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#1 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 08:59 AM

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Uptill now, the only way to get back the Windows Media Player toolbar in Windows 7 was by downgrading to WMP11.


But, heh, check this out ...

 

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Attached File  WMP12toolbar.jpg   106.1K   888 downloads

As u can see, both the preview bar AND the taskbar toolbar is available. :D

DOWNLOAD THE INSTALLER

( 15.8 MB - only for Windows 7 32-bit systems )

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS :
 

1. Open the start menu and click on "Run"

2. Enter "services.msc" and hit enter.

3. In the window that comes up, scroll down to "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service" and click on it. Now on the right hand side u will see a "stop" link. Click on it to stop the service

4. Run the downloaded installer.

5. You are done ;) . Now post ur thoughts on this thread.

 

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Notes: There won't be any change in the functionality of your pre-installed WMP12. So dont worry. More details on download page.


DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible if u break ur system. :D

Future updates will be at : http://devrexster.go...pages.com/wmp12 and at Winmatrix.com only

[Warning: If u use this info or parts of this info anywhere else than Winmatrix.com u need to link back to this topic. Otherwise-scenarios will be treated as Information Copyright infringement.]

 

Update: It seems the link is dead. Please check this thread: Get the Windows Media Player 12 taskbar toolbar.


Edited by Jatin, 27 January 2013 - 08:05 AM.


#2 shivaram

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 09:35 AM

cool and thanks

#3 Abhi

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 10:22 AM

Nice work Dev!

Anyways, here are some questions that I have regarding this:
  • Does this work on RTM build? The screenshot says build 7100 (RC).
  • How does the Deskband or Toolbar look like when the Taskbar is not set to "Small Icons"?
  • Does WMP minimize to this Deskband even when the taskbar is set to "Combine when taskbar is full"? Or does it show both the running WMP Application icon(with name in this case) and dekband?


#4 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:09 AM

Nice work Dev!

Anyways, here are some questions that I have regarding this:

  • Does this work on RTM build? The screenshot says build 7100 (RC).
  • How does the Deskband or Toolbar look like when the Taskbar is not set to "Small Icons"?
  • Does WMP minimize to this Deskband even when the taskbar is set to "Combine when taskbar is full"? Or does it show both the running WMP Application icon(with name in this case) and dekband?


1. Yes it worked on RTM for me. It doesnt really change the original WMP files already present. It patches some of them, copies some old WMP11 dlls into system32(and registers them) and the most important thing - the Registry Changes.

2. Ya it looks odd :D

Attached File  Untitled.png   6.13K   84 downloads

Maybe someone will do some better graphics for the wmpband.dll

3. This toolbar works almost independent of WMP except that the actions are synchronised. Its behaviour is different from how the original toolbar worked. But the main point is it controls WMP and yet doesnt interfere/change anything.

#5 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:19 AM

Thats wonderful job. I tried it in Windows 7 RTM version. It installed successfully and I was successful in adding the toolbar to Taskbar but the toolbar is non-functional. No button is working, only the progressbar works while hovering on the toolbar.

@Abhi
1. Yes. It works in RTM.
2. Same size as of WMP 11 toolbar.
3. No. WMP taskbar button is always visible. It doesn't minimize to toolbar.

[Edit]
Oops. Dev already replied to Abhi's queries.

Edited by Vishal Gupta, 09 August 2009 - 11:20 AM.


#6 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:46 AM

Thats wonderful job. I tried it in Windows 7 RTM version. It installed successfully and I was successful in adding the toolbar to Taskbar but the toolbar is non-functional. No button is working, only the progressbar works while hovering on the toolbar.

@Abhi
1. Yes. It works in RTM.
2. Same size as of WMP 11 toolbar.
3. No. WMP taskbar button is always visible. It doesn't minimize to toolbar.

[Edit]
Oops. Dev already replied to Abhi's queries.


