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A Guide to Reshacking WMP11

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Slimy    13

Note: This guide was last updated and tested with build 11.0.5358.4827

I assume you know how to use reshacker. If you don't, read this.

Fire up reshacker and open up the file located at the equivalent to:

C:\Windows\System32\wmploc.dll

After you remove something, make sure to hit "compile script" before saving the file to a new directory.

Menus

>Menu

The File/View/Play/Tools/Help Drop Down Menu:

>616>1033

The right click menu for songs/playlists:

>1650>1033 and >7228>1033

Mine

1650 MENU
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP "Playlist Popup"
{
	MENUITEM "Err∨ Details",  18902
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
	MENUITEM "&Play",  18866
	MENUITEM "Play &Selected Items",  18903
	MENUITEM "&Add to Now Playing List",  18890
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
	MENUITEM "&Edit",  18891
	MENUITEM "Ad&vanced Tag Editor",  19120
	MENUITEM "&Find Album Info",  18906
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
	MENUITEM "De&lete",  18894
	MENUITEM "P&roperties",  18897
	MENUITEM "&Open File Location",  18905
}
POPUP "Column Chooser"
{
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
}
POPUP "Dropdown Chooser"
{
	MENUITEM "All &Music",  19114
	MENUITEM "All &Video",  19116
	MENUITEM "Radio &Stations",  19117
	MENUITEM "A&lbums",  19118
	MENUITEM "A&rtists",  19119
}
POPUP "Playlist Actions"
{
	MENUITEM "&Clear List",  19125
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
	MENUITEM "&Repeat",  18843
	MENUITEM "&Play Shuffled",  18842
	MENUITEM "S&huffle List Now",  19129
	POPUP "Sor&t"
	{
		MENUITEM "By &Title",  19126
		MENUITEM "By &Artist",  19127
		MENUITEM "By Al&bum",  19128
		MENUITEM "By &File Name",  19136
	}
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
	POPUP "&Open Playlist"
	{
		MENUITEM "My Playlists",  12202
		MENUITEM SEPARATOR
		MENUITEM "&Additional Playlists...",  12014
		MENUITEM "&From File...",  19130
	}
	MENUITEM "&Save Playlist",  19135
	MENUITEM "Save Playlist &As...",  19131
}
}

7228 MENU
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
{
POPUP "List Item Popup"
{
	MENUITEM "&Open",  7244
	MENUITEM "Pla&y All",  7229
	MENUITEM "&Play",  7230
	MENUITEM "Play Music &Video",  7690
	MENUITEM "Dow&nload",  7334
	MENUITEM "&Save to My Library",  7688
	MENUITEM "Show &More Views",  7319
	MENUITEM "Show &More Views",  7323
	MENUITEM "Show &More Views",  7324
	MENUITEM "Add to Now Play&ing",  7316
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
	MENUITEM "&Edit",  7232
	MENUITEM "&Edit in List Pane",  7665
	MENUITEM "&Edit",  7666
	MENUITEM "Re&name",  7306
	MENUITEM "Ad&vanced Tag Editor",  7304
	MENUITEM "Fi&nd Album Info",  7312
	MENUITEM "Fi&nd DVD Info",  7669
	MENUITEM "Paste Al&bum Art",  7301
	MENUITEM "Update Album &Info",  7303
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
	MENUITEM "De&lete",  7240
	MENUITEM "De&lete",  7714
	MENUITEM "De&lete",  7715
	MENUITEM "P&roperties",  7261
	MENUITEM "&Find in Library",  7668
	MENUITEM "Open File Lo&cation",  7243
}
POPUP "Art Column Popup"
{
	MENUITEM "&Edit",  7232
}
POPUP "Header Column Popup"
{
	MENUITEM "&Sort by this Column",  7268
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
	MENUITEM "&Choose Columns...",  7270
}
POPUP "Disc Popup"
{
	MENUITEM "&Open",  7244
	MENUITEM "&Play",  7273
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
	MENUITEM "&Rip",  7276
	MENUITEM "Stop &Rip",  7277
	MENUITEM "&Eject",  7274
	MENUITEM "Er&ase Disc",  7293
	MENUITEM SEPARATOR
	MENUITEM "Proper&ties",  7275
}
POPUP "Playlists Popup"
{
	MENUITEM "&Open",  7244
	MENUITEM "&Create Playlist",  7344
	MENUITEM "Create &Auto Playlist",  7345
	MENUITEM "&Show All",  7320
}
}

I've got no URGE

The removal of the music service built-into windows media player 11.

Note: If you really want, you can change the button's title in #14 and change the links in 85+86 and 23 and have your the page you wish to be viewed in wmp11.

String Table>14

Remove:

 219, 	"Online Stores" 

String Table>80

Remove:

 1277, 	"Choose online store"
1278, 	"Store menu" 

(disables the ability to choose between online stores)

String Table>85+86 (disables the actual button)

Delete.

