Media resource locator

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A media resource locator (MRL) is a URI used to uniquely identify and locate a multimedia resource. It is used by the VideoLAN and Xine media players, as well as the Java Media Framework (JMF) API.

VLC, for example, supports the following MRLs:[1]

  • dvd://[<device>][@<raw device>][@[<title>][,[<chapter>][,<angle>]]]
  • vcd://[<device>][@{E|P|E|T|S}[<number>]]
  • http://<server address>[:<server port>]/[<file>]
  • rtsp://<server address>[:<server port>]/<stream name>

Several media players also support Video4Linux as v4l:// and v4l2://.


  1. ^ "Media resource locator", Wiki, VideoLAN.