(based on my MetroX skin for J.River Media Center)
(28.12.2012) Release 1.0
(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
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
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)
- 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
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
Fullscreen buttons won't appear after you change a custom skin!
Restarting VLC should help.
ok as simple as that it work ! Thanks a lot Mavrik
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!
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.
Please add unicode feature on your theme.
Many music title from my drive just showing square font :\
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.
Any way to minimize without the top bar?
Please send me a screenshot
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
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.
And Can you add replay button ?
Best theme I have loved, thanks !
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
When listening to music I used to select a few songs inside the file explorer and than click on "play all" on the window top bar.
VLC than took all of the songs and put them into its playlist.
With your skin that changed. It now opens all songs in seperated instances, eventhough "run in one instance, if opened through file explorer" is still on active.
*there is a bug that you can't move the screen from anywhere other then dragging the bottom, but I can live with that, looks great
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 - still annoying i know :/
Also, i found bug of window titlebar: you can't move the window by clicking on the title text.
Windows 8 Window Manager knows nothing about vlc window — snapping, top edge's maximazing, shaking do not work..
But i like this theme, it's pretty nice. Thanks for work