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VLC(1)			    General Commands Manual			VLC(1)

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	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.

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).

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 plug-
	      in.

       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  <sam@zoy.org>,  for  the
       Debian GNU/Linux	system (but may	be used	by others).

				 Feb 14, 2005				VLC(1)

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