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I would like to be able to use the hotkeys for vlc via the dummy interface in command line. The documentation says it's possible, but I haven't found how to do it.

Thanks a lot for yours answers!

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Related: superuser.com/questions/579002/… –  Sithsu Jul 2 '13 at 15:56

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You should be able to see the full list of available hotkey options by running:

$ cvlc --help

On my machine, I get a section like this:

 Hot keys
      --global-key-toggle-fullscreen <string>
                                 Fullscreen
      --key-toggle-fullscreen <string>
                                 Fullscreen
      --global-key-leave-fullscreen <string>
                                 Leave fullscreen
      --key-leave-fullscreen <string>
                                 Leave fullscreen
      --global-key-play-pause <string>
                                 Play/Pause
      --key-play-pause <string>  Play/Pause
      --global-key-faster <string>
                                 Faster
      --key-faster <string>      Faster
      --global-key-slower <string>
                                 Slower
      --key-slower <string>      Slower
      --global-key-rate-normal <string>
                                 Normal rate
      --key-rate-normal <string> Normal rate
      --global-key-rate-faster-fine <string>
                                 Faster (fine)
      --key-rate-faster-fine <string>
                                 Faster (fine)
      --global-key-rate-slower-fine <string>
                                 Slower (fine)
      --key-rate-slower-fine <string>

If you use any global hotkeys, that key combination will be unavailable to any other application. If you use the non-global hotkeys, you'll have to enter them while the window containing the video has the focus (not the console).

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I found the answers :

In the terminal and using the dummy interface, this command don't wotk :

cvlc --key-next "ctrl-n" Music/

Meanwhile this one do work :

cvlc --global-key-next "ctrl-n" Music/

It took me a while to figure it out because my Alt key behave strangely.

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