Vlc Radio Launcher

Issue

I like to listen to one particular radio and I have made myself a little launcher using vlc that is simply like this :

#!/bin/sh
vlc http://mp3lg.tdf-cdn.com/fip/all/fiphautdebit.mp3 

What I would like to do is to have this instance of vlc – I have allowed multiple instances in vlc preferences, immediatly hidden from my desktop. I would like it to run in the ‘background’.

How could I achieve this ? I tried to add >/dev/null at the end but without success.

I am on Mint 17 Rebecca, and I am trying this both for fun and because RadioTray and GreatLittleRadioPlayer don’t work on my system and I haven’t been able to find someone with the same issue on the web.

Thanks

Solution

Default VLC depends on X, therefore cannot be run headless. You will need to install vlc-nox to run a headless vlc in the background.

Source: What is vlc-nox?

Answered By – Bleeding Fingers

This Answer collected from stackoverflow, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5 , cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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