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Enabling web interface control, I can't find the hosts file in the VLC Folder

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Enabling web interface control, I can't find the hosts file in the VLC Folder

http://www.howtogeek.com/117261/how-to-activate-vlcs-web-interface-contr...

Essentially I want to be able to control vlc from another computer so my desktop connected to my LCD TV can be controlled from a browser on my tablet.

I got up to a step where I have to edit VLC's hosts file, but I navigated to the appropriate folder, but see nothing.

Is this a portable app quirk and should just install in locally?

I prefer portable apps obviously, and would like to keep it that way. Thanks.

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You should be able to manually create one if you'd like. Though creating Windows files that start with a . can be problematic. I don't know if it will work in the portable version as I haven't tested it.

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I guess it won't hurt to try.

I guess it won't hurt to try.

It will be interesting to create the file, since its basically a relablled text file.

It will be interesting to see if it works just by droping it into said folder and being recognized.

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