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    How to Remote Control VLC Player on PC with Android Phone

    VLC player is an amazing audio player that works with all video and audio formats. Once it is installed in your system you require nothing. This player comes with amazing capability of video streaming also. While watching a movie or listening to your favourite music on your pc you have to sit next back to it. You have used the keyboard mouse to control it. But what if you can control that through you android device. VLC player app comes for android platform that helps you to control the audio/video payer on your system. You start a movie, and sit back relaxed and control the same through your android phone, it is very simple and easy to manage. VLC is also getting popular day by day on mobile platform. Due to its rich feature it is easy to use and also has many advance settings.

    Today we are going to learn how you can use VLC to control your audio/video playback on pc. I had tested much third party application. But none of them work so properly. There is paid software also which is bit useless. These apps ask you to install multiple applications on different platform. One you have to install on your pc and the other one you will have to install on the mobile phone. You need an active internet connection for both. Or else it is not going to work. It is a time consuming process. But with the help of VLC you can do that instantly and very easily. Many paid apps are failed here.

    VLC is a good application and it is versatile to use. The simple settings in it will allow you to control your pc and do basic task. Now it is not right to expect much from that. Here we are only talking about controlling the playback. So let’s move ahead with configuration of the same.
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    Re: How to Remote Control VLC Player on PC with Android Phone

    Method to control your PC through VLC Android app:

    • Download and install the latest version of VLC Player on your PC
    • Download and install the latest version of VLC Remote App on your Android phone from Google Play. Remember that the version must be over 1.1.0. Outdated version will not work.
    • Launch VLC on your pc. Go to Tools > Preferences > Show Settings.
    • Look for Advance settings and in that click on Interface > Main Interface. You have to look for an option in that called as HTTP Remote Control Interface. Enable it.
    • Now we will move ahead with configuring that with Android. You have to download a separate app for the same. It is called as VLC Remote.
    • Install this on your device via Google Play.
    • To use you have to run VLC on your PC. It must remain active in the background.
    • To control launch VLC remote from your pc and let it detect your system. It will take some time and detect it. If it fails to locate then you have to add your system IP manually in the same.
    • For that you have to configure VLC Server from Menu > Settings. Just click on Add Server.
    • In that you can add the IP address of your system with default port which is 8080. \
    • If everything goes well then you are connected.
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