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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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[29.09.2016] - Update to 2.5.0:
- Mute button added (by hitting the volume number)
- small fixes

[29.09.2016] - Update to 2.5.1:
- mini fix

[27.12.2016] - Update to 2.5.2:
- small changes / fixes

[02.01.2017] - Update to 2.5.3:
- position fix

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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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Returning from Minimal Mode:
If you have issues to return from Minimal Mode to the normal mode => doubleclick on bottombar or background


Hint 1:
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

Hint 2:
If the settings / volume / playlist window appears at the wrong position - this should help:
- Switch to a different custom skin (no previous versions of MinimalX)
- Restart VLC
- Switch back to the MinimalX skin and click once on the background
- Done
This problem should only appear if you have used a previous version of the skin

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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 )
:iconvideo367:
VIDEO367 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Hello can upload a video teaching to create skin for VLC

I might learn
If you have a link pass it
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:iconsimonswinslam:
Tnx for the skin! Just Love It !
For those who can't move the window you can do this:

ctrl+alt+left      (this will make you screen turn 90' left)

then 

ctrl+alt+up       (this will return your screen normal and every window in the middle)
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:iconjellybeantiger:
I switched this skin to cinema mode but couldn't minimise the skin and switch out of cinema mode.
Best skin for VLC nonetheless.

Very modern looking unlike most skins which look like they have come outta the 90s.(NTTAWWT-if you like the music from that era :-))

OOOOPPPPPPPSSSS.
Disregard everything I said.
I used the old minimalist skin duh.

Loaded the new one,all cool and dandy.

Wow,even better than the benchmark old skin.
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:iconranxeron:
ranXeron Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Best skin for VLC - thnx a lot Mav!!

Is there a keyboard shortcut for minimal mode?
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:iconcallmekunal:
callmekunal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  New Deviant
windows positioning is broken cannot seem to fix it
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:icontofrus:
tofrus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
thanks for this
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:iconwarriorx559:
warriorx559 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Thanks for making this VLC skin, I have been using it a long time and I really like it. I have been having issues with it before I updated it recently, for some reason I never bothered to check for an update I was running v. 2.4.1 until now.
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:iconjediwombat:
jediwombat Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2017  New Deviant
Great looking skin! Is there a way to change the buttons from pink to green or any other color?

EDIT: I figured it out, didn't even see the realize that arrow in the settings opened more settings :D
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:iconlorenzoi:
lorenzoi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Looks amazing Thanks
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:iconaxfelix:
axfelix Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Window position is super broken in Windows 10 -- it can't be grabbed by regular keyboard shortcuts, and if it gets moved offscreen (due to fullscreening on a monitor of a different resolution from your primary monitor), there is no way to move it back. Even toggling to another skin, moving the window position to where I want it, and toggling back to minimalX puts it back in the broken offscreen position.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Are you using the latest version? Because the latest fix should exactly prevent that and be right in the middle of the screen.
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:iconaxfelix:
axfelix Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Had to delete skins2-config from vlcrc and relaunch to fix this, and I'm actually going to wind up writing a shell script that removes this line from the config at launch in order to fix this if there isn't a way to disable this config from being set...
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:iconaxfelix:
axfelix Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
current solution is to put this in .bashrc:

alias fixvlc="sed -i '/skins2-config/d' ~/AppData/Roaming/vlc/vlcrc"

not everyone is using a bash shell on Windows though :)
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:iconjaaybi:
Jaaybi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  New Deviant
Hey dude :)

Compatible with Windows 10 Anniversary update ? Thanks :)
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Of course, it should work with every Windows Version as long VLC is working on it
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:iconaskfriends:
askfriends Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
awesome..
btw i cant find any button to minimize, how to?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
Sorry there is no minimize button and there won't be any :/
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:iconhauntedskin:
hauntedskin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
It looks great, however I've noticed that while using this theme you can't quit VLC by using the ALT+F4 shortcut. Is there a reason for this? It works fine when VLC isn't using this skin.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
Hey, have you tried it on other custom skins as well?
Custom skins are sadly very limited when it comes to shortcuts and interacting with Windows commands
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:iconerdnussknacker:
Erdnussknacker Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This skin looks great! Found a typo though, under the settings menu it says "VLC Prefereces" instead of "Preferences".
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Oh damn. Nobody has noticed it so far?!

