Opened 7 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#12841 closed Bug Report - General (Fixed)

IPTV m3u format not working

Reported by: frank@… Owned by: Karl Egly
Priority: major Milestone: 31.0
Component: MythTV - Channel Scanner Version: Unspecified
Severity: medium Keywords: m3u iptv
Cc: Ticket locked: no

Description (last modified by Karl Egly)


I use an IPTV Server (Kathrein) and produced a m3u playlist using EyeTV. For VLC the list is working fine but freebox in mythtv does not recognize any channels.

So I think that the playlist is in a wrong format. It would be great if you could help me.

Here are some lines of the m3u list:

#EXTINF:0,1 Das Erste,16,17,18,20,101,102,103,104,84,1176,2070,2171,106,105,100,101
#EXTINF:0,2 Das Erste HD,16,17,18,20,5102,5104,5106,5101,5105,5100,5101



Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Karl Egly

Component: MythTV - GeneralMythTV - Channel Scanner
Description: modified (diff)
Owner: set to Karl Egly
Status: newaccepted

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by Karl Egly

Milestone: 0.27.7unknown

Yes, I think we don't support this variant (just a space between channel number and channel name) right now.

For a SAT>IP device I'd expect the format to be "channel number, full stop, space, channel name" e.g. "1. Das Erste"

Here is the playlist for out unit test for SAT>IP style playlists

As a quick workaround you can download the playlist and edit the format.

Can you give some details on the IPTV server device and the version of MythTV that you are running?

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by frank@…

Thank you very much for your answer. I will try to build a playlist on my own as a workaround.

The IPTV Server is a Kathrein EXIP 414. Because this server is not able to serve a M3U list I created this list in "M3U8" Format using EyeTV on MacOS.

Currently I try to use MythTV on MacOS using the latest MacPorts? package including MythTV 0.27

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by frank@…

I am afraid but I can't get a modified playlist to work. I changed the list to this format


#EXTINF:0,1. Das Erste,16,17,18,20,101,102,103,104,84,1176,2070,2171,106,105,100,101[[BR]]

So the first two lines should now match the parsers expectations but the third line does not. E.g. for the parser it should begin with "rtp..." but mine starts with "http...".

With this format still no senders are found. Any idea for this?


comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Karl Egly

Status: acceptedinfoneeded

I lost track of this. Can you clarify the version you are running? MPEG-TS over http should work on fixes/0.28

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by paul-h

Milestone: unknown31.0
Resolution: Fixed
Status: infoneededclosed

No reply in 3 years. There has been some changes since that allowed more formats to be recognized which may have fixed the in initial problem.

Please try version 31.0 when released and reopen if still not working.

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