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davidcole
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  #1807383 27-Jun-2017 09:15
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timmmay:

 

Can anyone give a bit of a dummies guide to getting this working in Kodi? I'm having a try but it's really not simple. The guides I've found suggest you need to find a PVR add on (which one?), maybe install a plug-in, etc.

 

 

 

 

There seems to have been a few addons mentioned....but I haven't seen a single comment on "use this repo and install this addon"  which is probably what you're after.

 

 





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Mavarick
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  #1807387 27-Jun-2017 09:20
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see second post on page 3, im a dummy and I got it to work, careful of the spelling 

 

its not an add-on as such 


vorghahn
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  #1807389 27-Jun-2017 09:22
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Using info from OP, title and Google:

 

 

 

http://kodi-addons.club/addon/plugin.video.freeviewnz/2.0.0

 

http://red eneo bux.com/en/install-freeview-nz-kodi-addon/   (remove the two spaces at the start)

 

https://kodi17.com/freeview-nz-add-on-free-new-zealand-iptv-on-kodi-review-how-to-install/




davidcole
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  #1807392 27-Jun-2017 09:22
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Mavarick:

 

see second post on page 3, im a dummy and I got it to work, careful of the spelling 

 

its not an add-on as such 

 

 

 

 

ahh cheers.  So it's just using that playlist almost natively/via ip PVR addon?, and that has all the channel links?  Ok cool.





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  #1807393 27-Jun-2017 09:27
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I have a question on quality.  Yesterday I tried the streams noted in this thread directly in VLC and the quality was worse than my DVB-S feed, and kept breaking up, to the point I changed back to DVB-S.

Later on I tried the streams in Kodi (I already had the plugin and LOVE how it updates automatically to add the new channels, thanks!) and the quality was far improved - definitely looking like the 720p its advertised as.

Has anyone else noticed this?  Are the streams dynamic, or are there different streams for different bitrates?  Anyone else had problems running this in VLC?


vorghahn
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  #1807406 27-Jun-2017 09:45
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If you open up the TVNZ 1 m3u8 link in notepad etc you will see that it contains several links of different quality. In tvheadend im using the 720p links directly as it isn't liking the playlist style.


solaybro
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  #1807420 27-Jun-2017 10:00
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Is there a way to automatically get channel icons?




linw
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  #1807652 27-Jun-2017 14:01
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Thought I was going mad as I couldn't get it going. It was that 'Enable'/'Disable' box that got me. How intuitive is it that it should be set to 'Disable'? 

 

I obviously missed something in the logic of that!

 

Anyway, thanks apsattv for your great work. This will be handy in my den being able to have access to these channels from my computer.


Paparangi
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  #1807733 27-Jun-2017 14:53
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solaybro:

 

Is there a way to automatically get channel icons?

 

 

 

 

To get this to work with the inbuilt Kodi IPTV Simple player, you just need to edit the M3U file so instead of this for example:

 

#EXTINF:0, TVNZ 2

 

it has this:

 

#EXTINF:0 tvg-logo="http://www.XXX.nz/XXX.jpg", TVNZ 2

 

where http://www.XXX.nz/XXX.jpg is replaced with the URL to the logo.

 

A good source of TV logo pictures is the Freeview page here: http://www.freeviewnz.tv/tvguide/whats-on/

 

 

 

You can also add tvg-id="blahblah" as well to make it link up with an XMLTV guide, there is one for FreeviewNZ that comes up with a quick Google. Open the XMLTV file on your computer and you will find the channel ID's it uses. This URL can be entered in the same Kodi menu as where you choose the M3U file.

 

An example of a full #EXTINF is:

 

#EXTINF:0 tvg-id="XXXXX" tvg-name="XXXXX" tvg-logo="http://www.XXX.tv/xx.jpg", TVNZ 1

 

https://xxx.co.nz/xxx.m3u8


Apsattv
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  #1807783 27-Jun-2017 16:47
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vorghahn:

 

Now all we need is Prime to send out an IPTV stream and we're set...

 

 

I have Prime, however its not official as provided by them so its not there.

 

 

 

 


Apsattv
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  #1807785 27-Jun-2017 16:53
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timbosan:

 

I have a question on quality.  Yesterday I tried the streams noted in this thread directly in VLC and the quality was worse than my DVB-S feed, and kept breaking up, to the point I changed back to DVB-S.

Later on I tried the streams in Kodi (I already had the plugin and LOVE how it updates automatically to add the new channels, thanks!) and the quality was far improved - definitely looking like the 720p its advertised as.

Has anyone else noticed this?  Are the streams dynamic, or are there different streams for different bitrates?  Anyone else had problems running this in VLC?

 

 

The master.m3u8 have substreams inside them you can verify this by saving rather than opening the .m3u8 file and renaming it .txt and opening in notepad.

 

Note the backup server 261789-b

 

That's why its usually best to link to the master.m3u8 and you should get whatever is best for your bandwidth.

