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

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parryheid Offline
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Thanks a lot azrael17 appreciated
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sk8erboy Offline
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How about a HTML5 player? which runs on almost all platforms like windows, android, mac, etc.
Check the video player of http://www.watchcriclive.ind.in , it also looks like responsive.
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I need some help. I'm trying to figure out how to stream my internet TV network into Kodi
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(2015-05-24 19:06)Courtney3214 Wrote:  I need some help. I'm trying to figure out how to stream my internet TV network into Kodi
I think you might need to give some more info. No one here is a mind reader.

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I have tried the method laid out by creating a .strm file. It is NOT .strm.txt. Neither my PC version of Kodi or my AndroidTV version of Kodi can see the files. What am I and many others on this forum doing wrong? I understand the frustration of many of the other folks on this thread who just want straight answers and not cryptic gobblygook. We know you've all taken the time to learn this, but, please listen to what people are saying and take the time to help, not prove how smart you are. Okay, blast me if you want, but all we're looking for is a little help! Thanks! Smile

BTW, I would like to stream this address-
http://www.filmon.com/tv/channel/export?channel_id=2677
(This post was last modified: 2015-06-03 02:13 by kstefanec.)
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Where did you store the strm file? Is it in a directory you can navigate to via Kodi's interface? Please post a directory listing and the contents of the strm file.

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I stored it in c: >> Program Files >> Kodi. The file is listed as a STRM file in the Type column. I placed the address in the file. The address is http://www.filmon.com/tv/channel/export?channel_id=2677

I cannot see it in Kodi but I can in Windows.
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Kodi does not look for media files in c:\program files\kodi

You need to put the file in a directory that you have added as a source in kodi.

Try starting here First_time_user (wiki)

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Hello ,

am trying to make a kodi strm recognizable file format out of


rtmp://rtmp.zerocast.tv:1935/live?t=556f237821645/<playpath>usa <swfUrl>http://p.jwpcdn.com/6/12/jwplayer.flash.swf <pageUrl>http://zerocast.tv/embed.php?a=19&id=&width=640&height=480&autostart=true&strech= <objectEncoding>



Thank you.
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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

Thanks for the tip but I have a question.
Do you need to create a .strm file for each stream you want?

Is their a master list of streams that has been created to copy from.

Thanks.
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(2015-06-03 02:24)nickr Wrote:  Where did you store the strm file? Is it in a directory you can navigate to via Kodi's interface? Please post a directory listing and the contents of the strm file.

I created a file NASA TV.strm put it on a 4 GB thumb drive along with a movie plugged it into the USB port on my Raspberry Pi then navigated to the thumb drive I can see the movie but not the NASA TV.strm file.

Suggestions?
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Well then it is either misnamed or unreadable. What does a directory listing show? SSH in and run
Code:
ls -l /path/to/drive
You can discover where in the filesystem the drive is with
Code:
mount

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Hi there

I'm trying to find the source for the live streaming below

Code:
http://livestream.com/accounts/5381476/events/2395418/player?

Inspecting the livestream API I found the following:

Code:
{"real_time":{"path":"/events/2395418","namespace":"/events","roomId":2395418},"streamInfo":{"event_id":2395418,"broadcast_id":89976483,"broadcast_created_at":"2015-06-11T21:06:56.279Z","is_live":true,"stream_title":"TV Gazeta  - Ao Vivo","qualities":[{"name":"Mobile Quality","bitrate":198000,"width":480,"height":270},{"name":"Medium Quality","bitrate":678000,"width":768,"height":432},{"name":"High Quality","bitrate":1756000,"width":864,"height":486},{"name":"HD Quality","bitrate":2320000,"width":1280,"height":720}],"thumbnail_url":"http://img.new.livestream.com/events/0000000000248d1a/97797b92-e809-4b81-b3d4-aeb22c7b1858_18540.jpg","live_video_post_id":89976482,"active_stream":89976484,"play_url":"http://api.new.livestream.com/accounts/5381476/events/2395418/broadcasts/89976483.smil","secure_play_url":"https://api.new.livestream.com/accounts/5381476/events/2395418/broadcasts/89976483.secure.smil","m3u8_url":"http://api.new.livestream.com/accounts/5381476/events/2395418/broadcasts/89976483.m3u8?dw=100&hdnea=st=1434075382~exp=1434076282~acl=/i/5381476_2395418_2b792c88_1@141252/*~hmac=c574ce7d4392004d4c780b3d33be7b5e00e753624a8525cbc31d88cbd2892a91","secure_m3u8_url":"https://api.new.livestream.com/accounts/5381476/events/2395418/broadcasts/89976483.secure.m3u8?dw=100&hdnea=st=1434075382~exp=1434076282~acl=/i/5381476_2395418_2b792c88_1@141252/*~hmac=c574ce7d4392004d4c780b3d33be7b5e00e753624a8525cbc31d88cbd2892a91","rtsp_url":"rtsp://212-133.livestream.com:8080/livestreamiphone/5381476_2395418_2b792c88_1_198@141252"},"generated_at":"2015-06-12T02:16:22.017Z"}

Tried to play m3u8 links in Kodi, but no luck

What am I missing?
Any suggestions?

thks
(This post was last modified: 2015-06-19 23:41 by cmelloni.)
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nice thanks for sharing http://dailynews35.blogspot.com/
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Hi Community

i'm trying to play a m3u8 url on Kodi from dacast but it seems some things are changed and i'm not sure where to go now.

this is how far i got i spoofed this file http://json.dacast.com/b/48206/c/60825

and the stream url = http://www.bvn.tv/bvnlive

if somebody could help me how has a lot more experience with this i would appreciate
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