vlc, qvlc, svlc, nvlc, rvlc, cvlc - the VLC media player
vlc [OPTIONS] [ITEMS]...
This manual page documents briefly the VLC multimedia player and
VLC follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options start‐
ing 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.
VLC recognizes several URL-style items:
*.mpg, *.vob, *.avi, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.opus
Various multimedia file formats
DVD device (for instance dvd:///dev/dvd). The raw device is
optional and must have been prepared beforehand.
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>]
rtsp://<server address>[:<server port>]/<stream name>
RTSP Video On Demand stream
Execute a playlist command. Commands are: pause (pause execution
of other items), and quit (close VLC).
Online documentation: http://www.videolan.org/doc/
This manual page was written by Sam Hocevar <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the
Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
Feb 14, 2005 VLC(1)