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VLC Skins (Install)

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2017.01.13 | Updated: 14 Jan 2017



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To install VLC Skins (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade VLC Skins (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall VLC Skins (Install), 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-skins -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-skins -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-skins installed
    name: vlc-skins
    state: present
    version: 2017.01.13
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'vlc-skins' do
  action    :install
  version  '2017.01.13'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: vlc-skins,
    Version: 2017.01.13,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller vlc-skins
   Name     = 'vlc-skins'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2017.01.13'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'vlc-skins':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2017.01.13',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install vlc-skins version="2017.01.13" 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.


How to use these skins?
Skins do not work on Mac OS X!
Put the downloaded VLT files in the following folder:
On Windows: the skins folder in the VLC installation directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\skins)
On Linux/Unix: ~/.local/share/vlc/skins2

Then open your VLC settings and change your interface from native to skins. You can choose your desired skin already there or change it when you are in the skins mode by rightclicking somewhere on the skin and going to Interface>Choose Skin.
VLC needs to be restarted to change to skins mode.

$packageName    = 'vlc-skins'
$installerType  = 'zip'
$toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$url            = "$toolsDir\"
$checksum       = 'AF5A3ABE17BBB67FB3B07D0300A88C403AF66B9A2917AA4F3B2321892E56AB2C'
$checksumType   = 'sha256'
$unzipLocation  = ${env:ProgramFiles} + '\VideoLAN\VLC\skins'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $packageName
  unzipLocation = $unzipLocation
  fileType      = $installerType
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = $checksumType

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

Remove-Item $url 
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: E3AAF2DD0F955E4230350242D20E8D88 | sha1: 63B3AE5C4D5D84A7CFE616EB2C388B7A3F0FE9F3 | sha256: AF5A3ABE17BBB67FB3B07D0300A88C403AF66B9A2917AA4F3B2321892E56AB2C | sha512: FAD0BD49476AF8AC66C9F44AAB81D4AD81F8AF1F1CBC8BF393E8ABE2B410427406F48835BFA4E9532986C66A7AC482E32743E5343BBAE4F0EDE28342D423DF10

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