The default version of the interface of VLC media player is suitable to be personalized to meet the needs of each user. As for the main controls, the "Advanced Controls" accessible from the menu "View" is showing a block of buttons to make a recording, capture a screen, cycling repeatedly between two points and advance frame by frame.
The "Customize Interface", also available on the "View" menu, opens a panel dedicated to the modification of some properties to change the layout style.
Thus we have such a chance to bring up the position of the time bar (timeline) above or below the groups of commands and change the order of buttons by simply dragging them with the mouse pointer to the desired position.
You can also define different configurations and save them for later recall. Alternatively there are some profiles that are already predisposed to choose from: "Modern Style", "Classic Style", "Minimalist Style", "One-Liner Style" and "Simplest Style."