Skins change the look of VLC Media Player and adds a bit more spice to the already superb experience. All the available Skins for VLC can be found on our skins website.

How to use skins

You can download a variety of skins here. They usually should come as files with the extension “VLT” and is in a zipped format. Extract the files and put the downloaded VLT files in the following folder:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\skins

  • Linux/Unix: ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2

  • macOS: Skins are not supported on macOS.

Then open VLC on your computer, go to the Menu bar and click on Tools ‣ Preferences ‣ Interface and change your look and feel from Use native style to Use custom skin.


The option of locating your desired skin should appear now, click on the Choose button and then the downloaded .VLT file you had copied to C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\skins on Windows and ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2 on Linux/Unix.



You need to restart VLC to see the newly changed skin mode.

How to create your own skin

If you wish to create your own skin, the VLC Skin Editor enables you to create skins without any deep knowledge how skins are made up exactly. If you’d rather want to explore all the possibilities of the skin system and get to know how skins are made up and how to create them in detail, check out the Skins2 documentation. If you encounter any problems while creating your skin, let us know by posting about it on the skins forum.

After youve successfully created a skin and you want others to use it, kindly upload it and fill out the form and it will be displayed on our skins website as soon as one webmaster has checked it.


If your skin is not showing up properly on VLC, then it is possible that you choose a broken skin. To solve this, switch back to the default interface by going to the Menu bar and clicking on Tools ‣ Preferences ‣ Interface and finally changing your look and feel back to Use native style.


You need to restart VLC to see the default interface.