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What is the best way to obtain the direct streaming URL from LiveTv/Channels results?


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LoftySnowm

I have two TV tuner devices configured in Emby with a Premiere license. I am running Emby Server 4.4.3.0. Emby for me is a metadata and media manager, but I do not use it for playback.

When calling Emby's API from a separate app that handles playback, I want to see the original URL from the TV tuner's M3U file and directly play that on a device. However, everything I see in the documentation (and through experimentation) revolves around setting up a session in Emby and streaming through that. I do not see any fields or calls for live TV channels to obtain the direct streaming URL.

Am I looking in the wrong place to find that URL? I was about to poke around the source code and possibly open a PR, but the GitHub repo doesn't seem to have had a PR merged in two years.

 

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PenkethBoy

Hi

Not done this myself but look at the LiveTvService and VideoService - endpoints in swagger

The source code went closed a long time ago - so thats a dead end

TIP

if you do what you want in the web ui - then go look at the end of the (debug) log file - you will see what endpoint(s) Emby uses to do what you did in the the UI - might give you other clues as to which other endpoints might be relevant etc 

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Luke

That endpoint won't give you that information. You'd have to use the management APIs used by the server configuration screens.

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LoftySnowm

In the server configuration page for LiveTV I am only seeing calls/responses for the entire m3u. What I am looking to find is the data after Emby has ingested it. Much like fetching results for movies or TV shows, which have a direct link to the underlying media, I am trying to find the best source for the link from the m3u on a channel by channel basis.

Is that not available via the API? If not then I will try parsing the m3u contents and matching them up to what Emby provides.

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