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Module: rss
Type Video sub-filter
First VLC version 0.8.4
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description Overlays RSS and Atom feeds on the video
Shortcut(s) rss, atom


  • rss-urls <string> : Pipe | separated list of RSS and/or Atom feed URLs default value: NULL


  • rss-x <integer> : X offset, from the left screen edge default value: 0
  • rss-y <integer> : Y offset, down from the top default value: 0
  • rss-position <integer> {0, 1, 2, 4, 8, 5, 6, 9, 10} : You can enforce the text position on the video (0=center, 1=left, 2=right, 4=top, 8=bottom; you can also use combinations of these values, eg 6 = top-right) default value: -1


  • rss-opacity <integer [0 .. 255]> : Opacity (inverse of transparency) of overlay text. 0 = transparent, 255 = totally opaque default value: 255
  • rss-color <integer> { 0x000000, 0x808080, 0xC0C0C0, 0xFFFFFF, 0x800000, 0xFF0000, 0xFF00FF, 0xFFFF00, 0x808000, 0x008000, 0x008080, 0x00FF00, 0x800080, 0x000080, 0x0000FF, 0x00FFFF } : Color(key) of the text that will be rendered on the video. This must be an hexadecimal (like HTML colors). The first two chars are for red, then green, then blue default value: 0xFFFFFF
  • rss-size <integer [0 .. 4096]> : Font size, in pixels. Default is 0 (use default font size) default value: 0


  • rss-speed <integer> : Speed of the RSS/Atom feeds in µs (bigger is slower) default value: 100000
  • rss-length <integer> : Maximum number of characters displayed on the screen default value: 60
  • rss-ttl <integer> : Time in seconds between each feed refresh of the feeds. 0 means that the feeds are never updated. 1800 seconds is 30 minutes default value: 1800
  • rss-images <boolean> : Display feed images if available default value: enabled
  • rss-title <integer> {default_title, hide_title, prepend_title, scroll_title} : Title display mode. 0 is hidden if the feed has an image and feed images are enabled, 1 is always visible, 2 is scroll with feed default value: default_title


Example command line use (VLC 0.9.0 and above): (untested with 3.x.x)

% vlc somevideo.avi --sub-filter=rss --rss-urls=""

Source code

See also


For --rss-color:

Colour key
Sample Hex code Colour
0x000000 Black
0x808080 Gray
0xC0C0C0 Silver
0xFFFFFF White
0x800000 Maroon
0xFF0000 Red
0xFF00FF Fuchsia
0xFFFF00 Yellow
0x808000 Olive
0x008000 Green
0x008080 Teal
0x00FF00 Lime
0x800080 Purple
0x000080 Navy
0x0000FF Blue
0x00FFFF Aqua

For --rss-position:

Integer alignment mapping
Integer Alignment Comment
0 Center
1 Left
2 Right
4 Top
8 Bottom
5 Top-Left 4 + 1
6 Top-Right 4 + 2
9 Bottom-Left 8 + 1
10 Bottom-Right 8 + 2
3 n/a contradictory
7 n/a contradictory
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