vlc_telnet platform allows you to control a VLC media player using the built in telnet interface.
To add a VLC media player to your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry media_player: - platform: vlc_telnet host: IP_ADDRESS password: PASSWORD
Only the “music” media type is supported for now.
This service will control any instance of VLC player on the network with the telnet interface activated. To activate the telnet interface on your VLC Player please read the official VLC documentation. Also remember to add a firewall rule allowing inbound connections for the port used in the device running VLC.
In case the VLC is running on a host with a locale other than English, you may get some errors during the volume change.
This is related to the different use of the decimal separator in other countries.
Consider to set the locale to
en_US before starting VLC.
A full configuration for VLC could look like the one below:
# Example configuration.yaml entry media_player: - platform: vlc_telnet name: Remote Player host: 192.168.1.48 port: 4212 password: your-secure-password
You can run a VLC Media Player on your Home Assistant installation using the a community provided add-on.
Using it you can play files on the local network, Internet or files and playlist locally saved to the
/share folder of your Home Assistant installation.