Ubuntu – How to make the background dark while watching video


While watching videos on my desktop(not in browser) I want to make the background dark.
For eg:

In the above pic I want everything to be black except the video. I don't want to make it full screen due to the reduction in the quality of the video.

Best Answer

You can do this with the VLC media player:

  1. Install vlcInstall vlc
  2. Load your video.
  3. Uncheck Video ➜ Scale. This will keep the video the same size when viewed in fullscreen.
  4. Hit F11 to make VLC fullscreen.
  5. Hit Ctrl+H to hide the interface.

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