Shortcuts

Winamp Keyboard Shortcuts

Thought this was pretty cool and wanted to share. It’s no big secret and easy to find, but Winamp has a ton of helpful keyboard shortcuts. I’ve copy and pasted the list below, but in case you need to find the list again…

Open your Winamp player, go to your toolbar and click on Help > About Winamp. A dialog box opens, and you’ll see four tabs: Winamp, Credits, Keyboard shortcuts, and Version history. Click on the keyboard shortcuts tab

Keyboard Shortcuts (these can be used in most Winamp windows)

Key Action
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F1 Open Help
Ctrl+F1 About Box
Ctrl+A Toggle Always on Top (N/A in playlist editor and media library)
Ctrl+Alt+A Toggle always on top (playlist editor)
Ctrl+W Toggle Windowshade mode (main window, unless in playlist editor)
Ctrl+D Toggle Doublesize Mode
Ctrl+E Toggle Easymove (only applicable in classic skins)
Ctrl+T Toggle Time Display Mode
Alt+W Toggle Main Window
Alt+E Toggle Playlist Editor
Alt+G Toggle Graphical Equalizer
Alt+V Toggle Video Window
Alt+L Toggle Media Library
Ctrl+Tab Cycle through different Winamp windows
Alt+S Go to Skin selection
Ctrl+P Go to Preferences
Alt+F Open Main Menu
Alt+K Configure current visualization plug-in
Ctrl+Sh+K Start/stop current visualization plug-In
Ctrl+K Open visualization plug-in section of preferences
Ctrl+J Jump to time in current track
J or Keypad . Open jump-to-file box
Ctrl+Alt+N Spawn new Winamp instance
Alt+M Minimize Winamp
Ctrl+H Show recently played files/streams (History 🙂

Skin Tutorial

Skin Making Tutorial

Last updated: 28/12/2020
File Size: 2.99 MB

Before creating a complete skin, you will need the following tools. There are some suggestions below, but we don’t necessarily endorse or require you to use any of them. We leave you to choose one that you’re most comfortable with.

Stuff you need:
1. A paint program such as Photoshop, Gimp, or even good old MSPaint will work too. How else will you “paint” your skins? Must be able to recognize the .BMP format.
2. Winamp’s Base 29x Skin – to use as a template.
3. Text Editor – For use in configuring the fonts and colors of the Mini-browser and Playlist editor. Also used if you do any transparency. eg. MS Notepad, MS Word, Corel Wordperfect
4. Icon Editor – You will need an Icon editor if you are hardcore and want to edit the cursors and pointers associated with your skin. eg. NeoSoft Icon Editor, Icon Edit Pro, Impact Microangelo
5. Zip Compression Tool: Absolutely necessary to publish your skin. Winamp.com will not accept an unzipped skin. eg. WinRAR PKZip, WinZip
6. A good imagination and a good attitude 🙂

Winamp-Skin-Tutorial

The general process is pretty easy. Simply create a new folder in your Winamp\Skins directory. For example, go to your Skins directory in file manager, right click, and choose ‘New Folder’. Name the folder something unique, like ‘NewSkin’. Unzip the Winamp Base Skin into that folder using your favorite unzip utility.

Once you’ve installed the Base Skin, you could look at the files in that folder. Inside the folder should be a whole bunch of .cur (cursor) files, a whole bunch of .bmp files, and a few (3) .txt files. All of these files are optional. Any missing files will use Winamp’s defaults. So, for example, you can just change one cursor in a skin by having a single .cur file.

The names for the cursor files are pretty self explanatory. In addition, EQTitle.cur means that this cursor is for the EQ’s title bar. normal.cur is the default cursor used in Winamp’s main window. PWSSize.cur means that this cursor is for the Playlist Editor Window Shade sizing area. and so forth. If in doubt, you can just try making a major change to see where the change takes effect. You will see cursor changes, there’s no need to reload the current skin in Winamp to see them. To edit cursors, we recommend any paint program.

Editing the BMP files is more complicated. ‘pledit.bmp’ changes the look of the Playlist Editor, ‘eqmain.bmp’ changes the look of the Graphical Equalizer, and all the other .bmp files change the look of individual controls of the main interface [why we didn’t just use a single .bmp file for the main interface like we did for the EQ/PL is a different story]. Once you have made modifications to the different BMP files, press F5 in Winamp to re-upload the pictures.

At the end, you can change other aspects of Winamp using the three .txt files included in the Skin. After modifications to these files, be sure to press F5 in Winamp to reload the skin.

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