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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
(27.06.2014) Update 2.3.2: decreased memory usage by half / optimized fullscreen mode
(03.07.2014) Update 2.4.0: redesigned background + playlist / white color theme instead of mint
(28.07.2014) Update 2.5.0: white + black menu background / each .vlt file has its own color
(04.08.2014) Update 2.5.1: fixed cover art / fixed playlist


1. Extract the .vlt file to ...VideoLAN/VLC/skins
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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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
lievenazerty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
First of, I'm absolutely in love with this skin, but I do have one minor "annoyance" with this skin. When I click the menu button in fullscreen the Windows taskbar pops back up on the screen. Is there any way to solve this issue? I'm running Windows 8.1 if you were wondering. Also sorry if I'm asking a question that has already been answered. 
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Sorry, this is strange - so far, i have no solution for you ;(
serpentxx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
This skin is great but theres a few things id like to point out.

- When I "Show topbar" it will only let me drag VLC around if i click and hold the far left or far right (just before minimise)
I was expecting the entire bar to be dragable

- When playing music, it wont display any cover art, just the "cover.png" found in the skin

- Playlist is too simple, it could use some extra features
     - Choose between left or right dock
     - all playlist options (shuffle/repeat/load/save) could be displayed as small icons instead of a new options submenu
     - Add a search to the top of playlist
     - Show extra options like Artist/duration etc
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Thanks for the bug report - im just using an other skin, thats why i havent recognized them
- i know the topbar does not work properly => the textframe overlaps the topbar -> you can still use it on very top, and very bottom of the bar - there was no other way to avoid this bug

- coverart => fixed

- sadly vlc does not support more features - the code is really old - means no searchfield, no extra artist options ect.
this is also the reason why i cant display separatly artist and title in the top left corner
- but you can deactivate the custom playlist to get the native playlist with searchfield
QuantumFlare Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Great Skin. Just one problem on my end - when I go into Fullscreen mode, the play, fast forward and fast reverse buttons shift to the left and overlap the video's current and total time as well as the main menu button making them difficult to see and use. Any idea on how to fix this?
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
please make a screenshot and post it here
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