I just looked at the bootskin page (https://www.stardock.com/products/bootskin/screenshots.asp)
It displays the loading bar on the screenshots, does that mean it's actually "animated" now?
I don't know if the newly released beta is supposed to fix the international issue with bootskin pro, but here's a brief report on how it works for me...
It loads, but I can't apply any bootskins. It just brings up an error stating it failed. This is actually progress though, as the previous version said successful when it actually failed to apply it.