String Table>141

 Remove: 2240, 	"Online Stores"
2241, 	"Online Stores"
2242, 	"Find online stores on the Internet"
2246, 	"&Online Stores" 

String Table>294+295 (disables the ability to choose between online stores)

Delete.

String Table>452

Remove:

 7219, 	"Online Stores" 

Bitmap>5101

Right Click>Save [bitmap : 5101 : 1033]... (save it to a safe location)

Bitmap>5010+5011+5012

Right Click>Replace Resource> Open file with new bitmap...> (open bitmap 5101 you saved above) > Replace

(After Version Info, not part of string table or bitmap)

>23

Delete (right click>delete resource): "service_none.htm" "service_no_local.htm" "service_nofunc.htm" "service_initial.htm"

(this will disable loading an error site, you can try to play around here to make another site appear)

If done correctly, all you have left now is the actual button but it does not take you to a website. The button is located in bitmap>5010+5011+5012 but unfortunately the other buttons use these resources too. You can replace them with another resource but it will affect the other buttons.

Ratings Begone

>Bitmag (Right click>delete resource)

Delete: 339, 348, 349

The entries below can also be found by searching (ctrl+f) for keywords like "rate", "rating", "star" and "unrated".

>Menu>1650, 7228

Remove:

	POPUP "Ra&te"
	{
		MENUITEM "&1 Star",  19106
		MENUITEM "&2 Stars",  19107
		MENUITEM "&3 Stars",  19108
		MENUITEM "&4 Stars",  19109
		MENUITEM "&5 Stars",  19110
		MENUITEM SEPARATOR
		MENUITEM "&Unrated",  19139
	} 

(also make sure to remove the POPUP "Ra&te" from menu 7228)

>Menu>145, 1650, 7320

Under <POPUP "So&rt">

Remove:

MENUITEM "By &amp;Rating",  12048 

String Table>20

Remove:

 311, 	"Rating" 

String Table>22

Delete.

String Table>31

Remove:

 483, 	"[Unknown Rating]" 

String Table>43

Remove:

 686, 	"Rating" 

String Table>45

Remove:

704, 	"Unrated"
705, 	"1 star (don't play again)"
706, 	"2 stars (OK)"
707, 	"3 stars (like it)"
708, 	"4 stars (really like it)"
709, 	"5 stars (love it)" 

String Table>46

Remove:

 729, 	"%d stars (automatically rated)" 

String Table>60

Remove:

 955, 	"Unknown Rating" 

String Table>109

Remove:

 1731, 	"Rating" 

String Table>110

Remove:

 1752, 	"Parental Rating" 

String Table 111

Remove:

 1770, 	"Provider Rating" 

String Table>131

Remove:

 2087, 	"Rating: %s" 

String Table>136

Remove:

 2169, 	"AMG Rating: %s stars" 

String Table>146

Remove:

 2333, 	"Rated Songs"
2334, 	"Rated Video"
2335, 	"Rated TV" 

String Table>150

Remove:

 2396, 	"Synchronize Ratings"
2397, 	"Click OK if you want to import the ratings in your files into your library. Note that doing so overwrites the current ratings in the library. Click Cancel if you want to keep the ratings in your library separate." 

String Table>162

Remove:

 2587, 	"Unrated" 

String Table>175

Delete.

String Table>201

Remove:

 3208, 	"Synchronizing ratings and play counts with device (%d%%)" 

String Table>205

Remove:

 3276, 	"Windows Media Player cannot play this DVD segment because the segment has a parental\nrating higher than the rating you are authorized to view." 

String Table>206

Remove:

 3286, 	"Current rating restriction:  %s" 

String Table>413

Remove:

 6596, 	"1 star"
6597, 	"2 stars"
6598, 	"%s stars" 

String Table>452

Remove:

 7226, 	"%s Stars" 

String Table>481

Remove:

 7686, 	"My Ratings"
7687, 	"Auto Ratings" 

String Table>501

Remove:

 8000, 	"Currently playing item rated %s stars (Ctrl+WindowsKey+%s)"
8001, 	"Currently playing item rated 1 star (Ctrl+WindowsKey+1)"
8002, 	"Rating cleared from current playing item (Ctrl+WindowsKey+0)" 

String Table>1808

Remove:

 28914, 	"Auto Rating"
28915, 	"Auto rating %condition% %value%" 

String Table>1810

Remove:

 28954, 	"Parental Rating"
28955, 	"Parental rating %condition% %value%" 

String Table>1811

Remove:

 28960, 	"Content Provider Rating"
28961, 	"Content provider rating %condition% %value%" 

String Table>1816

Remove:

 29046, 	"My Rating"
29047, 	"My rating %condition% %value%" 

String Table>1823

Remove:

 29167, 	"Unrated" 

String Table>1824

Remove:

 29168, 	"1 Star"
29169, 	"2 Stars"
29170, 	"3 Stars"
29171, 	"4 Stars"
29172, 	"5 Stars" 

If done correctly, all you have left now is the star for the ratings button on the left and it still takes you to the star page. I am still looking for this resource, I will update the post when I find how to remove it.

