This post is for those who love to work out everything from the terminal. Ever wondered how to play media files (audio or video) from the terminal ?? Check out !! First a screenshot :
In this post I assume you are using Linux with VLC installed. VLC has a very simple GUI with lots of functionality. It also has an equally powerful command line ncurses interface. You can open this interface by typing in the terminal :
$ vlc -I ncurses
Now press ‘h’ to explore the help.
Let me show some usage. Say you have some mp3 files in ~/Music and you want to add all these mp3 files in playlist. You need to type in the terminal :
$ vlc -I ncurses ~/Music/*.mp3
And you will find all these files in the playlist.
There are a plenty of options like you can increase volume by pressing ‘a’ and decrease volume by ‘z’. For loads of other options press ‘h’ and browse through the help.
Keep rocking !