As mentioned above, this is the skin configuration file. It is line oriented;
comments start with a '
;' character and continue until
the end of the line, or start with a '
#' character at the
beginning of the line (in that case only spaces and tabs are allowed before the
The file is made up of sections. Each section describes the skin for an application and has the following form:
section name. . . end
Currently there is only one application, so you need only one section: its name is movieplayer.
Within this section each window is described by a block of the following form:
window name. . . end
window name can be one of these strings:
main - for the main window
video - for the video window
playbar - for the playbar
menu - for the skin menu
(The video, playbar and menu blocks are optional - you do not need to decorate the video window, have a playbar or create a menu. A default menu is always available by a right mouse button click.)
Within a window block, you can define each item for the window by a line in this form:
item = parameter
item is a string that identifies the type of the GUI
parameter is a numeric or textual value (or a list of
values separated by commas).
Putting the above together, the whole file looks something like this:
section = movieplayer window = main ; ... items for main window ... end window = video ; ... items for video window ... end window = menu ; ... items for menu ... end window = playbar ; ... items for playbar ... end end
The name of an image file must be given without leading directories - images
are searched for in the skins directory.
You may (but you need not) specify the extension of the file. If the file does
not exist, MPlayer tries to load the file
PNG are tried for <ext>
(in this order). The first matching file will be used.
Finally some words about positioning. The main window and the video window can be
placed in the different corners of the screen by giving
0 is top or left,
-1 is center and
-2 is right or bottom, as
shown in this illustration:
(0, 0)----(-1, 0)----(-2, 0) | | | | | | (0,-1)----(-1,-1)----(-2,-1) | | | | | | (0,-2)----(-1,-2)----(-2,-2)
Here is an example to make this clear. Suppose that you have an image called main.png that you use for the main window:
base = main, -1, -1
MPlayer tries to load main, main.png, main.PNG files and centers it.
Below is the list of entries that can be used in the
window = main' ... '
and the '
window = playbar' ... '
decoration = enable|disable
Enable or disable window manager decoration of the main window. Default is disable.
This isn't available for the playbar.
base = image, X, Y
Lets you specify the background image to be used for the main window.
The window will appear at the given
X,Y position on
the screen. It will have the size of the image.
Transparent regions in the image (colored #FF00FF) appear black on X servers without the XShape extension. The image's width must be dividable by 8.
button = image, X, Y, width, height, message
Place a button of
height size at
X,Y. The specified
generated when the button is clicked. The image given by
image must have three parts below each other (according to
the possible states of the button), like this:
+------------+ | pressed | +------------+ | released | +------------+ | disabled | +------------+
A special value of
NULL can be used if you want no
hpotmeter = button, bwidth, bheight, phases, numphases, default, X, Y, width, height, message
vpotmeter = button, bwidth, bheight, phases, numphases, default, X, Y, width, height, message
rpotmeter = button, bwidth, bheight, phases, numphases, x0, y0, x1, y1, default, X, Y, width, height, message
Place a horizontal (
hpotmeter), vertical (
vpotmeter) or rotary (
rpotmeter) potmeter of
height size at position
X,Y. The image can be divided into different parts for the
different phases of the potmeter (for example, you can have a pot for volume
control that turns from green to red while its value changes from the minimum
to the maximum). All potentiometers can have a button that can be dragged
rpotmeter can be spun even without a button. The
button - the image to be used for the
button (must have three parts below each other, like in case of
button). A special value of
NULL can be used if you want no image.
bheight - size
of the button
phases - the image to be used for the
different phases of the potentiometer. A special value of
can be used if you want no such image. The image must be divided into
numphases parts below each other (resp. side by side
vpotmeter) like this:
+------------+ | phase #1 | vpotmeter only: +------------+ | phase #2 | +------------+------------+ +------------+ +------------+ | phase #1 | phase #2 | ... | phase #n | ... +------------+------------+ +------------+ +------------+ | phase #n | +------------+
numphases - number of phases stored in the
y1 - position of the 0% start
point and 100% stop point for the potentiometer (
The first coordinate
defines the 0% start point (on the edge of the potentiometer) in the
image for phase #1 and the second coordinate
the 100% stop point in the image for phase #n - in other words, the
coordinates of the tip of the mark on the potentiometer in the two
default - default value for the potentiometer
(in the range
Y - position for the potentiometer
height - width and height
of the potentiometer
message - the message to be generated when the
value of the potentiometer is changed
pimage = phases, numphases, default, X, Y, width, height, message
Place different phases of an image at position
This element goes nicely with potentiometers to visualize their state.
phases can be
NULL, but this is quite
useless, since nothing will be displayed then.
