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IPTV VLC – How to Stream IPTV M3U/M3U8 Playlist on VLC

Author by Rocabella

Aug 1, 2018

Hello guys, here you can see a guide for IPTV VLC streaming. IPTV is a world’s popular non-inbuilt channels application, which is changing the way we watch television with more convenience and more choices. And here, we will share with you how to stream IPTV M3U/M3U8 playlist with VLC media player. Let’s go for details! An easy-to-use and reliable video downloader can be downloaded free from the below link:

What is IPTV and How Does It Work?

IPTV stands for Internet Protocol Television, is a service that enables you to quickly access a wealth of video content. Unlike traditional terrestrial, satellite and cable television formats, IPTV transmits television content over an Internet Protocol (IP) network. It provides the ability to continuously stream media sources. That is, whether you are waiting for a car or at home, as long as you want to watch videos, you can quickly get access to the media by connecting to the Internet.

M3U and M3U8 are computer file formats for a multimedia playlist. One common use of the two formats is creating a single-entry playlist file pointing to a stream on the Internet. Hence, M3U playlist and M3U8 file provide easy access to stream IPTV video sources.

IPTV VLC Media Streaming Service

If IPTV is sensitive to packet loss and latency when streaming data is unreliable. To ensure that dynamic images are transmitted in the correct number of frames per second, IPTV has strict minimum speed requirements. This means that the limited connection speed and bandwidth available to a large IPTV customer base will reduce the quality of service provided. Hence, using the newer versions of VLC, you can stream TV from IPTV through the VLC player if you properly configure the player.

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How to Stream IPTV on VLC?

The so-called stream IPTV on VLC, in fact, is to add M3U playlists on the VLC player and watch IPTV streaming on VLC player. When you search “M3U8 VLC”, “VLC M3U”, “VLC IPTV”, etc. keywords in a browser, you will find that there are already a lot of media stations that have already given relevant tutorials. Next, let's summarize the simplest and most effective steps for IPTV VLC streaming.

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Step 1: For IPTV VLC streaming, firstly, you should download M3U/M3U8 links, URLs or playlists, these are the key role to stream IPTV M3U VLC. And then get the latest VLC media player on your PC.

Step 2: Launch VLC media player and choose “Open Network Stream” under Media table.

Step 3: Put the downloaded M3U/M3U8 link into the network URL box. In the lower right corner, you can choose enqueue, play, stream or convert M3U8/M3U IPTV link.

Step 4: Click on “Stream” and set the output destination of IPTV VLC streaming file.

Step 5: Select and choose transcoding options, finally, click “Stream” button to finish M3U/M3U8 VLC streaming process.

Tips: See! Stream IPTV links or convert URL to MP4 is so easy! But sometimes you may find that the IPTV playlist is not running on VLC media player. This problem comes from the IPTV source server.

The above is the whole process of VLC IPTV streaming, do you get it? If this article does help you, please do not forget to share it with more people, your one share makes more value for this article, thank you.

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