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VLC - MinimalX by Maverick07x VLC - MinimalX by Maverick07x
MinimalX skin for the VLC Media Player in two different colors.
[ Blue / Zune ]

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[16.07.2013] - Release (v1.0)
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[06.12.2014] - Update to 2.2: new background / added green color / couple of other changes
[05.01.2015] - Update to 2.3: couple of changes

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Installation:
Extract the .vlt file to ...VideoLAN/VLC/skins

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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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Hint 1:
To return from cinema mode => doubleclick on bottombar


Hint 2:
If you can't see the control buttons because the video is 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
- Restart VLC

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Bugs:
If the video frame doesn't seems right, switch to fullscreen mode and back again

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Any bug report, suggestion or wishes to improve the skin are welcome

~hf
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Given 2013-07-18
VLC - MinimalX by ~Maverick07x MinimalX is an incredibly gorgeous VLC skin; simple and yet functional! ( Featured by fediaFedia )
:iconndbarebear:
ndbarebear Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
How do I save a playlist?
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:icondarlyn-perez:
Darlyn-Perez Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Also, can you make the window title normal (filename) instead of just "VLC Media Player"?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner 1 day ago
And where should i put the cover art? ;)
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:icondarlyn-perez:
Darlyn-Perez Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Is there a minimum width or something? I'm unable to make the window smaller than this when using the visualizer.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner 1 day ago
No sorry - if it would be smaller the buttons would overlay each other
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:iconmikos60:
Mikos60 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  New member
Thanks for this skin Maverick..nice work.
I am using your latest 2.3 version, you changed the position of the volume slider but it has an issue ..when i reposition my player the slider stays in the same place it's not fixed to the button.. why not make it vertical?
I tag all my cd art with ID3v2.3 but your player does not recognise it, it does recognise ID3v1.1, is there a workaround?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Edited Jan 17, 2015
Can you please make a screenshot of your issue?

And i have no influence of the tags, sorry.
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:iconmikos60:
Mikos60 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2015  New member
Here is a screenshot: you can see that after repositioning the player the volume slider stays in the same place.

i38.servimg.com/u/f38/12/35/16…
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Okay that shouldn't happen - but this should fix it:
Open VLC - Change it to an other skin - Close VLC
Open VLC once again - Change back to this skin - and now click somewhere in the Window => Now it should work
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:iconmikos60:
Mikos60 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member
Thanks! that worked.
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:iconfurball707:
furball707 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Amazing keep this updated please
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:iconvchr1s:
vchr1s Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2015  New member
Could you update the hint2 part because i tried it and it does not solve the problem.
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:iconviper47133:
Viper47133 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2.3: Mouse auto-hide works correctly now, Thank you very much! :D
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:iconviper47133:
Viper47133 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scratch that, at 2.3 release it was fixed, now today it simply doesn't work anymore, the mouse no longer auto-hides.
That's strange it worked and now it doesn't anymore.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
I figured out the same - it's like a random thing.
Sometimes it hides, sometimes not. Also sometimes it takes longer?!
I still have no idea why it doesn't work properly.
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:iconroboticus:
Roboticus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
What does the circlular button between the screenshot and information buttons do (the controls in the lower-left corner that can be toggled between time display, music, and video)? It toggles but I can't figure out what its doing or supposed to be doing.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
it's the record button ;)
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:iconlethallancer32:
lethallancer32 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
how do you change the color?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Settings icon => arrow down => Highlight color ;)
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:iconasainguy444:
Asainguy444 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Mac?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
No sorry, as i only have a PC, I only can do it for Windows.
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:iconrichardpd:
richardpd Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Very nice skin..thanks. Only issue I have with it, is that I cannot see (/use) minimise/maximise/resize buttons. So I have not been able to use it with it fully minimised to the taskbar and I would really like to have that feature! If it can do this and I haven't found how, please tell me, or if it doesn't have this function, please consider adding it and then I would use this! Anyway nice work..thanks :-)
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
You can't see them because there are no minimize and resize buttons.
I'm still not sure if i will add them once - but you can check out my other skins, as they all have those buttons, exept this
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:iconstarl0rd84:
StArL0rd84 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
I have used this skin for a long time now. But i've run into a problem.
How do i get out of "simple mode"?
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:iconstarl0rd84:
StArL0rd84 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Figured it out by accident. Double click gray bar at bottom
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:iconfatalityx4:
fatalityx4 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Hint 2 didn't help me and only this skin has the problem :(
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:iconblupaper:
BluPaper Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Bug:
- Mouse cursor not auto hide in FullScreen mode.
- When Left click to video, setting popup disappear but button of it still active !
- Volume popup potion so high !

Hope you add option "show top bar" to this skin !
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:iconjohntitorsenpai:
JohnTitorSenpai Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  New member
Could I suggest adding the functionality to drag the player from anywhere (even the centre screen) as opposed to only the bottom control bar? I just makes the skin seem less clunky and makes it more tactile (otherwise it can be confused to be unresponsive). 

Other than that, the borderless design looks fantastic; I like the unique and artistic look of it :)
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:iconviper47133:
Viper47133 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2.2 is here but mouse cursor will still not auto-hide in full screen, can you consider fixing this please?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Yep you are right. I actually don't know why its not working - on my other skins it does.
Maybe i can figure it out ;)
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:iconviper47133:
Viper47133 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, its just annoying to have to move the cursor away every time.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
i know, i know...
however i've updated it again - mainly the background. I think it fits way better now to the original concept.
Still, i couldn't fix the auto-hide cursor.
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:iconsbwtw:
sbwtw Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  New member
playlist not support unicode character file name? like chinese character will display '口口口....'
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:icontvorecart:
TvorecART Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Minimalism - lovely!
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:iconoldschoolnat:
OldSchoolNat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  New member
This is what your skin has been doing on Windows 8 on both blue and zine

gyazo.com/d1b03ed69c954e45941e…

I cannot resize it or move it at all and it is only with your skin.
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:iconviper47133:
Viper47133 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use this theme fine on Windows 8.1 but my friend has this issue on Windows 7 when I recommended this theme, there seems to be no way at all to move the window into view.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Well the trick is that you have to play a smaller file than your resolution first then you can resize the window.
Close VLC again - and then open a larger video.

For me this way works perfect, otherwise i have the same issue
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Hint 2 ;)
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:iconhonghai2196:
honghai2196 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  New member
I too. It seem not to solve this problem
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
even with the trick right above? :/
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:iconpurvaldur:
purvaldur Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't solve it for me sadly
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:iconxlife18:
xlife18 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
It doesn't show the album art if I play audio. How can I fix this?
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:iconconsumered:
Consumered Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
No more green?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014
i'm working on an update right now and i will add a bright flashy green to it
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:iconconsumered:
Consumered Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Great to hear! I'm not picky or anything; I was just curious as to why it was no longer included when I was updating to a newer version.
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:iconalzoids:
Alzoids Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Ooo, I'd also love a green theme if possible! Ideally a dark / muted green as opposed to a bright neon one.
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:iconthesola10:
Thesola10 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
YAY This theme is AWSM !
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:iconviper47133:
Viper47133 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Theme runs great, only one issue I am having, the mouse cursor does not auto-hide in fullscreen when other themes do just fine, this is my favorite theme so I just deal with it and have to hide the cursor by placing it as far as it will go to the right edge of the screen.
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:icontrzygie:
trzyGie Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Great skin! Thank you!
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:iconthesquarcle:
TheSquarcle Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Would it be possible to make the popup windows (playlist, options, etc.) draggable instead of having them just sit fixed at midscreen?
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