Documentation:Streaming HowTo/Stream a DVD

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VLC Streaming HowTo

Streaming, Muxers and Codecs

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Stream a DVD
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Note: Under Unix/Linux, you must have write access to the device corresponding to your DVD drive. For that, you should be in the disk or cdrom group (look at the permissions in /dev). If you're not, add yourself to the group:

# adduser your_login disk_or_cdrom

and then restart your session.

Stream a DVD with VLC

% vlc -vvv --color dvdsimple:/dev/dvd --sout udp:// --ttl 12 --sout-all


  • /dev/dvd is the name of your DVD drive (put D: under Windows if D is the letter of your DVD drive) or the directory where you copied your DVD,
  • is either:
    • the IP address of the machine you want to unicast to;
    • or the DNS name the machine you want to unicast to;
    • or a multicast IP address.
  • 12 is the value of the TTL (Time To Live) of your IP packets (which means that the stream will be able to cross 11 routers).
  • sout-all allows you to stream all soundtracks and subtitles

If you want to stream the DVD continuously, add the --loop option.

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