How to restart or continue VLC playback where it left?
VLC Media Player is one of the most versatile players that supports a number of media files and formats. One of the most pragmatic features of this media player is that you can continue the playback where you left it off. Say, you are watching a 2-hour long movie, and by mistake, you hit the stop button. You can try to slide on time toolbar to get to the exact second that you had let, but this is a tiring process because getting to that same exact second is quite taxing. However, the inbuilt feature of VLC Media Player enables you to continue watching the video from where you left it. This feature takes place automatically and shows a sign,
“Do you want to restart the playback were left off?” located at the top. This is followed by a “Continue” button, when you press the button, your video will restart from where you had left.
If you wish to configure whether you want VLC to ask or automatically resume the video or even if you want to turn off the feature, here is what you have to do:
- First, go to Tool and then tap on Preferences (CTRL+P)
- You will find the default Interface tab, where there will be an option called Continue playback?
- The three options that you will have to choose between are Never, Ask, Always.
- Now, simply click on “Save” to make the settings permanent.
The three options, which are featured in this section, namely, Never, Ask, Always, are explained below:
Never: In this case, you will not be asked, and the video will never be played from where you left it. This means that your video will be played from the beginning every time.
Ask: In this case, you will be asked every time whether you wish to continue the playback or not. If you choose that you want to, the playback won’t start over from the beginning and will ask whether you want it from where you stopped it from or from the initiation. Thus can be done by tapping on the Continue button.
Always: In this case, the video will always begin from where you left it. No permission will be asked in this case. This is the simple method with which you can continue the VLC playback from where you had stopped.