I've tried VLC and MPlayerX and I was disappointed with their "Recent" menu. VLC maintains very little history and it sometimes even randomly erases itself.

I switched to MPlayerX -- it doesn't erase at random, but there are only 6 items in "Recent".

I watch multiple TV series and this lack of more "Recent" history sometimes leads me to lose track of what is the most recent episode I've watched on the particular series.

Does anyone know a video player that supports adjusting that to 25 or more items in it's "Recent" menu

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    This is subjective. I would consider a long list for recent videos to be Ten. Others will be different. Please specify what YOU consider a long list.
    – markhunte
    Feb 9, 2014 at 12:35
  • Let's say 25 or more.
    – Sonny
    Feb 9, 2014 at 12:36

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It Appears that Quicktime and VLC will have a default of ten (10) items in their 'Open recent' menu.

This can be over ridden by going to the 'General' system preferences and changing the 'Recent items' to either:

  • none
  • 5
  • 10
  • 15
  • 20
  • 30
  • 50

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You could also just add your videos Media Library in VLC and remove an item once you have watched it.

  • Thanks a lot. Now I realize it's a general setting in OS X. I hope it also works on MPlayerX, which I'm currently using. If not, I'll go back to VLC.
    – Sonny
    Feb 9, 2014 at 13:50

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