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"?
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.