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M3U with options support

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TaranTSR

Hi All,

 

I was wondering if it would be possible that when an m3u tuner is added with the "m3u with options" that emby could then detect the with options and sort the channels into their correct categories so that it is not one big list of icons, similar to what the cigeras IPTV plugin for plex does on github.

https://github.com/Cigaras/IPTV.bundle

 

Many thanks!.

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Luke

Hi, yes we plan to support channel groups in the future and expand on our channel management features. Thanks.

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snodrog742

Hi, yes we plan to support channel groups in the future and expand on our channel management features. Thanks.

 

Can we at least change up the answers?  We heard the same line for literal years...

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blackboy211

Can we add cigaras to the plugins store. You would find that this will satisfy most IPTV users needs and take heat off what's being used currently in the live tv section.

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ebr

Can we add cigaras to the plugins store. You would find that this will satisfy most IPTV users needs and take heat off what's being used currently in the live tv section.

 

Hi.  Why would you need that plug-in?  We support m3u directly.

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Spaceboy

Hi. Why would you need that plug-in? We support m3u directly.

i think the op makes that clear. It includes functionality that emby doesn’t yet have, he names channel grouping for one

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ebr

i think the op makes that clear. It includes functionality that emby doesn’t yet have, he names channel grouping for one

 

A plug-in is not going to get you channel grouping.  That will have to be built into the UI of every Emby app.

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blackboy211

A plug-in is not going to get you channel grouping.  That will have to be built into the UI of every Emby app.

 

Well this simple plug in did and it was perfect. It can even handle groupings for VOD content instead of listing over 3000 episodes as 3000 channels. It's amazing how this one little github plugin has more functionality than Emby's native live tv section. Maybe Emby devs can reverse engineer the code to create something similar or at least use the same concepts as a starting point or at least give us the functionality to add our own third party plugins.  

 

https://youtu.be/12S0WKRr6c8?t=108

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Luke

What is it?

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blackboy211

Looks like it's compiled in python with a xml parser and m3u parser builtin. It was design to use plex to do all the heavy lifting. It is pretty popular in the plex community. If this was some how available in emby this would switch a lot of people from plex to emby. The software is apparently free but I guess there would be implications if you were to brand it as your own. So maybe the option to have it as a third party app. 

# This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.

Here are the resource files. 

 

https://github.com/Cigaras/IPTV.bundle/tree/master/Contents

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Luke

Doesn't the xteve program already do the same thing?

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blackboy211

Xteve program works if and only if there is an entry in the TV guide. So if you had 100 channels and only 50 had a tv guide entry then only 50 channels would be imported. The emby live tv does import all channels regardless of them having a guide or not. It's just the groupings we are focusing on here. 

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Spaceboy

Xteve program works if and only if there is an entry in the TV guide. So if you had 100 channels and only 50 had a tv guide entry then only 50 channels would be imported. The emby live tv does import all channels regardless of them having a guide or not. It's just the groupings we are focusing on here.

maybe I don’t totally understand you but that’s not quite what xteve does. A very important feature is that it allows you to create dummy epg for channels that do not have matching epg with schedules direct. This can then be imported to emby
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BillOatman

maybe I don’t totally understand you but that’s not quite what xteve does. A very important feature is that it allows you to create dummy epg for channels that do not have matching epg with schedules direct. This can then be imported to emby

Not just schedules direct.  IPTV channels that also have no entry in the xmltv file from the provider (of which with most providers, is a great many unfortunately).

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unisoft

Lack of reassigning channel numbers to my own preference is a major missing feature in our household. The default scattering of broadcast dvb/dvb-t2 is terrible as sd starts at channel 1 but the equivalent channel in HD here is 101. We prefer to map that to channel 1 and just delete the SD.

 

The homerun quad tuner in UK only let's you hide channels not renumber them either.

 

Really hope this bit is coming soon, even if conflict management and other features are in release waves after. This kind of needs to go first.

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cayars

What is it?

It's just a very basic player that has "tree walking" ability for groups.  Nothing more, nothing less.

It gives up all the channel sharing ability and other good things we use Emby for.  No EPG or anything.

If Emby added GROUPS it would have the same functionality plug a lot more.

 

If you are at all handy with small programming jobs or scripting and can open, read & write files you could do something similar for Emby but without the need for any plugin.  Just read in the XLM file and then write out STRM files for each channel.  You then put these in a "Live TV Library" setup as Home Videos.  You could have LEVEL 1 folder as the group and then all channels in that group as strm files in that folder.  Each channel could then be part of one or more groups (just write it out multiple times).

 

That would give you a very similar navigation structure that is usuable as a library.  It would also not be limited to a single source either.  You could read in a dozen or more XML files and write out the STRM files for each channel into a group folder.  You could even download the linked graphic (if there) and write it as the folder image as well.

 

STRM files allow all kinds of cool things like this to be done.

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Luke

Thanks for the info.

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