How to show a HTTP stream from VLC Player in Wireshark?

asked 2021-06-07 19:40:48 +0000

jjulianf23 gravatar image

updated 2021-06-07 19:45:57 +0000

Hello community,

I just set up a HTTP stream of a video between my Server and Client system using the VLC media player (using the command line). Both the systems run Ubuntu 20.04

vlc -vvv <path to video file> --sout '#transcode{vcodec=h264,vb=800,acodec=mpga,ab=128,channels=2,samplerate=44100,scodec=none}standard:{access=http,mus=ts,dst=:8080/}'

Now I try to visualize the packets in Wireshark. Unfortunately, I can most only see TCP packets being sent between Server and Client but I cannot see any upper communication Layer (like HTTP). However, HTTP is activated to be shown in Wireshark (under Analyse -> Activate Protocols)

In the attached screenshot I only see a single HTTP frame and afterwards only TCP.

Does anyone have a solution for that? Or is that behaviour expected?

Best regards! Top

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