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Get the view from above!

Get the view from above!

Designed around the theme of satellite imagery and cartography. The player has a clean look and soothing colors, with control buttons that hide when your mouse is elsewhere. Equalizer and other windows are also skinned. Window-Shade layouts are provided for a compact interface if desired.

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September 9, 2002 by Mike McCaffrey370033 downloads

RemoteSensing - Get the view from above!

Staff review

Looking down from above.

Interesting concept and great execution,I love the way you have the control buttons fade in when you run the mouse over the main window, other great effects also to be found on this skin, very original indeed, fully skinned component set finishes it off nicely.


Love it! - Total newbie, I've never coded a skin, but you got me thinking with this one. I work at a company that developes satellite ground systems. Our specialty is GPS systems. Is there a way to add real-time satview graphics to the aerial view? The feature might allow entering a zip code, or any common earth coordinate format, or perhaps tie in to a GPS signal reference, then download/reformat the aerial graphic. If you were geeky enough to be running a laptop on the train or subway, and had access, it could track your location in real-time, displaying the present aerial view, like many cellphone java code features. Or more easy, simply present a slideshow of a folder of aerial graphics? - October 12, 2008 by Eddie Noragong

Still in use today. - I remember searching for this skin a few months ago to show a friend but couldn't find it. I'm glad it's still available. I found this skin 4 years ago and it's been the only one I use. I only use the basics in Winamp-the playlist and the main player. This skin is perfect for that. I usually have the windows compacted to show only the menu bar and one line on the playlist. I keep thinking it's time for a change, but I haven't been able to find something I'm willing to change to. I had to rate it only 4.5 because it's not the best looking skin I've ever seen, but it's simple and to the point. There's no superfluity with this skin. - February 25, 2008 by DA Murphy

Wow - Amazing Skin. Keep them coming. - May 1, 2007 by Chad Payne

Excellent! - Beautifully done, very nice! - May 15, 2005 by Ira Sanborn

Very Nice - so f0cking nice!!1 the colors, the animated main window. Best modern skin i have seen to date. thx! - January 1, 2004 by dogomo wahjii

old graphics - you got to get more upto date man. but it works nice. - October 10, 2003 by jeff marchant

This is getting redundant lol - One of the best windowshade modes I've seen to date. It doesn't interfere with the browser in the slightest. It's really cool how the controls vanish until you run the cursor over it too. Nice, serene, costal picture. Great skin. Functional and simple. - September 21, 2003 by Dante _

Great! - FANTASTIC skin. Great color scheme, and neat textures with the topographic maps, along with easy readability and button-access. - September 20, 2003 by Evan Jensen

hot hot hot! - How do I put this? Um, greatest skin I have seen so far? lol. I am serious - people are trying to make such complex skins and end up failing. People have to learn to stick to the basics, like this skin, it isn't a triangle or circle, or some odd shape. I liked it at first, but when I figured out the opacity and scale options I loved it! lol. Great work. - September 14, 2003 by vito calvino

Original - Very original skin, I like the winshade mode. The other windows are pretty ugly, though. - August 18, 2003 by Eric Hysen

My Current Favorite - Great mini skin, the concept of the thinger where it is and the disappearing buttons kicks major ass, and the color theme is amazing. Plus a /very/ smart and very good windowshade mode! Wow... Only thing that bugs me (and just a little bit) is the frame around the AVS window. Great skin! - August 5, 2003 by Aaron Konstant

Perfect - This is what ever WinAmp Skin should be: Small, looks nice, a terrific color scheme, and all the bugs worked out. This is so good, the source codes should be printed out and framed on a wall for everyone to see. - July 26, 2003 by Jay Charney

the best i've seen yet... - Yeah. It's the best compact skin that i've seen so far. The best part is the graphic eq displays when your mouse isn't hovered over the buttons in windowshade mode. This thing rocks! - July 23, 2003 by Brandon Miller

Very Usable Skin! - I have been using this skin at work for months now and it does everything I want it to do, it allows me to quickly access all controls! Something MANY skins don't let you do easily, they just look pretty. This skin actually lets you play music without having to think where to click! Get this skin if you just want to play music, and hey, it even doesn't look bad either! The windowshade view is how I use it most often. - June 22, 2003 by Peter Roth

Stunned!!! - I positively HATE itty bitty skins. THIS SKIN WAS COOL AS HELL!!! I was amazed that I found myself liking this. It is one of the THE best mini skin I have ever seen. The ability to scale it some did not alter how well this skin looks, unlike some skins. Excelent job. - June 17, 2003 by Wolf Bringer

