HOW-TO Play Live TV/Internet Video in XBMC (including some sample streams!)

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oskrvf Offline
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hi,
is possible to view the video from the page http://www.negmtv.pw/watch.php?ch=skysport1 on kodi?
i was trying with the simple client ipvt but i couldn't do that
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Just a newbie at this so be kind, when making up a stream file do you paste url and then add. strm behind it to the text file.
Huh
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You have a file with the extension .strm (ie the last five characters of the filename are .strm) and the contents of the file is the url.

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I made txt file dropped stream in with parameters,but kodi isn't seeing it,and when I do try to watch stream it is not working? any ideas to fix? thanks
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Are you sure it is .strm not .strm.txt?

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(2015-03-21 01:30)nickr Wrote:  Are you sure it is .strm not .strm.txt?

you kno let me look,probably just didn't notice that. ill let you kno
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(2015-03-21 01:27)blueeyiz702 Wrote:  I made txt file dropped stream in with parameters,but kodi isn't seeing it,and when I do try to watch stream it is not working? any ideas to fix? thanks

Are you using android box or PC?
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Where do i put strm file in kodi.
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Any video source. Ie same place as any other video file.

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(2015-03-21 16:49)firefox27 Wrote:  
(2015-03-21 01:27)blueeyiz702 Wrote:  I made txt file dropped stream in with parameters,but kodi isn't seeing it,and when I do try to watch stream it is not working? any ideas to fix? thanks

Are you using android box or PC?

im on Lenovo thinkpad using windows 7 home premium
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¿Cómo puedo saber si estoy en modo biblioteca o no?
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I have a legit cable subscription. One of the features is "TVanywhere" that serves to allow me to watch some of my channels via the net on an ipad and other devices. I have a TV setup where its not possible to get coax to it so Im basically using the TV with a nexus player and Kodi. Id like to play my TVanywhere stream via Kodi to said TV. Ive looked into using .strm files in this forum but I havnt had much luck. One thing is that I have to "log in" to the stream and Im sure that is what is holding me back. Any advice would be appreciated.
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(2011-02-05 23:39)TravellingGuy Wrote:  This idea started in another thread, someone asking how to stream the live Al Jazeera feed right into XBMC ( http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=92671 ). Someone then posted an rtmpdump command that downloaded/piped the stream into mplayer. I then spent an hour trying to make the rtmp stream in XBMC, and had success.

I then found a few more streams, and achieved success in getting them playing in XBMC, so decided to share with you. Hopefully you can also share any live streaming URL's you're using with us.

The Generic Procedure
  1. Find the stream URL (see below for some links/help on this)
  2. Create a text file called "whatever.strm" and paste the stream URL (with any extra parameters) into the file (see below for some sample URLs)
  3. Save the file somewhere where XBMC can see it.
  4. In XBMC, go to Videos, make sure you are not in Library mode and browse to where your whatever.strm file is.
  5. Select your stream.
  6. Enjoy live streaming.
    • Specific Examples
      Here are some specific examples. These are the URL's (with paramaters) you'll want to put in your .strm file.
      NASA TV:
      Code:
      http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplaylist.dll?id=1368163

      ISS Live Feed:
      Code:
      mms://a1709.l1856953708.c18569.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/1709/18569/v0001/reflector:53708

      Al Jazeera English:
      Code:
      rtmp://livestfslivefs.fplive.net/livestfslive-live/ playpath=aljazeera_en_veryhigh?videoId=747084146001&lineUpId=&pubId=665003303001&playerId=751182905001&affiliateId= pageURL=http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ app=aljazeeraflashlive-live?videoId=747084146001&lineUpId=&pubId=665003303001&playerId=751182905001&affiliateId= swfUrl=http://admin.brightcove.com/viewer/us1.24.04.08.2011-01-14072625/federatedVideoUI/BrightcovePlayer.swf swfVfy=true live=true

      France 24 English:
      Code:
      rtmp://stream2.france24.yacast.net/france24_live/en playpath=f24_liveen app=france24_live/en pageURL=http://www.france24.com/en/aef_player_popup/france24_player swfUrl=http://www.france24.com/en/sites/all/modules/maison/aef_player/flash/player.swf live=true

      RT.com English (I'm assuming RT stands for Russia Today or something similar?):
      Code:
      rtmp://fms5.visionip.tv/live app=live swfUrl=http://rt.com/s/swf/player5.4.viral.swf pageURL=http://rt.com/on-air/ playpath=RT_3 live=true

      HOW-TO Find More Feeds
      1. Search the internet - http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/f...t?sort=hot has a list of more than a dozen, mostly news channels in various languages. See below for instructions on how to turn an rtmpdump command line into something XBMC recognizes.
      2. Use various tools to extract stream URLs. I don't know anything about how to do this, so I just search the internets instead. If someone has a great HOW-TO on doing this, please post!
        • HOW-TO Turn that rtmpdump commandline you found into something XBMC recognizes
          Ok, so you've found a great rtmpdump (as in the Reddit link above) that pipes the live stream into mplayer for viewing. That's great, but we're using XBMC. Here is how the rtmpdump command line options correspond to the parameters XBMC expects.

          Let's take Al Jazeera as an example:
          Code:
          rtmpdump -v -r rtmp://livestfslivefs.fplive.net/livestfslive-live/ -y "aljazeera_en_veryhigh?videoId=747084146001&lineUpId=&pubId=665003303001&playerId=751182905001&affiliateId=" -W "http://admin.brightcove.com/viewer/us1.24.04.08.2011-01-14072625/federatedVideoUI/BrightcovePlayer.swf -p "http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/ -a "aljazeeraflashlive-live?videoId=747084146001&lineUpId=&pubId=665003303001&playerId=751182905001&affiliateId="

          The -r argument is the actual rtmp stream url. You'll copy/paste only this URL into your .strm file first.

          The -y argument corresponds to the playpath= parameter XBMC wants.

          The -W argument corresponds to the swfUrl= parameter XBMC wants.

          The -p argument corresponds to the pageURL= parameter XBMC wants.

          The -a argument corresponds to the app= parameter XBMC wants.

          The -v argument corresponds to the live=true parameter XBMC wants. If it's a live stream, make sure to include live=true, or it won't work.

          And, I don't know if/when/what circumstances it's needed, but you might need to also include "swfVfy=true" in your .strm file.

          If anyone else has any more streams to contribute, please do so! Or even links to some rtmpdump command lines, piping into mplayer (or VLC).

          TravellingGuy
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I know I am not even in the proper place,but can somebody tell me what I actually need some kind of device or what so I can attempt to use Kodi.There is no indication anywhere that I can find,struggled to even find anyplace to make my query.
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(2015-04-15 16:47)parryheid Wrote:  I know I am not even in the proper place,but can somebody tell me what I actually need some kind of device or what so I can attempt to use Kodi.There is no indication anywhere that I can find,struggled to even find anyplace to make my query.

Look under the Hardware section for more direction, or on the Kodi website. Kodi can run on a number of devices including those running Windows, Linux, Mac OSX. Android, iOS, etc.
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