How can I play a video starting from the point it was stopped last time?
This is useful for watching long videos.
I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and VLC media player.
The default Ubuntu movie player Totem has an option to resume playback too. This is accessible from the "Edit -> Preferences -> General" menu. Just tick "Start playing files from last posititon":
Yes you can, with VLC.
View the video in VLC. Press Ctrl-B to manage bookmarks. Click on Create. Then it will make a bookmark at that particular point in the video. Click on X or Close the dialogue box. Then Press Ctrl-Y to save the playlist to file. You can type in the name of the playlist. It will save playlist in same folder as the video. The bookmark will be saved into the playlist file.
The next time you play the playlist, the bookmark is intact. If you did not save playlist to file, the bookmark is gone the next time you play the same video.
To test it out, exit from VLC.
Run VLC again. Click on Open File. Click on the name of the playlist that you saved.
The video plays.
Go to main menu, Click on Playback. A scroll down list appears. Click on Custom Bookmarks. A scroll list appears. It says on the top, Custom Bookmarks - Ctrl B. And beneath that, is the saved Bookmark that you want to jump to and resume watching the video.
You just click on the bookmark that you saved. It will jump to the bookmarked point where you left off and you can resume viewing.
Do NOT Press Ctrl-B to search for the saved Bookmark. The manage bookmark dialogue box is shown. But it is completely empty. This has deluded many users into thinking that VLC never saved the Bookmark.
This is an idiosyncrasy of VLC. Ctrl-B merely calls up the "Create Bookmark" dialogue box. It does not display any previously saved Bookmark.
But if you use the main menu Playback and submenu Custom Bookmarks, the saved Bookmark will be shown.
In case you are wondering, the saved playlist file with the saved Bookmark is very small in size. It does not recopy the entire video. It only saves the instructions of what video to play and where the saved Bookmarks are within it.
YES it is Possible in VLC , open any Video you may wish to View later ,
Pause the video where you want it to Resume to playback next time , then
Go to Menu Bar , then PLAYBACK >> Custom Bookmarks>> MANAGE and CREATE from where you want to resume for NEXT time.
Then close the Vlc player , go to the same Video you want to Resume , then from the same above listed options ,select the Created Bookmark like in this image , and it will resume playing.
I dont think there is such a feature in VLC. If you are willing to switch to another media player for this feature, which I am not, you can try smplayer. From their project page on sourceforge:
Creating a bookmark only saves it if the video is part of a playlist first. So add the video to a playlist, create your bookmark and then exit. When you relaunch your playlist you will be able to utilize the bookmark in the playback menu.
This is now possible with version 2.2
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