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lifespeed

I would like to watch a local TV station called Northbay TV that is too far away for my antenna to pull in.  If you go to their web page, it looks like they are making a concerted effort to offer their programming over the internet.  I am not at all familiar with making IPTV available within the Emby client/server environment.  Can anybody point me in the right direction to set this up?  Further, is Northbay TV making their programming available in the "standard" format to include in Emby server.  My understanding is an IPTV "plugin" is no longer required, are instructions posted somewhere as to how to set this up?  I see they offer the usual apps for IOS and Android, but I would much prefer integration into Emby.  I see they have an "over the air" link to click on the web page, perhaps I need to connect Emby to this URL somehow?

 

Thanks,

 

Lifespeed

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Well Emby can't connect to a web page, so you need to find the actual video url, if they make it available.

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lifespeed

I viewed the source of their webpage for viewing over the air TV and found a URL in there.  Is this what you mean?  I'm still completely clueless as to how/where to integrate playlists (?) into Emby server.

jwplayer("player").setup({

playlist: [{

sources: [{

file:'http://d6zakd3y10kfd.cloudfront.net/hls-live/livepkgr/_definst_/liveevent/nbtv.m3u8',

label: "720p HD"

}]

}],
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Jdiesel

Try installing the IPTV plugin from the catalog and adding the URL you posted above.

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lifespeed

Try installing the IPTV plugin from the catalog and adding the URL you posted above.

 

Supposedly the IPTV plugin is no longer necessary.  I added the URL to Emby server Live TV as an "M3U tuner", and several "channels" showed up in the guide without artwork or other detail.  But I only get the spinning circle when I try to play those channels.

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lifespeed

Created a .M3U playlist below and added it as a M3U tuner in Emby server Live TV, then refreshed the guide (not sure this was needed).  But it doesn't show up in the guide.  I can play the URL directly using MPC-BE player, so it is a valid stream.  Any idea what I am doing wrong?

#EXTM3U
http://d6zakd3y10kfd.cloudfront.net/hls-live/livepkgr/_definst_/liveevent/nbtv.m3u8

Edit:  Looks like I may need an #EXTINF statement with the description of the channel per the link above, will try later.  Thanks!

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Jdiesel

 

Created a .M3U playlist below and added it as a M3U tuner in Emby server Live TV, then refreshed the guide (not sure this was needed).  But it doesn't show up in the guide.  I can play the URL directly using MPC-BE player, so it is a valid stream.  Any idea what I am doing wrong?

#EXTM3U
http://d6zakd3y10kfd.cloudfront.net/hls-live/livepkgr/_definst_/liveevent/nbtv.m3u8

Try

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1,NBTV
http://d6zakd3y10kfd.cloudfront.net/hls-live/livepkgr/_definst_/liveevent/nbtv.m3u8
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lifespeed

 

Try

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1,NBTV
http://d6zakd3y10kfd.cloudfront.net/hls-live/livepkgr/_definst_/liveevent/nbtv.m3u8

 

Thanks, that works!  Is it possible to change the channel number (-1 above?) to the actual virtual channel and include it in my SchedulesDirect guide configuration to pull in guide data?

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lifespeed

There are several different .M3U file formats listed in the xmplayer guide, which are supported, ACE streams, xmplayer, Borpas, etc?  So far all I can get to work is the simplest format above.

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maegibbons

Hi

 

There is a ton of stuff on the forums about the correct format of the m3u line, some written by myself, but as a hint channel-id tag is used to specify the channel to be used by emby internally and tvg-id should be set to the Schedules direct channel-id to map the epg data correctly.

 

Krs

 

Mark

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