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I've been looking at VLM, and I really like the schedule feature. I just need the option for a non-streaming output: OpenGL, DX3D, X11, SDL... as long as it can go onto the local console, I'll be happy. Is this possible? I was thinking maybe it'd just be the appropriate string instead of a streaming specifier, but I can't find anything in the docs.

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Use this instead of a normal streaming specifier:

:sout=#display
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that works perfectly! now, would you be so kind as to link to the description of these specifiers? I found a few examples, but no full spec. –  Michael Lowman Feb 18 '11 at 20:18
    
I find that the easiest way to figure these things out is to use the HTTP control interface. Just add --extraintf http --http-host 127.0.0.1:8080 to the VLC command line and browse to localhost:8080/vlm.html and you can build complex VLM commands with a graphical tool and it will display the command and/or just do it. That's how I figured that one out quickly. –  Patches Feb 21 '11 at 2:29

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