Ya that problem occurs if u change the tskbar's properties when the toolbar is displayed. Plz do this,
1. Disable the toolbar.
2. Launch something in WMP
3. Minimize WMP
4. Enable the toolbar.
5. Now hopefully it shud work fine.

#7 Gragier_521

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 12:18 PM

You rock Dev. (Y)

#8 Frylock86

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 01:57 PM

Kick @$$!

This is so much more useful than the stupid window preview. I don't know why MS got rid of this.

#9 kAtz93

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 02:21 PM

that's awesome
You rock :P

#10 Vishal Gupta

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:10 PM


Thats wonderful job. I tried it in Windows 7 RTM version. It installed successfully and I was successful in adding the toolbar to Taskbar but the toolbar is non-functional. No button is working, only the progressbar works while hovering on the toolbar.

@Abhi
1. Yes. It works in RTM.
2. Same size as of WMP 11 toolbar.
3. No. WMP taskbar button is always visible. It doesn't minimize to toolbar.

[Edit]
Oops. Dev already replied to Abhi's queries.


Ya that problem occurs if u change the tskbar's properties when the toolbar is displayed. Plz do this,
1. Disable the toolbar.
2. Launch something in WMP
3. Minimize WMP
4. Enable the toolbar.
5. Now hopefully it shud work fine.


Awesome. Worked. :)

#11 Razor VinT

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:47 PM

Finally the old toolbar! :D Awesome job My Lord!

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:48 PM

Do you think you're gonna make a 64 bit version anytime soon? Would be great!

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 03:54 PM


Nice work Dev!

Anyways, here are some questions that I have regarding this:

  • Does this work on RTM build? The screenshot says build 7100 (RC).
  • How does the Deskband or Toolbar look like when the Taskbar is not set to "Small Icons"?
  • Does WMP minimize to this Deskband even when the taskbar is set to "Combine when taskbar is full"? Or does it show both the running WMP Application icon(with name in this case) and dekband?


1. Yes it worked on RTM for me. It doesnt really change the original WMP files already present. It patches some of them, copies some old WMP11 dlls into system32(and registers them) and the most important thing - the Registry Changes.

2. Ya it looks odd :D

Attached File  Untitled.png   6.13K   84 downloads

Maybe someone will do some better graphics for the wmpband.dll

3. This toolbar works almost independent of WMP except that the actions are synchronised. Its behaviour is different from how the original toolbar worked. But the main point is it controls WMP and yet doesnt interfere/change anything.



You know modifying it might not be that hard. For someone good with photoshop

#14 Lord Devrexster

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 05:39 PM

Do you think you're gonna make a 64 bit version anytime soon? Would be great!


I will need the 64bit files. Lets see if I can get VMWare today....or maybe if someone supplies them to me .

@inlineskate

Ya, we are talking fediafedia here. :D

@Razor VinT @kAtz93 @Frylock86 @Gragier_521

Thank u !!

#15 PurplePeopleEater

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 05:49 PM

I love it thanks for the share, I'm trying it now

#16 pm_41

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:54 PM

What? No 64 bit? :(

#17 CommonSense

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:57 PM

It would look great if it acted part of the taskbar, so it changes colors with the theme you use and adjusts to it. So a transparent background would work well I suppose.

Haven't tried it though. But I'm glad it works for you. Awesome work like always Dev, sorry I wasn't here to test it.

Edited by CommonSense, 09 August 2009 - 11:57 PM.


#18 Abhi

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 01:13 AM

Thanks for the clarifications Dev and Vishal!

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:43 AM


Do you think you're gonna make a 64 bit version anytime soon? Would be great!


I will need the 64bit files. Lets see if I can get VMWare today....or maybe if someone supplies them to me .

@inlineskate

Ya, we are talking fediafedia here. :D

@Razor VinT @kAtz93 @Frylock86 @Gragier_521

Thank u !!


Which files do you need?

#20 Abhi

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:59 AM

Reps. added! :)

BTW, any way to "un-install" or revert back to the original behavior, so that I might try it without any issues?

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