Unzip. Run player. Drop your file(s) to the main or playlist window. Playback will be started automatically.
F12 key opens/closes player console, where you could type some commands to be executed. There are music management commands (like fav, add, fwd, position), player internal commands (skinfontcolor, skinfontname, mini, quit) some extra commands (sleep, message, sysinfo, delay), network commands (id, disconnect) and a bit more. You may list all commands by typing help command in the console.
Scripting gives you 101% control of Snow Player. Also you could easily create presentations, advanced highly customizable sleep timer, automate playback as you wish and so on...
command [parameters]when no parameters presents, where it is needed, help on this command will be shown
add "d:\mp3 collection\my favorite song.mp3"or
message "hello, snow world!"
Every startup Snow player checking for the autoexec.script file placed in the same directory. When present, it will be executed automatically.
You could define your action to a special control button. Use define [command] in console to define a new action. For example,
define "exec myscript.script"command will assign execution of your script to this button. By default, lyrics command is assigned.
Edit menu.ini file into player directory to add/remove/modify QuickClick menu items.
Starting from version 1.16, Snow Player has internal QuickClick menu editor, without necessary to edit .ini files.
[AddN] Caption=DI.FM Trance [USA] Command=playurl http://www.di.fm/mp3/trance.pls Bitmap=quickclick\menu_difm.bmp Visible=1 SubItem=0 HasSubItem=0For example, "Shoutcast radios" set HasSubItem=1 parameter. If there are no valid bitmap present, or argument has been omitted, a default snow icon will be used as an item icon.
Snow Player uses external video decoders to show video.
You could easily download latest video decoders. Choose Main menu » Help » Search codec..., download and install required codec pack.
Press Alt+3 to view (and edit, when possible) extended file information. Player will detect used compressor and allow you to search (and download) for appropriate decompressor.
Edit your player.ini file inside the player directory. Add the following 4 lines to a [Main] section, using next example:
[Main] CSUse=1 CSFormat=%h %t %n CSHeader=say Music now: CSFileName=C:\Counter-Strike 1.6\cstrike\snowplayer.cfgFor example, let we have counter-strike installed under "C:\Counter-strike 1.6\" directory
exec snowplayer.cfgor, for example bind the key constantly:
bind t "exec snowplayer.cfg"to write the current listening track into a game chat. You could easily apply this feature to any software, that allows scripting execution and supports external scripts. All half-life, quake, and other engines support this.
You do not need uninstaller for Snow player. Simply delete the program folder to uninstall.