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    streaming with VLC

    Im trying to stream my webcam on my laptop through the local network using VLC.

    Ive found a few HOW-To online but none of them pertain to the latest version and I cannot match any of the options or settings they talk about to the latest version.

    I can get my webcam displaying locally nicely in VLC but cannot for the life of me figure out how to then stream that.

    Anyone got any updated documentation please?

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    Have you tried setting the stream file location to a common read write area on the network, and then point VLC to pick up the stream from that same file on the 'client' machines?

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    I cant even find settings for 'stream file location' . I can only see how to open a stream not create one.

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    I would presume - open vlc --> Media --> stream --> Capture Device

    From there assuming you have the driver etc installed for the web cam and the web cam is powered on and working ( as in you have tested the web cam works ok and then close down any apps that use or you did use to test the webcam works down )

    I would presume that it will be in the drop down as one of the devices or you can set the webcam as the device to stream from ??

    Found this : http://hackyogi.com/vlc-player-tricks/

    Not sure which sites you came across or what ones you found, would be interesting to see what ones you have looked at already
    Last edited by mac_shinobi; 4th June 2013 at 11:23 AM.

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    yep thats the bit ive figured out.

    what do i do at the receiving end. What protocol does it stream? http? rtsp? What is the port?

    Where do I set all that?

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    When you are streaming locally ok how have you got that setup with what protocols and what did you do to get that working ?

    I would guess it would be a case of finding out what port that protocol uses and port forwarding it over your router to allow that traffic outbound etc ?

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    I have just found that when you set up the stream, instead of pressing the Play button, if you press the down arrow, it brings up the missing menu I have been looking for!
    And i only clicked it by accident.

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    What missing menu is that ?

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    Capture.PNG

    I have literealy spent 30 whole minutes looking for that

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    right i still cant figure this out...

    can anyone post a step by step idiots guide for a newb

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