How to Stream Audio and Video with VLC Player?

Diana Joan

Nov 07, 2014 07:28 am / Posted by Diana Joan

As a free and versatile multi media player, VLC not only provides audio and video playback function. There are many hidden functions about VLC player you may not know, and streaming audio and video is just one of them.

stream audio video with vlc

Step 1. Run VLC player

Download and launch VLC player on your PC. Follow “Media” “Stream” on the main UI. And the “Open Media” window will pop out.

stream audio video with vlc

Step 2. Add audio/video to stream

On “Open Media” window, click “File.” Then click “Add” button to add a file you want to stream from either from PC or a DVD in your disc drive. At the bottom of the window, switch “Play” option to “Stream” option.

stream audio video with vlc

Step 3. Stream the selected audio/video file

After choosing the “Stream” option at Step 2, click on “Stream” and the “Stream Output” window pops out.

stream audio video with vlc

Step 4. Set the streaming destination

On “Stream Output” screen, click on “Next,” and you’ll be taken to the “Destination Setup” where you can choose the destination.

After selecting a destination, click the “Add” button.

stream audio video with vlc

Step 5. Pick a port number

Pick a port number, and make sure no other program uses this number. Click on “Next.”

stream audio video with vlc

Step 4. Proper file format for streaming

If you’re streaming to a tablet or iPhone, choose “MP4.” Then click on “Next.”

stream audio video with vlc

Step 6. Start streaming

Simply click “Stream” button to start streaming the selected audio or video files.

stream audio video with vlc

Part II. Open a Network Stream

Step 1. Launch VLC and choose network stream

Download and run VLC player and click on “Media” “Open Network Stream” and you’ll be let to the “Open Media” window.

stream audio video with vlc

Step 2. Enter a network URL

On the “Open Media” screen, enter a network URL for the audio or video file you want to stream under “Network” option. 

stream audio video with vlc

Step 3. Play the selected audio/video

After entering a URL, click “Play” and you’re able to play the selected audio or video file in a stream.


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