How to Stream Videos with VLC Media Player and VLC Streamer

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1. Playing with VLC+
  1. 1.1 Play Blu-Ray Movies
  2. 1.2 Play DLNA Content
  3. 1.3 Play Videos in VLC with Airplay
  4. 1.4 Play YouTube Videos in VLC
  5. 1.5 Play M2TS with VLC
  6. 1.6 Play MTS with VLC
  7. 1.7 Play M4V with VLC
  8. 1.8 Play MP4 in VLC
  9. 1.9 Play RTMP with VLC
  10. 1.10 Play ISO with VLC
  11. 1.11 Play AVI with VLC
  12. 1.12 Play WMV with VLC
  13. 1.13 Play MIDI with VLC
  14. 1.14 Play 3D Movies with VLC
  15. 1.15 Play avchd with VLC
  16. 1.16 Play Sopcast in VLC
  17. 1.17 FLAC Not Playing
  18. 1.18 MP4 Not Playing
  19. 1.19 FLV Not Playing
  20. 1.20 MKV Not Playing
  21. 1.21 MOV Not Playing
  22. 1.22 UNDF Not Playing
  23. 1.23 Use VLC for PS3
2. Convert & Stream+
  1. 2.1 VLC Streamer
  2. 2.2 Stream From VLC to TV
  3. 2.3 VLC Video Converter
  4. 2.4 vlc to mp3
  5. 2.5 VLC to MP4
3. Editing with VLC+
  1. 3.1 Edit vidoe Using VLC
  2. 3.2 Rotate Video Using VLC
  3. 3.3 Cut Video Using VLC
  4. 3.4 Lopp Videos in VLC
  5. 3.5 Adjust & Sync VLC Subtitle
4. VLC for Mobile+
  1. 4.1 VLC for iOS
  2. 4.2 VLC for iPad
  3. 4.3 VLC for iPhone
  4. 4.4 VLC for Android
  5. 4.5 VLC for Windows Phone
5. VLC Assistant+
  1. 5.1 VLC Assistant
  2. 5.2 VLC Alternative
6. Tips & Tricks+
  1. 6.1 Download VLC 64 bit
  2. 6.2 VLC Latest Version
  3. 6.3 Download VLC for Mac
  4. 6.4 VLC for Windows 7
  5. 6.5 VLC for Windows 8
  6. 6.6 VLC Skins
  7. 6.7 VLC Command Line
  8. 6.8 VLC as Default Player
  9. 6.9 Rip CD with VLC
  10. 6.10 Burn VLC Files to DVD
  11. 6.11 VLC Web Plugin
  12. 6.12 Remote Control VLC
  13. 6.13 VLC Shortcuts
  14. 6.14 Screen Capture with VLC
  15. 6.15 Sync VLC Audio
  16. 6.16 KMplayer vs VLC
  17. 6.17 MPC vs VLC
  18. 6.18 MPlayer vs VLC
  19. 6.19 VLC Old Version
  20. 6.20 Snapshots in VLC
  21. 6.21 Change XBMC to VLC
  22. 6.22 Is VLC Safe

VLC is a must-have since it not only plays an endless list of multimedia files on various operating systems but also streams videos efficiently on various devices, without any encoding requirements. One can enjoy the long list of favorite movies, sitting anywhere in their house using both VLC Media Player and Streamer. Here is a basic how-to for you to steam and enjoy video on multiple devices with either software.

Part 1. How to Use VLC Media Player to Stream Videos

VLC Media Player is an excellent media player from VideoLAN that plays all kinds of multimedia files and streams video on a network. You can download Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, or iOS version according to your device. Then follow the steps below (take Windows for example).

Step 1 Download and install VLC Media Player first, launch it and click on Media>Open File.

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Step 2 Click on Add button and choose the file you want to stream.

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Step 3 Click on Stream button and then choose settings.

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Step 4 Now, the Stream Output dialog box would open, check the Play Locally box and click Stream to proceed providing the computer you're setting up is just the place you want to stream video to. Otherwise click the UDP box, fill in the IP address of the computer you want to stream to and leave the Port as 1234.

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Step 5 Now install VLC to the device/computer you want stream movies and open it afterwards.

Step 6Click on File, then choose Open Network Stream. Don't change any settings and click OK.

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Step 7If everything has gone right, the video file should start playing on the remote computer in 10 seconds or so!

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Part 2: How to Stream Videos to mobile device via VLC Streamer

Developed by Hobbyist Software Ltd., VLC Streamer is the software that uses VLC to convert movies to the suitable format for iOS and Android devices. You can download Windows, Android, or iOS as you need. The following is step-by-step instrucion for your reference.

Step 1 Download VLC Streamer Helper, in this case for Windows and add the movie you would like to stream.

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Step 2 Now, go to VLC Streamer on your mobile device, in this case for iPhone and open the VLC Streamer, it should start by screening for available computers.

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Step 3 Once your computer (Windows or Mac) is detected and displayed on the mobile device, click on your computer name in the list.

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Step 4 Add the movie from the list available, or type the movie name to directly search it.

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Step 5 Now, it would take you to the Streaming Quality page, select the resolution and click Watch! to proceed.

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Step 6 Then you'll be able to see the movie playing on your mobile device in 10-15 seconds.

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Note: VLC Streamer mainly aims at streaming videos on your mobile devices from your computer whereas there's no such limitation for VLC media player, you can stream video to computer and mobile device from any device with VLC installed.

Part 3. The Best VLC Assistant

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, more powerfull than VLC, is available for Windows and Mac that plays any audio and video files instantly without any glitches. It has so many superb features that far surpasses other competitors in the market-convert, download, edit, burn, record, stream and play videos.

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The Best VLC Assistant-All-In-One Video Solution!

  • Convert to 1000+ formats, like AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, etc.
  • Convert to optimized preset for almost all of the devices.
  • 30X faster conversion speed than any conventional converters.
  • Edit, enhance & personalize your videos file.
  • Download/record videos from 10000+ video sharing sites.
  • Fetch metadata for your iTunes movies automatically .
  • Versatile toolbox combines fix video metadata, GIF maker, cast video to TV, VR converter and screen recorder
  • Industry-leading APEXTRANS technology converts videos with zero quality loss or video compression
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13, 10.12, 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6
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