Can I get a local VLC instance to stream media from a remote computer, via SSH?
This is with VLC running on the local computer that I'm watching the video on, not remotely via X11-over-SSH.
Are there any extra access modules for VLC which could enable SSH sources?
The local computer unfortunately runs Windows 7, and I want to avoid dual-booting if possible.
Probably unnecessary - my setup:
I have a computer in the UK which auto-connects to a VPS via SSH and sets up reverse port-forwarding.
For those interested in doing this, the UK computer uses:
ssh -nNTP *:9000:localhost:22 user@vps
tunnel@vpsshould be changed accordingly for your setup.
I SSH/PuTTY to the mapped port on my VPS from wherever in the world I am, in order to access the UK computer. I connect from my local computer to the UK one over the SSH tunnel by then locally executing:
ssh user@vps -p 9000
This works great for getting a shell on the UK computer. I want to stream media from it though onto my local PC which unfortunately, runs Windows 7. This rules out SSHFS, and also win-sshfs which is quite buggy on Windows 7.
Currently, I use win-ssh to start copying the file over, then I get VLC to play the (incomplete) file. As long as the copy rate is above the media bitrate and win-ssh doesn't fail (which it does for most files), this works great. I'm looking for a more robust solution.