Decorate Your Mplayer with Mplayer Skins
First you need to download the Mplayer skins from here
In this example i am downloading proton skin
sudo wget -c http://www1.mplayerhq.hu/MPlayer/skins/proton-1.2.tar.bz2
Now we have to unpack this using the following command
sudo tar xvf proton-1.2.tar.bz2
Now we have a proton directory you need to copy this under /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/
sudo mv proton /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/
sudo mv proton ~/.mplayer/skins/
Chech which one is suitable for you
MPlayer will use the skin in the subdirectory named default of /usr/local/share/mplayer/skins/ or ~/.mplayer/skins/.
Now you need to open Mplayer from Applications--->Sound&video--->Mplayer Movie Player this will open the mplayer now
you need to Right click on the Mplayer screen to pop up the menu you should see the following screen in this click on "Skin Browser"
You should see the following screen with the new skin with the name proton which we have copied before select this and click on ok
Proton Mplayer Skin in Action
This is one example the same way you can download which one you like and install in to in your mplayer enjoy your mplayer.
Thanks, thats will help here. 🙂
Hi I followed your instructions but mplayer never loaded my skins (they dont show up on the skin menu). Any suggestions on what to do? thanks
The Mplayer developers, in their wisdom, realized that people cannot always install skins on the system tree. So instead they made it so that you can have a /skins/ directory in your home directory under .mplayer directory. Like so:
You just dump your skin files in there and Mplayer sees them like normal. Simple huh?