Winamp used to be the go to player for a sense of personality and identity.
But its coming back ! Also see www.mywinamp.com. I’ve not tried the latest Windows version as all my primary machines run Linux. So I was amazed to find a project I had not noticed … Qmmp, active since 2007 with recent updates. Qmmp is a true Winamp clone for Linux ! It has similar plugins and amazingly can load “.wsz” Winamp skins, although not the new “modern” Winamp skins but there’s plenty of the rest of them to be getting on with.
I didn’t find the archive.org page until recently so wanted to show all the skins in the archive as thumbnails. I wrote this script to extract them.
#!/bin/bash # --- Mass Winamp skin thumbnail extractor, Michael Z Freeman 2020 # Each ".wsz" skin file has a "main.bmp" in it that can act as a thumbnail/preview. # Zipinfo sometimes reports bad zip file but bmp extracts anyway. for file in *.wsz do # Must have "./" before archive file name because some filenames start with "-" that zipinfo interprets as an option. # Some zip files sometimes have multiple "main.bmp" hence "head -n 1" to select first entry. main=`zipinfo -1 "./$file" | grep -iw main.bmp | head -n 1` base=`basename "$main"` # "o" - overwrite files wihthout prompting ! # Must have "./" before archive file name because some filenames start with "-" that unzip interprets as an option. unzip -Cjo "./$file" "$main" -d /tmp # Must have "--" beforefile name because some filenames start with "-" that mv interprets as an option. mv -f -- /tmp/$base $file.bmp done
Copy all the “.wsz” files to a separate directory and run the script in there.