[vlc-devel] Socks5 proxy support of vlc.

Hongyi Zhao hongyi.zhao at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 01:51:42 UTC 2021

On Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 12:20 AM Rémi Denis-Courmont <remi at remlab.net> wrote:
> Le perjantaina 5. helmikuuta 2021, 17.58.16 EET Hongyi Zhao a écrit :
> > On Ubuntu 20.04, I compiled and installed the git master version of
> > vlc and I noticed the following option of vlc:
> >
> > $ vlc -H |& grep -- '-socks '
> >       --socks <string>           SOCKS server
> >
> > But it seems that this option doesn't work at all. In detail, even I
> > don't run the socks5 proxy, vlc doesn't report any error and still
> > runs smoothly as shown below:
> Most protocols ignore the SOCKS settings.

Thanks a lot for your note/comment.

> > $ curl -x socks5:// www.baidu.com
> > curl: (7) Unable to receive initial SOCKS5 response.
> >
> > $ http_proxy='' cvlc -vv --socks
> > https://auto.hyddns.xyz:8443/live/surveillance.m3u8
> >
> > Any hints for this problem will be highly appreciated?
> With all due respect, this list is about software development, *not* user
> support.

I was going to post to the user list, but based on the messages in vlc
Archives <https://mailman.videolan.org/pipermail/vlc/>, the recent
updating time is
April 2015. So I think that the mailing list for VLC users is
abandoned for a long time. To be frank, I can't find the appropriate
list for posting this issue from the ones listed on
<https://www.videolan.org/support/lists.html>, except this one. I'm
very sorry for misusing on this list.

Any hints for directing me to the appropriate user list for VLC will
be highly appreciated.

Best regards
Assoc. Prof. Hongyi Zhao <hongyi.zhao at gmail.com>
Theory and Simulation of Materials
Hebei Polytechnic University of Science and Technology engineering
NO. 552 North Gangtie Road, Xingtai, China

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