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VLC - MetroX by Maverick07x VLC - MetroX by Maverick07x
MetroX for the VLC Media Player in 10 different colors
- for Windows


(28.12.2012) Release 1.0
(03.01.2017) Update 2.8.0 ~ changing + adding new colors // general improvements // removing Win 8 version
(18.02.2017) Update 2.9.0 ~ new background // more improvements // draggable menu titles
(26.03.2017) Update 2.9.1 ~ skin starts with title bar // couple of fixes
(30.03.2017) Update 2.9.2 ~ position bar fix (for very high resolutions)
(27.03.2018) Update 3.0.0 ~ some fixes // added button hits

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 (otherwise the fullscreen mode won't be visible)


If you can't see the control buttons because the videos are 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.
Play a video smaller than your resolution - now all movies should be the same size

Hint 2:
Fullscreen buttons will only appear after a skin restart (by closing and starting vlc again)


If you can't grab the player because the skin appears at the wrong positon - try this version:


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DK33 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019
Awesome skin. THanks for the work.
Pliex Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2018
Nice work bro. I love this modern design of you (i hate the old Design of VLC)
MrS4L4Z4R Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suggest some changes:
-make it possible to move the player by clicking in any area;
-Put the buttons [Minimize/Expand/close] in the upper right corner, in the "Hover" (hidden, that appears when you hover); You could put all the top bar, the "Windows 10 Themed" in this mode, in order to facilitate your work;
-enable move/relocate the songs already added to the playlist;
-and if possible, decrease the amount of seconds the directional button clicked skipped (right or left) on the keyboard.

• Thank you for creating this theme, and I'll be very grateful for the future changes. *Hugs!*
sdimitri31 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2018
Thank you for this skin it looks really good !
But i have issues with fullscreen on a 4k monitor, it doesn't fit the entire screen, to make it work I need to move vlc on my second screen (1080p) then to move it back to my main screen (4k). 
Can you fix it ? 
Here is a screenshot of the issue with a 4k movie :
Sans titre by sdimitri31
renatotec Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
Amazing job! Thank you very much!
woodygotem Featured By Owner May 12, 2018
How do i change the color?
jonathanmajh Featured By Owner Edited Apr 12, 2018
This skin is so beautiful, one problem though songs with Asian characters (Chinese, Japanese and Korean) only display boxes.

But this seems to happen with all skins...

Edit: It turns out you just need a font with all characters, Ariel Unicode MS works
CaBlu Featured By Owner Edited Feb 9, 2018
Thank you a lot! Hope to see soon the new version :D
art4style Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
it's absolutely perfect and using it daily for IPTV,
but whats seriously annoying is how much space in playlist is taken by 'useless' stuff and empty space (Playlist options button and huge space around dividing line)

Would be really cool to have just <- PLAYLIST + - and immediatelly playlist item rows after that ... or option to set it like that

this is I'm talking about Playlist by art4style  
utg001 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
OMFG! I love you so much, this is got to be one of the best works EVER! Simply beautiful to look at, kinda reminds me of the old Microsoft Zune player.

A few updates I would love to see are:
a) When I maximize (not full screen) it, the window hides my taskbar, please change it so the taskbar remains visible.
b) When I disable Windows styled title bar, I see an option to close VLC but no option to minimize it. Having that would be lovely.

c) I would love to be able to use it maximized (with task bar visible so I can cycle between show/hide taskbar by just going full screen) disabled title bar with option to close, resize or minimize either appearing in VLC control bar above my task bar or (the best) appear in top right corner when I hover my mouse over there (just like UWP apps behave in full screen mode)
mehhbud Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017
Hands down my all-time favorite VLC skin!
It's simple, it's beautiful, and it allows you to choose a few settings while most others don't.
AhmetSizer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
How to resize from the top
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Sadly it is not possible to resize from top in custom VLC skins :/
AhmetSizer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
Thank you anyway :)
AhmetSizer Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2017
How do i change the color
edit: I got
ant0w6 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
Hello great job.

I have try the tuto to fix the size of the video but it doesn't work.
can't resize by moving the top.

any help ?
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017
Could you already fix it?
j0k3r27 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Student Photographer
Pretty cool!
Winchester7314 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist
Hi, I don't know if this request is at all possible, but are you able to implement a setting in the main menu to allow the seek bar/buttons to hover over the video with mild transparency, that disappears when idle? Kind of like wmp does? Thank you in advance :)
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
Sadly all that kind of things are not possible, otherwise i would have also prefered it and did it that way :)
FredAnt5 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017
I am a dummy!

