I know you can set the path where snapshots are saved in VLC Player's preferences. What I want is to save the snapshots not all in one fixed directory, but in the video's directory, provided of course that the video isn't on a read-only medium like a DVD.
I know this is possible, but I forget which symbol I should enter in the save path.
Any ideas?

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In Preferences --> Video --> Video snapshots
Change directory to .
Like so:

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  • 4
    I'll be damned, learned something today! Thanks, this has been bugging me subconsciously for a long time :)
    – MiG
    Jan 7, 2022 at 14:02
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    Yeah, that's it. How could I ever forget? Thanks a bunch.
    – stevenvh
    Jan 7, 2022 at 14:03
  • Note this doesn't work for Mac.
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 7, 2022 at 14:10
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    @Tetsujin I'm guessing, will a ./ work on Mac instead? Jan 7, 2022 at 14:16
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    @SaaranshGarg - Not seeing any variation on that kind of theme that works. Unless it's an actual address it does nothing. Remove it & it reverts to its default. It won't even accept Mac-shorthand for 'user' ie ~/anything, it demands a full address or none.
    – Tetsujin
    Jan 7, 2022 at 16:40

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