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Windows Media Player Skins Showcase

light years beyond the competition.

The Skins Factory was widely considered to be the world's best designer + developer of Windows Media Player Skins - in fact, Microsoft, their partners & other brands considered us the provider to go to. Our releases continuously broke download records while raising the bar and setting the stan­dards. Skins Factory designed Windows Media Player skins shipped on Windows OS, while media companies like Disney, Alienware, Warner Bros. Entertainment and others, harnessed our talent to digitally promote their most valuable assets. The tactile nature of the designs coupled with our boundless imagination, is still to this day, perfect for modern, in-game user interface design.

We have created over 120+ WMP skins. Here’s a look at a few…

 

Batman Begins  Client: Warner Bros. Entertainment + Microsoft    The Skins Factory delivered a groundbreaking Windows Media Player 11 skin fit for a hero. Contracted by Microsoft and Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Batman Windows Media Player skin is completely animated and ready to instill fear in the heart of villains worldwide. This is Windows Media Player user interface design at its best - stunning motion graphics, powerful sound effects, media playback animations and more.

Batman Begins
Client: Warner Bros. Entertainment + Microsoft

The Skins Factory delivered a groundbreaking Windows Media Player 11 skin fit for a hero. Contracted by Microsoft and Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Batman Windows Media Player skin is completely animated and ready to instill fear in the heart of villains worldwide. This is Windows Media Player user interface design at its best - stunning motion graphics, powerful sound effects, media playback animations and more.


 
Alienware Invader  Client: Alienware Corporation  An advanced communications sentry, the Alienware Invader Windows Media Player skin breaches the limits of all that is galactically cool. Our boldest and most dynamic Windows Media Player 11 skin to date! Alienware Invader features a 580+ frame stunning intro animation, sound fx and a design that is simply "out of this world." The Skins Factory once again raises the bar on skinning and user interface design.

Alienware Invader
Client: Alienware Corporation

An advanced communications sentry, the Alienware Invader Windows Media Player skin breaches the limits of all that is galactically cool. Our boldest and most dynamic Windows Media Player 11 skin to date! Alienware Invader features a 580+ frame stunning intro animation, sound fx and a design that is simply "out of this world." The Skins Factory once again raises the bar on skinning and user interface design.


 
Disney;s It’s a Magical World  Client: The Walt Disney Company  The official Disney six color, magical Windows Media Player. Part of the Hyperdesk Windows desktop theme - Disneys It's a Magical World. Our design team captured the magic of Disney, injecting fun, vibrant colors and enchanting graphics into the Windows Media Player skin that delighted children and parents worldwide. The complete Windows desktop theme was powered & designed by The Skins Factory. Unfortunately, this magical theme is no longer available.

Disney;s It’s a Magical World
Client: The Walt Disney Company

The official Disney six color, magical Windows Media Player. Part of the Hyperdesk Windows desktop theme - Disneys It's a Magical World. Our design team captured the magic of Disney, injecting fun, vibrant colors and enchanting graphics into the Windows Media Player skin that delighted children and parents worldwide. The complete Windows desktop theme was powered & designed by The Skins Factory. Unfortunately, this magical theme is no longer available.


 
NVIDIA Reactor  Client: NVIDIA  Welcome to nuclear-powered media. NVIDIA contracted The Skins Factory to create an ominous, ground-breaking Windows Media Player skin. From the moment the exciting, intro animationbegins, the user is treated to a whole new media player experience. Featuring 157 frame animation sequence, plasma runtime visual effects laced with hyper-cool sound effects, and an advanced playlist module that will let you search you library, access playlists with a quick click of your mouse.

NVIDIA Reactor
Client: NVIDIA

Welcome to nuclear-powered media. NVIDIA contracted The Skins Factory to create an ominous, ground-breaking Windows Media Player skin. From the moment the exciting, intro animationbegins, the user is treated to a whole new media player experience. Featuring 157 frame animation sequence, plasma runtime visual effects laced with hyper-cool sound effects, and an advanced playlist module that will let you search you library, access playlists with a quick click of your mouse.


