HOW-TO Play Live TV/Internet Video in XBMC (including some sample streams!)

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danfred Wrote:NHK World
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rtmp://175.41.168.21:1935/2e2cd playpath=nhkworldhd.sdp swfUrl="http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/r/movie/fivecool_player.0.3.6.2.swf" pageUrl="http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/r/movie/" swfVfy=true live=true

BBC World

Thanks for the info, Ill give that a try when home from work..

Update: rule works great for NHK in Japan, thankx....My heart goes out to the people of Japan atm with what you are enduring. Everyone I know in the US are praying for them...
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jhsrennie Wrote:Have you considered setting up a repository on Github or Sourceforge to maintain the .strm files?

JR

I'd be interested in developing/hosting the index for this. Maintaining and hosting the strm files on a server is better in case the stream changes.

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Philmatic Wrote:I'd be interested in developing/hosting the index for this. Maintaining and hosting the strm files on a server is better in case the stream changes.
It's a bit of work... this listing are almost identical to the lists I used to keep for an early version of Miro, I had 300+ and left them on the site... went back too look and everything has changed. Would be nice if someone would write a program that would buffer and allow graceful exits from dead links.
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PatK Wrote:It's a bit of work... this listing are almost identical to the lists I used to keep for an early version of Miro, I had 300+ and left them on the site... went back too look and everything has changed. Would be nice if someone would write a program that would buffer and allow graceful exits from dead links.

Heh, we need a "watson-lite" not only to remove the dead links but also create the new ones......Which I bet someone will code in the near future.
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CNBC
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http://bglive-a.bitgravity.com/bitgravity/dtv2/1000kbps
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I am having trouble getting xbmc to "see" the file. I have pasted the text for Al Jazeera English into notepad, save as AJ.strm, drop it in my videos folder. But when I go to open it in xbmc, it doesn't "see" it. I have tried this for Russia Today and Cspan as well and can't get any to work. I must be doing something fundamentally wrong.
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danfred Wrote:CNBC
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http://bglive-a.bitgravity.com/bitgravity/dtv2/1000kbps

Very nice, thanks!

patm95 Wrote:I am having trouble getting xbmc to "see" the file. I have pasted the text for Al Jazeera English into notepad, save as AJ.strm, drop it in my videos folder. But when I go to open it in xbmc, it doesn't "see" it. I have tried this for Russia Today and Cspan as well and can't get any to work. I must be doing something fundamentally wrong.

Make sure you aren't in library mode.

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Philmatic Wrote:Very nice, thanks!



Make sure you aren't in library mode.

Thanks, but it doesn't seem to work even when I am not in library mode. I just go to that directory and it is like there is nothing there. For example I have a folder with misc videos. I can go to that folder and see all of my videos, but if I put the strm file in there, I can't see it.
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patm95 Wrote:Thanks, but it doesn't seem to work even when I am not in library mode. I just go to that directory and it is like there is nothing there. For example I have a folder with misc videos. I can go to that folder and see all of my videos, but if I put the strm file in there, I can't see it.

Weird... are you running at least XBMC 10.0? What platform?

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Philmatic Wrote:Weird... are you running at least XBMC 10.0? What platform?

yeah I am running 10.1 and using windows 7 (64 bit). I am using notepad to save these files. Just doing a save as *.strm where "*" is just the name of file. I have tried this using different skins thinking that could have something to do with it, but no luck.
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patm95 Wrote:yeah I am running 10.1 and using windows 7 (64 bit). I am using notepad to save these files. Just doing a save as *.strm where "*" is just the name of file. I have tried this using different skins thinking that could have something to do with it, but no luck.

Ah, you probably have Windows set to "Hide extensions for known file types" and the file you saved is actually called AJ.strm.txt

Disabled that feature, and rename the file to just "AJ.strm".

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patm95 Wrote:yeah I am running 10.1 and using windows 7 (64 bit). I am using notepad to save these files. Just doing a save as *.strm where "*" is just the name of file. I have tried this using different skins thinking that could have something to do with it, but no luck.

Thanks! I thought I was going crazy! Works like a charm now!
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Danfred, you're good.

Can you figure out this one: http://www.alhiwar.tv
I tried all possibilities and could not figure it out.

The following work for a limited session:
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ct1/zive/
http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ct2/zive/
http://www.ct24.cz/vysilani/
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This thread inspired me to make an add-on alternative to .strm files.
Details here: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=97116
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ABC News 24 (Australia)
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rtmp://cp103653.live.edgefcs.net:1935/live?_fcs_vhost=cp103653.live.edgefcs.net&akmfv=1.8 playpath=international_medium@36382 swfVfy=true live=true

NASA HD
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rtmp://flash86.ustream.tv:1935/ustreamVideo/6540154 playpath=streams/live app=ustreamVideo/6540154 swfUrl="http://cdn1.ustream.tv/swf/4/viewer.rsl.558.swf" pageUrl="http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ustream.html" live=true
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