UPDATE:PART 2 of 2
of RabbitHole musicplayer/movieplayer/pdf viewer.
When installing the QMMP Musicplayer and CCCP Movieplayer,
make sure that all music file formats are associated with QMMP, and all movie file formats are associated with CCCP.
That means during install of these two programs, maybe you need to choose "Custom settings" (or similar) instead of default settings, to get access to the options, during install, where you can choose all the music fileformats to be opened by QMMP, and all movie formats to be opened by CCCP.
Just like any other Windows program where you associate fileformats to the player, during installation of the player program.
----Make QMMP Musicplayer more Amiga-like:
In AmiKit X, inside RabbitHole folder, open QMMP Musicplayer by double-clicking the new icon you created called AmigaAMP2 (or the name you chose for the QMMP icon).
(If you use DeskPins, now make QMMP Musicplayer stay on top of AmiKit X with CTRL + F12)Change skins/styling
Right-click on QMMP Musicplayer and in the menu that appears, choose "Settings" (CTRL + P).
Then in "Appearance" > "Skins" > click on a new skin with .wsz filename, and click on Close button.Add more skins to QMMP
Download .wsz skins here:http://waskins.rubyx.eu/http://www.winampskins.infohttps://www.gnome-look.org
Google Search for: "wsz skins" or "wsz qmmp skins"
Some Amiga-like skins are:
WinAmp Classic lookhttps://www.gnome-look.org/p/1008329/
To add the new downloaded skins go to "Appearance" > "Skins" > Click the Add button to navigate to the folder on your harddrive, where the .wsz skins should be.
Usually this folder is "C:\Users\name-of-your-computer\.qmmp\skins" (in Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit version).
Once you navigate to your skins folder, select all .wsz skin files, click Open button.
Then in "Appearance" > "Skins", click the Refresh button, to see all your newly added skins, click on the skin you prefer, and click Close button.
Now QMMP should be styled with your new (Amiga-like ?) skin.Open .mp3 file or netradio stream in QMMP MusicPlayer
Click the Playlist button on the QMMP player (a small "PL" button to the right of volume slider)
Click the + button > Add File / Directory / URL
Double-click the mp3 file or url inside the Playlist window to start the song or radio stream
(A URL / internet radio stream could be something like: http://live-icy.gss.dr.dk/A/A29H.mp3.m3u
(Example: Danish P6Beat radio station)
I have not yet figured out how to open a .mp3 in QMMP, from inside AmiKit X / AmigaOS folders with .mp3 files.
For now if you double-click a .mp3 file inside AmiKit X / AmigaOS it will launch the Amiga version of AmigaAMP player...
But if you open QMMP from inside AmiKit X, and manually add .mp3 or URL to the playlist, then it works and plays without lag / slowdown.CCCP MoviePlayer
Open the CCCP MoviePlayer from inside AmiKit X, this will open the MPCHC (Media Player Classic Home Cinema) player window.
If you have not associated all (or most common) movie-file formats with this player yet, then go to:
The top menu in the player window > "View" > "Options": Then Choose "Player" > "Formats" (Click "Run as administrator" button)
Click on the movie file-formats you want this player to open, then click OK button.Use CCCP Movieplayer to open a .mp4 movie file from inside AmiKit X / AmigaOS folder
Make sure no other movieplayer in Windows (7) is set to be the default movieplayer for the same movie file-formats, as CCCP / MPCHC MoviePlayer!
Inside AmiKit X / AmigaOS, open a Windows drive (C:/ or D:/ or USB or other) or an AmiKit X / AmigaOS drive, that has a modern .mp4 movie file (or other modern encoded movie file that CCCP can play).
Make sure that the movie-file has a name that only contains numbers or letters, no symbols or space between the characters in the name of the file, otherwise the file won't play in CCCP MoviePlayer, when launched from inside AmiKit X file folder! So rename the moviefile to something that makes the file open in the movieplayer
Then just doubleclick the moviefile inside the AmiKit X / AmigaOS file folder, look to the upper left corner of the Workbench bar, it should say "Attempting to launch icon-x", then wait a little for the CCCP MoviePlayer window to appear on top of AmiKit X and watch the movie play automatically
If you watch in windowed mode, and not fullscreen, you can shift between different "looks" if you press the keys 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 on your keyboard.
The player window will shift between "no border and no controls" or "less controls" or "visible border with full controls".
There you have it
Playing modern movie files that are opened from inside your Amiga file folders, and the player looks like AmigaOS4 with blue border (very nice alternative to the native Amiga movie players).Skin/Styling of CCCP MoviePlayer
If you use WindowBlinds with the "AmigaOS4 by Spinal" skin/theme, then the CCCP Movieplayer should already look like an Amiga program with the blue window border! Open a modern .pdf file in Google Chrome browser, from inside AmiKit X file folder
When Chrome is installed and RabbitHole icon is created (see Part 1 of this post and blogpost #4 in this thread if more info is needed)
then in Windows (7) find a modern .pdf file on your PC, rightclick on the file,
choose "Open with" > "Choose Default Program" >
Click on "Google Chrome" or click "Browse" button and find the .exe file here:
Click "Open" button.
Click on the "Always use the selected program" button.
Click OK button.
Then inside AmiKit X / AmigaOS, find a modern .pdf file on your Windows drives or Amiga drives, (filename of .pdf file should contain no symbols or space between characters!),
double-click the .pdf file in the AmiKit X / AmigaOS file folder, look to the left top of Workbench bar, it should again say "Attempting to launch Icon-x", then wait a little for Chrome browser to open, and automatically load your pdf file.
And that's how you do it
RabbitHole Music/Streaming/Movie/Pdf programs that look like Amiga programs
Wow, took a couple of hours to make this post ...
But happy to be in the Amiga zone while posting stuff
Back later with more