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July 15, 2013
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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 ]

[16.07.2013] - Release (v1.0)
[06.08.2014] - Update to 2.1: fixed playlist / redesigned music mode + background
[07.08.2014] - Update to 2.1.1: fixed background
[18.08.2014] - Update to 2.1.2: fixed positionbar in fullscreen mode


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


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)


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


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


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

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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 )
koreanwonton Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
Any chance of a white version of this by the way? 
Maverick07x Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
i've tried it once, but i was not happy with the result > so no, sorry
koboldgnat Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
Your skin very beautiful but it make the app run slow when I use any function.  Could you fix it, I hope it run as fast as the default.
Viper47133 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member
Mine runs exactly the same, no issues at all, must be something on your end.
cosegeazy2 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  New member

Great skin and in full screen works superb, but in window mode looks like below. I tried to switch to and from fullscreen, I tried hint 2, with few videos but it always the same. What to do?
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
- Hint 2
- play a smaller video than you resolution
- resize and drag the window into the center of the screen
- close vlc (just to be sure)

now it should work ;)
cosegeazy2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  New member

Now it works. Thanks.
OSKL Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
I can't hide VLC system tray icon when I use your skin. When I switch back to native skin, it's fine.
This is an issue or it's default on your skin?
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
yep its an issue of custom skins, and i think its only supported for the native one.
koreanwonton Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  New member Hobbyist Filmographer
Noticed a slight bug with 2.1.1 (both colours), the playback bar doesn't represent the actual playback time.

There is only 1 second left but the playback bar has a large gap left. This only occurs at full screen mode.
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