VLC HD Remote (+ Stream)

VLC HD Remote (+ Stream)


VLC HD Remote is a free app for using your Android device as remote control for all versions of the VLC video player, including VLC 2.0.

VLC HD Remote is a high quality app, easy to use and offers all features one could expect of a VLC remote, such as VLC playlists and DVD controls.

There are two features that can be unlocked with "VLC HD Remote Pro Unlocker" http://goo.gl/lg53b that can be tested:

(1) Streaming from VLC to Android devices
(2) Streaming from Android devices to VLC

If you find a bug or have a suggestion, we are happy to hear from you.

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Notes on compatibility:

VLC 2.1:
- This version of VLC requires a non-empty password for its HTTP interface.

This can be configured in VLC:
1. Menu Tools/Preferences
2. Show settings, set to "All".
3. In the tree: Interface/Main Interfaces/Lua
4. Lua HTTP, Password. Enter a password, e.g. "MyPassword".
5. Afterwards, restart VLC.
6. In our app, you can tap and hold to edit a device. Edit the "Controller URL" and insert the password inside the URL as in this example: "http://:[email protected]:8080"

- VLC repeatedly changed its codec options. This means that streaming does not work with our old defaults that were tailored to run on a wide variety of devices.
If you are able to figure out working streaming options for VLC that work with your device, it is theoretically possible to enter them in our app in the preferences. Since this can and did change with updates and even minor revisions of VLC, this is extremely difficult to maintain. We are sorry that we currently do not have the time to do this.

VLC 2.0.1 (NOT recommended):
- Remote control features work.
- This version has a bug with the h.264 encoder, which causes streaming to fail.

VLC 2.0.0:
- Remote control features work.
- Streaming works. Legacy mode does not work.
- Note all steps in the help: If streaming stops after 60 seconds, adjust the RTSP session timeout in VLC's settings to "-1" as the help suggests.
- Subtitles for streams have rendering problems. Either try VLC 1.1.11, or as workaround change width and height to "1" in the stream preferences.

VLC 1.1.11:
- Remote control features work.
- Both legacy mode and normal streaming works.
- Due to a bug in this version of VLC, DVD controls need changes to a file of VLC. Refer to the in-app help for more information.

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Recent changes:
Version 1.2.4
- Added aspect ratio to controls
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About VLC HD Remote (+ Stream)
VLC HD Remote is a free app for using your Android device as remote control for all versions of the VLC video player, including VLC 2.0.

VLC HD Remote is a high quality app, easy to use and offers all features one could expect of a VLC remote, such as VLC playlists and DVD controls.

There are two features that can be unlocked with "VLC HD Remote Pro Unlocker" http://goo.gl/lg53b that can be tested:

(1) Streaming from VLC to Android devices
(2) Streaming from Android devices to VLC

If you find a bug or have a suggestion, we are happy to hear from you.

--------------------------------
Notes on compatibility:

VLC 2.1:
- This version of VLC requires a non-empty password for its HTTP interface.

This can be configured in VLC:
1. Menu Tools/Preferences
2. Show settings, set to "All".
3. In the tree: Interface/Main Interfaces/Lua
4. Lua HTTP, Password. Enter a password, e.g. "MyPassword".
5. Afterwards, restart VLC.
6. In our app, you can tap and hold to edit a device. Edit the "Controller URL" and insert the password inside the URL as in this example: "http://:[email protected]:8080"

- VLC repeatedly changed its codec options. This means that streaming does not work with our old defaults that were tailored to run on a wide variety of devices.
If you are able to figure out working streaming options for VLC that work with your device, it is theoretically possible to enter them in our app in the preferences. Since this can and did change with updates and even minor revisions of VLC, this is extremely difficult to maintain. We are sorry that we currently do not have the time to do this.

VLC 2.0.1 (NOT recommended):
- Remote control features work.
- This version has a bug with the h.264 encoder, which causes streaming to fail.

VLC 2.0.0:
- Remote control features work.
- Streaming works. Legacy mode does not work.
- Note all steps in the help: If streaming stops after 60 seconds, adjust the RTSP session timeout in VLC's settings to "-1" as the help suggests.
- Subtitles for streams have rendering problems. Either try VLC 1.1.11, or as workaround change width and height to "1" in the stream preferences.

VLC 1.1.11:
- Remote control features work.
- Both legacy mode and normal streaming works.
- Due to a bug in this version of VLC, DVD controls need changes to a file of VLC. Refer to the in-app help for more information.

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Keywords: VLC, VideoLAN, VideoLAN Client, Remote, stream, VLC remote, media, DVD, control, streaming, solution, VLC direct, ICS, tablet, HD, SD, MPEG, MP4, simple, setup, playlist, subtitles, volume, playback, fullscreen, player, ActionBar, unlock, multimedia, Twoflower, HTTP, RTP, ID3 tags, fast, network, wifi, wlan, mkv, VLC X Remote/Stream, vlc x, VLC Player, screenshot, VLC Remote, VLC Streaming, pro, premium, avi, flv, mp4, mp3, mkv, wmv, jpg, mpeg, mpg, rmvb, m4v, mov, 3gp, ts, vob, lan, us, en, video, movie, play, stop, pause, skip

Recent changes:
Version 1.2.4
- Added aspect ratio to controls

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A Google User
Jul 22, 2014
Best VLC remote and Streaming option out there. Would like some simple widgets for pause/play, and a more obvious way to clear the playlist. I like that this has no adds in the free version, and the trial period for streaming to and from device was long enough to thoroughly test it. Needs chromecast option though.
A Google User
Jun 25, 2014
Top app The only one that I use now it's all I need
A Google User
Jun 19, 2014
It's okay Hmmmm
A Google User
Jun 14, 2014
Followed the instructions And still doesnt work. Doesnt control my VLC at all. Connects to my computer but nothing else.
A Google User
Jun 8, 2014
Vlc Nice app