 
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines  Client: Warner Bros. Entertainment + C-2 Picture  The SkyNet Media Module Windows Media Player skins is one of The Skins Factory's most comprehensive WMP skins to date. Not only is it amazingly rendered, it also utilizes the following Special Features: amazing runtime animations including a sound-enhanced startup animation sequence, multiple sound enhancements, an enhanced equalizer system, a fully, feature-rich, miniaturized additional transport mode and a retractable, animated shutter over the display.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Client: Warner Bros. Entertainment + C-2 Picture

The SkyNet Media Module Windows Media Player skins is one of The Skins Factory's most comprehensive WMP skins to date. Not only is it amazingly rendered, it also utilizes the following Special Features: amazing runtime animations including a sound-enhanced startup animation sequence, multiple sound enhancements, an enhanced equalizer system, a fully, feature-rich, miniaturized additional transport mode and a retractable, animated shutter over the display.


 
Disney Mix Central  Client: The Walt Disney Company  The Skins Factory was contracted by Disney to create an animated Disney Mix Central-branded Windows Media Player 11 skin. Taking inspiration from Disney's "real-world" hardware player, Disney Mix Max, the The Skins Factory rendered a gorgeous companion to the Disney Mix Central store we designed with Disney. We broke the boundaries of 2D skins by creating functionality on more than just the front of the player skin. Flip it on its side and you have a micro player.

Disney Mix Central
Client: The Walt Disney Company

The Skins Factory was contracted by Disney to create an animated Disney Mix Central-branded Windows Media Player 11 skin. Taking inspiration from Disney's "real-world" hardware player, Disney Mix Max, the The Skins Factory rendered a gorgeous companion to the Disney Mix Central store we designed with Disney. We broke the boundaries of 2D skins by creating functionality on more than just the front of the player skin. Flip it on its side and you have a micro player.


 
Constantine  Client: Warner Bros. Entertainment + Microsoft  The official Constantine Windows Media Player skin. Warner Bros. Entertainment and Windows Media contracted The Skins Factory to deliver a delightfully, devilish skin for the new hellblazing film - Constantine. The Windows Media Player skin includes sound effects, animations, searchable playlist and a vast amount of movie information. The style of the player is that of a device thats been to hell and back... literally.

Constantine
Client: Warner Bros. Entertainment + Microsoft

The official Constantine Windows Media Player skin. Warner Bros. Entertainment and Windows Media contracted The Skins Factory to deliver a delightfully, devilish skin for the new hellblazing film - Constantine. The Windows Media Player skin includes sound effects, animations, searchable playlist and a vast amount of movie information. The style of the player is that of a device thats been to hell and back... literally.


 
Darkling  Client: Microsoft Corporation  One of our favorite projects we did for Microsoft's Windows Media Division. Darkling is a full screen Windows Media Player skin infused with dark technology. Featuring multiple color schemes, The Skins Factory was the first design studio to create the first set of skins for the Plus! Party Mode for Windows Media Player. It was available only when you purchased the Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition.

Darkling
Client: Microsoft Corporation

One of our favorite projects we did for Microsoft's Windows Media Division. Darkling is a full screen Windows Media Player skin infused with dark technology. Featuring multiple color schemes, The Skins Factory was the first design studio to create the first set of skins for the Plus! Party Mode for Windows Media Player. It was available only when you purchased the Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition.


 
Alienware Darkstar  Client: Alienware Corporation + Microsoft  From the deepest, darkest reaches of space it came - prepared to unleash its dark power on unsuspecting desktops across the galaxy. Alienware Darkstar features breathtaking design elements such as audio-enhanced startup and runtime animations, function-responsive LED arrays and highly tactile control surfaces. All of these features combine to create a stunning Windows Media Player skin brilliantly captured in black and red and infused with traces of Alienware's distinctive style.

Alienware Darkstar
Client: Alienware Corporation + Microsoft

From the deepest, darkest reaches of space it came - prepared to unleash its dark power on unsuspecting desktops across the galaxy. Alienware Darkstar features breathtaking design elements such as audio-enhanced startup and runtime animations, function-responsive LED arrays and highly tactile control surfaces. All of these features combine to create a stunning Windows Media Player skin brilliantly captured in black and red and infused with traces of Alienware's distinctive style.


