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Module: clone
Type Video output splitter
First VLC version -
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description Clone the video output window
Shortcut(s) clone

You can use this module to play the video in more than one window to test different video outputs or display the same video on multiple screens on the same computer.


  • clone-count <integer> : Number of video windows in which to clone the video. default value: 2
  • clone-vout-list <string> : You can use specific video output modules for the clones. Use a comma-separated list of modules. default value: ""


$ vlc --video-splitter=clone --clone-count=2

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