Streaming from the Edision with VLC

Magic Static

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Since I managed to start Open WebIF in the Edision I decided to see about streaming the elusive 4:2:2 ABC/CBS channels. I managed to stumble right into it. :) Here's what I did. Started "Open WebIF" by entering the IP address of the Edision in my browser (chrome).

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Now since the Edision was turned off at the time, I turned it on with the on-off switch.
The current channel was displayed in the upper left.
I clicked on the Satellite tab, selected the drop down list of channels for the 99W sat and selected the ABC channel I wanted to view.

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I hit the Stream link button on the upper left and downloaded the m3u8 stream file. (lower left)

I closed my browser with Open WebIF, went to the download folder and opened the m3u8 file with VLC

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Or click the TV icon beside the service name to live steam and keep WebIF open to change channels. :)
Either I'm not understanding this or it doesn't work for me. I was thinking you could do that at first but couldn't figure that out. When I click the TV icon it downloads a m3u8 file, nothing else.
 

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IIRC take that file path name and copy it and then in VLC go into the media drop down to 'Open Network Stream' and paste that path into the box and it should start to play back.



M3U
M3U is a computer file format for a multimedia playlist. One common use of the M3U file format is creating a single-entry playlist file pointing to a stream on the Internet.Wikipedia
Filename extensions:m3u.m3u8
 

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Right click on the file download and select to always open. This will automatically launch the media player when the TV icon is clicked.
Either I'm not understanding this or it doesn't work for me. I was thinking you could do that at first but couldn't figure that out. When I click the TV icon it downloads a m3u8 file, nothing else.
 

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Is there a prefered place to download VLC? Or alternatives others prefer?
It looks like a useful application here.
 

N0QBH

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Thanks! This is cool!
Can someone point me to a thread explaining why streaming "the elusive 4:2:2 ABC/CBS channels" works?
 

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I noticed after using Open Webif for streaming the channel selection switches from video to radio channels. Had me going for a few. I thought I had wiped my channel list out somehow.
 
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The .m3u files can be stored on your desktop and next time just clicked to launch the channel.

For extra points... in VLC find the Playback > Renderer menu and you'll find Chromecast devices on your home network so you can cast whatever channel is playing in VLC to a TV. This is useful for feeds like ABC and CBS and for any TV that your satellite receiver isn't directly connected.
 

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