More

>AVI>1229

Delete. (Video showing how to enable the minibar)

>Menu>12160+12180

Delete. (I don't use them

>Menu>1667

If you don't like the ability to access the File/View/Play/Tools/Help by right clicking, delete this menu.

After you have compiled and saved your modified wmploc.dll somewhere, use replacer to replace the file with yours.

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KC    0

Is not this technically illegal because you are reverse engineering the product?

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cchasem    0

Is not this technically illegal because you are reverse engineering the product?

^:|..............

Anyway... Sweet guide man! (Y) I was hoping for some kind of 'extra colors' option lol, but meh..

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AaronMT    1

How about a hack that will make it look like WMP10 instead of Aero, for XP of course :)

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BrutalFluid    0

Nice guide, slimy.

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KC    0

^:|..............

Anyway... Sweet guide man! (Y) I was hoping for some kind of 'extra colors' option lol, but meh..

Yeah just ignore that post.

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fishrman    0

^^ Especially with a tag like "Stolen kittens 4 Sale" -- gee, I wonder which would be better to pursue :p

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tlyt    0

Nice guide, thank you

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Slimy    13

Thanks for all the replies guys and welcome to neowin tlyt!

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NienorGT    18

Hey Slimy, do you know how to change the taskbarplayer skin?

I remember to saw someone mod it with WMP10, but I never get care to know how...

If you find it, tel us please ^^

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Kraftman    1

Nice guide slimy :)

I don't use URGE so now I feel better w/out it. It's a shame we have to kill all the buttons to get URGE to die.

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Herby    3

Nice guide! :)

You can also remove URGE by removing the entries from the registry (it restores to MSN Music).

-> Unzip the attached zip and merge "Remove URGE.reg".

Remove_URGE.zip

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iomega    0

nice...but how would u get it to play the video right away

instead of trying to contact the online store first

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Kraftman    1
Hey Slimy, do you know how to change the taskbarplayer skin?

I remember to saw someone mod it with WMP10, but I never get care to know how...

If you find it, tel us please ^^

Did I hear someone say taskbar bitmaps? :whistle:

post-108441-1150261882.png :shifty:

post-108441-1150262075.png :alien:

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MrCobra    0

Is not this technically illegal because you are reverse engineering the product?

Reversing, decompiling, disassembling, or modifying Microsoft software is against the EULA.

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Echilon    1

Any screenshots?

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MediocreNoob    15

An excellent guide! 5/5!

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brand    0

I know this is old, but I am finally getting to this.

Anyone know where the image that is the URGE logo is? I looked through all the bitmaps and found nothing.

I want to make a web page that displays the utorrent web interface, BTJunkie, imdb and TV.com. Muahahahaha....

Thanks,

Matt

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cow07    0

Thanks for the guide. I've followed all the above steps carefully to remove the URGE store using Reshacker to modify wmploc.dll in /system32/. However, the wmploc.dll file seems to get replaced by the original by Windows automatically, leaving me with an unedited version of it.

I have WMP11 closed and made sure it was closed by checking taskmanager. I've also tried to save the modified wmploc.dll to desktop first, and then replacing it by deleting the one in /system32/ and moving the modified one in. Still doesn't work. Any ideas guys?

Edit//

Well, I booted into safe mode to replace the file, but when I got back into normal mode to test it... it gave an error saying wmploc.dll is not a vaild Windows image file.

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htwho    0

Thanks for the guide. Now, WMP11 looks more pleasing and might persuade me to use it instead of Winamp.

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WooSH    0

awesome guide.

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Pettor    41

This is kinda strange but my wmploc.dll doesn't look like that at all.

There is not stringtable or any of the suggested numbers (616 etc.). Is the new builds different?

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Kuipou    0

i just want the round icon for wmp 11 vista (like in xp both icon and on the mini toolbar near the keyboard layout) and the option to use advance edit in playlist could someone make it for me i dont want to scrap anything thx in advance

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Victor V.    0

Aside from being illegal, you are only removing menu items, not the features.

In other words, you are making an illegal job to make your WMP look less featured, with no good points. Ok, let's count the "less-spammed" menu as a good point.

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phtc    0

Thanks a lot for the guide, any chance anyone can expand on this to include the wmp11 sharing facility? I use that with my PS3 and i have a load of folders listed that I do not need like 'Video Actor' etc. I've tried looking myself but cant seem to find anything?

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