XMTV Player – how it work, learn how to build your own media playlist
Watch IPTV from your Internet service provider or free live TV channels from any other source in the web.
If you are using VLC or SimpleTV to watch TV on your PC then this app is for you.
* First you’ll need to input channels list (m3u playlist), you can get it from your ISP or find free channels list in the web.
* If app asks to setup UDP proxy, please do it, see instructions below.
Installing UDP proxy for multicast streams:
– for Windows: download and install UDP-to-HTTP proxy from http://borpas.info/download/UdpProxy.exe
– for Linux: install udpxy (http://udpxy.com/index-en.html, http://sourceforge.net/projects/udpxy/)
– the best solution would be installing udpxy on your WLAN router, this can be done for DD-WRT (http://www.dd-wrt.com) and OpenWrt (https://openwrt.org) firmware
– some WLAN routers have built-in udpxy in manufacturer’s firmware
As a ffmpeg-based project XMTV Player can play all the formats that are supported by ffmpeg. In addition to that it can play whole folder content (only the supported media formats), can play online streams (including radio- and tv- ones), can open and play .m3u playlists.
As it is targeted mainly as a player, by default XMTV Player comes with the player functionality only. This helps to keep the .apk size as small as possible. But for the TV and radio streams that not enough – everyone who tried to construct and maintain channel lists is aware how difficult task is this. So I decided to implement the following options to bypass this issue:
- Support for .m3u lists – the simple option. Just construct your own .m3u list and upload it to your device.
- Support for external channel packages – (I call them channel providers) – it’s an ability to communicate with external .apk files which can contain channel lists
The first option is good mainly for personal use, while the second is related to everybody who is interested to develop, distribute and maintain a channel list by their own and to use XMTV Player just as a player.
More info about how to use XMTV Player and it’s options is available in How To section.