 
Crimson Skies  Client: XBOX  The latest in animated, fighter-jock cockpit gear. Prepare to be blown out of the sky with the official Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Windows Media Player 9 Series skin roars onto desktops worldwide. Features: Animated flight altimeter (so you dont get lost as you navigate your media files), Rotational meta-clock display & Analog sliders for the equalizer and an animated blast shield. Presented by Xbox and The Skins Factory.

Crimson Skies
Client: XBOX

The latest in animated, fighter-jock cockpit gear. Prepare to be blown out of the sky with the official Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge Windows Media Player 9 Series skin roars onto desktops worldwide. Features: Animated flight altimeter (so you dont get lost as you navigate your media files), Rotational meta-clock display & Analog sliders for the equalizer and an animated blast shield. Presented by Xbox and The Skins Factory.


 
The Last Samurai  Client: Warner Bros. Entertainment  From the forges deep within The Skins Factory, comes a skin fit for a Shogun - but made for a Samurai. Meticulously detailed, The official Windows Media Player 9 Series skin of the motion picture, The Last Samurai, displays the depth of passion we harness as we constantly strive to outdo whats come before. Witness the pounding of Taiko drums as an animated samurai practices his art.

The Last Samurai
Client: Warner Bros. Entertainment

From the forges deep within The Skins Factory, comes a skin fit for a Shogun - but made for a Samurai. Meticulously detailed, The official Windows Media Player 9 Series skin of the motion picture, The Last Samurai, displays the depth of passion we harness as we constantly strive to outdo whats come before. Witness the pounding of Taiko drums as an animated samurai practices his art.


 
XSN Sports  Client: XBOX  Microsoft brought in The Skins Factory to design the official XSN Sports Windows Media Player skin. The XSN Sports skin contains eight identity-driven color themes that cycle through the entire XSN Sports lineup. The goal here was to create a player that reflected the design of rugged sport-compatible portable audio devices. The result is a one-of-a-kind skin that packs a powerful punch with all the intensity and action of your favorite XSN Sports games.

XSN Sports
Client: XBOX

Microsoft brought in The Skins Factory to design the official XSN Sports Windows Media Player skin. The XSN Sports skin contains eight identity-driven color themes that cycle through the entire XSN Sports lineup. The goal here was to create a player that reflected the design of rugged sport-compatible portable audio devices. The result is a one-of-a-kind skin that packs a powerful punch with all the intensity and action of your favorite XSN Sports games.


 
Sony Ericsson Onyx Series  Client: Sony Ericsson  Sony Ericsson commissioned The Skins Factory to design and develop a highly versatile Windows Media Player 11 skin, featuring ultra-thin modes for audio and video in 6 color-bursting styles. Each vibrant theme, fully compliments a corresponding chromatic theme of the Sony Ericsson Onyx Series Windows desktop theme powered by Hyperdesk. Copyright. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. All Rights Reserved.

Sony Ericsson Onyx Series
Client: Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson commissioned The Skins Factory to design and develop a highly versatile Windows Media Player 11 skin, featuring ultra-thin modes for audio and video in 6 color-bursting styles. Each vibrant theme, fully compliments a corresponding chromatic theme of the Sony Ericsson Onyx Series Windows desktop theme powered by Hyperdesk. Copyright. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB. All Rights Reserved.


 
XBOX  Client: XBOX  The Skins Factory was contracted by Microsoft's Windows Media & Xbox divisions to create the Official Xbox Skin for Windows Media Player. One of our most famous Windows Media Player skins. "The Skins Factory has done great work developing this stunning new Windows Media Player skin for Xbox fans," said Jonathan Usher, Group Manager of the Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft.

XBOX
Client: XBOX

The Skins Factory was contracted by Microsoft's Windows Media & Xbox divisions to create the Official Xbox Skin for Windows Media Player. One of our most famous Windows Media Player skins. "The Skins Factory has done great work developing this stunning new Windows Media Player skin for Xbox fans," said Jonathan Usher, Group Manager of the Windows Digital Media Division at Microsoft.