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This module allows VLC media player to connect to JACK Audio Connection Kit.


Module: jack
Type Access
First VLC version 0.9.0
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) Unix, Linux, BSD
Description JACK input
Shortcut(s) jack

The option --jack-input-caching no longer exists, removed with a commitdiff entitled Unify (ACCESS|DEMUX)_GET_PTS_DELAY.

  • jack-input-use-vlc-pace <boolean> : Read the audio stream at VLC pace rather than Jack pace default value: disabled
  • jack-input-auto-connect <boolean> : Automatically connect VLC input ports to available output ports default value: disabled

Audio output

Module: jack
Type Audio output
First VLC version 0.8.5
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) Unix, Linux, BSD
Description JACK audio output
Shortcut(s) (none)
  • jack-auto-connect <boolean> : If enabled, this option will automatically connect sound output to the first writable JACK clients found default value: enabled
  • jack-connect-regex <string> : If automatic connection is enabled, only JACK clients whose names match this regular expression will be considered for connection default value: "system"
  • jack-name <string> : JACK client name default value: ""

Source code

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