The admin’s of streamlive have changed syntax and made changes to the mobile version of site, now we need a user agent switcher extension to access it. I have another simple workaround which i’m not going to post here, if anyone is interested hit me up on twitter or leave a comment. To re-enable the mobile version of site, install this User Agent Switcher Firefox Add-On and set it to use either Android or iOS #Cat&Mouse
[Update] I am noticing that m.streamlive.to (the mobile version of site) now points to streamlive.to (not mobile). Once you have found your desired stream, in the address bar delete the www and replace with an m.so we get the mobile webpage.
Since the livestreamer plugin for this site is broken, here’s a way to watch all streams from streamlive.to in your favourite media player, firstly click <– hyperlink find a stream you like, click it, you will see a player, right click player and highlight/click ‘copy video location’ like so .. Then open a new tab and paste in the video location URL from your clipboard to the address bar ..
An .m3u8 playlist file will begin downloading, normaly to /tmp, simply open it with your chosen media player [In Firefox preferences you can also set your player as default handler for the mimetypes(MP3 audio) (streamed) (audio/x-mpegurl)M3U8 filertmp
Stream will then begin playing in chosen player automagically]
I have tested this using firefox in Linux and OS X, thats all folks .. another nail in adobe flash coffin.
P.S To have it work in Windows we need to create our own .m3u8 playlist file see this older blog post.
If we go here http://m.streamlive.to and sign up using a bogus email; IE: mailinator we can view all the free streams from that site in our chosen local media player, if using Windows or OSX id recommend using VLC, if using a moar ethical OS (wherein you are not a commodity) i suggest using MPV. Once you have logged in then browse to the stream of your choice,
click the link which says “Play Link 1 (HLS) for iOS & Android”Above link has since been removed so we need to create our own .m3u8 playlist, see below.
In Firefox browser we can right click the video player and choose ‘copy video location’ paste it into new tab and the .m3u8 playlist will then download, have MPV/VLC open playlist file in settings under content, make MPV/VLC default handler for rtmp and mp3 streamed (audio/x-mpegurl) mimetypes, or open it manualy.
when clicked your browser will begin downloading a small .m3u8 playlist file, usually to the /tmp directory, all that’s required is to open that .m3u8 file with your media player (preferably MPV or VLC) and that’s it. happy viewing ..
Should your browser not be configured to automagically download the .m3u8 file after
clicking the “Play Link 1 (HLS) for iOS & Android” hyperlink, heres how to create your own .m3u8 playlist file …
Have a gander at this template .m3u8 playlist file, note the long URL on line 3 ..
If we then browse to chosen stream webpage and use browser to view the page source, line 146/465 gives us the relevant long url which is akin to the long URL in line 3 of the template .m3u8, replacing part of line 3 of the template file with same part of the long URL you have just copied from line 146 of the ‘page source’ will create your own playlist file, open it with MPV or VLC.
the ‘view page source’ looks like this .. replace the highlighted part of your chosen stream URL with whats in this template, once you have pasted in your chosen stream URL save the file as foo.m3u8, go ahead and make it executable and then open it in MPV or VLC.
In http://www.streamlive.to the page source’ we interested in is in one of these two lines of code ..
The URL’s change randomly so expect to have to do the same tomorrow to view same stream by simply swapping out old URL with the new, iv’e found both above and below URL’s will work. Just start the copy of URL from _definst_/ onward and paste into same part in the template.
In the mobile version of site http://m.streamlive.to the ‘page source’ we interested in is here ..
I figured i would write a tutorial for my Windows using brethren showing them the awesome
livestreamer streamlink and how to go about installing and using this awesome bit of kit. Livestreamer streamlink allows us to watch a number of streaming services in VLC or any media player you choose, which is great as it does away with the need for flash, those who bother to check out livestreamer streamlink will see a marked improvement in video quality and the RAM footprint and CPU cycles are drastically decreased in comparison to when using browser to view streams.
The Windows installer can be found here the installer includes a compiled version of
Livestreamer streamlink (that does not require an existing Python installation) and RTMPDump for viewing RTMP streams. It will also generate a default config file all that requires editing is just the #player line, remove the # comment and point the player line to your players .exe .streamlinkrc it would also be wise to ensure the line rtmpdump= points to the newly installed rtmpdump .exe the default directory for the . livestreamerrc .streamlinkrc is C:\Users\cirrus\AppData\Roaming\ livestreamer. Once you have done that, then that is us finished, easy huh? now we want to find some sites which livestreamer streamlink has native plugins for, i will list a couple …
+ You Tube
To play the streams in Windows we open up the cygwin terminal (if installed) or the command prompt / powershell and simply type ..
streamlink url of stream best
streamlink http://vaughnlive.tv/lmshows_ngbbc best
The chosen stream will then open in your chosen media player.
