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VLC commands for Plover

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Add support for controlling VLC from Plover.


  • create vlc.json in the same directory as your configuration, set those settings that differ from defaults, e.g.:

      "host": "localhost",
      "port": "8080",
      "user": "",
      "pass": "password"
  • start VLC with the HTTP interface enabled, e.g.: vlc --extraintf http --http-password password ...

Available commands

  • VLC_pause, VLC_resume, VLC_stop, VLC_toggle_pause: self explanatory

  • VLC_rate: change the rate of playback, for example {PLOVER:VLC_rate:0.5} to halve the playback speed, or {PLOVER:VLC_rate:2.0} to double it. Percentage and relative rate changes are also supported: {PLOVER:VLC_rate:-10%}.

  • VLC_seek: seek the video, for example {PLOVER:VLC_seek:-10s} to seek backward 10 seconds, {PLOVER:VLC_seek:+1m} to seek forward 1 minute, or {PLOVER:VLC_seek:50%} to seek to the halfway point.

Timestamp support

A custom meta to get the current video timestamp is also provided: VLC_timestamp. For example using {[inaudible ^}{:VLC_timestamp}{^]} would translate to something like: [inaudible 00:08:01].

Release history


  • add timestamp support


  • fix rate command documentation

  • add support for percentage and relative rate changes


  • improve seek command documentation

  • add rate command

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