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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

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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:
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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:iconcaspur1300:
caspur1300 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
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  New member
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  New member
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:
kittenmeareyou Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2015  New member
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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:iconlavax:
Lavax Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Is it possible to remove the min height? I would like to shrink the player so that I can only see the topbar and the controlbar.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
no sorry :/
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:iconasuni:
asuni Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Is there any way to change the font so I can display Japanese?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
no sorry, english only :/
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:iconthesquarcle:
TheSquarcle Featured By Owner Edited Oct 13, 2014
when i have a video playing and resize the window from its default size, then open and close the side menu, it reverts back to the default size. is there any way to fix this? I would like the window to stay the same size as before opening the menu panel.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
mhhm i know what you mean, but i don't have this issue so i actually don't know how to fix it :/
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:iconofficialnickname:
OfficialNickname Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Im running vlc on windows 7 64 bit.
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.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
mhhm that's weird
Have you tried it with other skins as well?
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:iconmikevertx:
MikeVertx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
really nice skin!  Thanks :)
*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
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Yep i know,
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 :/
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:iconevolved-spell:
evolved-spell Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Special font is the part of MS Metro interface. Pls, change it to Segoe UI.
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 ;)
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:iconnorbert6:
norbert6 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
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!
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:iconlunavspirit:
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
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:iconmaverick07x:
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
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:iconlunavspirit:
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
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:iconzerbis:
Zerbis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
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. 

Thx.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
nope sorry =/
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:iconviper47133:
Viper47133 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 :)
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:icongema-kun:
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. 
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:iconmaverick07x:
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...
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:icongema-kun:
Gema-kun Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the immediate reply. Cheers
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:iconlievenazerty:
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. 
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Sorry, this is strange - so far, i have no solution for you ;(
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:iconserpentxx:
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
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