91.24 Video Viewing with VLC


The vlc command from the vlc package is popular and supports resuming playing a video from the last played position since version 2.2.

By default vlc will ask whether to resume playback from the previous position if the video is recognised. It can also be set to Always resume without asking the user on startup, under Tools->Preferences->Continue playback?.

The resume times for all watched videos are recorded in ~/.config/vlc/vlc-qt-interface.conf.

Note that for the current version on Ubuntu (vlc --version showing 3.0.16 Vetinari revision 3.0.13-8-g41878ff4f2) even after setting this preference it does not seem to work until you manually edit ~/.config/vlc/vlc-qt-interface.conf to change the line with times=0 to times=755978 (about 12 minutes), for example.

For versions 2.0 and 2.1 of vlc you can install a plugin from http://vlcsrposplugin.sourceforge.net/ for resuming playback.

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