 

Press the o key if viewing on Kodi to see the stats

 

example of tvnz m3u8

 

#EXTM3U
#EXT-X-VERSION:3
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=510400,AVERAGE-BANDWIDTH=510400,CODECS="avc1.42c015,mp4a.40.2",RESOLUTION=480x270
https://tvnzioslive05-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/267189/1924997895001/channel2/masterR_11.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=910800,AVERAGE-BANDWIDTH=910800,CODECS="avc1.66.30,mp4a.40.2",RESOLUTION=640x360
https://tvnzioslive05-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/267189/1924997895001/channel2/masterR_22.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=1350800,AVERAGE-BANDWIDTH=1350800,CODECS="avc1.4d401f,mp4a.40.2",RESOLUTION=960x540
https://tvnzioslive05-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/267189/1924997895001/channel2/masterR_33.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=1790800,AVERAGE-BANDWIDTH=1790800,CODECS="avc1.4d401f,mp4a.40.2",RESOLUTION=1024x576
https://tvnzioslive05-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/267189/1924997895001/channel2/masterR_44.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=2780800,AVERAGE-BANDWIDTH=2780800,CODECS="avc1.4d401f,mp4a.40.2",RESOLUTION=1280x720
https://tvnzioslive05-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/267189/1924997895001/channel2/masterR_55.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=400000
https://tvnzioslive05-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/267189-b/1924997895001/channel2/masterR_11.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=700000
https://tvnzioslive05-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/267189-b/1924997895001/channel2/masterR_22.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=1100000
https://tvnzioslive05-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/267189-b/1924997895001/channel2/masterR_33.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=1500000
https://tvnzioslive05-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/267189-b/1924997895001/channel2/masterR_44.m3u8
#EXT-X-STREAM-INF:BANDWIDTH=2400000
https://tvnzioslive05-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/267189-b/1924997895001/channel2/masterR_55.m3u8

 

 


Apsattv
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  #1807790 27-Jun-2017 17:00
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Paparangi:

 

solaybro:

 

Is there a way to automatically get channel icons?

 

 

 

 

To get this to work with the inbuilt Kodi IPTV Simple player, you just need to edit the M3U file so instead of this for example:

 

#EXTINF:0, TVNZ 2

 

it has this:

 

#EXTINF:0 tvg-logo="http://www.XXX.nz/XXX.jpg", TVNZ 2

 

where http://www.XXX.nz/XXX.jpg is replaced with the URL to the logo.

 

A good source of TV logo pictures is the Freeview page here: http://www.freeviewnz.tv/tvguide/whats-on/

 

 

 

You can also add tvg-id="blahblah" as well to make it link up with an XMLTV guide, there is one for FreeviewNZ that comes up with a quick Google. Open the XMLTV file on your computer and you will find the channel ID's it uses. This URL can be entered in the same Kodi menu as where you choose the M3U file.

 

An example of a full #EXTINF is:

 

#EXTINF:0 tvg-id="XXXXX" tvg-name="XXXXX" tvg-logo="http://www.XXX.tv/xx.jpg", TVNZ 1

 

https://xxx.co.nz/xxx.m3u8

 

 

When I put the m3u together it was intended to be compatible on all different devices satellite receivers,mediaplayers, tv and android apps not just kodi hence leaving out logos and epgs.

 

I'll have another play around later

 

 





 


Paparangi
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  #1807796 27-Jun-2017 17:13
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Apsattv:

 

Paparangi:

 

solaybro:

 

Is there a way to automatically get channel icons?

 

 

 

 

To get this to work with the inbuilt Kodi IPTV Simple player, you just need to edit the M3U file so instead of this for example:

 

#EXTINF:0, TVNZ 2

 

it has this:

 

#EXTINF:0 tvg-logo="http://www.XXX.nz/XXX.jpg", TVNZ 2

 

where http://www.XXX.nz/XXX.jpg is replaced with the URL to the logo.

 

A good source of TV logo pictures is the Freeview page here: http://www.freeviewnz.tv/tvguide/whats-on/

 

 

 

You can also add tvg-id="blahblah" as well to make it link up with an XMLTV guide, there is one for FreeviewNZ that comes up with a quick Google. Open the XMLTV file on your computer and you will find the channel ID's it uses. This URL can be entered in the same Kodi menu as where you choose the M3U file.

 

An example of a full #EXTINF is:

 

#EXTINF:0 tvg-id="XXXXX" tvg-name="XXXXX" tvg-logo="http://www.XXX.tv/xx.jpg", TVNZ 1

 

https://xxx.co.nz/xxx.m3u8

 

 

When I put the m3u together it was intended to be compatible on all different devices satellite receivers,mediaplayers, tv and android apps not just kodi hence leaving out logos and epgs.

 

I'll have another play around later

 

 

 

 

I think most other players would just ignore it wouldn't they?


Apsattv
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  #1807808 27-Jun-2017 17:29
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Yes most should be fine but some devices don't like X-Forwarded

 

;-)

 

 


Mavarick
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  #1808004 28-Jun-2017 08:16
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vorghahn:

 

Using info from OP, title and Google:

 

 

 

http://kodi-addons.club/addon/plugin.video.freeviewnz/2.0.0

 

http://red eneo bux.com/en/install-freeview-nz-kodi-addon/   (remove the two spaces at the start)

 

https://kodi17.com/freeview-nz-add-on-free-new-zealand-iptv-on-kodi-review-how-to-install/

 

 

 

 

I tried 2 and 3 but kept saying could not connect to network server, (Andriod Sony TV)

 

Funny because I was, and Tv said I was connected to the Net. tried about 4-5 times, even deleting and stating again,

 

Did I miss something? 

 

thanks


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