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Topic # 241002 6-Oct-2018 17:34
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I have been playing with some IPTV streams with a view to understanding how they work and adding them to my Simple IPTV client collection. I am certain that these are legal streams because they are commercial-supported FTA (American networks) and the source is a university. I don’t want to unintentionally cross any lines though, so I would like to know if this kind of thing is suitable for public disclosure and discussion before taking it further.





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  Reply # 2102623 6-Oct-2018 18:44
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Hey, I'm not sure if it's allowed either but could you tell me where you found the links? PM if you'd rather.

 

I have just started playing with IPTV on Kodi (MrMc) this weekend too. I have got NZ channels and some Aus ones thanks to the Matt Huisman guides. A few of the Aus channels (mainly ABC) won't load, I assume because they are geo-locked.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2102635 6-Oct-2018 19:20
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IMHO if it's something that is freely available then there are probably no issues discussing it.

 

Discussing the paid IPTV services out therein any detail  is probably going to be a no go area as it's really just piracy since those providers have no legal right to offer the streams.

 

There are a lot of IPTV streams out there, some of which can be very interesting.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2102647 6-Oct-2018 19:48
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I avoid the paid streams. I am well-aware that they are usually illegal. Mostly I'm just interested in seeing what is out there and in learning more about how to use the streams. A lot of sites, both dubious and otherwise, carry American broadcast television but the quality is often variable. I found some rock-solid streams for all the main American FTA networks, as well as PBS and other services, on a University site. It is supposed to be able to defeat VPNs but it worked fine for me earlier. Now I am on some different computers and I can't get it to work at all so I will have to go back and see what the difference is. I will post an update if I ever get it going again.

 

  





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  Reply # 2102851 7-Oct-2018 10:59
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OK, so I am trying to play the following stream: http://atlas.its.virginia.edu:8088/hls/m3u8/PBS.m3u8

 

With a VPN and the HLS extension installed, this works fine on the Chrome browser. I haven’t tried it with VLC, but I assume it also works there.

 

I use a file containing links from @Apsattv and elsewhere with the Kodi IPTV Simple Client to play NZ and Oz FTA streams. I use a file rather than a URL so I can mix and match the streams I want. This works fine.

 

I thought I could just add the above link to the file since it is also m3u8 but I can’t get it to work and, as usual, I don’t really know what I am doing, though I want to learn more about this. Does it have to do with the port 8088? Can anyone help?

 

 





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  Reply # 2102912 7-Oct-2018 15:16
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Rikkitic:

 

OK, so I am trying to play the following stream: http://atlas.its.virginia.edu:8088/hls/m3u8/PBS.m3u8

 

With a VPN and the HLS extension installed, this works fine on the Chrome browser. I haven’t tried it with VLC, but I assume it also works there.

 

I use a file containing links from @Apsattv and elsewhere with the Kodi IPTV Simple Client to play NZ and Oz FTA streams. I use a file rather than a URL so I can mix and match the streams I want. This works fine.

 

I thought I could just add the above link to the file since it is also m3u8 but I can’t get it to work and, as usual, I don’t really know what I am doing, though I want to learn more about this. Does it have to do with the port 8088? Can anyone help?

 

 

Yes there is a trick for those, I think they need a browser header or refer setting. Ill look at it later and followup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2102913 7-Oct-2018 15:21
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Great. Thanks.

 

 





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