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== HTTP ==
== HTTP ==
{{Module|name=http|type=Access|first_version=0.5.0|description=[[HTTP]] input|sc=http|sc2=unsv|sc3=itpc|sc4=icyx}}
{{Module|name=http|type=Access|first_version=0.5.0|description=[[HTTP]] input|sc=http|sc2=unsv|sc3=<abbr title="iTunes Podcast">itpc</abbr>|sc4=icyx}}
HTTP was first supported ''before'' 0.5.0 (probably from the beginning).
HTTP was first supported ''before'' 0.5.0 (probably from the beginning).

Latest revision as of 06:14, 19 April 2019

The --http-caching option was removed prior to VLC 2.0.0 with this commitdiff: Unify (ACCESS|DEMUX)_GET_PTS_DELAY

The option --http-proxy was removed from the 3.0.x and 4.0.0-dev branches with this commitdiff: HTTP win32: use http-proxy options to setup the proxy with summary Because win32/netconf is not ready.

The option --http-user-agent changed in VLC 1.1.1 (changelog):

libvlc_set_user_agent() configures the "user agent" strings used for some
protocols (HTTP, PulseAudio...). This replaces the --http-user-agent and
the former --user-agent libvlc_new() parameters.


Module: http
Type Access
First VLC version 0.5.0
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description HTTP input
Shortcut(s) http, unsv, itpc, icyx

HTTP was first supported before 0.5.0 (probably from the beginning).

As of VLC 0.9.0 this module accepts gzip compressed data and Digest Access Authentication.


  • http-reconnect : Automatically try to reconnect in case of a sudden disconnect default value: disabled


Module: https
Type Access
First VLC version 3.0.0
Last VLC version -
Operating system(s) all
Description HTTPS input
Shortcut(s) https

HTTPS was first supported in 0.8.1 (for http_intf). This particular sub-module was introduced in 3.0.0 for HTTP 2.0 support.


  • http-forward-cookies <boolean> : Forward cookies across HTTP redirections default value: enabled
  • http-referrer <string> : Provide the referral URL, i.e. HTTP "Referer" [sic] default value: NULL
  • http-user-agent <string> : Override the name and version of the application as provided to the HTTP server, i.e. the HTTP "User-Agent". Name and version must be separated by a forward slash, e.g. "FooBar/1.2.3" default value: NULL
  • http-continuous <boolean> : Keep reading a resource that keeps being updated (for example a JPEG file) default value: disabled

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