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HTTP Media Server for VLC

Project Description

We ( actually I and some of my friends ) needed to watch movies and listen to songs wirelessly from a desktop which has all the hard disks attached to it. SMB, AFP, etc were too much of a hassle to set up and not to mention slow, jittery performance. I am looking at you Mac OS ( SMB 1 in 2016 ?). Hence the python script.

Shows the playlist directly in vlc. So that you can click and play :). Both random and incremental seek in vlc is supported. Playing directly in the browser is supported too.

Requires netifaces other than python standard libary. Have fun!

PyPi package - [videopy](


pip install videopy


videopy [-h] [–directory DIRECTORY] [–port PORT] [–foreground]
[–stop] [–restart] [–pid PID]

optional arguments:

-h, --help show this help message and exit

—directory DIRECTORY, -d DIRECTORY Directory where the media is located

--port PORT, -p PORT
 Port the Media Server will bind to

—foreground, -f Start the Media Server in the foreground

--stop Stop the Media Server.

—restart Restart the Media Server

--pid PID Location to store the pid file


Just run vlc http://[ip-address of the machine running the service]:[1149 or the port the service is running at]/vlc

To play on a html5 enabled browser use http://[ip-address of the machine running the service]:[1149 or the port the service is running at]


Hope it helps you as much as it’s helping us.

Issues and Pull Requests are welcome.

But most importantly have fun.

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