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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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[30.03.2017] - Update to 2.6.0
[25.04.2017] - Update to 2.6.2
[28.03.2018] - Update to 3.0.0:  fixes / optimization / button hints

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Installation:
1. Extract the .vlt file to ...VideoLAN/VLC/skins ~ overwrite if needed
2. Start VLC => Preferences => Check to custom skin
3. 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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Returning to normal mode:
If you have issues to return from "Minimal Mode" to the normal mode => doubleclick the bottom bar

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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:
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


Fixed version:
If you still can't see the control buttons / can't move the window - Download this version:
sta.sh/0ar2jb511r8


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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 )
:iconvitalityv:
VitalityV Featured By Owner Edited Apr 4, 2018
Hey, thanks for the beautiful skin.

There is a small issue with multimonitor support. When you drag the VLC windows to the secondary monitor VLC still stays in the main monitors taskbar.

When not using this skin everything works as it should and dragging VLC from one monitor two the other also moves it from 1 taskbar to another. This has been an issue before the 3.0.0 update.

Thanks you for your time
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
thanks for the feedback,

Does this happen only to this skin or all custom skins? If so then sadly there is nothing I can do about :/
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:iconvitalityv:
VitalityV Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
Hey,

It seems to be for several skins I've tested. Seems I'll have to contact the VLC developers instead. I wonder what might be causing this, seems like an interesting issue.

Thank you again
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:icondeviantart01235:
deviantart01235 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Best skin! But video 's chapters no recognized, you planning on updating this? 
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
Yes i know, sadly some features / shortcuts don't work with custom skins :/
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:iconjames-jeans:
james-jeans Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
Great Skin! but with high dpi scaling displays like the surface book not compatible. 
VLC has finally resolved the issue with the 3.0 version but when i switch to the skin the buttons too small again for the display. 
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
Yes i know. Sadly custom skins don't support that option
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:iconagon024:
agon024 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. This does NOOOOOOOOT work with VLC 3 Vetinari. It is all kinds of messed up. You planning on updating this or should I just make my own skin?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
Just updated it. It should work properly now :)
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:iconfreedom-loving:
Freedom-loving Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Thank you, great skin!
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:iconagurzil:
Agurzil Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for making this, this is hands down the best custom skin for VLC. The only issues I've had with it are the mouse cursor not disappearing with the controls in fullscreen, and the Ctrl+P shortcut no longer opens the Preferences menu. 
You have to manually click on the settings cog, then scroll down and select VLC Preferences tab. 
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:iconartiqr:
artiqr Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017
Doesn't work with nightly build of VLC that adds support for UI scaling according to windows UI scaling. Tried every 'Hint'. Looks potentially awesome though
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:icon2slow4flo:
2slow4flo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017
First off all very awesome looking sking.

However, there's a bug. I'm using 2 screens and when I click on the volume button the volume slider appears on the other screen.

In general I think the volume slider could use improvements, even the stock VLC slider is better. Yours doesn't show any volume information unless you click on it.

Thanks anyways!
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Yea a couple of people report the same issue if they have more than one screen. I somehow can't reproduce that problem also because I'm only using one screen. Did you already tried the fixed file?

The slider is made like that on purpose - Otherwise there is no space on the bottom bar or it would look displaced
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:iconmatiasparaguay:
mAtiasparaguay Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017
Best Skin actually in VLC!, sorry my english.
Question: How i can add Windows title bar in Skin Settings, i can not find it. Sorry for the inconvenient.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Go to the settings icon - Arrow down - Skin Settings - Enable Windows Titlebar :)
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:iconluke2136:
luke2136 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Best skin - very clean

One thing - be a personal preference - along with the option for minimizing the location bar which you already have, to be able to make the control bar itself narrower too (height) - be slick.

All the same...xlnt work. Thanks for it.



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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
There is the option to make the position bar smaller - which saves you a couple of pixels. Apart of that I'm not planning to make it thinner, sorry
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:iconmainmouse:
mainmouse Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
hey could you add more colour options like two toned colours such as the ones in slim beam black krypton.Other than that the skin is the best in my opinion.
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017
Sorry for the late answer - I'm not planing to add new colors in the near future, sorry
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:icontukraparan2003:
tukraparan2003 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
anyone got a link to the alternate version
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Sorry for the late reply - I just updated the download link
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:icontyphon0:
typhon0 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017
the link  to download the alternative version is down :(
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Sorry for the late reply - I just updated the download link
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:icontyphon0:
typhon0 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017
thanks
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:iconvasault:
Vasault Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the greatest skin for vlc player ever made, and also, the only one that works without any issue (at least i haven't found any yet)
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:iconkatven7:
Katven7 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! But there's a problem I'm struggling with in other skins too and it's that when I play a video that is large I can't move the window around It'll be nice if you can move the window no matter where you drag 
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
The window is moveable so it must be a problem on your side. Could you already get rid of the problem?
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:iconkatven7:
Katven7 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
oh sorry for the super late reply!
what I meant is that sometimes the window is positioned in a way that the spot that I need to click to drag and move the window is cropped by the sides of the screen
so I can't really move it to adjust the size and such
The window is definitely moveable but not when it's positionned like that :)
Thank you so much!
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:icondvyss:
Dvyss Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017
Amazing skin! Would love to see a 'VLC orange' option :-)
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:icondubaibunniesuae:
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
Great !
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:iconrosdikasim:
rosdikasim Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Nice skin!... minimal and beautiful... yet functional!... love it!
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:iconfredant5:
FredAnt5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
I am a dummy! 
Great job
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:icondainguhn1999:
dainguhn1999 Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
After all those updates, finally the skin is perfect. Many thanks to dev <3
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:iconmisakralicek:
misakralicek Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
Volume can't show up like in your screenshot (but the default style) and window is not scalable or movable in any way if its off screen and i can't do anything from your tips about that (Hint 2 link doesn't work).
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:iconsebas493:
sebas493 Featured By Owner Edited May 13, 2017
My cursor doesn't disappear when playing. If I change to default theme, it works fine. Looks great btw!
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:icondani17k:
dani17k Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Perfect <3
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:iconchalaman83:
chalaman83 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 23, 2017
This skin it's almost perfect, only one thing is missing to be so: the "loop from point A to point B" button... 

awesome skin though!
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
Thanks,
However i have to dissapoint you as there won't be any loop button - as there is no such command for native style skins :/
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:iconsodaddict:
sodaddict Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student Filmographer
I followed your hints to fix the "off-resolution" problem, but the player is still off-screen and i can't resize the player.
Could you possibly update the skin so that the player can be resized at user's will?
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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
Because only a couple of people have this problem its hard for me to fix it as i don't have any problem at all.
Anyway I added another version (and download link) into Hint 2 now, which should hopefully fix that problem :)
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:iconkaxasa:
KaXaSA Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Amazing, thanks!
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:iconbdstudio:
BDStudio Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2017  Professional Photographer
Perfect!
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:iconvideo367:
VIDEO367 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  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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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017
There is an official tutorial on VLCs Website, including with a basic skin editor.

Otherwise its learning by doing by extracting other skins and see whats going on.
The skins i made are a bit more complex and not able to make in the VLC skin editor. Thats why I use Notepad++ instead
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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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:iconmaverick07x:
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017
Thanks for the hint. But none of those shortcuts work for me. I tested it in both modes (native skin / custom skin)
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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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