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December 28, 2012
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VLC - MetroX by Maverick07x VLC - MetroX by Maverick07x
MetroX skin for the VLC Media Player in six different colors
(based on my MetroX skin for J.River Media Center)


(28.12.2012) Release 1.0


(11.09.2014) Update 2.5.2 ~ improved look of the buttons


1. Extract the .vlt file to ...VideoLAN/VLC/skins ~ overwrite if needed
2. Start VLC => Preferences => Check to custom skin


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)


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


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.

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


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norbert6 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Hi, very very great skin, looks amazing. Is there any chance you could release a hidpi version? so the same skin, but scaled 2x? Maybe even a 150% scale version? this would be so amazing!
lunavspirit Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2014
hi and thanks for the skin, it really look awesome! i used your other skin (minimal x) but had a problem with subtitles and unfortunately no answers :( i'd like to know if it is possible to use subtitles via dragging them to the playing file using your skin because it is not possible with minimal x.
thanks a lot
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Oh sorry i don't answered...
subtitles work nice for me if i select them via right click, but i don't know if they work via dragging because i never have used them.
however - if you change the custom skin, always restart the player
lunavspirit Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Thanks a lot for this fast answer! 
i tried to restart it but nah i can't do it by dragging them :( too bad even tho i'm gonna keep the skin!
Very nice work again and thanks for your help
Zerbis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  New member
Hey, is there a chance to get the older versions? The timebar can't be doubled in the new and I can't select "repeat" for the bar. 

Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
nope sorry =/
Viper47133 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  New member
I like to use the "show top bar" option and I noticed there seems to be a bug where you can not drag VLC player around my screen when you click in certain spots of the top bar, a good example is the "vlc media player" text is not clickable to drag the window around, that's ok but when a video is playing the field of where to click is much smaller and is unpredictable.
Would it also be possible to consider making the top bar text capitalize(able), examples "VLC Media Player" "Captain America.mp4"

Thank you very much for this theme, VLC is ugly but with this theme its just amazing :)
Gema-kun Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My only issue with this skin is the undraggable top bar. And also the lack of ability to resize the Top bar is a nuisance. I hope these errors can be solved as soon as possible thanks. 
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Well there is a invisible text layer over the top bar - so you have to grab it in the left corner or very top / very bottom of the topbar.

Also vlc custom skins does not support resizeing from left / top - only from the right / bottom...
Gema-kun Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the immediate reply. Cheers
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