For a description of the parameters see
hpotmeter. There is only a difference
concerning the message:
message - the message to be reacted on, i.e. which
shall cause a change of
font = fontfile
Defines a font.
fontfile is the name of a font description
file with a .fnt extension (do not specify the extension
here) and is used to refer to the font
and slabel). Up to 25 fonts can be defined.
slabel = X, Y, fontfile, "text"
Place a static label at the position
text is displayed using the font identified by
fontfile. The text is just a raw string
$x variables do not work) that must be enclosed between
double quotes (but the " character cannot be part of the text). The
label is displayed using the font identified by
dlabel = X, Y, width, align, fontfile, "text"
Place a dynamic label at the position
X,Y. The label is
called dynamic because its text is refreshed periodically. The maximum width
of the label is given by
width (its height is the height
of a character). If the text to be displayed is wider than that, it will be
otherwise it is aligned within the specified space by the value of the
0 is for left,
1 is for center,
2 is for right.
The text to be displayed is given by
text: It must be
written between double quotes (but the " character cannot be part of the
text). The label is displayed using the font identified by
fontfile. You can use the following variables in the text:
|$1||elapsed time in hh:mm:ss format|
|$2||elapsed time in mmmm:ss format|
|$3||elapsed time in hh format (hours)|
|$4||elapsed time in mm format (minutes)|
|$5||elapsed time in ss format (seconds)|
|$6||running time in hh:mm:ss format|
|$7||running time in mmmm:ss format|
|$8||elapsed time in h:mm:ss format|
|$v||volume in xxx.xx% format|
|$V||volume in xxx.x format|
|$U||volume in xxx format|
|$b||balance in xxx.xx% format|
|$B||balance in xxx.x format|
|$D||balance in xxx format|
|$$||the $ character|
|$a||a character according to the audio type (none: n, mono: m, stereo: t, surround: r)|
|$t||track number (DVD, VCD, CD or playlist)|
|$O||filename (if no title name available) otherwise title|
|$f||filename in lower case|
|$F||filename in upper case|
|$T||a character according to the stream type (file: f, CD: a, Video CD: v, DVD: d, URL: u, TV/DVB: b, CUE: c)|
|$P||a character according to the playback state (stopped: s, playing: p, paused: e)|
|$p||the p character (if a movie is playing)|
|$s||the s character (if the movie is stopped)|
|$e||the e character (if playback is paused)|
|$C||name of the codec used|
$a, $T, $P, $p, $s and
variables all return characters that should be displayed as special symbols
(for example, e is for the pause symbol that usually looks
something like ||). You should have a font for normal characters and
a different font for symbols. See the section about
symbols for more information.
The following entries can be used in the
window = video' . . . '
base = image, X, Y, width, height
The image to be displayed in the window. The window will be as large as the image.
denote the size of the window; they are optional (if they are missing, the
window is the same size as the image).
A special value of
NULL can be used if you want no image
(in which case
background = R, G, B
Lets you set the background color. It is useful if the image is smaller than
B specifies the red, green and blue component of the color
(each of them is a decimal number from 0 to 255).
As mentioned earlier, the menu is displayed using two images. Normal menu
entries are taken from the image specified by the
while the currently selected entry is taken from the image specified by the
selected item. You must define the position and size of each
menu entry through the menu item.
The following entries can be used in the
window = menu'. . .'
base = image
The image for normal menu entries.
selected = image
The image showing the menu with all entries selected.
menu = X, Y, width, height, message
X,Y position and the size of a menu entry in
message is the message to be generated when the
mouse button is released over the entry.