[vlc-devel] Re: Streaming .wav data with vlc

Sigmund Augdal sigmunau at stud.ntnu.no
Tue Mar 23 09:52:41 CET 2004

VLC supports reading from wave files, but not streaming them as wave files.
You will have to select some transcoding options to stream it as mp3 or


On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 04:45:20PM +0800, s tsang wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to use vlc 0.7.0 to stream .wav data over Ethernet in unicast mode and I see a few things that I do not understand.
> 1. With vlc 0.7.0 as the client I could not hear anything. On the other hand streaming of MP3 file works fine.
> 2. I use Ethereal to sniff the ethernet data. When I choose the 'raw' encapsulation method, the wave header is not sent. And after a chunk of data is sent (~1500 bytes), it seems that vlc jumps forward to another block and send it out so that much of the original data is not sent.
> 3. I use my own program to act as a client to receive the data. When I choose the MPEG 'TS' encapsulation method, I receive only one chunk of data towards the end of the file (when the vlc server play pointer is near the right hand side).
> Does vlc support streaming of wave data and what options should I use?
> Thanks.
> NM.
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