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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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Given 2014-03-01
Blackleafdragon Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Very very nice theme for vlc, it has alot of the features i seek in my VLC skin, however none of the skins i install (including this one ) display album cover art. Is this something that cannot be achieved with custom skins in VLC? or does nobody think about it? (also +1 for having hiearchy playlist structure)
ExiledChristoph Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
This is easily one of my favorite looking themes for VLC, only thing I'd prefer to change is when manually adding things to the playlist they go to the top instead of bottom of the playlist. 

Is there any way I can set that back to default?
Alright, figured out a way to get it to work the way I want, just have to drag items to video rather than the actual playlist.

 It's "Media Library" being in the bottom of the playlist that has changed the behavior... so a way to remove that from the playlist would be amazing?
DropDeadShadow Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  New Deviant
GreasyDave1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
How do i switch between video, music, radio and podcast tabs?
biswassudipta05 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
unable to move the window it is stuck on the upper left corner :( Any suggestion..??
Blackleafdragon Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You can move the window by having your mouse on a empty space  on the bottom bar. You cant move the window by having your mouse drag on the video.
Oznx Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Niice ty
GKube Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
Nice skin for VLC, great work.
Unfortunately you loose VLC tray icon when using your skin.
But apart from that it's very good.
gfxcoolboy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
hi, great skin.

I can't make fullscreen - also it would be great as suggested by swebeat to be able to click and drag everywhere
SweBeat Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Hi! I love this theme for VLC it is fantastic! However, I wonder if it would be possible to change to you can click and hold to move anywhere on VLC? At the moment you have to click either on the bottom. Would be great if you could click anywhere if that is possible? :) (Smile)
s358844 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
This is my favourite VLC skin, thanks so much!  I was wondering if anyone could help me though: I'm using a dark Windows theme, Penumbra 8, and when I right click VLC to bring up the context menu both text and background are dark so it's very hard to read.  Would anyone know of how to fix this?  Thanks so much!
HansEberhart Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, i discovered a BUG. In my case i cant see any Cover when i play Music.

the rest is VERY well made.
anirbanc Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
I created a login just to Thank *YOU* bro. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT man. Love your work.
wollk Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
"Resume Media" module does not work with the skin package. How to fix it?
Jogibaer Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Thank you very much for this great skin, but I discovered one bug: I'm not able to drag the vlc window in full windowed mode over the whole screen with my screen resolution of 2560x1440. When I double click the black beam beside the play/back/forward symbols, it leaves a uncovered area of the screen on the right side. I can do this with the default vlc skin, so it's an issue of your skin. But fullscreen mode works. I would be glad if you can fix this. :)
Hakasuke Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
That´s GR8  !
mattlport Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
thank you much
Dekum Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice! thanks
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
CyanicOrange 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  Professional 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.
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