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Explore origin 0 Base skins used to create this skin; find derivations Skins created based on this one; Find skins like this: almost equal very similar quite similar - Skins that look like this but with minor edits.

VLC media player supports skins (sometimes also called themes) through its skins2 interface module. To get new skins go to the Skins website.

Windows Media Player Skins Showcase light years beyond the competition. The Skins Factory was widely considered to be the world's best designer + developer of Windows Media Player Skins - in fact, Microsoft, their partners & other brands considered us the provider to go to. On Linux/Unix: /.local/share/vlc/skins2 Then open your VLC settings and change your interface from native to skins. You can choose your desired skin already there or change it when you are in the skins mode by rightclicking somewhere on the skin and going to InterfaceChoose Skin. VLC needs to be restarted to change to skins mode. Explore origin 0 Base skins used to create this skin; find derivations Skins created based on this one; Find skins like this: almost equal very similar quite similar - Skins that look like this but with minor edits. Customizable interfaces or “skins” allow consumers to change the “look and feel” of their Windows Media Player with a simple download. Content providers can also create customized skins to personalize the Player.

The steps mentioned here apply to VLC 0.9 and upward.

Skins are not available on macOS.

If you do have problems with VLC after applying a skin, a reinstall is NOT necessary. See #How do I fix VLC when it does not anymore show up properly.

How to switch to the Skins interface

In order that you can use skins you have to change from VLC's native interface to the skinnable one. You can do that by opening the preferences and choosing Use custom skin in the section Look and feel. Then click the Save button and restart VLC. It should then show up in the default skin.

or use command-line to start VLC with skins interface

How to get new skins and where to save them

You can download a variety of skins from the Skins website. They usually should come as files with the extension 'VLT'. Although your browser or operating system might identify them as archive files, don't unpack them. Rather put them as they are into the skins folder of VLC.

On Windows this folder is located in the installation directory of VLC,

e.g. C:Program FilesVideoLANVLCskins.

On Linux/Unix it is located in


If you downloaded the skin pack just unpack it to the folders mentioned above.

Warning: Not all of the skins available for download are fully functional.

How to change to another skin

To change to a downloaded skin, right-click anywhere on the skin's background and choose Interface.Then chose either Select skin to change to a skin that is located in the default skin folder of VLC or Open skin to open a skin file that is located elsewhere.

How to switch back to VLC's default interface

When you open VLC and the skin you chose appears, right-click somewhere on the skins background and then choose Interface and Preferences (also accessible by pressing Ctrl+P). In the preferences dialog change the Interface type to Native. Then click save and restart VLC. It should show up in its default interface.

How do I fix VLC when it does not anymore show up properly

If you chose a broken skin it might happen that VLC does not anymore show up properly and that you cannot anymore access the settings as mentioned above.

Then you have to switch back to the default interface.

On Windows you can just open your Start menu and open

All programs > VideoLAN > Quick Settings > Interface > Set Main Interface to Qt (default)

On any other system, or when the start menu entry is missing, run VLC with the following command line:

Now that VLC has been started with its native interface you can open the preferences (Ctrl+P) and change the active skin file. Chose the default skin or a skin you know that works. Then again set the skin interface to be the default one and restart VLC.

Are there skins with a full screen controller?

Full screen controllers in skins are supported since VLC 1.1. But apart from the default skin coming with VLC not many other skins have this feature.

How to create your own skin

There exists a program that enables you to create skins without any deep knowledge how skins are made up exactly. It is the VLC Skin Editor

If you'd rather want to explore all the possibilities of the skin system and get to know how skins are made up and how to create them in detail, check out the Skins2 documentation.

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If you have any problems while creating your skin, please turn to the skins forum.

See also

  • Skins2 Contest (contest over)
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VLC Media Player is probably the best media player available for download on the internet, especially when it comes to playing video files on your Mac, Windows or Linux PC. It plays almost any type of media file, it’s fast, smooth and super streamlined. It also has support for most subtitle formats found on the Internet. All this simplicity and power though is shelled in one of the most boring skins of all time. Thankfully though we can Flash things up a little.

VLC Media Player(more appropriately known as VLC) is a free and open-source, media player available on just about anything you can play media files on. From Windows 10 mobile to Android and all the Apple device you can name, alright maybe not the Apple watches but it wouldn’t be surprising if VLC figure that one out soon. VLC is available from all app stores, Apple's App Store, Google Play, and Microsoft Window’s quite lacking app store. You can also grab the windows files with a quick Google search.

As mentioned earlier VLC media player supports a huge range of media files and in all the years I have personally been using it, I cannot recall a video/audio file it wouldn’t open. Apart from its profound ability to play anything, it’s also quite good at what it does quality wise. Especially for a program that is completely free. Anyway enough about how it all works, let’s get to making this ugly beast somewhat more pretty.

Note: Skins currently do not work on Mac OS X.

Applying a Custom Skin to VLC Media Player (VLC)

Even though it’s quite a simple program to use, it can be somewhat more tricky to locate the place to change your skins from. Firstly, you will need to find a skin to use, if you haven’t already picked out something you like. Google is always a great place to start searching.

Note: Downloading skins directly from the VLC website is a good way to make sure your download is virus free and compatible.

Save your downloaded skin file somewhere that’s easy to access or somewhere you will remember where to find it. The Downloads folder is probably the most foolproof place or the Desktop. VLC skin files have a file extension called VLT (.vlt) so you won’t need to worry about confusing them with other files or compatibility. Once you have your new skin downloaded, unzip it(if it’s zipped) and place it into the following folder.
On Windows: C:Program FilesVideoLANVLCskins)

On Linux/Unix: ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2

Mac OS X: Skins not available :(

Now you have the files in their new home, open VLC and go to settings using either Ctrl+P or by going to Tools then Preferences. Here, locate the Look and Feel section. This can be found on the upper middle part of the window, right below the Language section or to the left of the little VLC picture. Once you located this, you will notice two options.

Use Native Style - This option sets the skin of VLC to default.

Use Custom Skin - This option allows you to use any custom skin you’ve downloaded.

Change the option to Use Custom Skin Then change the skin resource file to the one you placed in the VLC skins directory: C:Program FilesVideoLANVLCskins
Once you have selected the files, click save down the bottom and restart the program to apply the change.

Note: Some of the skins look fantastic but remove some of the function buttons, making use frustrating at times, so spend a little bit of time finding the best one for you. This might mean some trail and error is in order.

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