Does anyone have experience streaming video with ? We're trying to set up a movie night and we keep getting "input can't be opened" errors. (Guides say this is a firewall issue, but I'm pretty sure I gave that permission on the streaming end?)

@DialMforMara my experience is that I've never managed to get it working. I presume the GUI of VLC remains an after-thought and the only way to get the more advanced features working (anything other than simple playback) is via the command line. That's probably not very helpful, sorry ;)

@DialMforMara Streaming from where to where? I have solved a few streaming problems that have different solutions depending on the configuration. Where is the media? Where is it supposed to be headed? VLC as source or receiver?

There's supposed to be a way to stream from VLC on one computer to VLC on another. Following the online guides gives a "cannot be opened" error on the receiving end.

Our workaround last night involved uploading things to Drive

and Dropbox so we could watch them with Syncplay, which worked fine but took a lot of upload and download time, so I'm still interested in VLC to VLC streaming if it's quicker.

What are you referring to when you say "network"? This happened both with two VLC instances on the same computer, and two instances on computers in different countries.

@DialMforMara I answered my own question. People are all over :) I'll see what I can find/reproduce

@DialMforMara I was playing with VLC and wasn't able to reproduce the problem, and the googles aren't much help without getting more details :(

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