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RoseRain
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Help with mond skin

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Hello. I would like to use the player in the mond skin. (I use Spotify) but the timer/duration/progress, isn't working. It never has and I can't find a skin that has a working timer. I have looked on the forum, but I am not very technical and don't totally understand things. I would like to add a timer to my player skins, but I have never been able to figure out how. Any help would be appreciated. At least with the mond player.
Thank you so much. I don't know how to attach the code here... but if anyone uses the mond skin, its the player.
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Re: Help with mond skin

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I would suggest installing this updated Mond suite Mondtholomew. It corrects many issues with the original.
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Re: Help with mond skin

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eclectic-tech wrote: June 20th, 2023, 3:42 am I would suggest installing this updated Mond suite Mondtholomew. It corrects many issues with the original.
Thanks for your reply. Sadly, it still doesnt display the timer. But thank you :)
Must because of the Spotify thing, I don't think a timer has ever worked for it. I guess.
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Re: Help with mond skin

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RoseRain wrote: June 20th, 2023, 3:56 am Thanks for your reply. Sadly, it still doesnt display the timer. But thank you :)
Must because of the Spotify thing, I don't think a timer has ever worked for it. I guess.
The Mond player uses the NowPlaying measure, which only partially supports Spotify.
For full support of Spotify, the WebNowPlaying plugin must be used.
First add the file below in Documents \ Rainmeter \ Skins \ Mond \ Player.
Then right-click the Rainmeter icon in the taskbar and choose Refresh all.
PlayerSpotify.ini


You have 2 options to use Spotify/:
1. The simplest option is to use Spotify Web Player.
Install WebNowPlaying_2.0.3.rmskin and the plugin will be installed automatically:
https://github.com/keifufu/WebNowPlaying-Redux-Rainmeter/releases
Then install the browser extension:
Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/webnowplaying-redux/jfakgfcdgpghbbefmdfjkbdlibjgnbli
Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/webnowplaying-redux/
Then load the PlayerSpotify skin.

2. The second option is to use Spotify Desktop Player.
Here you also have 2 options:

2a-Install only version 2.0.3 of the WebNowPlaying plugin (see the link above).
Then load the PlayerSpotify skin.
In this case the skin will work, but multiple artist names not showing, showing only the first artist name.
If this does not bother you, you can use this option.

2b-For full support of Spotify Desktop Player you must install version 1.2.0 of the WebNowPlaying plugin, and Spicetify.
Install WebNowPlaying_1.2.0.rmskin and the plugin will be installed automatically:
https://github.com/keifufu/WebNowPlaying-Redux-Rainmeter/releases
Install Spicetify:
1. Access the link: https://www.deviantart.com/xenium-art/art/Advansity-UPDATED-09-FEB-2022-847234085
2. Follow the Spicetify installation instructions in the Music Player-Spotify Desktop Player section.
Carefully read the instructions for the first command!!
At the end, if the commands were entered correctly, Spotify will restart.
Then load the PlayerSpotify skin
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Re: Help with mond skin

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xenium wrote: June 20th, 2023, 6:11 am The Mond player uses the NowPlaying measure, which only partially supports Spotify.
For full support of Spotify, the WebNowPlaying plugin must be used.
First add the file below in Documents \ Rainmeter \ Skins \ Mond \ Player.
Then right-click the Rainmeter icon in the taskbar and choose Refresh all.
PlayerSpotify.ini
Hello. I tried options 2/2b. And it didnt work. Still no timer, and no artist name etc.
I can't try the webplayer option because it spotify webplay has never worked well on my computer in any browser, the music is cut off and glitchy.

I will try option 3, though i have tried Spicetify before in the past with no luck. I will have to try again some time but i am not hopeful. I prefer trying to get option 2 to work. But thank you for trying to help, I appreciate it a lot.

EDIT: Tried option1 the webplayer anyway, since it works ok on chrome. Installed the extension etc... but no luck. the skin is still not showing anything,
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Re: Help with mond skin

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RoseRain wrote: June 20th, 2023, 7:51 am Hello. I tried options 2/2b. And it didnt work. Still no timer, and no artist name etc.
I can't try the webplayer option because it spotify webplay has never worked well on my computer in any browser, the music is cut off and glitchy.

I will try option 3, though i have tried Spicetify before in the past with no luck. I will have to try again some time but i am not hopeful. I prefer trying to get option 2 to work. But thank you for trying to help, I appreciate it a lot.

EDIT: Tried option1 the webplayer anyway, since it works ok on chrome. Installed the extension etc... but no luck. the skin is still not showing anything,
If you followed the instructions exactly, it should work.
For me, it works both with Spotify Web Player and Spotify Desktop Player

Spotify Web Player + Chrome + WebNowPlaying extension
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Spotify Desktop Player + Spicetify
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Be sure to use the attached file, PlayerSpotify.ini !
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Re: Help with mond skin

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xenium wrote: June 20th, 2023, 9:26 am If you followed the instructions exactly, it should work.
For me, it works both with Spotify Web Player and Spotify Desktop Player

Be sure to use the attached file, PlayerSpotify.ini !
Did everything you said, and no luck! I guess it's not meant to be for me, been trying to get a timer for years. I am so jealous though lol. Thank you for all your help though <3
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Re: Help with mond skin

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RoseRain wrote: June 20th, 2023, 9:59 am Did everything you said, and no luck! I guess it's not meant to be for me, been trying to get a timer for years. I am so jealous though lol. Thank you for all your help though <3
Right-click on the Rainmeter icon in the taskbar and choose About, then the Plugins tab and see if the WebNowPlaying plugin is in the list of installed plugins.

Install this version of the Mond skin that supports Spotify and see if it works:
Mond_Spotify support.rmskin
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xenium wrote: June 20th, 2023, 10:08 am Right-click on the Rainmeter icon in the taskbar and choose About, then the Plugins tab and see if the WebNowPlaying plugin is in the list of installed plugins.

Install this version of the Mond skin that supports Spotify and see if it works:
Mond_Spotify support.rmskin
This seems to be working with the Spotify WebPlayer. I can see the timer. But I can't get it to work with Spotify Desktop Player. According to your post, you mentioned an option 2a. That's what I really want to use, since I don't actually use the web player. I use desktop. But hey, at least it works with the webplayer, so know that I have the plugin installed at least haha. I see it in the plugin list.
Thanks for at least helping to get that working. Is there anyway to get it to work with the Desktop Player?
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Re: Help with mond skin

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RoseRain wrote: June 20th, 2023, 12:04 pm This seems to be working with the Spotify WebPlayer. I can see the timer. But I can't get it to work with Spotify Desktop Player. According to your post, you mentioned an option 2a. That's what I really want to use, since I don't actually use the web player. I use desktop. But hey, at least it works with the webplayer, so know that I have the plugin installed at least haha. I see it in the plugin list.
Thanks for at least helping to get that working. Is there anyway to get it to work with the Desktop Player?
Which version of the WebNowPlaying plugin appears installed in the list of plugins?