vlc, qvlc, svlc, nvlc, rvlc, cvlc − the VLC media player
vlc [OPTIONS] [ITEMS]...
This manual page documents briefly the VLC multimedia player and server.
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.
VLC recognizes several URL-style items:
*.mpg, *.vob, *.avi, *.mp3, *.ogg
Various multimedia file formats
DVD device (for instance dvd:///dev/dvd). The raw device is optional and must have been prepared
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
The videolan-doc package contains comprehensive documents on how to use VLC both as a media player
and as a streaming server. Online documentation: http://www.videolan.org/doc/
This manual page was written by Sam Hocevar <email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but
may be used by others).
Feb 14, 2005