What video player in Linux allows to play backwards?

Following answer is incorrect: https://softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/a/19236/18701 - KMplayer or VLC do not allow this.

  • Play backward as in play in reverse can be done by avidemux in linux. Reverse Movie FX in android. – Manubhargav Oct 13 '15 at 17:20
  • It is an editor - need player. Do not see such option in it either, also hanging every time on play. – Aleksey Kontsevich Oct 13 '15 at 17:43
  • Do you need the audio to reverse at the same time as the video? – Nathaniel M. Beaver Oct 14 '15 at 3:05
  • No, video is enough. – Aleksey Kontsevich Oct 15 '15 at 12:33

Video editors can do this. OpenShot has a Seek Backward button that can run at -1X, -2X, -4X, -8X, etc. Kdenlive has the same feature, but the button is called Rewind. Neither of them play sound backward, though.

(Video players like VLC or Kmplayer are designed to work in situations like live streaming. To be able to run backward, they would have to either write everything to disk or store it all in memory, neither of which are desirable for streaming.)

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