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VLC - MinimalX by Maverick07x VLC - MinimalX by Maverick07x
MinimalX skin for the VLC Media Player
[ Blue / Pink / Green]

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[16.07.2013] - Release (v1.0)
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[21.09.2015] - Update to 2.4:
- improved ram usage (only a third compared to previous verisons)
- added frameborder around the main window (which can also be deactivated)
- the "zune" color got replaced by a modern bright pink color
- reorganized settings window
- several fixes

[21.09.2015] - Update to 2.4.1:
- fixed fullscreen control (fully drag- and resizeable)

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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 (by closing and starting it again)
- if you already use a custom skin restart VLC as well - otherwise the fullscreen mode won't work

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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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Given 2013-07-18
VLC - MinimalX by ~Maverick07x MinimalX is an incredibly gorgeous VLC skin; simple and yet functional! ( Featured by fediaFedia )
:iconleoruoska:
LeoRuoska Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Can't resize or drag the window in Windows 10. Elegant skin tho.
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:iconchristohartono:
christohartono Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  New Deviant
how to move: drag the bottom area, not the top

how to resize: there's a little thing in the bottom-right corner, just drag it
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:iconshloeb:
shloeb Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Awesome. Was looking for a simplistic and minimal skin
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:iconandreeyoo:
andreeyoo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  New Deviant
how to get out on cinema mode?
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:iconcrysis0238:
Crysis0238 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this is super nice n sleek 
ive enjoyed using it a lot 
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:icondigiwebguy:
digiwebguy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Resize doesn't work in windows 10....or is it just me?
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:iconchinelaz:
chinelaz Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2015
 thank you.Love 
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:icondropdeadshadow:
DropDeadShadow Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
Thanks!
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:iconsanijsnj:
sanijsnj Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
love the minimal look... great skin! thanks
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:iconjoyfulljunebug:
JoyfullJuneBug Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Very Nice! Thanks Love 
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:iconmcjoeng:
mcjoeng Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
It can not switch to fullscreen on Linux desktop . My operating system is Debian 8 using gnome 3.14

when I doubleclick vlc , the topbar of gnome-shell doesn't hide .
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Sorry i have no experiences with linux at all.
All i can suggest is to try out other skins. :/
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:iconmcjoeng:
mcjoeng Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Playlist can not show Chinese character . It showed like that 口口口口口口
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:iconb13-u:
b13-u Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
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:iconforksheep:
forksheep Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Nice work!

An issue is found which the buttons on the right seems to get out of position after clicking

Screenshot:
postimg.org/image/ljs311z6r/
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Thanks,
This should actually not happen.
Did you used an earlier version of the skin?

To fix it, change to a different skin and close vlc after.
Then start vlc again and switch to the MinimalX skin.
Now everything should work properly.
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:iconforksheep:
forksheep Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015
It's version (2.4.1), should be the latest ??
I have tried out your suggestion but didn't work.

But now it have been fixed after I "reset preferences" and load the skin resource file again.

Thanks for such wonderful skin, really great effort!
It would be even better if it can be dragged around by holding the mouse click on any position of the player, not just the bottom bar.
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:icondoomhound173:
DoomHound173 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great skin!
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:iconhasthur:
Hasthur Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
i think you cant drag and drop srt subs on last version
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:iconpako31:
pako31 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Thanks for this awesome skin, and the update!

There's just one little thing to make it perfect to me : a way to resize the bottom bar in fullscreen mode, to fit the screen width, and make video navigation control more accurate.
I tried to make it myself on the 2.3.1 version, using the VLC Skin Editor and editing the .xml file, but I'm a blue noob, and my little brain didn't manage to. If you plan to do it later, or at least explain me a way to it by myself, it would be great.

Hoping my english is correct enough.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
I just update the skin to 2.4.1 fixing that issue.
Fullscreen controls are on 100% now, also drag- and resizeable :)
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:iconmarshmanoriginal:
MarshManOriginal Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Okay but, how do I make the player smaller? The size limit is bigger than I want.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
try hint 2 from the description above :)
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:iconovinaso:
Ovinaso Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
The theme is supremely beautiful, but damn that window gets stuck in the bottom and i tried all methods above, not sure if uninstalling vlc would fix it
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Mm, strange. Can you send me a screenshot and post your resolution please?
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:iconden0saur:
den0saur Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
aaaaaawesome
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:icontudskie:
tudskie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
nice & simple skins thanks :)
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:iconsdiedr02:
sdiedr02 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
It took some playing with, but it was definitely worth it. I love how clean your skin is (not literally). Cheers!
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:iconmorphfxf:
MorphFXF Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student General Artist
solid
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:iconshivam520:
shivam520 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
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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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
have you tried to grab the bottom bar and drag it around?
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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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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Yes, sadly a lot of hotkeys won't work in native style.
No ways to fix it, sorry
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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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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Thanks.
I updated it once again, fixing some bugs and change the main color, which leads to a much lower ram usage =)
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:iconhasthur:
Hasthur Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
i read about it, never had any ram issue though.
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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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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Sorry for the late answer.
Ahm no to the color, but you can extract the skin with WinRar, and edit the images with the color you need.
After you are done Rightclick - Interface - Open skin => select the theme.xml file.

And the bottom bar is currently not resizeable in fullscreen mode, sorry
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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
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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:iconslyers47:
slyers47 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
Work with 2.3.1 version. Thanks!
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:icongishan2013:
Gishan2013 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Wow, Awesome 
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