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Soita for Rainmeter by poiru Soita for Rainmeter by poiru
Soita is the official example skin for the NowPlaying plugin for Rainmeter, which supports a bunch of media players.

Rainmeter 2.3 beta r1448 (or higher) is required to install this skin. Download it from rainmeter.net.

Usage instructions:
After installing, right-click here and select 'Edit Skin'.
Then, the [mPlayer] section, change the PlayerName= value to your player.
After saving the file, right-click on the skin and select 'Refresh Skin'. Done! :)

Wallpaper in screenshot above is by !FateZoom: [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-06-18
Soita for Rainmeter by =poiru is a milestone achievement. this deviation is not only featuring a great looking and well executed skin, but more importantly it is made to introduce a long overdue plugin to the app of rainmeter, so that you can now use almost any media player in conjunction with rainmeter and then control said player through according skins.

in other words: the skinner doesn't have to decide for only one player support anymore and can now support them all with his rainmeter skin. just how great is that?
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Poner14 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
I download the music player but i don't know how use him, Help pls :(
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troitroitroi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  New Deviant
How can i play music with this skin even if i dont open the Music player(eg. WMP) ? i mean is it possible for me to play music if i just click on the play button? pls reply.
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Ragingwasabi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BTW when I play a video over an hour long (like a movie) the duration stays as 00:00 while the position is correct. anyway to fix the duration?
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Ragingwasabi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im creating a basic music playback control interface using this NowPlaying plugin as well. Its got separate play and pause buttons, next track, previous track and a meter that displays the track title.

The first song I play after any boot up is fine, everything displays properly. If I open another file without closing the one currently playing, the track title also updates normally.
When I close the current one, the track title usually disappears and then never appears again when I open another file. I have to manually refresh Rainmeter to make it appear.
the worst thing is that its random. Sometimes it disappears other times it doesnt :(

Anyone know why this happens and how I can fix it?
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RobertaGuerrero Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
thank u !
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:iconxdesto:
xDesto Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Exterm, try changing PlayerType in both of them to Type, and change ARTIST and TITLE to artistname and trackname.
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:iconshereded:
Shereded Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Hmm. It changed from N/A to 0
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Exterm1337 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Can someone please paste a complete working code piece that supports Spotify? I seriously don't understand this, I'm good at many things, but I hate coding :P

Please help!
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Exterm1337 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Okay, I found a forum for this, and now everything works, except Artist name and Song Title. Man this is confusing! Any ideas, I downloaded SoitaSpotify.ini and just loaded it, do I have to change anything for it to show artist and song?
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:iconshereded:
Shereded Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
seems like after the newest spotfy update all rainmeter skins cant find track info anymore
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:iconfl3cks:
FL3CKS Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Loved this a ton, but loved the simplicity or the original so I merged the two. Check it out>>>

fl3cks.deviantart.com/art/NowP…
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VenomOpheliacxo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So I can't seem to get this working. I did everything correct and followed what you said in the description, but it won't play. My music player is iTunes. Help. D:
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gobbyplss Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
torilla tavataan
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JeanLaGarche Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Thanks for the skin but it seems there is no album art support for Opus codec. Is that right? Album covers from mp3 are shown instead.
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JeanLaGarche Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Thanks for the skin but it seems there is no album art support for Opus codec. Is that right?
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S1lv3rCr0w Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice :D
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prowler2008 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I wish the code was correct in this player skin because it does not show the now playing for artist and song titles on the player for MediaMonkey and i have been looking all over the net for a code that will make media monkey show the now playing feature with a Rainmeter skin i already have!! Would be awesome if someone could help me with this... :(
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:iconragingwasabi:
Ragingwasabi Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did u go into the ini file and change the PlayerName to MediaMonkey?


PlayerName=MediaMonkey
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vivid-vibe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I cannot get this working with MusicBee.  I have everything properly setup but it just won't work.  I have tried refreshing and loading and unloading.  I have tried this before and after starting MusicBee.  Basically, I have tried every combination of factors available to no success.  Does anyone have a solution?
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:iconhalo45:
halo45 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
No album name or cover art with Spotify, why?
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:iconhalo45:
halo45 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Also, the Progress bar doesn't seem to be working either.
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Nebrota Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Spotify is not fully supported. You can use this rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.…
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:iconhalo45:
halo45 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Thank you, i wouldn't have found this any other way.
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DaveMustaineKingV Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Thanks a lot! :D
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HazZbroGaminG Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Y there a plugin compatible version for VLC 2.1.4 or 2.1.XX ?
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kantori Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Seems others have been having trouble with VLC's latest build. Consider a better music player like foobar. It's tons better and actually makes the music better amplified and actually works with Soita using Rainmeter 3.0.2 r2161 build.
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MrDuskBringer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
 HELP. I've installed Soita and it works, but for some odd reason the duration of the song, image of the song/album, rating and album name is not working. The area where the image is supposed to be displayed is just a grey, empty box, the album name is displayed as N/A and the duration of the song and how long I've been listening to it is set as 0. Can someone please help me make it work?
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axillakos1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
i doing all need and this skin play if i open a music with vlc and dont play complete dont see me icon from song stars dont used and donw from name says N/A N/A!!what need to do for complete this skin??
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kantori Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
If you went to the doc docs.rainmeter.net/manual/plug… there try a fresh install of Soita. If that still doesn't help try a earlier version of Rainmeter. I don't use VLC so I cannot help you. Foobar is better, consider using that one instead with Zetro theme anonymousgrafix.deviantart.com…
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axillakos1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
plz can help me?? i dont understand how install this skin with vlc!!
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SongTu Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student
Hey thanks for this great skin.
But I have problem when using WMP. I can't rate a song for 3, 4, or 5 stars. Whenever I rate for 3, 4, or 5 WMP change the already yellow stars to grey starts. But 1 and 2 stars are possible.
I try another skin but this still happen :(
Can you solve?? Thanks a lot!!
p/s: sorry because of my bad english!
 
