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VLC media player Skin Editor (Portable)

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0.8.5 | Updated: 14 Jan 2017



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To install VLC media player Skin Editor (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade VLC media player Skin Editor (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall VLC media player Skin Editor (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade vlc-skin-editor -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade vlc-skin-editor -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure vlc-skin-editor installed
    name: vlc-skin-editor
    state: present
    version: 0.8.5
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'vlc-skin-editor' do
  action    :install
  version  '0.8.5'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vlc-skin-editor,
    Version: 0.8.5,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vlc-skin-editor
   Name     = 'vlc-skin-editor'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '0.8.5'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vlc-skin-editor':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '0.8.5',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vlc-skin-editor version="0.8.5" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 29 Jan 2017.


Screenshot of VLC Skin Editor

The VLC Skin Editor aims at giving designers an easy opportunity to create skins for the VLC Media Player without having to know about the internal structure of VLC's skin files.

The skin editor is WYSIWYG editor for VLC skins that helps designers to create skins faster and easier.


  • Absolutely no XML knowledge required
  • Add images and fonts directly from files
  • Helpful visual aid to create SubBitmaps
  • Direct preview of how the skin will look
  • Preview of how your skin looks in different situations (playing, paused, etc.)
  • Import and export of VLT files (packed VLC Skins)
  • Easily add and modify items of your skin
  • Position your skin's items with the mouse or the arrow keys
  • Hierarchic display of skins content
  • Makes the creation of action sequences comfortable
  • Can handle all skins created by hand
  • Available in different languages

$packageName           = 'vlc-skin-editor' 
$toolsDir              = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url                   = "$toolsDir\"
$checksum               = 'E918340A1CE5AE8924B2C1BBB018C0AD2E384FF6FCF40E12FC334F11EC34CA84'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'ZIP'
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum 
  checksumType  = 'sha256'  
Install-ChocolateyZIPPackage @packageArgs
Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\VLC Skin Editor.lnk" -targetPath "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\$packageName\tools\VLCSkinEditor.exe"
Remove-Item $url
$packageName           = 'vlc-skin-editor' 
remove-item "$env:Public\Desktop\VLC Skin Editor.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'

VideoLAN's webpage at has the redistribution rights defined in this section quoted from the page:

"May I redistribute a piece of VideoLAN software?
Yes, you may distribute an original or a modified version of a piece of VideoLAN software as long as you comply with its license terms.
Most pieces of software from VideoLAN are licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 2 (referred herein as GPL).
You will find a license file named COPYING in all our products.
Note: You do not need to ask VideoLAN the permission to distribute VideoLAN software!

How do I redistribute a piece of VideoLAN software?
You should refer to the GPL license to do so, and notably its 3rd paragraph.
One of the easiest way to conform to the GPL is to accompany the product you want to distribute with its sources.
For example, if you plan to distribute the latest binary version of VLC on a DVD-ROM, you should also include the VLC source code and the source code for the underlying included libraries on the same media."

GNU General Public License Version 2 can be found here:

Binary .ZIP included in this package was downloaded by the packager, bcurran3. SHA1 signatures were manually created and put in the package .nuspec file. No signatures are posted by the author/website.

md5: 772D1E13EFF3BA923AC0F5B34DB0546B | sha1: 9BE5490A66DC07AFB2D4F7E864E3C67E7F2AB932 | sha256: E918340A1CE5AE8924B2C1BBB018C0AD2E384FF6FCF40E12FC334F11EC34CA84 | sha512: E3E1A4D6371E7891DA9815FBAA0F1A1290C6D0767CA630AF0E6BCD177B8F413D4E96DD80C6781045CF1AC78F57ABF6A7BB45F20F50018D68F5136FB2661C32D7

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status

According to the download notes "This pack is updated daily" but all files are from 2011/02/03.

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