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Module: jack
Type Audio input and output
First VLC version 0.8.5 (output)
0.9.0 (input)
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) Unix, Linux, BSD
Description JACK Audio Connection Kit audio input and output
Shortcut(s) -

This module allows VLC media player to connect to JACK by the Jack Audio Project.


JACK audio input (access_jack)

  • jack-input-caching <integer> : Make VLC buffer audio data captured from JACK for the specified length in milliseconds
  • 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

JACK audio output (jack)

  • jack-auto-connect <boolean> : If enabled, this option will automatically connect sound output to the first writable JACK clients found default value: disabled
  • jack-connect-regex <string> : If automatic connection is enabled, only JACK clients whose names match this regular expression will be considered for connection


vlc --version
VLC media player 1.0.6 Goldeneye
VLC version 1.0.6 Goldeneye
Compiled by buildd@palmer.buildd
Compiler: gcc version 4.4.3 (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5) 
vlc -p jack --advanced --help-verbose
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