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I recently found out about the ncurses vlc command line interface, nvlc and tried to access the options with no success; the nvlc -option command as the help manual suggested didn't do anything

I'm trying to make the nvlc --nocolor command permanent to solve a terminal transparency issue. Does anyone know how to get to the options ?

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Try nvlc --no-color to run in mono mode.

I usually run vlc -I ncurses --no-color, gives the same result.

To persist this mono color mode, best to make a shortcut in your path, and run that instead. This should do:

#! /bin/sh
# run nvlc in monochrome mode
gnome-terminal -x nvlc --no-color

put this in your path, like /usr/local/bin/vlcmc (for vlc MonoChrome or whatever you prefer) and make the file executable. Use sudo to edit this file. It should now be executable like any other app.

From here you can also pass the --window-with-profile=[PROFILE] option to terminal, so you can customize the colors/fonts/transparency for your nvlc instance.

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the executable is up and running without complication, thanks a lot it looks like what i wanted to - one more thing, how can i run it from the terminal ? It would be perfected if i could run this new instance of nvlc in the terminal instead of clicking the executable – asderad Feb 26 '12 at 21:14
clicking? If you place the above code in an executable file within your path (ie /usr/local/bin/vlcmc per example) then you can run 'vlcmc' from the terminal like any other command. try it ;) – invert Mar 3 '12 at 18:08
Alternatively, alias nvlc='nvlc --no-color' in your .bashrc. That would also work. – invert Mar 3 '12 at 18:10
When I see "clicking", I immediately think of a Windows user (or virgin Linux user). +1 on the --no-color, been looking for that everywhere! – eduncan911 Nov 29 '14 at 23:52

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