Video Output

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VideoLAN comes with a selection of Video Output modules. These can display output on almost any computer.

If you don't want any video, you can use the --no-video option.

Output Modules

To select one of these modules, use the -V (--vout) command line option, eg:

vlc my.avi -V caca


Save all the frames of a video as a sequence of images. You can select the output format using --image-out-format (currently you can only choose png), and the start of the file name with --image-out-prefix. Finally, to create an image once out of a number of frames, give that number to --image-out-ratio. For example,

vlc v4l:// --image-out-prefix=webcam --image-out-ratio=20

will create a series of images named


aa, caca

ASCII Art modules. aa displays output in black and white, caca in colour.


Use Linux's X11 video output


XVideo extension video output, a more advanced form of X11.

glx, opengl

Use OpenGL video output


A pseudo video output that stores reduced-size snapshots of the video in a memory cache. The cache can thereafter be accessed through the MediaControlAPI. It is commonly used through the clone vout filter, in order to be able to watch the video and get snapshots on demand.


Don't show output


Pavtube video to iPod converter also convert your video to iPhone (MPEG4) for portable.

Rip DVD to PSP video transfer and put DVD video to PSP with the DVD to PSP rip software.

DVD to Gphone Converter, you can put DVD on Gphone(G1)with functions including DVD subtitle.

An easy-to-use DVD to iPhone software which enables you to convert DVD to MP4, H.264, MP3, AAC, WAV and M4A which can be played freely and perfectly on your


A tool for GPhone and related users for rip DVD to GPhone supported formats, such as MPEG-4, H.264 GPhone video.

How to convert FLV to AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, ASF, WMV, MOV, 3GP, AMR and more?


To display output in more than one window, video cloning can be used. To use this, specify


on the command line: this tells vlc to use cloning. You also need to tell vlc what output modules you want with, for example,

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