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Lister plugins
Lister plugins
WinAmp 2.95
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WinAmp 0.2-5.02
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WSZView is designed to view Nullsoft WinAmp 2.xx skins using Lister built-in into the Total Commander by C.Ghisler.


Use the right mouse button for context menu to choose: view preset, create new preset, or view skin properties. You may also use hotkeys Ctrl-0..9 to switch between presets and Ctrl-Shift-0..9 to assign new ones. Double-click on skin in Lister window displays the content of readme.txt (if there is such file in skin) in copyable mode.

You may save your own presets (opened windows, their position and sizes and some items) from WinAmp. When creating a preset, WinAmp must run non-minimized. For creating presets only WinAmp 2.xx can be used. Last used preset is saved as default and will be used next time you'll view a skin.


Sometimes the skin is not detected as skin and shown as binary data. This happens in 3 cases:

  • important part of a skin is missed or damaged (e.g. main window background [main.bmp], equalizer [eqmain.bmp], or playlist editor [pledit.bmp]);
  • at least one of important parts is larger than 1Mb;
  • the file is not recognised as a skin by Total Commander (e.g. wsz-file is not exactly zip).

The best solution is to force Lister option "View-> Image/Multimedia". If it is not a skin (or WSZView does not know how to interpret the file provided) you'll see a blank screen.

Internal settings

See section WSZView of lsplugin.ini file (or wsz.ini file in Windows directory in some strange cases).


Sets background color for the plugin


Automatic view of skins that contain bitmaps larger than 1Mb (up to 4Mb) and of skins that do not have important parts (main, equalizer and list editor). This option does not change the detection method if the provided file is actually a WinAmp skin. Thus the option "View->Image/Multimedia" of Lister is more powerful. After all, if you still see a blank screen -- it is not a valid skin file.


Default preset number. The number between 00-09 is for builtin presets. The number between 10-19 is for user defined presets.


  1. Unzip the wszview.wlx to Total Commander plugin directory
  2. In Total Commander follow the way: Configuration -- Options -- View/Edit -- Configure internal viewer -- LS-plugins -- Add
  3. Choose wszview.wlx, click OK


This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions:

  1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required.
  2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software.
  3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.

This program includes (under same license conditions):

  1. ZLib library (version 1.2.1; November 17th, 2003 of) by Jean-loup Gailly <jloup@gzip.org> and Mark Adler <madler@alumni.caltech.edu>
  2. Minizip library (version 1.00; September 10th, 2003) by Gilles Vollant.


  • C.Ghisler for the greatest file manager;
  • Nullsoft for the greatest multifunctional media-player;
  • Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler for free ZLib library in source;
  • Gilles Vollant for free MiniZip library in source;
  • Anime skin creators for huge bundle of well designed skins allowed me to test and tune WSZView.

Known problems

  • flickering in the Lister when accessing next/previous skin;
  • inexact view of play list editor sized larger than standard;
  • library window is implemented partially;
  • inaccurate representation of skins in palette graphic modes;
  • may display skin incorrectly if there are files with identical filenames inside a skin file (in different folders of a skin);


build 522 -- minor bugfix Thanks for bug submission 4ekucT <4ekucT@4enet.by>

build 502 -- public release

build 441,442,443 -- internal builds

There is no other builds: 05 is a year, 02 is a week of build. 2.95 means version of WinAmp this plugin was developed for.

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Last modified: 22:53 06.09.2014
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