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VLC - MetroX by Maverick07x VLC - MetroX by Maverick07x
MetroX for the VLC Media Player in 10 different colors
- for Windows


(28.12.2012) Release 1.0
(03.01.2017) Update 2.8.0 ~ changing + adding new colors // general improvements // removing Win 8 version
(18.02.2017) Update 2.9.0 ~ new background // more improvements // draggable menu titles
(26.03.2017) Update 2.9.1 ~ skin starts with title bar // couple of 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
4. Restart VLC (otherwise the fullscreen mode won't be visible)


- 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

Hint 2:
If you got stuck in minimal mode double-click the border to return to normal mode


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DarthReves Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
10 different colors? Mi MinimalX is jaleous! =P

Personally I'd welcome a blue grey (#455a64) and dark cyan (#0f9196) additions #whishlist 
callmekunal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  New Deviant
windows positioning is broken whenever i run the theme as new it works fine but as soon as i open a vlc file the positioning breaks.can someone provide me the solution
thanks in advance
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
What do you mean by position breaks? Have you tried the hint from the description?
callmekunal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  New Deviant
yes i have tried hints from the description but it does not seem to work for me.whenever i play a high res video the video frame does not fit my screen,the video enlarges itself and i cannot re position it.can you provide me with something that can help a plugin command line something.
P.S. i really love your skins and i want to hold onto them.
thank you in advance
Maverick07x Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
I just updated the skin. Please give it a try and let me know if the update fixed your problem :)
tofrus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
thanks for this
monsterhp Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
Great skin man!
One bug, pressing Alt-F4 doesn't close my VLC window. Please fix. 
Maverick07x Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
a lot of Windows shortcuts don't work with custom skins. Theres no way to fix that
dainguhn1999 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Damn it gud <3
zx363910399 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2017  New Deviant
Can I use it in linux?
~Yes! It works!
tastysushixd Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  New Deviant
How can i exit cinema mode? i cant exit so my player is usseless :´(
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
double-click the frame :)
The-Exiled-Ninja Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you add window size/move functional to the top and sides of the skin?

Otherwise it's half off my screen and I can't access an controls.

Using Windows Keys + Arrows to snap to different sides of the screen doesn't work either.
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
I've updated the skin today. Hopefully it solves the problem now
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
It's really weird that so many people have that issue. The skin should actually appear right in the middle of the screen.
Right now i have no quick solution to drag it up because as you say the Windows Keys don't work for costum vlc skins :/
The-Exiled-Ninja Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, going to try it again now.
garrone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
please give support for 200% scale, 4K screens, VLC 3.x nightly builds started supporting.
fabigaleano Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
link download version 1.2 please!!!!
Anolizeon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
i like the left menu, is there way to set automatic show the menu on start ?
Requestmaverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Hi mate, just want to say that I've been using this skin for well over 2 years now. It is absolute perfection and I can't imagine using the default VLC interface anymore, or even any other skin for that matter. Fantastic work!
boredomltd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this skin, I just wish the Title Bar was on by default, when I started a video it opened under the Task Bar and I had no way to bring the video up so I had to close out the application, find a smaller video and then I could access the menu and turn the Title Bar so I could click and drag around the window. I understand that aesthetically its not as pleasing but you can just turn off the Title Bar if you don't like it and don't mind just Full Screening every video you watch. For me it was a little frustrating messing around with that for a couple minutes because it wasn't even really responding to the Windows Key + Arrow Key shortcut I use to move windows from the left and right, maximized and minimized positions. After that hiccup up though I've been really enjoying the skin, just a small thing to consider for future updates. Thanks!
ProjektBullet Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Hi, I tried opening the file with the Skin Editor in order to translate the menu into Spanish, but it shows me this error: "java.awt.image.RasterFormatException: (y + height) is outside raster"
How can I open the file to translate the menu?
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Use WinRar to extract the files otherwise you can get some errors, just like in your case.
The texts are saved as image files which you can edit with programs like PS.
and-derei Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
This is one exquisite looking skin perfectly fit with windows 10. I just tried it and loved it. Too bad it won't support Continue Playback (Play from last position feature). Maybe it can be fixed... now that VLC finally introduced this feature that has been well integrated in most browsers until now, is too bad this nice skin won't support it.

Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Sadly custom skins miss a lot of features because they are officially not really supported anymore - just like the play from last position.
Therefore it can not be fixed. Sorry
haxxor5 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2016
Hey I looked through all the comments to try to solve this but the guy who apparently solved this was one of "those guys" who edits with Solved it without posting the solution. When I installed the skin, The VlC window was positioned in the bottom right of the screen with the bottom 1/2 completely off the screen. I tried to move it by dragging without success. I then tried using the aero snap function and that didn't work either. I also tried right clicking while holding alt on the move function on the VLC icon in the tray and while it gives me the move cursor icon, I am unable to drag the window, nor am I able to using the arrow keys. It stops at the bottom of the task bar and won't let me go further so I can't access the draggable part of the interface. I love the skin, but I just can't access the controls on my screen.

Edit: Nevermind I figured it out :) 

JK I'll tell you how I did it. If you can manage to get the Side settings menu open, switch it to cinema mode and you can drag any edge allowing you to reposition the window.
koaebk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Hey there awesome skin!
Just one thing missing, is it possible to readd the option to enlarge the position bar in the windows 10 version? :)
It's rly needed because I often just can't hit the bar at first or second try.
Best regards
Bibuu Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Merci, il est magnifique ! *.*
Rica99 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
Hi! This is great! but may I ask on how to bring it back to the old skin? I  tried to click the default but it's different, not the old one. 
CodeMeRight Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
Thanks for the Skin Pal,
Though I'd very much like to ask, if you would just take a look at this skin please.…

How easy / Hard would it be for me to make a VLC Skin like the one I've just showed you ?

I've never made a VLC before.
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016
Well that depends on your skills. It is not that hard. I learned it all by myself by extracting other skins and reading the tutorial on the vlc site.
The main video windows should be no problem at all. The other stuff on the right side of the picture is more advanced.

Download the VLC skin editor and extract some easier skins from here, as mine ones will not work in the editor.
piotrkucharski Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
I've install it, it's great! Thanks a lot for your hard work :) BTW is there a way to move a window without turning on top bar?
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
yes, using the bottom bar ;)
RLMadd Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2016
I love the skin however I'm having a little issue with it, now that it's added when I open VLC it puts the window in the bottom right corner of my screen and I have no way of grabbing it so that I can fit it to the screen. Has anyone else had this issue and is there a fix?

Edit: Nevermind I figured it out :)
haxxor5 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016
How did you fix this? I'm scratching my head right now and cant move it :/
RLMadd Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
what worked for me is going into preferences and under interface > look and feel click use native style then uncheck the box that says resize interface to video size then open a video with a small resolution and you can see the part of the window that controls everything. then you just position it where you want and fit it to your screen :)
The-Exiled-Ninja Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same problem, tried all hints/instructions given.
They were the first things I tried before coming here.

Love the skin, but it's literally unusable 
sugarymuke Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
how did you fix it? :/ i cant seem to get mine working
CR4SH-eR Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
Thanks for the awesome skin! 

Only thing I want is how can I make the cover art bigger? which code do I need to change?
paundpro Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Kayoscape Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
I love and use this skin, but I wish there was a VLC-style orange color option to keep with the default theme.
KnApRikA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Yoink! And fav'ed 2 thumbs up
theblueguy07 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Definitely one of the best. :)
CodilX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Probably the best VLC skin available in my opinion.

I just wish you could resize the window from any corner rather than just the bottom right.
Yuyu-K Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
loves this.
Angelo975 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
Great work! Thanks Clap 
Multshot Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Amazin; Thank You.
chinelaz Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
thank you. Love 
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