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Setup Network Stream with VideoLAN Client (VLC)


We will now use the VideoLAN Client software, and you will need the location of the local TVAnts stream that you were told to note on page 1. Remember, the TVAnts software must be still open and the status of the channel must be still Running even if you do not have the channel itself playing on screen. If it isn't running, obviously we cannot stream it to the Wii.



First run of VLC




For it's size, VLC packs a major punch with unmatched playback capabilities and network streaming options to suit most needs. You must download and install it now, and then run the program.

Streaming Options - Step One




In VLC, click Media --> Streaming, and then click the Network tab of the window that pops up (looks like the picture above). Once you have that done, under Network Protocol, select HTTP from the list of options, and then paste in the TVAnts local stream URL that you were showed how to retrieve on page one of this guide in the Address field. For example, mine is http://localhost:16900/4.asf (if its your first time using TVAnts it is very likely going to be 1.asf). When you have input this information, click the Stream button.

Streaming Options - Step Two




All you have to do here is select MMSH under Outputs. Leave the Address field blank and make sure the Port is set to 1234. Now underneath the Encapsulation option, as shown, select ASF/WMV. And that's it - that large window and all you have to do is tick two options. Click Stream.

VLC Streaming?




If all is going well, VLC should now have a status of Streaming and should not pop-up an error. If an error does come up after about 10 seconds, chances are you input the link to the TVAnts stream incorrectly or the channel is not Running anymore. Check to make sure TVAnts is still running and the channel still has a status of "Running" under the Channels tab. It is also very possible that VLC will have the name of the TV channel that it is streaming on its Title bar and status. If this is the case, then this is a good thing.

Either way, you should now be ready for the next step, sharing with TVersity.

What Next?


We have completed the VLC steps, move to the next page.

Page 3 - Add video feed to TVersity--> Move to the next page where we will setup the stream with TVersity.

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Written by: James Delahunty