Installing VLC on archlinux:¶
Download the up-to-date package from the official archlinux repository (*Recommended for beginners*):
pacman -S vlc
To run VLC using Web interface:¶
From the command line -
Run VLC with parameter
vlc --extraintf=http --http-host 0.0.0.0 --http-port 8080 --http-password yourpasswordhere
To allow remote connections, edit
/usr/share/vlc/lua/http/.hosts and restart VLC.
To use Chromecast support:¶
To use Chromecast support, follow either of the following methods:
libmicrodns - To find the chromecast device listed in Playback > Renderer menu.
protobuf - To enable streaming in the selected device in Playback > Renderer menu.
This might conflict with other software using mDNS/DNS-SD.
Setup an Avahi server:
Avahi is a networking implementation used for multicast DNS/DNS-SD service discovery, which is often available by default in linux OS. In most Linux distributions, Avahi daemon is run with disallow-other-stack=no by default (secured mode). The VLC module for avahi can be found here.
Refer Avahi: archlinux wiki for installation instructions.
If libmicrodns is installed in addition to Avahi daemon, in the default secured mode (with disallow-other-stack set to “no”), Chromecast support does not function.
To allow Chromecast support to function:
Run Avahi daemon in insecure mode with disallow-other-stack set to “yes”.
Allow discovery of chromecast devices with the Avahi DNS-SD resolver.
To install and apply a new skin in archlinux, make sure to store the downloaded skin in
A list of FAQs and documented bugs can be found on the official Archlinux documentation: