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VLC

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: Feb 14, 2005

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NAME

vlc, qvlc, svlc, nvlc, rvlc, cvlc - the VLC media player

SYNOPSIS

vlc [OPTIONS] [ITEMS]...

DESCRIPTION

This manual page documents briefly the VLC multimedia player and server.

OPTIONS

VLC follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-'). For a precise description of options, please use "vlc --help".

The complete list of VLC options depends on what plugins are installed because they automatically add their own options. Please use "vlc --longhelp --advanced" for a complete list of available options.

ITEMS

VLC recognizes several URL-style items:

*.mpg, *.vob, *.avi, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.opus
Various multimedia file formats:
<device>][@<raw device>][#[<title>][
[<chapter>][:<angle>]]]:DVD device (for instance The raw device is optional and must have been prepared beforehand.:
<device>][@{E|P|E|T|S}[<number>]]
VCD device (for instance
<multicast address>][
<local port>]]:UDP stream, such as one sent by VLS or another VLC. Usually "udp://" is enough.:
http://<server address>[
<server port>]/[<file>]:HTTP stream:
rtsp
//<server address>[:<server port>]/<stream name>:RTSP Video On Demand stream:
vlc
//<command>:Execute a playlist command. Commands are: pause (pause execution of other items), and quit (close VLC).:

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

The following environment variables may affect VLC:

DISPLAY
The X11 display server address.:
http_proxy
The HTTP proxy server URL.:
OSSAUDIO_DEV
The default audio output device, used by the OSSv4 output plugin.:
VLC_DATA_PATH
The directory containing VLC run-time data files (e.g. /usr/share/vlc).:
VLC_PLUGIN_PATH
An extra directory to load VLC plugins from.:
VLC_VERBOSE
The level of verbosity for log messages (0: silent, 1: error/info, 2: warning, 3: debug).:
XDG_CACHE_DIR XDG_CONFIG_DIR XDG_DATA_DIR
The directories to store user cached data, user configuration files and user data files respectively.:
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR XDG_MUSIC_DIR XDG_PICTURES_DIR XDG_VIDEO_DIR
The directories to fetch or store user text files, downloads, music, pictures (i.e. snapshots), and video respectively.:
XDG_SESSION_COOKIE
The unique identifier of the desktop session, used by the PulseAudio output plugin.:

SEE ALSO

Online documentation: http://www.videolan.org/doc/

AUTHOR

This manual page was written by Sam Hocevar <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


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NAME

SYNOPSIS

DESCRIPTION

OPTIONS

ITEMS

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR


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