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Topic # 242117 11-Oct-2018 14:40
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Without venturing into pirate territory, I am trying to expand my streaming options (and my knowledge of how they work) using IPTV streams in Kodi. Some, like the NZ and Oz Freeview streams, work well. Others are less clear to me. When a stream is FTA and plays on Chrome or VLC, I’m not sure what prevents it from doing so in Kodi.

 

Most recently I have run into some FTA playlists that use transport stream fragments or files and I can’t get these to work at all. I’m also not sure if they are legal. It is hard to get clear information sometimes. They are FTA and free to use but the .ts format makes me wonder. Does this also have legitimate uses or is it only used by pirates? Why use it at all?

 

In any case I can’t seem to get them to play correctly. In VLC they either crash or just play for a few seconds then switch to another stream. In Kodi some play briefly then stop. What am I missing here?

 

 





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  Reply # 2106405 11-Oct-2018 16:53
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Streams not playing in KODI that play in the webbrowser gernerally are missing something like referer or browser headers or tokens.

 

as for .ts streams these are generally from illegal iptv paid servers. They often have free trials many people abuse them and setup a free trial account then publish it. Also the server owner will often setup a demo account, but the issues are they never usually last more than 24 hours and also there are login limits for each account. If you add them to a playlist you wil get a few seconds of video then it will skip to the next in the list.

 

Heres a example of the url format

 

example (non working)

 

http://buyiptv.link:25461/live/PJP0bxIAG0/sVeWOikePG/4456.ts

 

the user name is PJP0bxIAG0
and the user pass is sVeWOikePG

 

http://zerocube.co:8000/live/BLZokeTBv2/qDvpdVEPz4/67709.ts

 

some will also play by changing the end part to m3u8

 

EXAMPLE

 

http://zerocube.co:8000/live/BLZokeTBv2/qDvpdVEPz4/67709.m3u8

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2106421 11-Oct-2018 17:56
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Thanks for that. It clarifies some of the things I am seeing.

 

 





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