Mother of all compacts! - The disappearing buttons are to Die for! - April 8, 2003 by a a

Smooth and Simple - I needed something simple. So tired of fancy but complicated. What a cool look. I am certainly make this my choice skin - March 13, 2003 by Christian Guse

What can I say? - I love it! I love the way it can be so compact and yet very, very easy to use...Nice contrast in colors...Interesting default theme...One of my favorite skins by far. The only thing I can suggest is to perhaps create a color theme or two. Thank you so much for allowing us to download your art. ~Just a Chic~ - February 7, 2003 by Sara Campos

my favorite skin - small, clean and easy to use except for the clouds in the main window...but it's my favorite, especially when it sits quietly in the corner in its shademode - January 25, 2003 by Sophia M.

Amazing colors - This is one of the few skins i've seen with a good amount of contrast in the button colors _and_ an interesting theme. There's plenty of effects and it is very useable. It just may be the perfect skin. - January 25, 2003 by jeff simmer

the only way I'll use Winamp3 - At first I thought Winamp3 was annoying and wouldn't use it... till i found this skin. It makes up for all of the things that they screwed up in 3. looks cool and I love the animation when it's in windowshade mode. only criticism, when it's at 100% scale it's a little to big, and when at 75% it's too small, but it makes up for it when it's less opaque. - December 31, 2002 by ender stites

OMG... WOW! - This is a very impressive skin... I have been looking for a skin like this for a while that would do everything I needed and take as little space as possible.. Thanks for the great skin - December 26, 2002 by Kevin H

Ok i just delted all my other skins.... - I dont know why i love this skin..i have some sick obsession with it...all the features are looks awesome when you use the opacity i have to name my unborn children..remote and sensing xD - December 24, 2002 by Jeremiah Weed

I like it - I really like this one, I think it's great that you can winshade the playlist!! Only four stars cause well... the only thing I'm not crazy about is I find it's kinda hard on the eyes trying to see the song that's playing... - December 10, 2002 by Kathy Staggs

Beautiful - -GOOD GOOD GOOD- - December 2, 2002 by Holy Aker

Most usable skin so far. - Just imagine, double-click on the title area and it toggles winshade. This is better than an obfuscated 'mode' button that makes you close the whole program about 50% of the time. Very nice rollovers too. I am a big fan of this skin, excellent work! Reminds me of the (good) old winamp but with some nice new features (rollover menus, playlist). Playlist also winshades! Eq shades ok, but it is too easy to reset your song via the playhead control. - November 19, 2002 by Earl Camembert

INTERESTING ONE~~~~! - The COLOR looks perfect!!And I love the idea that the bottons hide until the cursor is moved to it. WELL I LIKE IT~! - November 9, 2002 by tracy qin

BEST SKIN EVER! - This skin is fantasitic! Definately the best skin posted on WINAMP right now. I can't wait to see more creations from Mike McGaffrey. - November 6, 2002 by eric quickman

Beautiful - Well executed. Well designed. Well positioned. Well coloured. Well done usability. Well done overall. - November 5, 2002 by Joshua Prowse

fairly good :D - i really like the look of this! colours are a little odd but the fading concept is excellent and theres nothing better than an uncomplicated navigation :) - October 30, 2002 by jez burrows

Master - This one is really master, You better download this one or you'll have a VERY miserable life... - October 25, 2002 by Menno Nijhuis

Well made - Very well done and masterful, just not my personal cup of tea. - October 19, 2002 by Khaleoud Marceau

Great usability and compact - I love the excellent animations which allow more functionality to be packed into a smaller area. This skin has become a staple on my desktop Cool theme... cartography. I like the colors but maybe there should be another theme which is like a view of mars, the red planet, from above. There is a bug with the media library; when you select an album or artist from one of the top two boxes, things get messed up. - October 14, 2002 by El Phantasmo

I like it but......... - I like it but I don't like the color - October 14, 2002 by Carlos Garza

Perfect - This skin is amazing, its beautiful, slick, smooth, perfect size, all of your options are at a finger click away, no searching, its PERFECT. - October 13, 2002 by Andrew Thompson

A touch easier to read, and... - It'd be perfect. It's compact without being tiny. It's elegant, it's just -awesome-, I think, but it's a bit hard to read the song title. More contrast would work well there, like the white on blue along the right side. Absolutely incredible skin. - October 7, 2002 by Ben Wipperman

