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VLC - MetroX by Maverick07x VLC - MetroX by Maverick07x
MetroX skin for the VLC Media Player in five different colors
(based on my MetroX skin for J.River Media Center)

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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 // black menu background disappeared
(06.05.2015) Update 2.6.2 ~ fixed cinema mode // small fixes

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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

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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

Hint2:
Fullscreen buttons won't appear after you change a custom skin!
Restarting VLC should help.

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~hf
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:iconsuppliedrelic:
SuppliedRelic Featured By Owner 2 days ago
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 2 days ago  New Deviant
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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:iconmlh38:
mlh38 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  New Deviant
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  New Deviant
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  New Deviant
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  New Deviant
Wow, thanks. :happybounce: 
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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  New Deviant
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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:iconseikko:
Seikko Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Really nice theme! I just have a question about the background. How did you manage to do it? I just have small covers showed when playing music.
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:iconhakasuke:
Hakasuke Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
That´s GR8 !
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:iconburtie:
burtie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
This is awesome but is there a way to assess my library? I like having a search bar to look for my music and play it.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 21, 2015
yes, by deactivating the custom playlist in the settings menu :)
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:iconscottyzepplin:
scottyzepplin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
fucking awesome
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:iconriverbuddi:
riverbuddi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
I trying to change some font from your theme, and failed :\
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:iconriverbuddi:
riverbuddi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
METRO UI STYLE!! <3

Please add unicode feature on your theme.
Many music title from my drive just showing square font :\
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:iconcharly11:
Charly11 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wao muy cool, bajando
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:iconcaspur1300:
caspur1300 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Amazing this fits my Rainmeter desktop perfectly. Thanks and Kudos.
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:iconmalcomceasar:
MalcomCeasar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Another cool skin.
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:iconlmpelayo:
lmpelayo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
What happened to the enlarge position bar? It gets hard trying to click on a certain place with it being that small... Does look nice overall.
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:iconixooo:
Ixooo Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Does not fit to 1080p screen....can i send a screen shot?
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:iconbloodart-gallery:
BloodArt-Gallery Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015   General Artist
Super Skin Design found as Metro Style by Maverick07x
for VideoLan Organization - VLC Media Player

the skin paints the software as in a Microsoft Windows 8 system
where simplicity brings a clean interface for functionality
that VLC software has few options organized by the skin project menu as shortcuts.
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:iconmitulmistry:
MitulMistry Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is a really great skin! I love the art style and attention to detail.
Any way to minimize without the top bar?
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:iconsaihikawa:
saihikawa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason, the top half of the window displays at the very bottom of the screen, and I can't move it.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Still the same?
Please send me a screenshot
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:iconsaihikawa:
saihikawa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hopefully this link works. This is part of my desktop...
s16.postimg.org/uj0p7hxsl/VLC.…
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
thats kind of strange as the skin is supposed to be to start right in the center.
You could try that:
- Switch to an other custom skin (by right clicking into the VLC window)
- Restart VLC (by closing and open it again)
- Now switch back to the MetroX skin and it should be in the center
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:iconsaihikawa:
saihikawa Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I did that. It still comes up at the bottom. No matter what color of skin I choose.
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:iconrazer974:
razer974 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
hey amazing theme ! would there be a way to have bigger buttons for use on touch screens like microsoft surface pro ? also I have a problem : when openingna video that's 480p (so not surface's native resolution which is 1080p) for example and going fullscreen well ... controls go to the bottom of the screen correctly but the video just takes 1/4 of the screen instead of being resized like with vlc's default theme :(
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Sorry a higher resolution version is not planed.

And to your problem:
Please test also some other skins from other users - if the problem still appears then i can't help, sorry (must be an internal problem)
If it's just this skin, then please make a screenshot of it.
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:iconkittenmeareyou:
how to change the background picture?
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:iconpanosboutas:
PanosBoutas Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use  VLC for years but never seen something like this. Best skin ever, amazing work! :clap:
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
check out the new update, i hope you like it ;)
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:iconpanosboutas:
PanosBoutas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great update, thanks :D
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:iconblupaper:
BluPaper Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have a little problem with top bar text ( text "Jay Chou" displayed not correct), and play video one more time the Zoom setting reset ( I set video Zoom Haft 1:2 but after I pressed play button to replay it, video Zoom setting reset to 1:1 size) 
www.dropbox.com/s/35k6c1xhw8ac…

And Can you add replay button ?

Best theme I have loved, thanks !
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Yes i know, the fonts I am using have some problems with displaying the J letter.
The other thing is that i don't have control over the video settings, means that i can't fix the Zoom issue.
And there is a replay button in the advanced playlist menu - yes i know it's a little bit hidden.

Btw. i just updated the skin, i hope you like it ;)
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:iconblupaper:
BluPaper Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank you for nice update !
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:icondk33:
DK33 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Great work. One of my favorite skins.
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:icondk33:
DK33 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Great work. Excellent skin.
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:iconpawel10:
pawel10 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking great, but why is it in .rar format? I had to download additional software on my Linux Mint to open it. Once again: Great work!
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
Because deviantart does not allow to upload .vlt files
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:iconpawel10:
pawel10 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
but it could be zipped. It's easier to use on systems other than Windows
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