Internal Player - Track List

Topics: Developer Forum, User Forum
Oct 16, 2009 at 5:31 AM

First of all, thanks for that nice app, IMHO the best of all RSS/Podcast reader.

I do have a couple of question:

1. Using the internal player, is is possible to disable (not show) the track list ?
So when using special WM skin, the skin will cover the whole screen instead of being forced down showing only a part of it.
Funny it is, I used to have a skin that covered the all player (WMP_WPC_... skin), but somehow, something went wrong and I back with the original skins offering too small buttons for my big fingers ;)

Reading some threads in here, I found out that we could easily had skins by placing them into the /skin folder, however the couple of skins I tried are forced at the bottom of the screen.

2. Is there a description of the settings (setting and trackstate) files ?
Keywords and possible values.

Thanks again.

HTC TyTN II with HTC WM Skin

Oct 16, 2009 at 6:09 AM
Edited Oct 16, 2009 at 7:08 AM

Ok, so back to normal (almost)...

After trying many more times... involving EXIT and reSTART BP each time, the Internal player ends up like that:

Landscape mode

Portrait mode

The player took the place of the playlist :P and the space for the original player controls is all black ... the opposite of what I got earlier (I wish I took a screenshot earlier).
Note that this is the way this skin used to be before the weirdness described in the first post.

Anybody else having this kind of weirdness ?


Oct 17, 2009 at 2:28 AM

The problem with just replacing the skins is that they are a bit temperamental to get right. If you want to create bigger buttons, instead of using a full screen skin, I would suggest creating your own skin that is based on BeyondPod's skin (meaning it is smaller than full screen) but has larger buttons. It is not very difficult - it is an XML file that refers to button images.  I actually used a full screen skin that I "cut" to make the one you see in BP. The new skin does not have to be as thin as the the one in BP.  BP tries to parse the size of the skin and adjust the height of the tracks, so make sure that the skin has it size correctly specified - just use the built in skin as a template.


Oct 17, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Thanks for the reply.
When I ll got a little more time I ll try as you suggested and post the result in here.

Thanks again.
Really great app!


Oct 19, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Here is the skin resulting of this.
I did a quick crop and edit of an original HTC fullscreen skin.
You can find it here:

Portrait mode:

Landscape mode:

Skin files:
Just extract the files into a folder within the [...]/bp/skins/ folder and BP will find the skin at the next start.



Oct 22, 2009 at 2:44 AM

Thanks David,

I will include the skin in the next distribution.