Remember position
VLC Extensions
Description:

When enabled, this extensions remembers the last position for all video files played, automatically resuming playback where you finished last time.

NOTE: This extension works on VLC 2.0.8 but not on 2.1.x as far as I know. Checkout the homepage for more info.

Installation:
On Windows, put it in %USERPROFILE%/AppData/Roaming/vlc/lua/extensions/(I had to create the lua and extensions folder)


Ubuntu:
You need to put the file mempos.lua in the following directory:
~/.local/share/vlc/lua/extensions

2 years ago

Imran51408

I'm happy to inform users that this feature has been added to the latest nightlies of VLC 2.2.0-rc2. I have tested it on the Intel-based Mac version and it works quite well, media will resume where you left it off. However, since it's still beta, it's not 100%. It won't resume if you only watched the first few seconds of a video and it won't resume if you were on the last few seconds of a video. Please confirm.

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2 years ago

Crumbley

Hi

Ran a 2 hour film with the current position being recorded right to the very end.
Ran the film again with Remember position turned off.
Activated the extension and the film jumped to the end of the film and finished.

The record was not deleted in the pos.txt file when the position recording was active and the film had reached the end.

Pos record elapsed and total seconds?
["Film name.mp4"] = 7442.710,

Regards,
Crumbley.

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2 years ago

augustbering

No, position records are never deleted. That might be a good idea, but me myself I never play a movie to the very end, so for me that wouldn't change anything.

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2 years ago

Crumbley

Loaded VLC
Ticked Resume Position
Loaded media file - went directly to remembered position
Played for 5 minutes
Loaded a second media file
Loaded interface Debug Logging
Error occurring every 10 seconds = lastsavepos not calculated due to being nil value, line 97.

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2 years ago

Crumbley

Got it to work under Windows 7 64bit.

I've taken the easy way out;I've gone back to VLC version 2 0 8.

Only one wish list item left.

By default, could it go to the remembered position when starting a media file rather than defaulting to the beginning?

That would mean that if the user wants to start a media file at the beginning when it had been started at the remembered position then they would need adjust the position slider to the beginning.

Normally I would like to listen to an audio book file from where I left off and only very rarely would I need to start the audio file from the beginning again.

These files can be ten or more hours long and I tend to listen in half hour sessions.

Impressive coding. Not over complicated functionality. Well done.



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2 years ago

Crumbley

The Remember Position flag setting should only be changed by the user and should survive VLC being closed etc.

If set to activate should stay that way for ever more or until a user changes it.

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2 years ago

Crumbley

I run VLC version 2.1.4 under Windows 7 on a 64 bit machine and Remember Position doesn't work.

It installs correctly and appears in the VLC view drop down list but I can't get the entry to react to mouse clicks.

VLC Resume Media V2 now runs OK under Window 7 64 bit so Remember Position may need the same solution.

How do I run Remember Position in debug mode to see if I can detect where the program is going wrong?

Wish list...

Can the Remember Position be made to work like the Video Resumer 1.1.3 addon in Firefox?

Basically at the start of every media file being played check the Remember Position flag. If the Remember position flag is not ticked start at the beginning of the media file.

If the Remember Position is ticked then see if the media file has an entry in a work file and start at the remembered position.

If no entry for that file then create an entry.

Record position in the work file every three seconds.

If media file position is within five seconds of the end of the media file then delete workfile entry.


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2 years ago

karpa

Greetings, thanks for a great extension (:

Just a question. Would it be possible to make it enabled by default?
So when you play a file, it remembers the position and perhaps when you play the same file again, it could as whether you want to play from beginning or from the last position?

Thanks (:

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2 years ago

Predatux

Can't activate it under Kubuntu 14

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2 years ago

chanchullero

I have good install the add on, and i can see it on VLC view but doesn't work for me on W7 x64 with vlc 2.1.3 !

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2 years ago

kantor

You can find a updated version (with fix for a position is nil bug) and some description for Mac OSX users here:

http://macokratie.blogspot.de/2013/07/vlc-wiedergabe-fortsetzen-per-extension.html

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3 years ago

ajkessel

Running vlc 2.1.4 win7/64 bit. I can install the extension and "remember position" appears in my "view" menu, but the menu item is inoperative. No check mark appears when I select it. The debug console says:

[0000000002106e30] lua generic error: Could not activate extension!

Any ideas how to troubleshoot?

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3 years ago

Troll7848

After the same problems as resthavener had with getting it into a file. I figured out how to work it. After checking "remember position" under "view" you can quit vlc. Then when you restart the video again go back and check "remember position" again it will jump to where you left off. A little clunky to use but it does work for me. Thanks.

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3 years ago

resthavener

The menu item shows (after the rigmarole of pasting code into text editor etc.) but clicking on it does nothing. Sorry - nice idea if it worked. ubuntu - btw

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3 years ago

gevrey

It does not show up in the list of my VLC extensions (unlike MEdia Context) on Windows 7 64 bits

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3 years ago

cdcclabtec

I used the extension on W7x64 and it works. You have to check Remember Position when you open a video. Perhaps you should confirm path. C:\Users\user profile\AppData\Roaming\vlc\lua\extensions

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3 years ago

mrgreeneyes

Can't download it.
When I click on download it just shows a bunch of code.

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3 years ago

jackiass

I can get the "Remember position" to appear in the extensions menu, but it doesn't do anything.

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3 years ago

KurtTappe

Ditto. I get it to appear in File->Extensions->Remember Position, but selecting it does nothing. I double-checked permissions on /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/extensions but all seems OK. Even changed the .lua to 777. No go.

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3 years ago

cruelty

windows 7, vlc 32 bit - clicked download button, saved as mempos.lua and put it where instructions provided. Restarted vlc and tried it out, no luck.

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3 years ago

cruelty

vlc 2.0.6

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3 years ago

cruelty

Aha one has to tick the remember position under the "Show" menu drop down, then it will jump to where the video stopped playing.

However it doesn't do it auotmatically when closing vlc and then opening the file again - now the remember position is unchecked again.

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2 years ago

shoq

I do this and get nothing. I have no check box beside "Remember Position" on my VIEW menu (which I assume you meant, as their is no SHOW menu).

This is very frustrating. For such a simple extension, why isn't the author either removing it, or telling us why it's failing.

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