I download podcasts using pypodd
, then I want to play the files, but I don’t want to leave the terminal. I found out that VLC
has a some command line options, including ad really nice ncurses interface. I made an alias in my
.bash_profile which starts VLC in the right way and plays a nominated file:
alias vlc="/Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC -I ncurses"
Then in bash I can type:
to open VLC and play the file.
There are lots of other arguments to use VLC in the command line, most of which are documented here .