Stream in uni cast or multicast in IPv4 or it is a high-bandwidth network to IPv6 can be used as a server.
VLC Player can read ::
01) MPEG-1, MPEG-2 from the hard disk and MPEG-4 / DivX files, a CD-ROM drive, etc.
02) DVDs, VCDs, and Audio CD
03) From satellite card (DVB-S)
04) Several types of network flow : UDP / RTP Unicast, UDP / RTP Multicast, HTTP, RTSP, MMS, etc.
05) From acquisition or encoding cards (on GNU / Linux and Windows only)
Fixed new updates
2.0.4 is a major update that fixes a lot of regressions of the 2.0.x branch of VLC.
2.0.4 introduces an important number of fixes and improvements for all playback, notably for Blu-Ray, DVD, HLS, Ogg and MKV files; but also for Youtube, Vimeo, Koreus and Soundcloud.
2.0.4 adds Opus codec support, including multichannel ones and streams, and MSS playback through DMO libraries.
2.0.4 fixes numerous issues, including audio device selection, Qt and Mac OS interface, security issues and Windows wallpaper mode...
With faster decoding on multi-core, GPU, and mobile hardware and the ability to open more formats, notably professional, HD and 10bits codecs, 2.0 was a major upgrade for VLC.2.0.4 fixes around a hundreds of bugs, and adds more than 300 commits on top of 2.0.3