Author Topic: Bee78 "retro" skin  (Read 29701 times)

Bee-liever

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ATTENTION!
This skin has been updated for MusicBee 3.0.
Compatibility with version 2.5 or earlier is not guaranteed.

I hadn't made a black-based dark skin, because I couldn't think of anything new that wasn't already in the dark skins currently available.
But I was playing some old jazz 78's and inspiration struck! Not something new, but something old re-done!

Bee78

Splash Screen

Album Covers View


Now Playing View

"Unknown Artist" pic                                     "No Artwork" pic

Stop Button is the LH "wing" of the Prev. Track button
Mute Button is the RH "wing" of the Next Track button


Updates

December 16, 2016:
  • MusicBee 3.0 release version changes incorporated;
  • minor tweaking of colours;
  • arrows removed from all scrollbars;
  • progress bar changed (some previous images were lost in HDD crash);
  • some icons changed.

April 30, 2016: Included in Dark skins of MusicBee 3.0 download
  • MB 3.0 RC2 update;
  • minor adjustment for "Delete" icon change.

April 20, 2016:
  • MB 3.0 RC1 update;
  • larger included images optimized for reduced file size.

April 14, 2016:
  • MB 3.0 RC1 update;
  • old player bar background restored;
  • restored gradient to header bar;
  • Progress Bar design changed.

February 1, 2016:
  • MB 3.0 upgrade;
  • new Track Info area Art Deco elements to eliminate scaling artifacts in old curved ones;
  • new Art Deco themed Progress Bar.

29 July, 2014:
  • MB 2.4 release version - incorporates simplified layout changes;
  • added "CaptionBar.Command...Override" elements
  • fixed use of "enlarge progress bar" cropping bottom of ratings and love icons

27 July, 2014:
  • MB 2.4 RC1 version - incorporates simplified layout changes;
  • changed a few icons to more "retro" images
  • "visualiser in tab" icon added
  • changed panel forward/back icons for better visibility
  • added missing gradient from Radio panel header

11 February, 2014: Included with MusicBee 2.3 download
  • 2.3 Release Update;
  • alpha blending added for toolbar icons;
  • new mini player layout colouring added;
  • operating system dependent square corners added.

13 October, 2013:
  • moved Love and Ratings to under RH buttons;
  • "Modern" compact player colours adjusted;
  • skin styled "Unknown Artist" and "No Artwork" pics added.

4 May, 2013:
  • fixed highlight colour for disabled tracks (thanks Cliff);
  • changed the look of the RH buttons to be similar to the Play buttons;
  • Spectrum and Wavebar colours adjusted for skin.

2 November, 2012:
  • fixed "hide spectrum" problem (thanks Bee-side);
  • fixed highlight colour problem in dropdown menus.



Downloads
available from MediaFire here
As this skin is included with the installation of MB, this link will only be active until Steven releases an official update.

Source files from Misc section of MusicBee Add-ons here

Skin installation instructions and other information can be found on the wiki

DecoTech (Art Deco style) font used in the screenshot is available here

I really like how this one turned out, hope you do as well.  :)
Last Edit: December 16, 2016, 06:17:10 AM by Bee-liever
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Iasc

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it certainly is retro. i like though. cheers

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Bee-liever

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Absolutely 'Hall of Fame' material.

Thanks heaps. High praise indeed!
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 :) I love this skin! This is one of my favorites...

Just one small problem: when the Spectrum is disabled, a piece of your artwork goes missing.

Thanks!

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Welcome Bee-side, and thanks for letting me know
I never noticed that when I was testing it.
I've also found a few minor colour problems that I missed as well, so I'll fix the artwork and have a new version up soon  :)
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Updated version now available - see first post for details
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The new version is perfect! Thanks!   :)

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Wow.  Bee-liever this looks absolutely terrific.  So much so that I started playing a bunch of rpm 78s on YouTube.  Reminds me of the Victrola my parents had when I was younger.  Needless to say, I've been having a blast. :)

As for your album art, was musicbee able to find them or did you have to copy/paste them into the file?  I was wondering the same about the lyrics.  Lastly, can one even buy cds with a scratchy rpm 78 sound?

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Glad you're having fun, browm77  :)
The album art is mainly from RateYourMusic. I don't think any player will find online art for 78's.
Most of the oldies lyrics can be found @ http://lyricsplayground.com/index.html
Most of those old gems have been digitized, re-processed, de-noised, de-hissed and de-clicked to within an inch of their lives for release on CD. But I do recommend the De-Stereo DSP plug-in to remove that bad "fake-stereo" found on some CD's.

It's amazing to think that it's not yet the centenary of electric recording, and we're on a forum, working out problems in our digital collections.  Scared or astounded at what another 100 years may bring?
Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 10:29:39 AM by Bee-liever
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Bee-liever, you might want to have a look at this topic:
http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=9165.msg53676#msg53676

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Ignore my request. It seems the skin I was using (Bee78) is what was causing the problem of mot being able to see the tracks. Simply switching back to the default skin allows me to see all of the tracks which is exactly what I need.

Perhaps a small update is needed, but it could be a false alarm as well.

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Perhaps a small update is needed, but it could be a false alarm as well.

Will make a change so disabled tracks don't blend so closely with the background colour when not highlighted
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Updated!

See first post for details
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