Tests

If you have troubles using the app please perform these tests step by step.
Make sure you installed VLC as described on the Setup page.
 

  1. On your computer open this address in a web browser:
    http://127.0.0.1:8080/
    You should see the VLC web interface.
     
  2. Replace 127.0.0.1 with your local network address, for example:
    http://192.168.0.197:8080/
    You should see the same web interface.
    If you get a page "403 Forbidden" you have to edit your ".hosts" file (see Setup).

    On Windows you can find your network address by typing "ipconfig /all" in the Command Prompt under Accessories. Look for a line "IPv4 Address" most likely in the Wireless LAN section.
    Alternative: From the task bar icon you can also right click on the WLAN you are connected to, then choose "Status" and open the "Details..." window. Look for "IPv4 Address".

     
  3. If test #2 was successful try to open the same address in your preferred Android web browser.
    Again you should see the VLC web interface.
    If not, check your firewall settings or switch off your firewall for a moment to make sure that was the problem.

    These three tests should be successful before you can use this app, or any other VLC remote app.
     
  4. Start "VLC Stream & Convert" on your device and open the Connect dialog from the menu.
    You can enter the IP address from test #2 / #3 or just use the "Scan" button to find the same address automagically.
    After pressing "Connect" a notification "Connected to VLC" should appear.
     
  5. Change to the Browse tab. Can you see media files and browse through the directories?
     
  6. Now try streaming some music to your device. Long click on an audio file and select "Stream http". Whatever format your source file has it will be converted on-the-fly to an mp3 stream and after 5 seconds of buffering you shall be able to hear it.