90.21 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
Always resume without asking the user on startup, under
The resume times for all watched videos are recorded in
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=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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