I began experimenting with VLC today since I am getting choppy performance with mplayer when streaming music videos over my WIFI connection at home. Videolan performs much better when I use UDP streaming so I want to stick with it. However, one thing I did with mplayer was to use playlists of music videos to make it simple to watch related videos. I am trying to get the same functionality by using VLC's command line to have it stream all the videos in a playlist ( one at a time, of course! ) , but I do not see a way to do it in the documentation / help.
I tried the -playlist command and also tried just giving it a playlist as the input stream. Neither method works. Also I am trying figure out ( using transcoding ) the best audio and video codecs to use over a low bandwith connection( I have WIFI Super G ( 90-100MBs ) but it acts like it is a 10MB connectio
Also I tried using a simple "for" loop to have loop through a list and call the vlc application with each file as the argument, that doesn't work either as after VLC finishes a
stream, it just sits there and doesn't close so that my loop can tell it to start the next stream. i.e. "for i in ./*.mpeg;do vlc -vvv ...;done;"
Any ideas? Experiences?