Deadly! - Wow, so sweet! I love the way the buttons slide away when not in use, and your interpretation on the skip icons is so elegant! I totally dig the sensor theme, it's wicked-awesome! Nice job Mr. McCaffrey, you've made the best winamp3 skin by thousands of kilometers... - October 6, 2002 by Phil Nordberg

The Best of the Best - I absolutely LOVE this skin. The counter is awesome and the colors are GREAT. And its one of the few that have all the utilities skinned. I commend you on an absolutely great piece of art. - October 6, 2002 by Janet Stephens

Looking face to face - Beautiful, dynamic and useful. Congratulations. - October 4, 2002 by Andre Conti

simple and awesome - This skin is awesome. Maybe its just me, but as far as winamp skins go, I find the best ones keep it simple. The most important aspect of any winamp skin for me is the buttons need to be easy to find, clear and distinct. This skin does that while integrating a really cool design and taking advantage of winamp 3's skinning possibilities. I don't see how you could give this skin anything less than a 4, because where it lacks in eye-candy, it more than over compensates with the easiest to use interface EVER. - October 3, 2002 by chris herrmann

Well... - ...It's great. You find everything and that has a high priority! - September 27, 2002 by Peter Pase

yick! - great functionality but da colors look like puke ! sorry but that green ... - September 27, 2002 by lumpi loop

i need help - i can't download any of these skins for some reason. im a new user and i don't know how to work this thing. do i have to donwload something first b4 i download a skin?? please someone help me e-mail me at [email protected] thank you sooo much and what is a WTF??? - September 26, 2002 by Mike R

Shnikies! - The is the most well developed and thought out skin I have seen for Winamp 3. To date this is the only skin I've even seen with a playlist windowshade mode. Great job Mike! - September 25, 2002 by Tyler Fowler

Perfection - Very functional, works well in the minimized little bar format, works well in the normal size. I really like how the buttons to bring up the playlist/equalizer are very clear and easy to get. Also the way the Play/Pause/Next etc. buttons dissapear when not active is sweet. Unlike all these other skins here that are just eye candy, this skin makes Winamp 3 so very easy to use. Oh yeah and it looks cool too :) - September 25, 2002 by Ethan Corrado

I like it, - sadly it looks like a piece of dust on the desk cause of the colors... well thats a thing which isn't easy to change on such a theme ;) - September 24, 2002 by sputter supper

Incredible! - Extremely original, very tight and sharp looking design. Everything is clean and absolutely perfect. Never been a skin like this one. I have nothing bad to say about it, and importantly, all components are skinned. Definitely a fiver... - September 23, 2002 by Shawn Spencer

Excellent. - Very functional, in both normal and windowshade modes, with animations that are cool (not just gimmicky), and easy-to-decipher button icons. Only thing that isn't perfect is the playlist background texture getting distorted when scrolling up/down. Some additional themes would be nice, too! - September 23, 2002 by Jason McCay

Awsome - Resizeable , nice functionality, very convinient - September 23, 2002 by Janne Petkovski

Excellent - Very neat and compact.. Perfect if you listen to music while doing lots of programming... - September 23, 2002 by edwin ferdi

Original! - At last some thing original! Alright it's still a rectangle but who cares cos it actually works. It looks good, it's different, and it works. Good all round, well done. - September 22, 2002 by Steg Slug

My favorite skin ever - This is one of the greatest skins I have ever used. Clean and functional. I really love how the animation works. One bug : the titles get cut off at 32 characters in the playlist in windowshade mode. - September 21, 2002 by J Yung

Very nice surprise - Really good skin and the best Equalizer that I saw !! - September 19, 2002 by J JB

Just excellent - Best use of animations I've seen so far... They actually have a point. Clean but nice all the same. Components skined. Good job. - September 17, 2002 by Brian Bryce

Awww - Now this is a very well made skin maybe some themes like desert coast or dark night coast would make it even better. - September 16, 2002 by Sandman ...

