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OB Windows Media Player 11 V3 by oddbasket OB Windows Media Player 11 V3 by oddbasket
OB Windows Media Player 11 Visual Style
by oddbasket

Comes in 4 sub styles
-Vista 48 (For 'Use large icons' option)

Comes in 3 font styles:
-Segoe UI (require Segoe UI and Segoe UI Bold fonts not provided)
-Comic Sans MS

-Install the VS and choose Windows Media Player 11

Special Thanks
To leosss for the use of certain Vista graphics from MiVista RTM.

***Goes best with my XP Vista Pack***

Changelog from Ver1 to Ver3: Changelog

Forum: Help requests
FAQ: Troubleshooting

Download x64 installer: Download

Download Dark menu version:
Download (x86 32bit) Download (x64 64bit)

Download 120DPI version: (only Vista style)
Download (Self-extracting)

***Final updated on 28th July 2007***
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omaril22 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
jaillyn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
I'm hoping someone ports this to Windows 7 someday.
dhamchyd Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
hotsumota Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Thank you so much for the style. I have been long looking for a style similar to windows media player :D

btw, is there a way to remove the Windows media player at the top of the start menu? Idk why, but I find it not that neccesary XD.
Trinity1080 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
This is a very nice theme! By the way, can I port it to Windows 7?
womanchine Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
I'm using the Vista sub style and it's perfect! Great work and thank you!! :worship:
uzonlockdown Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
hmm this is nice, tested it.
evin tho it is nice im not likeing the vista orb on the defult.
mabe on the defult, a defult start button/blue, and for the vista style one (start menu) keep the orb.

willnot use untill disided/and or fixed :(

nice work tho :)
DEEP7VEN Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Hey...This is nice...
siberkorsan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Perfect Style! Love it :P
siberkorsan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
Where is the download?
xps630 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
Wow thank you man....
KingNosser Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Very nice like the dark one myself good work indeed :)
lucidor20 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Nice work! I love this visual style.Thanks. :worship:
YalovaLee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Hi, very good gallery ;)
jacquidervan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
The links to the 64-bit versions don't work anymore. Any chance you can email?

ttigger Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Any idea hwere I can get the dark menu version of this theme? The link to it on this page doesn't work anymore.
coreper Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
looks nice!
CrimsonDivine Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
I just [b]love[/b] this theme, the blue lighting on the role over and currently selected effect inthe task bar is just awesome! :D
MaRoC68 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... is still now one of the most beautiful and functional versions of Windows_Vista-WMP11!!!
sometimesIforget Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
this is long old, but you wouldn't know how to get the .msstyle to work without stylexp would you? i'm not sure if it's a common problem or if it's even supposed to be like this, but i can't get it to work without stylexp...
martin10018 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Can you upload the 120 dpi version somewhere? The link you provided is not working anymore. Thanks!
pepesk8 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
This awesome this awesome what program do this theme? as I form it in PC?
oddbasket Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007   Interface Designer
Sorry, I don't understand completely?
Are you asking what program I use to make this theme? If so, it is Stylebuilder
If you asking how to use this theme in windows? You need to patch a system file using uxtheme multi-patcher first.
provolino Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Greate VS, I just miss some additional work to make it a complete theme (login, logoff and turn off windows)...

can you please build theme if you have time? :)

I red a user previously tried to do that but download link is no more online :(
Maybe he can share his work with us :D
Xoj Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
love everything except the windows border and the bottons :/
GateCast Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great VS, really enjoyed the great blend of styles.
Well Done!!!
FighterFan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
Very awesome theme! I've been looking for a Vista lookalike that had the black window titlebars. I'm using this now for both my XP computers. I have one question, the custom pic in the start menu: I can't seem to change it... how do you with this theme?

Thanks a bunch! ^_^
oddbasket Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007   Interface Designer
It's non-clickable, so you have to go to Control Panel>User Accounts to change it.
angelscrime Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
That's a great work :-) Thanks.
nathanael1771 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
dude, i had to register just to be able to tell you how much your work ROCKS!!!!
i loved the royale remixed but the wmp 11 vs...
is just kick-ass!! i just have two slight problems:
1.)is there a way to get rid of the wmp 11 logo and words atop the start menu in basic style
2.) could you maybe create and upload shutdown and logoff windows that match with the vs?

i would be ever so thankful and absolutely willing to provide you with some genuine german sausages or something in return, after all you're giving all this great stuff away for free...!

cheers from germany!!

nathanael1771 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
woah, thanks a lot mate!

