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A project and a non-profit organization, composed of volunteers, developing and promoting free, open-source multimedia solutions.
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Streaming

Overview of the VideoLAN streaming solution

The VideoLAN streaming solution includes two programs:

Complete details of the streaming features are available.

VideoLAN solution overview

The network on which you setup the VideoLAN solution can be as small as one ethernet 10/100Mb switch or hub, and as big as the whole Internet.
The VideoLAN streaming solution has full IPv6 support.

Examples of needed bandwidth are:

  • 0.5 to 4 Mbit/s for a MPEG-4 stream,
  • 3 to 4 Mbit/s for an MPEG-2 stream read from a satellite card, a digital television card or a MPEG-2 encoding card,
  • 6 to 9 Mbit/s for a DVD.

VLC is able to announce its streams using the SAP/SDP standard, or using Zeroconf (also known as Bonjour).

Documentation

The VideoLAN streaming solution is documented in our documentation section