Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I am usually watching a couple of minutes of a movie before going to sleep and often I don't finish watching the whole movie. I'm looking for a video player wrapper that could resume the movie next time I start it if I closed the video player in the middle of a running movie.

I am not looking for a certain video player that has this feature. I rather wonder if there's a wrapper (maybe a shell script) that could use existing video players to accomplish what I need. Anything that could use mplayer (the console version) or cvlc (the console version of vlc) will do.

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Mplayer-resume will do this.

MPlayer Resume Playback is a wrapper script for mplayer which saves the playback position of a file you are watching, and when you resume playing the file, will seek to where you last left off. It's most useful with remote control devices.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.