Record IPTV
#1
I have set Kodi up with the IPTV Simple Client to watch IPTV channels.

Is there any way to record the channels?

I see the record circle button there but its greyed out and cant click it.

Thank you.
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#2
No it's not supported
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#3
If you have a newer version of TVHeadEnd as your PVR backend then you can sometimes set up your IPTV source as a stream in that. You first have to set up a network of the type "IPTV", then you can create muxes for you various IPTV streams. Here's a link to an article that tells how to do it for audio (Radio) streams:

https://freetoairamerica.wordpress.com/2...tvheadend/

TV streams are much the same principle, the only difference is the URL is a bit different from what is shown in the article because you are dealing with video. At its simplest form, here is an example:

pipe://ffmpeg -loglevel fatal -i http://stream_url_here -vcodec copy -acodec copy -flags +global_header -strict -2 -metadata service_provider=provider_name_here -metadata service_name=stream_name_here -f mpegts pipe:1

For provider name and stream name just use something meaningful to you and replace any spaces with underscores (I think using a backslash to escape a space character would also work but I haven't tried that).

Then if it works you can map the channel in TVHeadEnd (just like you would map a TV channel) and then it will appear in Kodi's channel list, and the record button should work - no guarantees but it's worth a try.

My biggest issue has been finding always-on live streams that anyone would want to watch. The only working video stream I have found so far is one for ABC News and about all they show is a loop of the same entertainment news shows with an occasional 20/20 segment thrown in. I would like to find a (legal) stream of something like CNN or MSNBC, just anything that could be tuned to during major breaking news events, that could be set up as a channel in TVHeadEnd.

If you're not using TVHeadEnd as your backend then I would have no idea how you could do it. Sorry.
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#4
(2016-01-28, 21:58)xbmclinuxuser Wrote: If you have a newer version of TVHeadEnd as your PVR backend then you can sometimes set up your IPTV source as a stream in that. You first have to set up a network of the type "IPTV", then you can create muxes for you various IPTV streams. Here's a link to an article that tells how to do it for audio (Radio) streams:

https://freetoairamerica.wordpress.com/2...tvheadend/

TV streams are much the same principle, the only difference is the URL is a bit different from what is shown in the article because you are dealing with video. At its simplest form, here is an example:

pipe://ffmpeg -loglevel fatal -i http://stream_url_here -vcodec copy -acodec copy -flags +global_header -strict -2 -metadata service_provider=provider_name_here -metadata service_name=stream_name_here -f mpegts pipe:1

For provider name and stream name just use something meaningful to you and replace any spaces with underscores (I think using a backslash to escape a space character would also work but I haven't tried that).

Then if it works you can map the channel in TVHeadEnd (just like you would map a TV channel) and then it will appear in Kodi's channel list, and the record button should work - no guarantees but it's worth a try.

My biggest issue has been finding always-on live streams that anyone would want to watch. The only working video stream I have found so far is one for ABC News and about all they show is a loop of the same entertainment news shows with an occasional 20/20 segment thrown in. I would like to find a (legal) stream of something like CNN or MSNBC, just anything that could be tuned to during major breaking news events, that could be set up as a channel in TVHeadEnd.

If you're not using TVHeadEnd as your backend then I would have no idea how you could do it. Sorry.

EM... YES YOU CAN Record iptv pvr! But no one has even BOTHERD looking into this thing I'm
About to say! Listen, there is a WIP Fork of iptv simpleclient that enables you to record not just on
PC but on android etc WITHOUT BACKENDS or anything! It apparently works!
Here is the fork made by SIMPHAX:
http://github.com/simphax/pvr.iptvsimple

It's originally forked from another iptvsimple fork that records!
Take a look into it! Really! Once it's compiled, THERE YOU GO!
Happy to help! Wink
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#5
Mythtv records iptv.
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(2016-01-29, 20:11)03stevensmi Wrote:
(2016-01-28, 21:58)xbmclinuxuser Wrote: If you have a newer version of TVHeadEnd as your PVR backend then you can sometimes set up your IPTV source as a stream in that. You first have to set up a network of the type "IPTV", then you can create muxes for you various IPTV streams. Here's a link to an article that tells how to do it for audio (Radio) streams:

https://freetoairamerica.wordpress.com/2...tvheadend/

TV streams are much the same principle, the only difference is the URL is a bit different from what is shown in the article because you are dealing with video. At its simplest form, here is an example:

pipe://ffmpeg -loglevel fatal -i http://stream_url_here -vcodec copy -acodec copy -flags +global_header -strict -2 -metadata service_provider=provider_name_here -metadata service_name=stream_name_here -f mpegts pipe:1

For provider name and stream name just use something meaningful to you and replace any spaces with underscores (I think using a backslash to escape a space character would also work but I haven't tried that).

Then if it works you can map the channel in TVHeadEnd (just like you would map a TV channel) and then it will appear in Kodi's channel list, and the record button should work - no guarantees but it's worth a try.

My biggest issue has been finding always-on live streams that anyone would want to watch. The only working video stream I have found so far is one for ABC News and about all they show is a loop of the same entertainment news shows with an occasional 20/20 segment thrown in. I would like to find a (legal) stream of something like CNN or MSNBC, just anything that could be tuned to during major breaking news events, that could be set up as a channel in TVHeadEnd.

If you're not using TVHeadEnd as your backend then I would have no idea how you could do it. Sorry.

EM... YES YOU CAN Record iptv pvr! But no one has even BOTHERD looking into this thing I'm
About to say! Listen, there is a WIP Fork of iptv simpleclient that enables you to record not just on
PC but on android etc WITHOUT BACKENDS or anything! It apparently works!
Here is the fork made by SIMPHAX:
http://github.com/simphax/pvr.iptvsimple

It's originally forked from another iptvsimple fork that records!
Take a look into it! Really! Once it's compiled, THERE YOU GO!
Happy to help! Wink

Is it possible to install from the download zip button on github? Getting a failure message.
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#7
No it requires compiling.
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#8
Maybe media portal?
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