Redesigned fullscreen controller panel

As you might already know, I am working on a redesigned new Mac OS X interface throughout the next couple of months as part of Google’s Summer of Code 2011. The actually user visible design is done by the French UI artist Damien Erambert.

While most of the work will focus on the video playback window and the playlist, he also had a look at the fullscreen controller panel, which you can see on flickr.

This newly created design was submitted to VLC’s development branch today. The minor bugs are supposed to be squashed of course.

As a new feature, the fullscreen controller panel will adapt to your screen size. On very large and wide displays such as the iMac’s 24″ and 27″, the current controller looks quite lost and too tiny, so we decided to enlarge it appropriately. If you don’t have such a huge screen, you won’t notice any difference.