Chapter 7.  Stream a file

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Stream a file with VLC

Stream a file with VLC

% vlc -vvv video1.xyz --sout udp:192.168.0.42 --ttl 12

where:

  • video1.xyz is the file you want to stream,

  • 192.168.0.42 is either:

    • the IP address of the machine you want to unicast to;

    • or the DNS name the machine you want to unicast to;

    • or a multicast IP address.

  • 12 is the value of the TTL (Time To Live) of your IP packets (which means that the stream will be able to cross 11 routers).

If you want to stream the file continuously, add the --loop option.