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

[16.07.2013] - Release (v1.0)

[30.03.2017] - Update to 2.6.0:
- Big update with a lot of small fixes / changes
- added Windows title bar - Minimize / Maximize / Close  (can be found in Skin Settings)
- new background
- resizeable up to 4K

[25.04.2017] - Update to 2.6.2:
- mini fix


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


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


Returning from Minimal Mode:
If you have issues to return from Minimal Mode to the normal mode => doubleclick the bottom bar

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 1.1:
If you still have issues:
- Load a different skin which appears right
- Close VLC
- Start VLC (without opening a Video file!)
- Select the MinimalX skin
Now the Window should appear in the center - if not let me know it

Hint 2:
If you can't see the control buttons / can't move the window - Download this version:…

Hint 3:
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


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 )
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
And i hope you meant the latest version not 2.4 :)
Lolman512 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Hellow where's the loop button, I can't see it )': 
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
just click on the grey arrow on the very left side :)
tgvita Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
seems your hint 2 doesnt work on my fedora24.......still unable to see control buttons
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
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:…

The seek bar overhangs onto my middle screen!
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?
Saheeluchiha Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016
minimize option.?
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 ;)
anshulbansal53 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
Please make the screen draggable otherwise it is beyond awesome
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.
liambanfield3 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks I use VLC for all my video files
FudjiSatoru Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
need potplayer edition:D (Big Grin) 
SCHARNHORST1939 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016
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!
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 
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Hint 2 ;)
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?
SkyLightHope Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016
How do you make a VLC Skin?
VLC Skin editor is not working for me.
Maverick07x Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
Please more details. What is not working for you?
SkyLightHope Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016
Wondering how you make these skins?

I really want to make one ;w;
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
Either with the VLC Skin Editor for the basic functions, or an Texteditor like Notepad++ for some "advanced" options. :)
7uck0ff Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
Awesome skin!
RLesma Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2016
The skin is awesome, best I have seen for VLC, but the issue with the Videos at 1080P  or more (I have a 1440p screen) makes it horrible to use. In Windows 10 I cannot drag nor resize from any point that is not the bottom, and as 1080p videos appear with the bottom out of the screen (even unchecking the resize interface to video size, which anyway is a nice feature). If you fic this your skin will be the best VLC skin ever.

Congratulations on the skin, and sorry for focusing so much on this bug, think it might be helpful for you.
Alex4italia Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Wow, this looks great! I wish MPC-HC would look this good. 
supervarun Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016
Kharagon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the most beautiful skin ive seen for vlc!! Great work!

But i still have 1-2 issues

When you open the playlist tab and then close it, the preview screen for vlc in the taskbar doesnt show the vlc player but only the playlist menu tab (

2nd issue is when you open some windows like the open vlc playlist window, it doesnt pop to the front if its already open in the background. So i mean i opened the playlist window, clicked on my player so the playlist window disappears in the background, but then a few minutes later i tried to open the playlist window again but nothing happened. took me some time to realise its already open but just in the background. would be nice if it would automatically jump to the front again.
Atlas743 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
This is beautiful. Thank you!
OSKL Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
I can't drag & drop subtitles when I used ths skin, the native skin is fine. Can you fix it?
paundpro Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
jotaauvei Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I like this skin so much, but i'll like it even more if i could choose orange (VLC's color) as highlight color :)
Cygg Featured By Owner Edited Feb 24, 2016
Skin has fantastic look but i have problem with default screen position on window mode. Look on my screenshot. In default skin window filled all my screen when i draged to edge. Do you have any solution?

Ok i resized smaller window and now is ok.
Nitzmeister Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
can you make another modification where it shows title bar at the top? and close, minimize, restore at top right?
LeoRuoska Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016
Can't resize or drag the window in Windows 10. Elegant skin tho.
christohartono Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
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
shloeb Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
Awesome. Was looking for a simplistic and minimal skin
andreeyoo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
how to get out on cinema mode?
Crysis0238 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this is super nice n sleek 
ive enjoyed using it a lot 
digiwebguy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Resize doesn't work in windows 10....or is it just me?
chinelaz Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2015
 thank you.Love 
DropDeadShadow Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
sanijsnj Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
love the minimal look... great skin! thanks
JoyfullJuneBug Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Very Nice! Thanks Love 
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 .
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. :/
mcjoeng Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Playlist can not show Chinese character . It showed like that 口口口口口口
b13-u Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
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

Maverick07x Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
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.
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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