Great job...
simmer101 Featured By Owner May 18, 2017
I have been looking for a custom theme which can be maximized as well, this is it! Thank you so much!!
Phoenix-404 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2017
Thanks a bunch for this. It works beautifully! Takes 100k more memory though. :p
DarthReves Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
10 different colors? Mi MinimalX is jaleous! =P

Personally I'd welcome a blue grey (#455a64) and dark cyan (#0f9196) additions #whishlist 
callmekunal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
windows positioning is broken whenever i run the theme as new it works fine but as soon as i open a vlc file the positioning breaks.can someone provide me the solution
thanks in advance
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
What do you mean by position breaks? Have you tried the hint from the description?
callmekunal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
yes i have tried hints from the description but it does not seem to work for me.whenever i play a high res video the video frame does not fit my screen,the video enlarges itself and i cannot re position it.can you provide me with something that can help a plugin command line something.
P.S. i really love your skins and i want to hold onto them.
thank you in advance
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
I just updated the skin. Please give it a try and let me know if the update fixed your problem :)
tofrus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
thanks for this
monsterhp Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
Great skin man!
One bug, pressing Alt-F4 doesn't close my VLC window. Please fix. 
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
a lot of Windows shortcuts don't work with custom skins. Theres no way to fix that
dainguhn1999 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
Damn it gud <3
zx363910399 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2017
Can I use it in linux?
~Yes! It works!
tastysushixd Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
How can i exit cinema mode? i cant exit so my player is usseless :´(
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
double-click the frame :)
The-Exiled-Ninja Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you add window size/move functional to the top and sides of the skin?

Otherwise it's half off my screen and I can't access an controls.

Using Windows Keys + Arrows to snap to different sides of the screen doesn't work either.
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017
I've updated the skin today. Hopefully it solves the problem now
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
It's really weird that so many people have that issue. The skin should actually appear right in the middle of the screen.
Right now i have no quick solution to drag it up because as you say the Windows Keys don't work for costum vlc skins :/
The-Exiled-Ninja Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, going to try it again now.
garrone Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
please give support for 200% scale, 4K screens, VLC 3.x nightly builds started supporting.
fabigaleano Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016
link download version 1.2 please!!!!
Anolizeon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016
i like the left menu, is there way to set automatic show the menu on start ?
Requestmaverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016
Hi mate, just want to say that I've been using this skin for well over 2 years now. It is absolute perfection and I can't imagine using the default VLC interface anymore, or even any other skin for that matter. Fantastic work!
boredomltd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this skin, I just wish the Title Bar was on by default, when I started a video it opened under the Task Bar and I had no way to bring the video up so I had to close out the application, find a smaller video and then I could access the menu and turn the Title Bar so I could click and drag around the window. I understand that aesthetically its not as pleasing but you can just turn off the Title Bar if you don't like it and don't mind just Full Screening every video you watch. For me it was a little frustrating messing around with that for a couple minutes because it wasn't even really responding to the Windows Key + Arrow Key shortcut I use to move windows from the left and right, maximized and minimized positions. After that hiccup up though I've been really enjoying the skin, just a small thing to consider for future updates. Thanks!
ProjektBullet Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Hi, I tried opening the file with the Skin Editor in order to translate the menu into Spanish, but it shows me this error: "java.awt.image.RasterFormatException: (y + height) is outside raster"
How can I open the file to translate the menu?
Maverick07x Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Use WinRar to extract the files otherwise you can get some errors, just like in your case.
The texts are saved as image files which you can edit with programs like PS.
and-derei Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
This is one exquisite looking skin perfectly fit with windows 10. I just tried it and loved it. Too bad it won't support Continue Playback (Play from last position feature). Maybe it can be fixed... now that VLC finally introduced this feature that has been well integrated in most browsers until now, is too bad this nice skin won't support it.

Maverick07x Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
Sadly custom skins miss a lot of features because they are officially not really supported anymore - just like the play from last position.
Therefore it can not be fixed. Sorry
haxxor5 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2016
Hey I looked through all the comments to try to solve this but the guy who apparently solved this was one of "those guys" who edits with Solved it without posting the solution. When I installed the skin, The VlC window was positioned in the bottom right of the screen with the bottom 1/2 completely off the screen. I tried to move it by dragging without success. I then tried using the aero snap function and that didn't work either. I also tried right clicking while holding alt on the move function on the VLC icon in the tray and while it gives me the move cursor icon, I am unable to drag the window, nor am I able to using the arrow keys. It stops at the bottom of the task bar and won't let me go further so I can't access the draggable part of the interface. I love the skin, but I just can't access the controls on my screen.

Edit: Nevermind I figured it out :) 

JK I'll tell you how I did it. If you can manage to get the Side settings menu open, switch it to cinema mode and you can drag any edge allowing you to reposition the window.
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