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I am using the following command to open up the stream with an audio cd in the playlist:

vlc -I http cdda://

When run, it automatically starts playing. I need VLC to open up, populate the playlist, but not start playing until explicitly told to. I heard there was an easy way to do this in older versions of VLC, but not anymore? Can anyone help me or confirm this?

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migrated from May 13 '11 at 19:55

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Voting to migrate to Super User. This is not a programming question. – Oded May 13 '11 at 19:41
@cshov and accept answers, btw. – tibur May 13 '11 at 19:51

Try vlc --no-playlist-autostart

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