How to Use VLC on JustinTV

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The service offers live channels of streaming video content that site visitors can display on their computer. You can stream pre-recorded video content from the VLC media player directly to your channel using the site's official "Jtvlc" application, which redirects VLC's output to your station.

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    Download the latest version of Jtvlc from the "Linux Broadcasting API" page (

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    Click the latest Windows version from the "Download" section. Although it may not be labelled, Windows 7 is compatible with the Vista edition.

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    Download and install VLC 1.0.1 or later from the official VideoLAN website (, if you do not already have it installed.

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    Unzip the "" file that you downloaded from the website. The version number of your download may be different than "0.41." Remember the directory you extract these files to, as it will be needed later.

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    Open the Start menu and type "cmd.exe" without quotation markes. Press "Enter."

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    Type the following command into your command prompt, replacing the first command with the path to your VLC player's "vlc.exe" file and "file://c:\folder\file.avi" with the path on your hard drive to the video file you'd like to stream. Press "Enter" after the command.

    "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" -vvv -I rc "file://C:\folder\file.avi" --sout="#transcode{venc=x264{keyint=60,idrint=2},vcodec=h264,vb=300,scale=1,acodec=mp4a,ab=32,channels=2,samplerate=22050}:rtp{dst=,port=1234,sdp=file:///%HomeDrive%\%HomePath%\vlc.sdp}"

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    Type "cd C:\path\to\directory\of\jtvlc" without quotation marks. Replace "C:\path\to\directory\of\jtvlc" with the location where you extracted JTVLC.

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    Type "jtvlc <username> <key> %HomeDrive%\%HomePath%\vlc.sdp" without quotation marks. Replace <username> with your username on, such as "Frank332" and <key> with the stream key you added in your profile, such as "mykey_34221." If you do not know your key, just the "Advanced" setting of your account.

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