vlc hotkeys without gui

Tim Chase blinux.list at thechases.com
Tue Sep 2 02:24:49 UTC 2014

On September  1, 2014, Brian Tew wrote:
> Anybody know how to set vlc hotkeys for the command line version.

If you using an ncurses TUI (text user interface) by starting VLC
with "-I ncurses" or "--extraintf ncurses", pressing "h" should get
you the keyboard help.  It's also listed here


Alternatively, you can start VLC with the "remote control" interface
by using "-I rc" and get help by typing "help".  Example output from
this can be found at


Both of these should be available from a command-line without using X.


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