Majority of Windows users prefer to use third-party audio and video players such as VLC, GOM, KM Player, foobar 2000, and WinAmp, and avoid using the native Windows Media Player. However, a small percentage of Windows users, including me, love Windows Media Player for its beautiful interface and default set of features that it offers.
Users who love customizing Windows and have already customized other areas of Windows 7 operating system might want to customize the default look of Windows Media Player by changing the library background and installing new skins.
The default skin of the Windows Media Player 12 is elegant. The aero UI theme of the WMP 12 look awesome on the latest version of Windows. There are limited number of skins available for Windows Media Player 12 on the Internet. Because Windows Media Player is used by only a small percentage of users and it sports a beautiful skin by default, enthusiasts aren’t interested in creating new skins for this audio and video player.
Users who are looking for new skins for Windows Media Player should check out the official Windows Media Player skins gallery as it features some of the best skins available for Windows Media Player. Even though, skins were originally developed for Windows Media Player 11, most of them work on WMP 12 as well.
If you love installing skins for Windows Media Player but have no idea on installing new skins, follow the simple instructions provided below to easily download and install new skins in WMP12:
NOTE: We recommend you create a manual system restore point before installing third-party skins:
Step 1: Visit the official skins gallery and download a skin.
Step 2: Double-click on the skin file to install and apply it. Click Yes for the warning prompt.
Step 3: Once installed, you will see the View Now option. Simply click on it to view the installed skin. That’s it!