How to use VLC as a free open source alternative to playon.tv

Basically setup your VLC to stream your desktop + audio, here:

http://betterlogic.com/roger/?p=3058

If this works, then now let’s try it on the console.

To access it from your console, browse to that url (the 1.2.3.4 one) and, with luck, it might play. Note that different consoles have different input capabilities, so you may have to tweak it a bit, but it should play.  So you should probably tweak the “Transcoding settings” (wrench button) so that it outputs in something compatible with your console device.

You could also use this similarly to play existing media files on your computer (just stream those files instead of streaming capture devices).

2 thoughts on “How to use VLC as a free open source alternative to playon.tv”

  1. Hello
    I have a subsea camera and want to see live video from the camera.
    From the camera and up to the bridge is an antenna-cable wich is set to the computer with a yellow composit-plug.
    The picture comes on a normal TV-screen, no problem. But I want the signal to come on the computer-screen.
    I have VLC downloaded as well as Screen-Capturer-Recorder-v0.12.7-(1).exe

    Can you help me ?

    Sincerly
    Andri Hansen

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