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I love VLC but would love it even more if I could get the media library to watch a folder so it updates when new movies download. Is there a way to do this?

I'm on a mac.

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May I recommend taking to the VLC forums for this, the answer may much quicker than here. – user88311 Jan 2 '13 at 16:39
    
I would, but the VLC forum is such a hideously designed mess that it is impossible to find any information there. – fuzzyvagina Jan 2 '13 at 21:25
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You should just code the feature yourself – Jeremy Thompson Apr 28 '15 at 6:25

At least in the Windows version of VLC you can play a folder. And it will automatically detect new files on file change.

To open a directory use either the menu Media -> open folder or the Shortcut. On windows it's Ctrl+F

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