Configuring VLC HTTP Interface

To start VLC HTTP Interface open up your player first. Select Tools from the menu and choose “Preferences“. Now in the settings dialog box choose “All Settings” (found on the bottom left side). Now you should be able to see a lot of advanced settings. Select Interfaces->Main Interface¬†and the check the checkbox next to “Web“. (Pic attached for reference) Now type in “http” in the text box and save it.

vlc-http-1

Now open the location of VLC player in your file explorer and navigate to lua->http folder (C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\http). Open up .hosts file and un-comment the last two lines i.e just delete the “#” character from the last two lines.

::/0
0.0.0.0/0

Don’t be scared of the big warning above it. You need to be worried if your machine is accessible by the outside world, if you are on a home computer just ignore the warning. Save the file and restart VLC. Open your browser and accessing http://localhost:8080/ should now show you the default VLC HTTP Interface.

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