VLC 3 + Chromecast

Asked by slumbergod

To use chromecast from VLC 3 I have to disable UFW. Can anyone tell me how to add a rule so I don't have to disable/enable ufw each time I want to stream something from my laptop to my tv.

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costales (costales) said :


I'll convert this in a bug and add the information in there.

I'll include a rule for this if you confirm it is working.

Best regards.

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instantkarma (instantkarma) said :

first you need to check the HTTP port that vlc is using (for me it was 8010)...

open vlc > tools > preferences > select "all" (at the bottom) > stream output > stout stream > chromecast > HTTP Port = ????.

open gufw,
click "+" to add a new rule,
"Advanced" tab,
"Name" = VLC Chromecast
"Policy" = Allow,
"Direction" = Both
"Protocol" = TCP
"To / Port" = <add your port number here>.
clicked on "Add" then "Close".

Alternatively you could assign a static IP to your chromecast's MAC address via your router's set up page...

then open gufw,
click "+" to add a new rule,
"Advanced" tab,
"Name" = Chromecast,
"Policy" = Allow,
"Direction" = Both,
"Protocol" = TCP
in the "From" field, enter EG:,
clicked on "Add" then "Close".

I consider the second approach I gave a much better option than the first.

Works for me.

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