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

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(28.12.2012) Release 1.0
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(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
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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
4. Restart VLC (otherwise the fullscreen mode won't be visible)

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Bugs:
- 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

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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

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

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~hf
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
know what you mean...
the problem is that the video is always on top - means that you can put objects over the video in the editor, but if you play something you couldnt see it because its under the video layer =(
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raize Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
That is what I figured was happening when I tried it. My other issue with VLC is the poor visualizer effects. I wish there was a way to select a video to play as a visualizer or select a video to play anytime an audio file is playing.

I have downloaded a lot of visual loops from youtube that I will turn on while playing music, works pretty good, but it would be a lot easier if I could just make it do that on its own.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Mh never missed it, using JRiver for a lot of years...
but ye, the options to customize the skin are really limited in VLC =/
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:iconraize:
raize Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Excellent work!

I always try to find simple designs, usually a common things with most designs these days, but VLC is one program that people seem to continue to make old-school looking interfaces for.

Thanks for sharing!
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:icondivyanshudhruw:
DivyanshuDhruw Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
How to access the menus??? Even Alt button is also not working
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:icondiffcyr:
DiffCyr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
where is the minimise/maximise buttons
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:iconzad24:
zad24 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
can you do this same theme but with the pause play ect functions on top, I often have files that are too high a resolution which force the controls of of the screen meaning I can't move or resize my window (putting the resize option either in the top left corner or every corner would help), thank you for your time and this great theme :)
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
i've changed the description.
Please read the bug passage...it should fix your problem
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:iconhetsig:
Hetsig Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Best skin ever! Thank you soooo much!
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:iconmaxxdogg:
maxxdogg Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
why video window isnt draggable? i can drag only by clicking on navigation bar. when I play video in 1080p quality navigation bar is over the computer display and i cant do anything because i cant drag vlc player;/ what setting should i use? or maybe it's a bug? :(
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
its kinda bug...but this should help:
- Switch back to native style
- Uncheck "Resize interface to video size"
Save and close the Interface Settings.

Open the interface settings again, and now switch to custom skin. (open the skin, and close vlc as usual)
- Play a smaller video, and resize the window to the size you want.
- Close VLC
Now every video will have the same size until you change it.
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:iconrobertostudios:
robertostudios Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Great! But i start Video, controls out in my screen (bottom) and can't move :( Please fix this...
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
sound like you have the same "bug" then maxxdogg above you...
just read the solution i wrote, it should help
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:iconzuhairm:
zuhairm Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!
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:iconridkurn:
RidKurn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love this! :D
Would you let me to edit it? and maybe i'll share it and all credit will goes to you :)
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:iconridkurn:
RidKurn Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah I'll make my own I think ;)
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:iconmercuryx:
MercuryX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like it. I like it more then the other that is on here....
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:iconimdhaval:
imdhaval Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
plz provide mimimize,maximize buttons
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:iconpiotrkucharski:
piotrkucharski Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Press "..." Arrow left  "Settings" Arrow left  "Show Windows 10 themed title bar" :)
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:icondaftlove90:
Daftlove90 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome !!!
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:iconluisrafaelgalvez:
luisrafaelgalvez Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is too gucci. thanks you!
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:iconferdin08:
ferdin08 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
thanks
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:iconnandroidz007:
nandroidz007 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome man
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:iconcutielou:
cutielou Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love! <3 :)
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:iconriket:
riket Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Great skin ! :D

I just have a little bug with the volume control on Linux Mint 14 (the icon turns white or black when I click on it but no volumebar appears and it doesn't seem to affect the volume at all) and the playlist's minimum width may be a little too large but I rarely use them so that's not realy bothering me. ;)

I'll pass it to some friends who also like to customize their OS a bit.
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:iconriket:
riket Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Correction : the volumebar was hidding itself in a corner of my screen... And with grey color on grey background... I didn't see it.

I placed it at the correct place and it works perfectly ! :D
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:iconxdroid:
xDroid Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
This looks really nice and simple. Maybe you could make a version with close/minimize buttons on the video window?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Sorry, i cant find any spot where the button really fits =/
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:iconriket:
riket Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Is there a way to make them appear with transparency over the video in a corner when the mouse come over it ?

It's just an idea, I never looked at how VLC skins are made. :p
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Mh?
i think you mean the close button?
...yea i already had the same idea - problem is the video will always be on top of the skin elements, so you wont see the button.

anyway, i will update it soon - close button will be on the left side, next to the displayed time.
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:iconjuanmas7er:
JUANMAS7ER Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Agree
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:iconshiish:
shiish Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
really nice skin
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:iconsamcaffeine:
samcaffeine Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Nice skin i have a problem when i play any video movie player shows on bottom of my screen and i can't drag it to the center of my screen
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:iconsebabal:
sebabal Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Awesome Skin!!!. Perfect match for Windows 8, too. Keep up the good work.
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:iconjimmeh83:
Jimmeh83 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Love the skin, the only problem I've found is with the volume bar. Here's how to reproduce it:

1. Click on the volume icon to bring up the bar
2. Click away so the volume bar loses focus and disappears
3. Notice volume icon stays active (highlighted) even though volume bar has disappeared.
4. Mouse over VLC icon on windows (with aero enabled) and the preview is the volume bar graphic rather than the currently playing video.

Hopefully that was clear.

Thanks again for a great skin, it's about time VLC moved out of its nasty 90s winamp phase.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
just check out the notes - hope it will fix your problem ;)
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:iconjimmeh83:
Jimmeh83 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Yes I've snapped it into place already, it appears in the correct location, it just doesn't lose focus unless you click the volume icon to close the volume bar. If it loses focus by any other means it gets a bit stuck.
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:iconsuperxtian:
superxtian Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
it doesnt display cover when playing music files
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:iconh82k:
h82k Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Everytime I open VLC the playlist and equalizer settings are popping up.
can somebody help me?
Really like this skin :thumbsup:
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:iconh82k:
h82k Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Okay found the solution, clicked just two buttons ;)
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:iconzznh:
zznh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Very beautiful, waiting for update's, it's 5*

Thanks

*Sory for my English:)
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:iconfrancisforward:
FrancisForward Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Awesome, bro!!! Was loking for a style like this. :#1:
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