Thanks for pointing it out. I will update it soon :)
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:iconnightfox4:
Nightfox4 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whenever I try to unpack the skin with the Skin-Editor, an error-message pops up and says: "The image file for the bitmap img_bg_covers could not be loaded."
It prevents me from editing the cover of the skin.
Could you please give me an advice how to resolve this problem?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Edited Dec 5, 2016
Yes i know. However, even if i fix it you would not be able to make the skin work with the VLC Skin Editor because it is very limited and a lot of codes won't work.
This again would result into a crash.

Use WinRar to open / extract the skin and Notepad++ to edit the code
Also you can use the theme.xml file as the skin file - so you don't have to repack it after :)
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:iconkrystyuc:
krystyuc Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016
Why every time i try to download a subtitle from the interface menu it crashes!!
What can i do to fix?Thanks!!!
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Please test it out on other custom skins as well if it works there.
As far as i know custom skins can't play subtitles, so it's really not in my hand :/
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:icongarrone:
garrone Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Nightly builds supporting 200% scale mode, please add support for hires screens.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Unfortunately custom skins don't support scale mode.
However i was thinking of making one but as long I only have access to an 1080p screen I would not see the result.
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:icongarrone:
garrone Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Please check nightly builds. They might have added support for it.
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:iconwallybescotty:
wallybescotty Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
does it come in Red by anychance instead of pink?
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:iconstarl0rd84:
StArL0rd84 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 30, 2016
Using latest [21.09.2015] - v2.4
I don't know if it's a bug but when i watch media in full screen on my secondary monitor which is 1920x1080. The timeline/controls is as wide as my primary monitor which is 3440x1440. 
I liked the normal sized "control box" 

Oh, duh. found out it can be resized. clever :)
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Yup
And i hope you meant the latest version not 2.4 :)
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:iconlolman512:
Lolman512 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Hellow where's the loop button, I can't see it )': 
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
just click on the grey arrow on the very left side :)
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:icontgvita:
tgvita Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
seems your hint 2 doesnt work on my fedora24.......still unable to see control buttons
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
Sorry i made the skin mainly for Windows and I don't have any experience with other operating systems
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:iconawaken21:
Awaken21 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
Uhhrmmm, I like the a look a lot, but check this on triple monitors, with a full screen video on the right hand side:

gyazo.com/3e2ef406507150e7c88d…

The seek bar overhangs onto my middle screen!
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Thanks for the feedback,

You can still drag the bar wherever you want and even resize it if you go to the very right. Have you tried that already?
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:iconsaheeluchiha:
Saheeluchiha Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
minimize option.?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Sorry there won't be a minimizing option. First i would need to add another bottom which would enlarge the width of the player.
But mostly i would have 4 buttons on the right and 3 on the left - which would not look good ;)
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:iconanshulbansal53:
anshulbansal53 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
Please make the screen draggable otherwise it is beyond awesome
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
The player is draggable. Well if you grab it at the bottom.
Grabbing it at the video / screen is sadly not possible.
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:iconliambanfield3:
liambanfield3 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I use VLC for all my video files
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:iconfudjisatoru:
FudjiSatoru Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
need potplayer edition:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconscharnhorst1939:
SCHARNHORST1939 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
Nice!!!!
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:icondragonguy100:
dragonguy100 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The gui is stuck outside of the screen, how can I fix this, and how can I stop this from happening in the future? I've tried changing to the default skin and changing back to the custom skin. I think what caused this was opening an mp3 file. Great skin btw!
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:iconmotion92:
motion92 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
I have the same problem, the 'Hint 2' only applies to default skin not custom skin. When I open a m3u it opens to that aspect ration and the whole controls is under the the taskbar and undraggable. 

Please either make the whole UI draggable or fix this. 

Great skin, nonetheless 
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Hint 2 ;)
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:icondragonguy100:
dragonguy100 Featured By Owner Edited May 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, but how can I fix the problem on the actual skin, not just switch back to the native skin?
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