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VLC - MetroX by Maverick07x VLC - MetroX by Maverick07x
MetroX for the VLC Media Player in five different colors
- for Windows 8 / Windows 10

Preview of the Windows 10 version:

maverick07x.deviantart.com/art…

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(28.12.2012) Release 1.0
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(05.01.2015) Update 2.6.1 ~ improved looks // all colors merged into one skin // removed black menu
(06.05.2015) Update 2.6.2 ~ fixed cinema mode // small fixes
(16.09.2015) Update 2.7.0 ~ lots of changes // added Windows 10 version
(10.10.2015) Update 2.7.1 ~ fixing the titlebar (drag issue)

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Installation:
1. Extract the .vlt file to ...VideoLAN/VLC/skins ~ overwrite if needed
2. Delete previous versions of the skin
3. Start VLC => Preferences => Check to custom skin
4. Restart VLC (otherwise the fullscreen mode won't work)

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Background:
The background is just a dummy and does not display your actual library - i just took the most common album arts / posters
(max. recommended resolution: 2560 x 1440)

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Bugs:
- Please update to the newest version of vlc media player otherwise the video frame might not work properly

- If the video frame doesn't seems right, switch to fullscreen and back to windowed mode

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Hint:
If you can't see the control buttons because the videos are bigger than the screen resultion this should help:
- Preferences -> Interface Settings -> Look & Feel
- Switch to "Use native style"
- Uncheck "Resize interface to video size"
- Switch back to "Use custom skin"
- Save and close.
Play a video smaller than your resolution - now all movies should be the same size

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~hf
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:iconknaprika:
KnApRikA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Yoink! And fav'ed 2 thumbs up
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:icontheblueguy07:
theblueguy07 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Definitely one of the best. :)
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:iconcodilx:
CodilX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Probably the best VLC skin available in my opinion.

I just wish you could resize the window from any corner rather than just the bottom right.
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:iconyuyu-k:
Yuyu-K Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  New Deviant
loves this.
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:iconangelo975:
Angelo975 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Great work! Thanks Clap 
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:iconmultshot:
Multshot Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Amazin; Thank You.
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:iconchinelaz:
chinelaz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
thank you. Love 
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:iconhrvey:
Hrvey Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  New Deviant
Great skin ! But is there a way to change the size of the music image ? It's really small compared to the size of the player..
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:icondropdeadshadow:
DropDeadShadow Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
Nice
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:iconrossoneri711:
rossoneri711 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
would be great if this supported the "continue where you left off".

Also, when using "Download Subtitles" it crashes!
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Sorry the options are very limited, and the codes are very old as well (in the custom skins) - that's why i can't do much more than this.
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:iconvivin007:
vivin007 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015
So Maverick07x that's a good work with the VLC skin.

I am a Security admin guy with multi monitor setup and in my free time I use the default VLC in one edge of the my screen by using the WIN + arrow keys or by dragging the title bar to the edge ( Aero Snap).

with the VLC Metro-X skin turned on, I have the title bar and all but aero snap doesn't seem to work by either of the methods(Keyboard or Mouse).

I kindly request you take a look into this.
Metro-X skin with Aero snap compatibility will be awesome.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Sorry the custom skins does not support Aero snap - so yes, i would also like it
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:iconbreakbrys:
BreakBrys Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It's perfect ! 
To fix the problem mentioned in the hint section, you can do this :
It's would be cool to have the possibility to resize the windows directly by the optional tittle bar and the borders (not only by the bottom bar).
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Yes i know, the problem is that the resize options in the custom skins are not fully supported, otherwise i would have already fixed it
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:iconkrzemian:
krzemian Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Hey Maverick07x, great job. I got back to your skin after a few months hiatus and find it enjoyable. I still see some issues, though:
1) What can be done to let user move around the player by mouse hold on the video/dummy image part? Currently it's only available via press&hold on the bottom toolbar
2) No shortcuts to quickly launch settings (ctrl+p in classic VLC) and playlist (ctrl+l in classic VLC). Do you plan on adding that? If not, I'll work something out with AutoHotkey, although I expect it to be a bit cumbersome
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
As far as i know both issues can't be fixed.
1. the video frame is not draggable - neither it is in native / classic mode
2. A lot of shortcuts don't work in the skinned version of VLC - the coding was done years ago and didn't got an update since.
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:icondeuxdoom:
deuxdoom Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
Looks Good !
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:iconbohitargep:
bohitargep Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This skin is beautiful but its really annoying to use as you cant drag the window from the top or change the size of the window from it so you can drag it. Please fix it
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Can you please post a screenshot?
The skin is meant to be fully resize- and dragable.
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:iconnukingnerdz:
NukingNerdz Featured By Owner Edited Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, really awesome job! Been looking for a good metro skin for the VLC player and this is the one :) Keep it up!
edit: The skin meant for win8 works really great on windows 7 too :D Also where am I able to change the default background of the skin?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
you have to extract the .vlt file via WinRar. Then you have to look for a file called bg_covers_dark.jpg - that's the background file.
To open the edited skin you have to open the theme.xml in VLC.
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:iconvhauryn562:
Vhauryn562 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
Hi! First of all I LOVE your MetroX skin!!! Thanks a lot ^__^ 
I hope you don't mind ..I took the time and (as Vajet mentioned) fixed the title bar (top bar). Now the player can be dragged via the title/top area.

