Enable auto-reconnect VLC Streaming

“NOT INTUITIVE” that all I can say about some of the configuration options in VLC. You are really finding out that something is not intuitive when you have the directions and still not able to find the options.  Most open source software suffers from one thing: shaky UI design and from what i can see this software is no different.

If your stream stops after each song, you might not have auto-reconnect enabled on the client side.

Here is how to  enable auto-reconnect:

Let’s see how to enable auto-reconnect in VLC

1. Click on Tools then Preferences.

2.  Click on “ALL” (show settings-> bottom left corner) see image below

3. The click on “input/codecs” -> Access modules

4. And click on HTTP(s)

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  1. hy,
    i am using a http stream on vlc. the server is windows 7 and the client windows xp.
    the problem is that the dsl connection crashes sometime.
    can u instruct me pls how to configure vlc to auto reconnect if the internet is down for a few minutes.
    P.S. i have tryed the above but no luck.

    thanks,
    best regards