Change VLC player Skin in Windows 10, macOS

So you are bored of using the same old VLC player default skin when you watch videos in your Windows 10 Computer or Mac? Wanted to change VLC player skin to something unique or dark? You are reading the right article.

You can easily change your VLC player skin from the default version to something new.

You might also like to read: How to Enable VLC PIP Picture in Picture feature

Also learn how to enable VLC dark mode.

Change Vlc Skin

How To Change VLC Media Player Skin in Windows 10 or macOS

Let’s see how we can change the default VLC skin to something refreshing when using Windows or Mac.

Step 1: Open your VLC media player application in your windows 10 machine.

Step 2: Then Click on the Tools settings from the menu options.

Step 3: Select the Preferences option, then the Preferences window will open. Or you can simply press the Ctrl + P when using VLC to open the Preferences window.

Change VLC player Skin

Step 4: Then you need to select the Interface option on the top left. Below the Interface Settings, you will see the “Look and Feel” option with two options 1. Use Native Style 2. Use Custom Skin

Step 5: Click on the Use Custom Skin option and the skin resource file option will show up.

VLC Skin Interface

Step 6: You can click on that VLC Site link display below or simply go to this url to find VLC skins from the official website.

Step 7: Click on the choose button and select the .vlt skin file you have downloaded from the VLC Skin site.

Here I have downloaded the VLC dark skin and I have chosen the eDark Vlc.Vlt file. If you like to have a VLC dark theme you can download the same dark skin.

Step 8: Then you have to Quit VLC player and relaunch VLC for the new skin to be used.

Step 9: After you relaunch VLC you will be shown the newly installed VLC skin. This tutorial works on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and macOS devices with a version of VLC 0.9.0 or later.

VLC Skins Frequently Asked Questions:

Does VLC have a dark mode?

Yes, VLC has a dark mode on android and iOS. For desktop VLC application in Windows 10, we can use the dark VLC Skin.

How To Enable Dark Mode Skin in VLC?

Yes, you can get a dark mode look in VLC on PC or mac. Download the dark VLC skin named edark.vlt file from the official skin site and update your skin.

What is VLC Media Player skinned?

This is a Skinned Version of VLC Media player that comes along with the default non-skinned version of the app. To launch this, you can run the VLC Media Player Skinned.exe file.

How do you enable VLC dark theme?

You can enable VLC dark theme on your android or iOS device by going to settings > Interface > Extra Settings Choose Day Night Mode and choose Black theme. VLC desktop application doesn’t have inbuilt dark theme support.

How do I use VLC Skins?

  1. After you downloaded the VLC player skin file in order to use the skin open VLC player and go to the Tools > Preferences > Interface option.
  2. In the look and feel section, choose the “Use Custom Skin” radio button
  3. Then click on the Choose button and select the VLC skin you wanted to use

You might also like to read: How to Enable VLC PIP Picture in Picture floating window

I hope you were able to successfully change your Default VLC skin into something you like. You can even design your own VLC skin using the VLC skin editor tool. Well, that’s for another blog post. Be sure to share our tutorial and comment below if you have any questions?.

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3 comments… add one
  • trnt Oct 30, 2020 @ 11:32

    Unfortunately it does not work on Mac (anymore?) !
    The official VLC site also say’s: ‘Skins do not work on Mac OS X!’

    Im using the up2date MacOS Catalina on a 16inch MacBook Pro and still try to get a new or even any dark skin working,.. since hours.

  • Sind Jul 8, 2022 @ 18:22

    OSX / Mac OS: Dark mode works natively and can be changed in Pref > Interface > General settings > Interface style > Dark

    Now hit save, and close (completely cmd+q) and open and enjoy dark (grey) VLC (just like Safari)

    • Gowtham V Jul 9, 2022 @ 10:00

      Yes this will work as well.

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