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Trying to stream video over local network using VLC and nothing happens


Sharpstick68    0

I'm trying to play a video over my network from one computer in my house to another. I selected the UDP (legacy) method and I put in the IP of the computer where the video is coming from like I've seen in tutorial videos, then I try opening the Network Stream on my computer that is receiving the video and I get this message 


" Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL 'udp://@'. Check the log for details. "


Then I tried using the computer that's receiving the video's IP instead of the local computer that is streaming it and when I do that nothing happens at all, no error or anything, and I don't know what I'm doing wrong, can someone help me here?

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Somnus    19

Are these computers already networked? Have you setup share access? Did you enable SMBv1 in the advanced section of Add/Remove Programs?


I have a media server here in the house that I rip all the DVD and Blurays we purchase to. I just installed VLC and played several videos from it without issue, so I'm assuming your issue is either firewall related, or share related.


What antivirus are you using? Is it the Internet Security variant? Is Windows Firewall on? Have you given VLC network access?

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