Start VLC Player and go to „Tools->Preferences“.

Switch to „Show All Settings“ (1). In the section „Interface“ select „Main Interfaces“ (2) and check „Remote Control Interface“ (3).

Now expand „Main Interface“, go to „RC“ (1), check „Do not open a DOS command box Interface“ (2) and enter the ip of the computer VLC is running (3). You also need to define a port. In UNVIVERSE the default port ist 4647 but you are free to choose any port as well.

Save the settings and restart VLC. It’s now prepared to be controlled by UNIVERSE.