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cvlc

the VLC media player


see also : qvlc - svlc - nvlc - rvlc

Synopsis

vlc [OPTIONS] [ITEMS]...


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cvlc --no-interact -Z -L /home/rovin/Dropbox/music/
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cvlc http://194.169.201.177:8085/liveMaxima.mp3
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cvlc http://radioclasica.rtve.stream.flumotion.com/rtve/radioclasica.mp3.m3u &

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

dvd://[<device>][@<raw device>][#[<title>][:[<chapter>][:<angle>]]]

DVD device (for instance dvd:///dev/dvd). The raw device is optional and must have been prepared beforehand.

vcd://[<device>][@{E|P|E|T|S}[<number>]]

VCD device (for instance vcd:///dev/cdrom).

udp://[@[<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).


see also

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


author

This manual page was written by Sam Hocevar <sam[:at:]zoy[:dot:]org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

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