VLC Dark Mode: How To Change Skin In VLC Player?

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If you are trying to change skin in your VLC, then in this post, I am going to tell you how to change the skin in the VLC player, or enable dark mode. 

First of all, don’t get confused between VLC skin and dark mode. Like most of the other applications, VLC has no separate dark mode settings where you have to toggle on/of. Instead, VLC provides different skins (themes), which you can apply to your VLC player. In case you want to use the dark theme, then use any of the dark skin.

How To Change Skin In VLC Player

Where To Download VLC Skins?

You can download skins for VLC players for free from their official website.

  • Visit here https://www.videolan.org/vlc/skins.php
  • Check from different available skins
  • Tap on the skin which you want to download
  • From the skin page, tap download
  • Wait till it finishes the download

Please Note: VLC Skins do not work on Mac OS X!. For Windows put the downloaded VLT files in the VLC installation directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\skins), and for Linux/Unix: ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2.

How To Change Skin In VLC?

Note: First, make sure you successfully downloaded the VLC Skin.’

  • Open VLC player on your device
  • Go to the menu options, and tap Tools settings
  • Choose Preferences (Or you can also tap Ctrl + P to directly open the Preferences settings.)
  • Choose Interface option from top left
  • Tap “Look and Feel”
  • Tap Use Custom Skin
  • Choose the .vlt skin file, and launch the skin
  • Close VLC player and relaunch
  • Open VLC to see the new skin

Note: This tutorial works on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and macOS devices with a version of VLC 0.9.0 or later

How To Enable Dark Theme (Skin) In VLC?

  • Visit here https://www.videolan.org/vlc/skins.php
  • Download the dark skin for VLC from the available options
  • Open VLC player on your device
  • Go to the menu options, and tap Tools settings
  • Choose Preferences (Or you can also tap Ctrl + P when to directly open the Preferences settings.)
  • Choose Interface option from top left
  • Tap “Look and Feel”
  • Tap Use Custom Skin
  • Tap choose button
  • Choose the downloaded dark skin, and launch it
  • Close VLC player and relaunch
  • Open VLC to see it in dark mode

Does VLC have a dark mode?

Yes, VLC has the dark mode, you have to download the VLC dark mode skin from their official website, and then have change your current VLC skin to the dark mode skin.

What is VLC Media Player skin?

VLC skin is simply a theme or appearance for a VLC player. By using the VLC skin, you can change the look and feel of the VLC player.


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