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Xion Kazama
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Re: Music Player Skin visual is N/A

Post by Xion Kazama »

Hello @xenium,

i followed your intruction from post step by step, but the cover is still not displayed in the skin by my setup. :(

Here are some sceeners from my software visions:

Spotify and Spicetify

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Rainmeter Plugins

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Spicetify Rainmeter Skin

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If i edit the skin to the plugin NowPlaying.dll than the skin is working. Only the Cover is missing, but as far as i know NowPlaying dosnt support the Cover Meta.

Thanks for your time and help. :welcome:

Greetings Chriss
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xenium
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Re: Music Player Skin visual is N/A

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Xion Kazama wrote: May 21st, 2023, 3:37 pm Hello @xenium,

i followed your intruction from post step by step, but the cover is still not displayed in the skin by my setup. :(
Did you install Spicetify Marketplace somehow?
For me, with Spicetify Marketplace installed, Spotify doesn't work with Rainmeter.
Only the first command needs to be entered in PowerShell (as specified in the Advansity for Spotify instructions)
Uninstall Spicetify by following the instructions:
https://spicetify.app/docs/advanced-usage/uninstallation
Then follow exactly the instructions for Spotify on the Advansity page

Edit:
I see that you have installed version 2.0.0 of the WebNowPlaying plugin.
With this version, the skin also works without Spicetify, but only the first artist is displayed in case there are more
Xion Kazama
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Re: Music Player Skin visual is N/A

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Hello,

thanks for your answer. I will give it a try and will report. :great:
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Re: Music Player Skin visual is N/A

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Xion Kazama wrote: May 22nd, 2023, 5:04 pm Hello,

thanks for your answer. I will give it a try and will report. :great:
OK.
I forgot to ask you in the previous post if the skin you are using is made to use the WebNowPlaying plugin.
See how the WebNowPlaying Example skin is made and make corrections to your skin if needed.
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Re: Music Player Skin visual is N/A

Post by Xion Kazama »

Aaaaaaaand i am stupid! :-(

The Problem was behind the PC, ME!

So after i read the instructions on your Skin site, i see that i dont have installed the browser extensions for chrome! :?

I´m sorry.

Now everythink works perfekt!!

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:great:
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Re: Music Player Skin visual is N/A

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Xion Kazama wrote: May 23rd, 2023, 4:11 pm Now everythink works perfekt!!
I'm glad !
If the skin worked after you installed the extension, it means you are using the Spotify website and not the Spotify Desktop Player.
The website only needs the WebNowPlaying plugin and the browser extension.No need to install Spicetify.

Note:
If you want the Spotify logo not to be displayed, you must have the WebNowPlaying plugin 1.2.0 (not version 2.0.0) installed.
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Re: Music Player Skin visual is N/A

Post by Xion Kazama »

Yes the Cover appears after i installed the Chrome Addon.
But i didnt install the MS Store Vision of Spotify because i use Windows LTSC. I have no MS Store. :)

Strange. If i install the WebNowPlaying dll 1.2.0 my favorite Skin dosnt work anymore.

Yours still working.

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Here is the Code from the .ini:

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[mCover]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=WebNowPlaying
PlayerType=Cover
DefaultPath=#@#images\Player\DefaultCover.jpg
UpdateDivider=2
Maybe you have an idea?

Greetings Chriss
Last edited by balala on May 23rd, 2023, 8:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Please use <code> tags whenever are posting codes. It's the </> button.
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Re: Music Player Skin visual is N/A

Post by xenium »

Xion Kazama wrote: May 23rd, 2023, 8:40 pm Yes the Cover appears after i installed the Chrome Addon.
But i didnt install the MS Store Vision of Spotify because i use Windows LTSC. I have no MS Store. :)

Strange. If i install the WebNowPlaying dll 1.2.0 my favorite Skin dosnt work anymore.

Yours still working.

Here is the Code from the .ini:

Code: Select all

[mCover]
Measure=Plugin
Plugin=WebNowPlaying
PlayerType=Cover
DefaultPath=#@#images\Player\DefaultCover.jpg
UpdateDivider=2
Maybe you have an idea?

Greetings Chriss
The code is ok.
The browser extension only works with the Spotify website, it does not affect the Spotify Desktop Player.

So to understand exactly what you are using, I have a few questions:
1-what version of windows do you have, 10 or 11
2-use Spotify Desktop Player or the Spotify website as the source
3-have you installed Spicetify or not?
4-i understand that you have installed the WebNowPlaying 2.0.0 plugin, right?
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Re: Music Player Skin visual is N/A

Post by Xion Kazama »

So to understand exactly what you are using, I have a few questions:
1-what version of windows do you have, 10 or 11
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2-use Spotify Desktop Player or the Spotify website as the source
I use Spotify Desktop Player
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3-have you installed Spicetify or not?
Spicetify is installed

4-i understand that you have installed the WebNowPlaying 2.0.0 plugin, right?
WebNowPlaying 2.0.0 plugin is installed
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Re: Music Player Skin visual is N/A

Post by xenium »

Xion Kazama wrote: May 24th, 2023, 3:36 pm
OK
Now with what you have installed, the skin will display the cover image with the Spotify logo and only the name of the first artist if there are more.
To eliminate these issues you have 2 solutions:
1 (the simplest) Use the Spotify website instead of Spotify desktop and everything will work as it should. You must have the browser extension installed
2 Install version 1.2.0 of the WebNowPlaying plugin (download and install the WebNowPlaying 1.2.0 rmskin and the plugin will be installed automatically) and having already installed Spicetify (I hope you entered the 5 commands correctly in PowerShell) the skin will work.
Test with the WebNowPlaying Example skin and if it works, it means you have installed everything correctly

If your skin doesn't work, post the link where you downloaded it so I can test it too.