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Minimal Theme for VLC 2.1.5 (Mac) by k-profiler Minimal Theme for VLC 2.1.5 (Mac) by k-profiler
NB: This theme is not yet Retina-compatible. If you'd like to see a Retina version, volunteer to help me edit the image files.Thumbs Up

* Update (Aug 9): Confirmed working perfectly fine on the newest 2.1.5. Please disregard the comment claiming otherwise.

* Update (Mar 2): Confirmed working fine on 2.1.4.:thumbsup:

* Update (Dec 28): Seems to work fine on 2.1.2. Just run the installer again after updating.:thumbsup:

* Update (Dec 2): Now compatible with 2.1.1.:thumbsup:  (NB: If you get a weird vertical line in your volume bar, go to Preferences -> Show all -> Interface -> macosx, and set "Maximum volume displayed" to 99 to make it go away.)

[Old updates removed for clarity]

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Important:

To change the sidebar color, you need a SIMBL tool called FB Eye. Get it from here (courtesy of alexzielenski)

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This skin is part of a larger suite, which you can download here for Mavericks, and here for Mountain Lion.

The font used in the logo is Estrya's Handwriting by Jellyka. (NB: Logo not working in the most recent versions)

And in case you're wondering: yes, window decorations are on.;)

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Installation instructions:

1) Open the installer

2) Choose whether you want [1] Transparent controls, [2] Opaque controls (large), or [3] Opaque controls (small)

3) If you choose opaque controls, you have an option to make them a tiny bit translucent (to match with Black Dock for Mountain Lion)

4) Open VLC, switch to dark mode, and restart the app.

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Comments, questions, suggestions etc. are most welcome.:)
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:iconwle6:
wle6 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
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:iconk-profiler:
k-profiler Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Hi I will update my themes when Flavours 2 is released. Until then you can get VLC 2.1.5 here: www.videolan.org/vlc/releases/…
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Jspr86 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Great installer!! Everything worked perfect in Yosemite!

Installed small translucent controls first. To small for my taste so I uninstalled with the installer. I ran it a third time and installed large controls instead. Look fricking great! Finally I can get rid of the horrible default skin!

Cheers!
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k-profiler Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Please stop with the alarmist nonsense. My theme works perfectly fine on the newest 2.1.5. Just run the installer again after updating. Once you've done that, I'd appreciate it if you'd edit your comment to not scare off new visitors. Thanks.
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rumproast789 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
This looks awesome! Can you make it work with retina macbooks? I wouldn't mind helping. 
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:iconk-profiler:
k-profiler Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Sigh, no time to do this now. The trick is to make 2x size versions of the image files I've edited (not just blow them up but smooth edges etc.) so that they match their @2x.png counterparts. They're easy to spot in /Resources, and when you succeed you should see a change when you restart the app. If anyone reading this wants to dit it, send me the files and I'll add them. Laters.
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k-profiler Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
dit it = do it
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:iconk-profiler:
k-profiler Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thanks! And if you're willing to help, sure!:) Compared to my other skins, this should be relatively easy to convert. I'll send you a version to test out when I get around to it. Maybe in the next couple of weeks? Don't hold your breath, though.:)
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DuarteMaher Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
your theme seems amazing but i can't install it. I'm running VLC 2.1.2, and I followed your simple installation steps, but on step 4 I can't seem to find the option "switch to dark mode". Can you help me? Thanks
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k-profiler Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
First tab in Preferences has the option "Interface style" with the options "Dark" and "Bright":)
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DuarteMaher Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Thanks for the answer! It looks awesome so far. Just one more question: this is my version vs yours, how can I change it? gyazo.com/0a16537f794691a80f7e…
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k-profiler Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Seems I forgot to delete the sidebar icons in my latest update. Oops.

If you're in a hurry, you can empty the image files manually.:)

To change the sidebar color, you need a plugin called FB Eye. See the instructions.

As for the logo, it stopped working during a recent update, as they changed the way that element is coded. If I can't get it to work in my next update, I'll remove it from the preview picture.
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CafeDesu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
I'd love if I could use it on windows. Awesome work.
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:iconk-profiler:
k-profiler Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thanks!
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devianthimura Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
this is beyond awesome. much appreciated
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k-profiler Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Glad you like it.:)
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dleeet Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
this theme is awesome. had it on 2.0.9, but my vlc updated to 2.1.1.... hoping for a speedy release for 2.1.1! keep up the great work!
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:iconk-profiler:
k-profiler Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Hmpf, failed to implement a couple new ideas I had. Those will have to wait for now...:)

Enjoy the compatibility update!:)
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k-profiler Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
Big update coming soon. Stay tuned!:)
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solidslash Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Do you have to use your general Minimal OSX theme for this to work? Or is it the fact that the VLC got updated (to 2.1.0) that makes it not working very well here?
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:iconk-profiler:
k-profiler Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
The latter. 2.1.0 was a big update, and I haven't looked into it yet. Stay tuned.:)
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solidslash Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Cool, thanks.
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:iconiamiine:
iAmiine Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
best vlc ski i ever seen.........ar u planing on doing a windows version??......plz :)
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:iconk-profiler:
k-profiler Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Thanks man.:)

TBH, Windows has so many good themes I don't feel very motivated to go through the trouble of porting mine.:)

I suggest trying this one: www.deviantart.com/art/VLC-Min…

You could tweak it a bit to make it look very similar to mine.:D
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iAmiine Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
thnx for the suggestion... i'm using it right now :)
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BrenoAMP Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Have you found a way to change the time elapsed font? The current font rendering is terrible.
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:iconk-profiler:
k-profiler Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
You're talking about the ghosting, right? I have a strong feeling that's going to happen regardless of font choice...

However, there's a good chance I can find a way to disable the whole time elapsed indicator. Would you like me to look for one?
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:iconbrenoamp:
BrenoAMP Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
No, not the ghosting. The font used to display time elapsed/remaining. See: sta.sh/0198hqjin1d

It looks like it's being anti-aliased but it makes it look worse than better.
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:iconk-profiler:
k-profiler Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Hmm that's weird. Against a dark background, it seems to render perfectly fine on my screen.

Have you tried adjusting OS's font smoothing settings?

Here's what I've come up with so far regarding the indicator: It is controlled by lines 4455 and forward in MainMenu.nib. Change the coordinates at 4457 to make it go away. You might want to play around a bit and see if changing another line fixes your problem :)
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:iconbrenoamp:
BrenoAMP Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Thanks!
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:icontheeldernerd:
theeldernerd Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I'm getting sick and fucking tired of you mac assholes making shit so it's mac only; is it really so hard making skins for windows too?
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:iconk-profiler:
k-profiler Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Hahah, I take that as a compliment!:D

(PS. Surely you've noticed that 9 out of 10 active modders do stuff only for Windows...)
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:icontheeldernerd:
theeldernerd Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
I know, but they look like shit. I'd actually love to see the default OSX VLC skin adapted for windows, but no joy.
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FaithFX Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist
your gallery is awesome dude!

i'm new on mac and hopefully i could minimalize my mac simply like yours :3

keep up your sick work! :rofl:
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k-profiler Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thanks man. Comments like yours make it all worthwhile.:)

PS. I think I'll be releasing the ArtFiles (and writing clear instructions for newbs;)) when 10.8.5 and Safari 6.1 come out. So stay tuned.:)
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FaithFX Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist
wrong smile lol :noes: 

: D
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