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Old 06-11-2019, 09:22 PM   #1
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vlc question

I would like to have a script that would start vlc up in a mode where it would stream my desktop over the network. I would also like a script that would automatically have other pc's connect to the stream. I know very little about vlc, but am looking for a poor mans video confrencing setup.

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Advice needed!!!
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VLC is a media player, not a live-streaming program. I don't think it will do what you want it to do.

Try a web search for "linux video conferencing"; it will offer you a number of more suitable alternatives.
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VLC is much more than "just" a media player; the name is Video LAN Client, which implies extensive networking capabilities. Live streaming is definitely part of that.
To say it is feature-rich is an understatement.
Enjoy reading the documentation (and maybe post to their forums).
That said, if video conferencing is possible at all, it won't be easy to set up...

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perhaps ekiga?
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Depending on the abilities (read: modernness) of your system, the client systems, and web browsers in use, you could try a WebRTC session, such as on I haven't tried a screen share, but I think it's part of the spec for WebRTC, and I have done video conferencing that way before. It's an open source project, and the URL also offers a free service, no login and everything.


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