In bed, too early to sleep so decide to watch a film. Too lazy to go fetch my laptop.

So I use #ConnectBot to open an #SSH session on the laptop and run #kdeconnect's kdeconnect-cli -d xxxxx --share file:///path/to/that/film.mp4

And watch the film on #VLC on me phone.

If I hadn't been on the same #LAN I would have copied the file into my #Nextcloud directory and synchronised from there.

All the apps mentioned available on @fdroidorg.


Service Toot for people without command line fetish:

for has built in support for: , , , and

In this case using VLCs SFTP support to access to your files over SSH would have totally sufficed.

@61 @fdroidorg

@uniq @61 @fdroidorg but if ssh requires gpg key from #yubikey, then the only option is ssh through #openkeychain and #termbot (both available in fdroid). #VLC can only do password authentication.


You are of course absolutely correct!

What I hadn't noticed is that recent versions of #VLC for Android even allow you to browse the remote host via #SFTP. 👍


@61 @uniq @fdroidorg too bad VLC on F-Droid isn't updated regularly, last update is 6 months old.

VLC for Android

Version 3.0.13 on Play store

Version 3.0.13 on Fdroid

@fdroidorg @uniq @61 @RyuKurisu

@noorul @fdroidorg @61 @uniq I assumed that it would be updated more often. Guess I was wrong 🙃

@RyuKurisu @noorul @fdroidorg @61 @uniq Wait, It isn't in the repos last time I checked?!?

Gotta look it up again...


VLC is a very mature project, I wouldn't expect a high update rate.

@uniq @fdroidorg

@RyuKurisu @uniq @fdroidorg

I should mention that of course I am installing from @fdroidorg.

I never had a Google account and if I did, the last place where I would use it would be on my phone (which has had a lot of stuff, including all Google services, excised upon installation and rooting).

@61 @uniq @fdroidorg you're a braver man than I am. Do you know if you can cast to a Chromecast from YouTube through VLC? Maybe share the link with NewPipe to VLC and "just cast" to it? 🤔

@RyuKurisu @uniq @fdroidorg

I'm afraid I know nothing about #chromecast and I do not even own a tellie.

However, I recall mirroring my phone's screen on a friend's TV set some time ago. I don't remember how we did it though. 🙁

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