Control VLC from an iPhone
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There are various options to control VLC from the iPhone. These broadly break down between methods that require a separate application to run alongside VLC and applications that communicate directly with VLC using the http interface. For getting such applications visit this website.
Options that communicate directly with VLC
- It is possible to use the http interface directly from Safari although is is somewhat cumbersome as it isn't designed for such a small screen.
- VLC Mobile Remote is a free application available on App Store to control VLC from iPhone, iPod & iPad devices. VLC Mobile Remote has an inbuilt guide to easily setup VLC and 'Auto Connection' feature in the app detects & connects to VLC without requiring to install additional helper application on Windows, Mac or Linux computers. Find more info about VLC Mobile Remote app on their website.
- Hobbyist Software have produced two native applications which allow control of VLC from within a normal iPhone app. They also provide setup helper applications for Windows and Mac OS which simplify the process of enabling the http interface in VLC.
- Flvorful Games has produced a free native application called Velcro which allows control of VLC from within a normal iPhone app. They provide instructions for Windows and Mac OS which simplify the process of setting up VLC.
Options that communicate via an intermediate connection
- Intelliremote is a free iPhone client for Intelliremote's PC Server (produced by Melloware). It requires the PC client to be running on the same Windows PC as VLC.
- EventGhost is a paid iPhone client for the Event Ghost open source home automation server for Windows. (The iPhone client is also produced by Melloware). It requires the PC client to be running on the same Windows PC as VLC.
- RedTouch is a paid iPhone client for an ethernet-connected infrared transceiver produced by IRTrans