VLC – Setup (v2.1.0 and newer)

for VLC v2.0.8, 2.0.7, 2.0.6 and older see instructions here

Configuration settings on VLC are required for remote control.

Step1: ‘Allow only one instance‘    (ignore this step on Mac OS)

Windows Ubuntu VLC → Tools → Preferences → Allow only one instance → enabled(On)

Step2: Set HTTP

Windows Ubuntu VLC → Tools → Preferences → Show Settings (All) → Interface → Main Interface → Web → enabled(On)
Apple OSX VLC → Preferences → Show All → Interface → Main Interfaces → Web → enabled(On)

Step3: Set Lua Password (do not leave blank)

Windows Ubuntu VLC → Tools → Preferences → Show Settings (All) → Interface → Main Interfaces → Web → Lua → Lua HTTP → Password
Apple OSX VLC → Preferences → Show All → Interface → Main Interfaces → Web → Lua → Lua HTTP → Password

Step4Save Preferences

Step5Restart VLC

Step6: Enable Firewall for VLC when prompted

Instruction videos for VLC v2.1.0 and newer

Windows

Mac OSX

Ubuntu

 

 

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