Best I've Seen! - I love compact ultra usable skins - and this is the best that I've seen so far. Everything is skinned - great attention to detail. The only addition that would be cool is the ability to see the currently playing song when in windowshade mode. Fading effects are great, as are the animations that are there. - September 16, 2002 by Nicholas Schweitzer

very nice - Perfect mix of usability and beauty. Love all the animations and the way they add to the functionality, rather than just being for show. Also love the fact that the winshade mode is small and something I can leave on top... - September 16, 2002 by Chris Anderson

I like it - Simple and good, takes up little space, and is quite attractive. - September 16, 2002 by Al Rigger

Coo - Hey nice job, very cool. me likey. Keep up the good work, I'd like to see more of your stuff in the future. Way to take advantage of Winamp 3's abilities! - September 15, 2002 by Steve Rothwell

Very cool USABLE skin - Like it a lot. Ths sliding controls in 'small mode', quick access to the most used tools. Really a very nice and very userfriendly skin. Great work! - September 15, 2002 by Peter Mergaerts

Awesome skin - There is more detail here than you can shake a stick at. Excellent work. - September 15, 2002 by Michael Jenkins

Great layout, if not favorite theme - After downloading 10 new skins, this one was the only one even worth the few seconds of waiting. I like the layout a lot. As for the scheme, not that I hate it, the colors are fine, but I hope the author will keep the layout and give us some variations with clean colors and textures. Definitely the best v3 skin I've tried though. - September 14, 2002 by Tom Turner

The best skin yet! - This skin reflects a lot of work. It is very well done. I like the Opacity option, that was original. - September 14, 2002 by Justin Thompson

Outstanding! - Useful, subtle, a wonderful marriage of concept and execution. It was the most useful skin I downloaded when I was ready to start building a skin. An execellent job in every way. - September 14, 2002 by Assistant Manager

Indeed - I agree - the best all around I've seen yet. IT doesn't slow older machines (i.e. mine) down, and it still is incredible. Keep up the good work! - September 13, 2002 by Tristam Green

awesome - very nice looking. very nice. but how do i access the equalizer presets?? - September 13, 2002 by The MA-x

fluid, stylish - Very clean. I love the sliding of options/information as I mouse over. Nice work. - September 13, 2002 by spoony fork

Quite a Punctilious Work of Art. - The fading effect is great, as stated before, and I'm glad there's finally a fully skinned... skin. I especially like the fading Thinger. Very operable and easy to find everything. Aesthetic appeal, too. Darn good work. - September 13, 2002 by Mike Hanes

This is how a skin should be - Until this moment I've just been downloading skins I like; but when I downloaded this FANTASTIC skin I just had to sign up to give it FIVE stars. It deserves six. Do you want a small skin - this is it. Do you want a skin that fill the monitor - this is it. All is skinned. Looks GREAT. Love the colours. Great work! - September 13, 2002 by Lidvard J. Veland

A lot of work went into this - That's obvious. I don't like the weather-style-thing personally, but that doesn't make it any less great - September 13, 2002 by Lazy Joe

Subtle excellency. - I definitely like this one, and I think it's going to be one of my favorites. It looks simple at first glimpse, but then you realize that it's one of the most impressive: it's got everything you could want (stable, use-able, interactive, nice to the eye, even the playlist etc are skinned, something I've missed in the most Winamp3 skins) yet it doesn't hit you in the face with it. Subtle excellency. - September 13, 2002 by Hannah Swain

top notch - this is just about as good as they come. very clean skin. does some very cool winamp3 tricks. its got all the scripting source code in there for other skinners. it has adjustable opacity. skinned playlist and eq with winshade modes (check out that eq winshade mode). VERY VERY GOOD. - September 13, 2002 by Ben Dean

Excellent Usability and use of Real Estate - This skin combines the best of traditional look and feel and thinking out of the box through its innovative way of utilizing the screen real-estate. Very, very, very nice!!! One suggestion/request... While I do like the cartography motif, I would like to see alternative 'look' to the same clever 'feel'. :) - September 12, 2002 by Thomas Vachuska

not appealing - I hate the color scheme, it looks pukey to me. The interface is alright. - September 12, 2002 by psychelite *

GIS Rules!!!! - Good Job man, this is right up my alley. I am thrilled to see a fellow cartographer put out a winamp skin not to mention you did a excellent job with it too. I created an account here just to give you kudos. This is my skin! - September 12, 2002 by Jack Handy

Long-term skin - I like it a lot, really. The colors are great I think, and although there are a few bugs remaining (ie: list backgrounds should be tilable instead of transparent), it's extremely usable and one doesn't get tired of it quickly. The scripting is clean too, works just as you expect, very good job! - September 12, 2002 by Francis Gastellu

