How to Change VLC player Skin in Windows 10, macOS

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Are you bored of using the same old VLC player default skin when you watch videos in your windows 10 computer or Mac?

Then don’t worry, you can easily change your VLC player skin from the default version to something new.

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Change Vlc Skin

How to Change VLC Skin in Windows 10, 8, 7 or macOS

Let’s see how we can change the default VLC skin when using windows 10

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

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 updated 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.

How do I use VLC Skins?

  1. After you downloaded the VLC skin file inorder 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

Dark Mode 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.

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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.


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