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Module: file
Type Access
First VLC version -
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description read a file
Shortcut(s) -


  • file-caching <integer> : Caching value in ms


Open a file:

% vlc file:///path/to/somevideo.avi

The file:// part can be left out unless the file name is ambiguous.

Open a non seekable stream:

% vlc stream:///path/to/somepipe
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