Sweeeet - I gotta admit I like the flashy eye candy as much as the next guy, but I always end up going back to the simple designs and your skin fits the bill. My only minor gripe is that the numbers in the large display appear slightly jaggy, which gives the whole player an unfinished feel. Aside from that it's fantastic. Great work. - September 12, 2002 by CK CK

Equalizer? - It's a cool idea, and I like the effects and everything, but I have one problem: It seems that there is now way to access the equalizer presets from the equalizer window in this skin. That will stop me from using this skin, because the equalizer is essential to winamp. If I'm wrong, someone please tell me how to access the presets without changing the skin. Besides that, good job. - September 11, 2002 by Waxing Poetic

very functional - readable controls, can be small enough to take some of the wasted space of the title bars of windows and even in full mode it is just the right size. is not cpu hungry like other skins on here. there are nice skins out there maybe nicer than this one but most of them clog my cpu and they are rarely as practical...great work i hope we will see more of your skins in the feature... my skin till something better than that comes along..... - September 11, 2002 by vasilis rapanakis

sweeeet - just what i need, thanks and keep up the good work - September 11, 2002 by Smyth Smithers

Amazing - I too registered just to write a review on this skin. I think it is well designed and easy to use. The animations fit well and the windowshade mode is the best I have seen to date. The only thing I wish this skin had was the ability to change the background image. I would love to put my own in there. - September 11, 2002 by Robert Kozak

Best usability - Not as pretty as it's useful, yet the best skin for wa3 until now. Great, great work!!! - September 11, 2002 by Pedro Moraes

Good little skin - Small and simple, but still looks good and has all the features in there. Plus went through the effort of skinning all the added windows (PL, EQ, Browser) --- good job. I noticed to about the equalizer, but if a preset is already loaded when you load the skin, it is recognized, although a preset button would be nice. - September 11, 2002 by Johnny C

Nice - Good idea, looks nice, but when you move the mouse off of it the play etc. buttons disappear, and it's kinda off-putting. - September 11, 2002 by John Munro

Best Ever - I've been using Winamp since the begining and the beta series of 3.0 since it's birth. This is the best skin I've ever downloaded and I've downloaded all the good ones. I've been waiting a long time for this. Everything you need in a compact design. Very cool the way it works. Yeah, there are some neat skins. Tape players and scattered connected things and I have a few to show folks but as far as usability - nothing comes close to this. Nothing!!! - I even became a registered user just to write a review on this skin. Contrary to what one review said, playlist scrolling works fine for me. Excellent Work Mike! - September 11, 2002 by Jody Gee

Good. - Well built, functional skin. My only gripe is that the slider for song positioning is too near the top --- I've accidentally moved my songs back a couple times in the few minutes I've been using it. - September 11, 2002 by Jeff Cook

Ut oh!! - When scrolling in the Playlist, the words all mix together & become unreadable! NOT GOOD. - September 11, 2002 by James Paul von Helton

Equalizer presets - You can find the button for the presets at the top left of the equalizer window, next to the word "Equalizer". That little icon is made in the image of an equalizer setting also doubles as the preset button. Thats to answer the few questions on that. As for me, I kept with the trend and registered too so that I could review this skin, and I'll go with everyone else and just say that it is the best to date (and yes, that includes the old beta skins as well). - September 11, 2002 by Bucky B

Very nice! - I'm pleasantly surprised - very cool colours, very easy to use. The hiding of the control buttons is a good idea too, kinda "rests" the player on the desktop. A couple of diferent colour schemes would have been nice, or maybe even a few different satalite view pix, such as overhead cities etc. Anyway, excellent skin, hope to see more from you, well done! - September 11, 2002 by Bo Jangles the Happy Cat

great attention to detail - this is one of the more usable skins i've come across. one neat feature to check out, in normal mode, the little clouds floating across the player... - September 11, 2002 by ben lowery

Good - Its orginal, but some of the colors just dont run with the rest of the skin - September 10, 2002 by Rollin Chimmin

cool - this is my main skin for a while! - September 10, 2002 by Josh !

very nice - very nice, fully functional, fully skinned, very orginal skin. Excellent job. - September 10, 2002 by Emmett Fikus

Deceptively brilliant - I looked at this and didn't think much of it, but then I started messing with it. Everything is right there in the main window, which is compact enough to keep on top of everything. There is a Winshade mode for the playlist and the equalizer, something that is lacking in most skins right now. Everything is simply placed and easy to find. Definitely one to keep. - September 10, 2002 by Drex Olympus