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VLC - Slim Beam - Black Skin by KryptonSyt VLC - Slim Beam - Black Skin by KryptonSyt
Slim Beam™ 

White Edition :…

Please Say Thanks in the comments section if you liked the skin.

Feedback is very much appreciated. Suggest changes , color updates and more...!

Watch This Video to see how to install it :…

Current Build
-added new quick references window
-added theme functionality
-combined themes and equalizer window
-added vlc on top function
-added screen shot function
-combined themes and equalizer window
-minor upgrades from previous.
-bug kills.


Report bugs = Improve .!

Based on Maverick07x theme

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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-03-01
unborn2010 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
This theme support for VLC on Ubuntu ?
bradsmithsite Featured By Owner Edited Mar 1, 2015
Hi Krypton. Amazing skin!

I've been using your skin (1.3) for a while now and would ask if you can fix/change the following to make it perfect:

* Make a grey theme (that only uses shades of white to black, no colors). All the colors clash with changing wallpapers.
* Add the Playlist and Preferences buttons to full screen controls (many people have dual-monitors so this is needed, including myself).
* Ctrl+A no longer works in the playlist (to select all items).
* Drag and drop doesn't work by dragging files into the video window.
* Allow the playlist to resize to a bigger size and/or work full screen.
* Label the playlist window "Playlist". Preferences window "Preferences". Playlist is labelled "VLC Media Player" and the main window is labelled "VIC Media Player". Confusing.
* Fix the volume so that it can increase a maximum of 20% (like the latest VLC). Please see:…
* Add an on/off button or tab for the compressor. It makes the volume much louder. I enable it everytime when starting VLC, but with the skin, even more difficult to find and enable. Please see:…
* Make playlist display video duration and total video duration (like with no skin).
* Playlist items can't be rearranged via drag and drop.

In the playlist, there are three icons on the bottom left. I know what the first two are. What is the third circle? There are no tooltips so have no idea.

Really excellent skin.

Must I assist you with fixing/adding these things?
Vampire-101 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, this skin is super clean and awesome. It's the best I have came across for VLC so far. 
OAKside24 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015   Digital Artist
Such a beautiful VLC skin, one of the best for sure. Thank you KryptonSyt and Maverick07x.
Chris-Blitz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
This is the fist VLC skin I use... and i noticed that the cursor wont fade when using fullscreen... is this something I can fix? (this does not happen on using the native skin)
CapoFantasma97 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The fading pink color for the volume bar kinda reminds me of Zune lol

Anyway, that's really cool, thanks alot! \o/

Another thing: I noticed that while playing music, the cover isn't shown. Is there a way to make it visible?
BluPaper Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Zoom Feature (Hotkey Alt + 1, 2 or 3)  not work !
G4m3rHead Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Are full-screen controls missing from all your skins or am i not enabling them ?
JayTadx Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You can Double Click the Playing Video or Movie then it will now go to Fullscreen.. 

Hopes this helps.. 
TvorecART Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
SUPER Awesome!
azrulFTW Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much sir!
suscribe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
really cool skin, keep it up man :)
littlejoan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
This is my favourite skin so far

One request : Could you make a Playlist View available ? For example when im listeing to music i have the Big Black Square with the Play+Pause buttons and i have a second floating window with the Playlist.
That makes 2 windows for a single purpouse. So instead of making the Playlist window floating can you make it be in the Main player window? 
Thanks a lot! and awesome work so far
cruelia Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant work! Thank you so much!
vJpCreate Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Great Skin. Thanks!
Mddy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Thanks for this really beautiful skin ! :)

It's great to be able to resize the fullscreen bar, and place it where we want !
But there is a little problem :  when i try to put this bar at the bottom of the screen, there is always 1 pixel between the bottom and the bar (due to the automatic placement).

+ if we could have the time of the video when we put the cursor on the progress bar. This can be very usefull to jump a part of a video (for exemple openings) ;)

beside that, this is awesome, thanks again !
alfiyancahyadi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student
its pretty cool!
clyMACS Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
this is so cool, thank you XD
mr-loverboy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
a color-picker for the preferred color would be sweet :)
rohan1511 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Hi, i'd love to suggest something which is...can you add a small toolbar on the top of the screen which has the file name on the top which is being played. And if you could add the minimize button and the close button on the top as well that would be great. Another thing is that, when you have an application opened e.g Chrome and you click on the vlc button to open the window, I tried pressing spacebar to play the video but i had to click on the vlc screen to allow the spacebar to work on it. Is there a way to directly press the spacebar to play/pause the video after changing windows? Oh and the buttons on top of the laptop which are specifically used for playing/pausing or skipping the next video do not work for this skin. This is by far the best skin for vlc. Good Job sir!! 
WaterdropWaltz Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
I very much enjoy the colors and the sleek design of this skin. Thank you!
pony3000nerd Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Simple and modern looking. I like it :D
Kodilho Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Bug the Back / Forward button returns to the beginning of the video.
Awesome theme!
KryptonSyt Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
both buttons work flawlessly, might be a problem with your vlc player , try re-installing it.
Lorenzo196 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome theme! :)
TibaProductions Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
harrison3001 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
GREAT!!! Really Like it!!! Thanks!  :D (Big Grin) 
samipshrestha Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Artist
avolkov Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
as mentioned, huge memory hog, 300megs+. Also, i cannot resize it, it always starts at the top left corner and i dont have access to the top bar to move it anywhere. pretty useless, even tho it looks good.
KryptonSyt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i have noticed that, but for the features i have implemented i think and hope that its worth it.
- There will be a little re-size icon at the bottom right side of the player which you can drag to re-size the window.
- You can drag the player around by simply holding anywhere on the player except for the video window and the buttons (volume , close etc)..i intentionally removed the top bar to give it a sleeker look compared to older version (slim bean).
- Also the player will only start at the top left corner of the page the first time you install it , its really nothing to do with skin , its how vlc reacts to new skins.. after you close it once at your preferred position , the next time you use it will remember your previous position.
hope this answered all your problems. really appreciate your feedback.
superxtian Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
hope you can fix the memory problem soon
arktika13 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
good work my friend!!
VakiNakamura Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nice work, it really deserved a DD.
lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
ki-yeon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Katalyst-23 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work, set it as my default skin immediately!
alawrence20 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Total awesomeness! Thanks! :) (Smile) 
michael7paul Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014

blanket86 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love this style and composition! Great work!
JaredBell Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
This is fantastic! I have been looking for a good VLC Player skin for the longest time and your two are the absolute best I've come across!

I have just one request: is it possible to make the VLC window movable by clicking and dragging on the screen itself? Is that something that can be added with the skin?
KryptonSyt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
unfortunately no, vlc doesnt allow the main content itself to be draggable. nonetheless thats a great idea.
kmdude344 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wokrks on linux?
kmdude344 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh this is for VLC im so retarded!
J-Taurens Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, this is a great skin, fits very well together with win8 as well.
Alien-Exile Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice skin... but such a memory hog. My vlc jumps from just under 9 up to 305meg when using it! That's on the latest 2.1.3 Rincewind.
LotusMrPiece Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist
TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
RhynWilliams Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
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