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Module: directory
Type Access
First VLC version -
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description recursively add files from a directory into the playlist
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  • recursive <string> : Specify behavior when dealing with subdirectories. Can be "ignore" to ignore sub directories, "collapse" to add sub directories without expanding them and "expand" to add sub directories and expand them default value: "expand"
  • ignore-filetypes <string> : Comma seperated list of file extensions to ignore when adding directory items to the playlist default value: "m3u,db,nfo,jpg,gif,sfv,txt,sub,idx,srt,cue"


Open a directory:

% vlc directory:///path/to/dir

You can also use:

% vlc /path/to/dir


% vlc dir:///path/to/dir

or even

% vlc file:///path/to/dir
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