Here's the fixed version thou i didn't zip it up nicely as .vlc: s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?…

PS: All the credits and thanks go to Maverick07x
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Ha! Thanks for pointing out Vajets comment again.
I haven't seen his edited comment yet.

The "focus" tag solves all the problems i had with the titlebar.
I will update it as soon as i can.

Thanks :)
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:iconvajet:
Vajet Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2015
the whole top area should at least be draggable (windows 10 version, if top bar enabled). Right now, you have to click the 'right area' of teh top bar to move the window. It feels kinda strange.

Edit: I fixed it myself, for the two text elements in the title bar add the property focus="false". Now I am super happy with this skin. Best out there. Ty :)
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015
Awesome! I never heard of that tag.
This solves all the problems with the titlebar

Thanks so much :D
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:iconvhauryn562:
Vhauryn562 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
thanks for sharing your fix! ^__^
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Yep, as you said. The text area does not allow to grab the background behind it. Sadly there is no way to fix it.
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:iconxxtony1982:
xxtony1982 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
beautiful skin good job
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:icongosch:
Gosch Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
I like the skin!
The start screen is in my opinion not very elegant, I think a black Screen with the VLC logo or a simple "+"-Symbol would be better. But there are some annoying issue with the Playlist.

- File organisation is not possible
- Files are added descending

VLC 2.2.1
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Thanks for you critics. Yes it's a bit different to other players.

I've updated the skin, adding the function to remove the cover arts - that way you have a blank black screen. Still i kept the typo because it looked better for me.

On the playlist i sadly have no influence. The only thing i can do is adding a "Sorting by Alphabet" button, but this wouldn't solve you problem
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:iconmyst77:
myst77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
wow i love this skins
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:iconsuppliedrelic:
SuppliedRelic Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
This is by far the most impressive and beautifully minimalistic theme I've seen for VLC. Good job!
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:iconrohilsurana:
rohilsurana Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
how do I move the window. everytime I play a movie the bottom bar goes out of view and I am unable to move or resize the window. I have windows 10
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Have you checked out the Hint in the description?
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:iconmlh38:
mlh38 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
Hi, I really love your works. It's simple and has a modern style. But discover something, not sure whether it's intended or a bug. When I play a video, then i drag and drop the related subtitle file into it, the VLC doesn't display the subtitle, instead it stopped the video and try to run the subtitle file. Can you take a look on this problem? Thanks!
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
Mm, sorry i don't have the chance to change the source code of VLC. The only things i can do is designing the interface and hope that it works.
The skinned VLC works a little different to the native one.

So the only advice i can give you is trying it out on other skins.
If the problem still appears, then it's a bug of the skinned version :/
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:iconmlh38:
mlh38 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
turns out, problem persists on all skinned VLCs. I'll try to report the issue to the developers. Anyway thanks for the reply. Cheers!
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:iconloslokos:
loslokos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
Awesome skin, thanks a lot. But, well, would you be able to make a version of this theme with a Windows 10 topbar? La la la la
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Yes, i will make a windows 10 themed version soon :)
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:iconloslokos:
loslokos Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Wow, thanks. :happybounce: 
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Done - and yes, it took way longer than expected...
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:iconswebeat:
SweBeat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Hi! I love this theme for VLC it is fantastic! However, I wonder if it would be possible to change to you can click and hold to move anywhere on VLC? At the moment you have to click either on the bottom, or turn the top bar on, and hit that. Would be great if you could click anywhere if that is possible? :)
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2015
Well it is possible, but it makes no sense, otherwise you could't select the buttons / text :)
Also the "video frame" does not support draging by holding the mouse button - otherwise i would have implement it into the cinema mode.

So no, it's not possible, sorry :/
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:iconerin27u:
Erin27u Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Thanks! beautiful *-* ♥
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:iconlmpelayo:
lmpelayo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Could you possibly make the playing line wider? It is too thin to be able to click properly sometimes.
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:iconsnake368:
snake368 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
WOW! This one's flawless. Only if hotkeys were customizable!
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:iconkreamand:
Kreamand Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

ok as simple as that :) it work !  Thanks a lot Mavrik 

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:iconkreamand:
Kreamand Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Hi Maverick07x, first of all you really did a great job, this theme is beauty!

I wanted to customize it a bit for my own personal use, by changing one of the theme color.

I try using VLC SkinEditor, but the theme seams to be damage every time I export it, the only thing I do is change the image and relink them to the new one with the exact same size. I had search since few day but I cant make it work, it’s a kind of a mystery it work with certain theme and not with other …

I gat the same problem with MinimalX.

Your themes are one of the greatest I’ve seen i would really like to make it work, if you know what I should do.

Keep on the good work!

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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
yes the secret is not to save it in the VLC SkinEditor - means you have two options:

Either you open and extract it with the Editor. Actually it should work like that.
But if not you can open the .vlt with WinRar and extract it. Then do the same procedure once again - as it's just a packing of a packing

Then you can edit all the images you want. To see the results you just have to set the main.xml as current skin.
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