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Module: telnet
Type Control interface
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Operating system(s) all
Description Control VLC via a telnet connection
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The telnet module communicates with VLC over a network connection using the telnet protocol. The original module was provided until 1.1.0, when it was re-written in Lua. The old module was renamed to oldtelnet and removed in 2.0.0.

Telnet should not be used for sensitive applications.

To find module information on the command-line for VLC 2.0.0 and above, use vlc -p lua --advanced --help-verbose and look for the Lua Telnet section.

Options as of 3.0.6 are listed below:

  • telnet-host <string> : This is the host on which the interface will listen. It defaults to all network interfaces ( If you want this interface to be available only on the local machine, enter ""
  • telnet-port <integer> : This is the TCP port on which this interface will listen default value: 4212
  • telnet-password <string> : A single password restricts access to this interface
  • lua-sd <string> : ?
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