Livestreamer streamlink is in my top 5 applications and it is multi platform so Linux OSX and Windows users can benefit, see here for more info on livestreamer streamlink .
I tend to watch the nat geo wild stream often so i created a .bat file by opening notepad, pasting in this one line
streamlink http://vaughnlive.tv/lmshows_ngbbc best
save file as crime.bat and viola we have just created a shortcut to that stream, that might be handy for those who don’t like command prompt or powershell.
EDIT: I filed a bug with livestreamer dev due to streamlive.to having changed their URL syntax which now renders this post obsolete.
This is just a quick tip i stumbled upon and i think ipad owners will approve.
Being a long time Android user i am new to the ipad, the ipad air 2 was under the tree so i set about tweaking it to my liking, on Android one of my favourite apk’s is the Dragon VLC Player it allows me to stream all the popular TV shows and live sports to my Android tablet best of all it’s free on Android.
So i then set about finding this for the ipad, alas it is indeed for sale in the app store but before i shelled out the 8 quid for it i looked around, after some trial & error i installed oplayer from the app store then once installed i opened up oplayer’s settings and i changed the players built in browsers homepage to http://mobileonline.tv this gives oplayer the exact same functionality as the £8 Dragon VLC Player, allowing us to access ilive.to and stream all the things, one has to just click on the hls or rtmp url’s [desktop users can ofc use these url’s in VLC etc. ] and chosen stream will open in oplayer. I hope someone finds this as useful as i do.
Happy New Year
Simple shell script for MPD now playing, using xcowsay to define image
(any image can be used)
#!/bin/bash OSD=$(mpc current) xcowsay --at 800,20 --font=CaviarDreams --monitor=1 --image=/home/cirrus/djtux.png "MPD Now Playing" "$OSD"
edit the –at switch to define where on VDU image shows
and ofc edit the –monitor switch to define which VDU
see here for moar indepth configuration options
To have the script execute on MPD song change,
add this 1 line to ~/.ncmpcpp/config
execute_on_song_change = ~/path/to/xcowmpd.sh
Alternatively if not using ncmpcpp simply execute this script alongside mpd,mcp [edit to suit]
Here is some more of my simple shell scripts where xcowsay could be used opposed to notify-send
I reckoned it’s about time i posted something here on my neglected corner of teh interwebs, this time ill be harping on about yet another TUI (Text User Interface) application named pyradio, Yes it’s python and yes it’s a radio (remember those ?). Sure we could write shell aliases to fire up our favourite radio stations/streams, however pyradio will save you the time and bother. Get it here by typing/pasting
git clone https://github.com/coderholic/pyradio.git
sudo python setup.py install
if that sounds too much like hard work you may be able to find it in your favourite repository
<—-Here’s what it looks like ..
If pyradio is for you and you have gone and installed it then i have taken the time to go and dig out some radio stream URL’s for you to add to the stations.csv file, which can be found in
should your distro be on an older version of python, maybe 2.7 then cd to
you get the gist, paste the contents of Radio Stations into the stations.csv file (you will need elevated priviliges to write to this directory).
I also edited the player.py file from the above directory and changed line 101 from mplayer to the much prefered mpv media player, for good measure i edited the radio.py file to change the default curses colours.
That’s all folks, Thanks for dropping by.
Whoa! A new version of PS3 Media Server? Prior to this release, the last official release was back in August. This release includes a slew of improvements and updates for all three versions–Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Changelog for v1.50.0 beta 1:
- Backwards-incompatible API changes (for plugin developers/packagers) – see http://tinyurl.com/3qtgk5k for more details
- Updated binaries build script to include Linux support (thanks, happy.neko!)
- Updated OS X MPlayer to include fontconfig support
- Updated Bulgarian translation (thanks, JORDITO!)
- Updated German translation (thanks, smo!)
- Updated Dutch translation
- Added full featured IP filter with support for wildcards and ranges
- Improved network interface choosing algorithm now skips virtual interfaces
- Updated libraries (configuration, jgoodies and slf4j)
- Detect file system changes runtime (adding/removing folders/files).
- Updated JRE auto-download from 6u27 to 7u1
- Added option to create a desktop shortcut to the Windows installer
- Renderer image improvements
- Improvements to tab layouts
- Maximum bandwidth setting works
- Limit bandwidth to 110Mb/s by default which should solve a lot of “stuttering playback” reports
- Speeds displayed in Mb/s instead of Kb/s
- Recognise forced subtitles
- Clarified English language labels
- Updated MPlayer and MEncoder on Windows from Sherpya’s old builds to SubJunk’s new builds which fixes many playback issues, colour-conversion bugs and more (but possibly has drawbacks for some files, too)
- Main (Status) tab displays a large tick when it’s connected to a renderer instead of a PS3 or warning image
- Updated MediaInfo to 0.7.50 from 0.7.47