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I want to play a movie file from the commandline but not from start to end. Is it possible to use command line options that say "start the video from 0:05:17" and "stop the video on "00:49:32"?

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This worked with mine (Windows 7, VLC 1.1.11):

start "C:\Program Files\VLC\vlc.exe" "D:\Movies\The Italian Job.avi" --start-time 12 --stop-time 20

Just replace the file paths & seconds accordingly. The number 12 means the movie will start playing at the 12th second; the 20 means it'll stop at the 20th second.

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  • On my Win7 with VLC 2.2.6 (Umbrella), I created a shortcut to the .avi file. In the shortcut, it wouldn't let me use "start" at the beginning. Rest of it worked like charm.Thanks a lot! :) – zeFree Mar 29 '18 at 2:01

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