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Module: fb
Type Video output
First VLC version -
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) Linux
Description GNU/Linux framebuffer video output
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Option --fb-aspect-ratio is deprecated.
Option --fb-hw-accel is planned to be deprecated in 4.0.0 (currently 4.0.0-dev).


  • fbdev <string> : Framebuffer device to use for rendering (usually /dev/fb0) default value: "/dev/fb0"
  • fb-tty <boolean> : Run framebuffer on current TTY device (default enabled). (disable tty handling with caution) default value: enabled
  • fb-chroma <string> : Chroma fourcc used by the framebuffer. Default is RGB since the fb device has no way to report its chroma default value: RGB
  • fb-mode <integer> {0,1,2,3,4} : Select the resolution for the framebuffer. Currently it supports the values: 0 - QCIF, 1 - CIF, 2 - NTSC, 3 - PAL, 4 - auto default value: 4

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