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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
[05.05.2015] - Update to 2.3.1: fixed cinema mode / couple of small fixes
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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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Bugs:
- If the video frame doesn't seems right, switch to fullscreen mode and back again

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

~hf
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-07-18
VLC - MinimalX by ~Maverick07x MinimalX is an incredibly gorgeous VLC skin; simple and yet functional! ( Featured by fediaFedia )
:iconshivam520:
shivam520 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
please add an option to get the default top bar to move it around. Also when i right click in the full screen mode the taskbar pops up
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:iconchester0:
chester0 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
I can't drag the player when video is playing, how to fix this? cheers.
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:iconsnake368:
snake368 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Many thanks Maverick07x ! This theme is awesome, but I noticed some hotkeys are not working e.g. Alt+F4, Ctrl+P, ...
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:iconhasthur:
Hasthur Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
long time since i didn't used your skins, it's great to see you keep working on it

thank yoy ver much
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:iconmerphal:
merphal Featured By Owner Edited Jun 3, 2015
Hey could you add the RGB color (0; 119; 1)? I would love for this theme to match my foobar2000 theme.

Also, how can I expand the bottom bar when in full screen? This is what I have right now: i.imgur.com/PbDktw9.png
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:iconeiennosenshi:
eiennosenshi Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Holy crap, this skin is amazing!!
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:iconwusterr:
wusterr Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  New Deviant
For those who have tried Hint 2 and your problem still remains, I tried this and it worked:
-Open VLC with a video file (It has to be a video, not a music file)
-Right click anywhere on the player
-Video > Zoom > 1:2 Half (Or anything that is smaller that what is already selected)
-Restart VLC

That should fix the problem (Hopefully)
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:iconyvesible:
yvesible Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Hello, Great theme but can we drag it anywhere? when the bottom bar gets outside the screen, it wont drag
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
well then don't get it out of the screen :P
But yes, it is dragable, and in case the video is bigger than your screen resolution follow my hint 2 in the description ;)
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:iconsnake368:
snake368 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
But how can I drag it?
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:iconjesperhb:
JesperHB Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Hey, is there a way to change the background to something else? I can't seem to find the source image.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
To change the source you have to extract the files via VLC Skin Editor
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:iconslyers47:
slyers47 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
First of all, great job ! I love this skin!

but I have a problem. when I pass in cinema mode, the video disappears. I am forced to leave vlc. Known issue or am I the only one?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Yes that problem appeared since the vlc 2.2 update.

The cinema mode should be fixed with the updated version of the skin (2.3.1)
Also please update vlc to the newest version (2.2.1)
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:icongishan2013:
Gishan2013 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Wow, Awesome 
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:iconiieddie:
iieddie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Is it possible to minimize place where video should be and show just progress bar and buttons? When I study I like to have small player always on top and listen to a lecture while scrolling the presentation. Anyways great work.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Sorry no it's not possible because there is no space for the buttons
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:iconclutchsky:
Clutchsky Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this theme is fantastic, great job :D!
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:iconriverbuddi:
riverbuddi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
I like your VLC theme.

minus : can't read japanese words + show original media coverart from my music file.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Yes i know. The font i'm using has no japanese words.
And also i have no influence of the cover art - it's a bug from vlc itself
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:iconjogibaer:
Jogibaer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Thank you very much, but I experience some window/ video frame problems. The symbol line at the buttom is always hidden, the window is shifted and switching to fullscreen and back doesn't solve the problem. It would be nice if I could move the window by clicking the video screen/frame. At this time, it is not usable for me, don't know why. Other skins are working perfectly.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Mm, that sounds strange - could you send me a screenshot?

But before please update the skin and also vlc itself
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:iconenciel:
enciel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Hi! Wonderful skin! I am using this now :) and so far no problems. Thanks for putting detailed description on the skin it helps a lot! Just wondering in the description it says 2 different colors? what do you mean by that? Mine is currently pink?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Click on the settings icon - Arrow down - and then colors :)
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:iconoskl:
OSKL Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
I just update VLC to 2.2.0 and look like mouse auto-hide function of MinimalX is not working anymore.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Sorry, i have no influence on the auto-hide option.
Sometimes it works, sometimes not
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:iconmalcomceasar:
MalcomCeasar Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I use this, now.
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:iconoakside24:
OAKside24 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015   Digital Artist
Absolutely amazing. By far the best looking VLC skin I've come across. Thank you Maverick07x.
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:iconhez01:
hez01 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
This is perfect. Thank you.
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:iconoskl:
OSKL Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
How to "pin" seek bar in fullscreen or restore to default location? Sometime I move this bar by accident and it's quite annoying
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:iconndbarebear:
ndbarebear Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
How do I save a playlist?
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:icondarlyn-perez:
Darlyn-Perez Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Also, can you make the window title normal (filename) instead of just "VLC Media Player"?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
And where should i put the cover art? ;)
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:icondarlyn-perez:
Darlyn-Perez Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
???

Not sure what the window title has to do with cover art. 
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:icondarlyn-perez:
Darlyn-Perez Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
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 Jan 30, 2015
No sorry - if it would be smaller the buttons would overlay each other
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:icondarlyn-perez:
Darlyn-Perez Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Why don't you change this then?
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:iconmikos60:
Mikos60 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
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
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 Jan 26, 2015
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
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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