i had to replace the .dll files with Replacer after changing them,
but apart from that everything worked fine. however i still have a
slight concern: the windows dont seem to be in the same shade of
black as the rest of the vs, they are more bluish/ greenish and not dark enough. could you maybe tone them down a little or provide me with an easy strategy to do it myself? i really appreciate your help and hey, the offer
with the sausages is still on!! :)
oddbasket Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007   Interface Designer
Ok, I'm embarrassed. The color should correctly matched now. Download from the same link above. If you feel another shade is appropriate, you can try using a selection tool in a paint program to select just that part and adjust the color. :)

Thanks for the thought on the sausages though, but I'm afraid they would have gone bad by the time I get them, lol.
oddbasket Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007   Interface Designer
1.) Get ResHacker: [link]

- Open 'OB WMP11.msstyles' from '%windir%/resources/themes/OB WMP11', and save the WMP11_STARTUSERPANEL_BMP anywhere.
- Use any paint program to get rid of the icon/text eg. copy and paste the clear parts over the icon/text and save as BMP.
- Replace the original in ResHacker.

2.) I didn't make any shutdown/logoff UIs but tell you what,

Download this: [link] (credits to the author, I only recolored the black)

Using ResHacker,

Open "%windir%/System32/Shell32.dll" and replace the following BITMAPs with the provided BMP files:

Bitmap -> 14351 -> 1033 with 1.bmp
Bitmap -> 14353 -> 1033 with 2.bmp
Bitmap -> 14354 -> 1033 with 1.bmp
Bitmap -> 14355 -> 1033 with 2.bmp
Bitmap -> 14356 -> 1033 with 3.bmp

now save the file and open "%windir%/System32/msgina.dll" to replace the following BITMAPs with the provided BMP files:

Bitmap -> 20140 -> 1033 with 1.bmp
Bitmap -> 20141 -> 1033 with 2.bmp
Bitmap -> 20142 -> 1033 with 1.bmp
Bitmap -> 20143 -> 1033 with 2.bmp
Bitmap -> 20150 -> 1033 with 4.bmp
mconte Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
still the best visual style! the only one with full round start button, great, thanks a lot!
Ronar17 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
i downloaded it and then i turn of my pc and then i i saw my windows skin. It was the old version. Before i turned it off i was using ur skin. Can you answer this please?
oddbasket Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007   Interface Designer
You may need to patch uxtheme.dll or read the FAQ in my thread: [link]
Panarchy Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
or have it so that the second one in the screeenshot has a pic already built in?

THanks in advanced,

Because I don't have a userpic...
oddbasket Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007   Interface Designer
Get this: [link]

It's a permanent HL2 user icon made to look like it's glass. User ResHacker to open 'OB WMP11.msstyle' and replace under the [BITMAP] tree these two: VISTA_STARTUSERPANEL_BMP and VISTA48_STARTUSERPANEL_BMP
Panarchy Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
Thanks, can you please include a version with nothing above the quick launch icons?

(No username, or userpic)

Thanks in advanced
MultiMediaJockey Featured By Owner May 15, 2007   Filmographer
What's in prior to the 9:th May final update? :-?
oddbasket Featured By Owner May 15, 2007   Interface Designer
Should be just this 2 since 1st Mar update due to feedback;
-Small orb logoff buttons for compact style
-Active window button on taskbar is highlighted
Angelx14 Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
ooh, cool.:D Can I have it then? ^_____^ I guess I can. Thanks. =P
Angelx14 Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
It's for Vista only, right? =P
oddbasket Featured By Owner May 13, 2007   Interface Designer
It's for XP only.
Californiano Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
Dude, your Visual Style rocks! I love the hell out of OB WM11 v3. Your visual style and Vyrus956's QueVista 4 are equally as good--hell, they're both great!

I'll spread the word. :worship:
ultimicia3 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
roj Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
Your Royale Remixed VS was simply a triumph.

Sadly, because of a lack of large font (Large and Extra Large) as well as 120DPI support, this one is for me an abysmal disappointment. Not only is large font support "faked" without providing same (putting font names as large and extra large without actually enlarging their sizes doesn't cut it) but that silly Vista kick-up for the user picture in the Start Menu doesn't line up at 120DPI (to be fair, the vast majority of other style builders haven't grasped this salient point either). Finally, the use of that awful SegueUI font that Vista uses is the final nail in the coffin.

If it seems I'm being harsh, it's only because I expected so much more from one of your efforts.
oddbasket Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007   Interface Designer
Seems like you want something from me. ;)

roj buddy, test this one for me. Still has the same 3 font choices but is designed for 120dpi and large icons together. Bear in mind at 120dpi, some graphics may look stretched and I don't rule out possible graphical glitches.

Though I'll say I'm not obligated to fine tune it, but do let me know of any bugs, and I'll add it into the installer version. I did test it out and I hope it works without a hitch for others. :)
labotomizer Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great theme, very well done. I'll be using this for a while I think. What about that superman background...have a link to that one too?
vincentxweb Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
Thanks for your help, oddbasket!
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