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I would like stream a video on my home network so I can watch it on my android tablet. I attempt to do this using vlc 2.0.8 on ubuntu but it didn't work. Can anyone walk me through the exact steps you need?

I selected Media->Stream then "Add" and chose the video. I then clicked "Stream" at the bottom of the page then Next, then for New Destination I chose HTTP (more or less at random) I unchecked Activate Transcoding, Next, added a name for "SAP announce", then Stream. I see the error

[0x9ac4908] main libvlc: Running vlc with the default interface. Use 'cvlc' to use vlc without interface.
[0xb1600628] main stream output error: stream chain failed for `'
[0xb5400618] main input error: cannot start stream output instance, aborting

in a terminal at that point.

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