Ubuntu – Play only audio with VLC

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Is there any way to launch VLC from the command line such that it will not play the video, only the audio, of an MP4 file?

Best Answer

You can start vlc from the command line by:

vlc --vout none /path/to/file.mp4

So vlc uses no video output module and the video will not be played, only the audio.

See chapter 2 of the user guide for all input and output modules of vlc.

You can bring vlc to nearly everything. I thought there was also a option to make me a sandwich.