.VLT File Extension

WinVault File Archive

Developer WinVault
4.3  |  19 Votes

What is a VLT file?

Secure container format (referred to as a "vault") that stores data encrypted with AES encryption; after files have been added to the vault, the file is secured with a password; may be opened by using WinVault's File→Extract option and providing the correct password.

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VLC Media Player Skin File

Developer VideoLAN
3.5  |  24 Votes

A VLT file may also be a skin used to change the appearance of VideoLAN VLC media player, a popular multimedia playback program. It contains .PNG files, .TTF font files, and an .XML file describing the skin's structure and layout. Many VLT files are available from VideoLAN's website.

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Screenshot of a .vlt file in VLC media player
VLT file open in VLC media player

Skins allow users to change a program's appearance while retaining the same functionality. For example, a VLC media player user who is also a Star Trek fan could download and apply a Star Trek-themed skin to make VLC's interface look like a Star Trek touchpad. VLC skins are saved in VLT files.

VLT files are created and edited in VideoLAN VLC Skin Editor, a separate application designed specifically to let users create VLC media player skins. The files are ZIP archives that contain all of a skin's assets and an XML file that specifies where and how those assets should appear.

Because VLT files are Zip archives, you can decompress them with a Zip decompression utility and examine their contents if needed. For example, if you wanted to extract an image used in a VLT file, you could do so by decompressing the file.

NOTE: VLC skins work with only the Windows and Linux versions of VLC media player. They do not work with the macOS version.

How to open a VLT file

If you want to edit the skin a VLT file contains, you can do so by opening the file in VideoLAN VLC Skin Editor (Windows, Linux).

How do I apply a skin to VLC media player?

To use a VLT file as a VLC media player skin, you must first place the file in the program's skins folder:

  • Windows: C:/​Program Files/​VideoLAN/​VLC/​skins
  • Linux: ~/​.local/​share/​vlc/​skins2

Then, open VLC media player and select Tools → Preferences. On the Interface Settings screen, select the Use custom skin radio button. Then, select Choose and navigate to and open your VLT file. Finally, close and re-open VLC media player to finish applying your skin.

Programs that open or reference VLT files

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