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I want to stream a video file that is located on my Desktop to an iOS device that has installed the recently published official VLC application. Both computers are in the same adress space in my LAN, I know their IPs and ping them successfully.

I can't figure out the procedure to stream a video directly from a non server computer with VLC installed to the iOS VLC application. I don't know if my straming approach is correct and how to open the stream in iOS VLC subsequently.


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In the iOS VLC app I select the menu entry

Open network stream

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There is just an empty textfield, where I enter the location seen in the last desktop window. After that it says playback error and goes back to my empty media libarary. This behaviour with the same error message shows up no matter what I type in the text field.

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I DLed VLC for IOS as well, but havent set it up. Air Playit is what Im using now and see not need to replace it. airplayit.com –  Keltari Jul 28 '13 at 21:08
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