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SongTu Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student
Finally I found the solution.
Download an old portable version of Rain (I try ver 2.2). Install it and go to plugin folder, copy Nowplaying.dll and replace the .dll in your c: program file.
See more here:
rainmeter.net/forum/viewtopic.…
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DorianStone Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Hello, poiru, I have used the Soita coding in my desktop's new version. I've created a complete new interface for it, to suit the design and vibe of my other Rainmeter modules. I would appreciate if you would honor me with a sincere comment on it. Link.
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meapo13 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job on this! is there anyway i can get the album cover to show for a spotify player? thanks :)
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MtheInsomniac Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use multiple media players, is there really no command to have it accept both itunes & WMP? I tried a comma, & creating a second PLayerName= but no dice haha...
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Schlayer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Unfortunately different players have their info available from completely different places so using two playernames just makes the app try and get info from both at once and conflicts badly. You'll have to use two instances of the gadget, but I bet you can make a workaround by adding a line of code that uses the !Hide bang when the player assigned to whichever gadget isn't actively playing so only one is ever visible while music is playing. Use the state measure and make it so when the player is 'stopped' it activates !Hide but when paused or playing is uses !Show
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Bonsewswesa Featured By Owner Edited Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this post is over a year old but I just wanted to say thanks for putting it out there, that info greatly helped in making a player that would use both iTunes and WMP simultaneously. It took a lot of duplicating meters and IfCondition-ing because I wanted it to look nice and even but it worked.

Take a look: bonsewswesa.deviantart.com/art…
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rumblef1sh Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Thanks a load for this skin. Superb!

I've spent a couple of days happily modifying it but one thing is driving me a bit nuts, and I've no idea where the answer might be. Basically I've added a

LeftMouseUpAction

into the [Cover] meter, so that the displayed artwork becomes an active link. I can get as far as clicking to open my music folder simply by specifying the full path. But I have a LOT of music in that folder. What I'd love to do is simply click on the artwork and have it open my Windows folder on the actual album i.e "current directory" or whatever. Stuff like '[explorer .] just gets me to the Rainmeter dir. and although I've written a measure for PATH as specified in the NowPlaying documentation, that doesn't seem to help.

I imagine this is pretty simple for those that know! Any idea how I do this? It must be such a teeny bit of code. Please?
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Schlayer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
it could take a bit of work but you might be able to do something to the effect of using the artist and album names as variables for a file path. It may require some renaming within your directories but it will probably be fairly simple to use a LeftMouseUp bang in order to go to the location of a folder with, say, the artist name. You just have to do something like Libraries\Music\#MeasureArtist#\#MeasureAlbum# for the directory to go to within the bang I'd assume.
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Schlayer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Sorry actually use brackets for measure names not '##', pound signs are only for variables
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Schlayer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
LeftMouseUpAction=["explorer" "C:\Users\Seth\Music\[mArtist]"]
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imaw0401 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
hey, thanks for this

i want to use this for rakista radio (online radio)

i did but it didnt show the song that is playing and the artist, its only shows "N/A"

help me please, i dont know how to change
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lilgate Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
I really want to use this with Pandora Radio. I know it's only partially supported, but i can't get it to function at all. ive changed the player name to WLM. please help me? 
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Do you know of any way I can get rid of the album art?
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kantori Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Not sure if same code since I modified mine but it's under [mCover], delete all that until [mPosition]. May want to look at [Background] and [Cover] as well.
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I did some playing around with it, myself. turns out that deleting those lines of code doesn't magically move the artist and whatnot over. ^^; thanks, though.
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Deft0wn Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing
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:iconhellocat:
HelloCat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Am I able to rate from the skin?

*Using itunes 10.7 and the latest rainmeter beta.
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:iconmikkelul:
Mikkelul Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Super thanks!
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bkiwi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student
thank you :D
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