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Displays the video inside the skin.
This is not yet fully perfect in VLC. E.g. if you change the layout the video will display in a native window and will, even after having changed back to the former layout, not return into the skin.

General Attributes

A unique identifier for the item.

A boolean expression indicating whether the item is shown or hidden.
XML-attribute name: visible

X and Y
The coordinates of the item relative to the parent container (Layout, Panel or Group).

Lefttop and Rightbottom
Indicate to which corners of the parent container the item's corners are attatched to in case of resizing.
See also: "How to create a resizable window"

Keep X/Y ratio
Indicate whether the items relative horizontal and vertical positions in the parent container should be maintained when it is resized.
See also: "How to create a resizable window"
XML-attribute name: xkeepratio & ykeepratio

Help text
Help text for the current control. The text variable $H will be set to this value when the mouse moves over the item.
XML-attribute name: help

Video Attributes

width and height
Initial width and height of the video display

Sets whether the skin should be resized to fit the video, if it is larger than the current width and height.