You wouldn’t be frustrated when trying Vita2 Stream to play HLS/m3u playlist, if you had failed to play them due to unstable network connection.
Work with unstable connection.
Some key tech schemes are utilised to enable Vita2 Stream to work with unstable internet connection. Also for the better performance, Vita2 uses multi-threads to download HLS segments.
Vita2 automatically validates streams/urls within the playlist. You will always be shown a playable list even your ISP updates the channel list from time to time. Moreover, Vita2 will rank the streams/channels according to bandwidth RQD, downloading speed and video quality, etc.
Vita2 supports nested playlist.
YES, since some ISP provide the clients with nested playlist, the feature make playing hassle-free.
Auto group streams/channels.
Vita2 can group the streams/channels according to some predefined tags, e.g. favourite, or tags found in the playlist.
Vita2 Stream supports M3U playlist format. Additionally to standard M3U file format it supports extended M3U playlists with custom attributes.
Here is an example of extended M3U playlist:
EXTM3U EXTINF:-1 tvg-logo="http://www.example.com/path/to/images/001.png" group-title="GroupA",Channel A http://www.example.com/path/to/001/main.m3u8 EXTINF:-1 tvg-logo="http://www.example.com/path/to/images/002.png" group-title="GroupB,GourpC",Channel B http://www.example.com/path/to/002/main.m3u8 EXTINF:-1 tvg-logo="http://www.example.com/path/to/images/003.png" group-title="GroupC",Channel C http://www.example.com/path/to/003/main.m3u8 EXTINF:-1 ,Nested List A http://www.example.com/path/to/nested_a/nested_a.m3u
url-tvg – URL for EPG in JTV (zip) or XMLTV (xml, gz) format. Several URLs may be specified separated by comma
group-title – Title for channels group
tvg-logo – Channel logo name (from internal database) or URL to the image that will be used as channel logo
tvg-name – Name of the channel from EPG, should be equal to the value of “display-name” tag in XMLTV
tvg-id – XMLTV channel id. When both tvg-id and tvg-name are specified for the same channel, tvg-id will be used.
tvg-shift – Shift in hours for EPG
Within the above attributes, group-title is the most important one.
#EXTM3U EXTINF:-1 group-title="Weather" ,Nested List A http://www.example.com/path/to/nested_a/nested_a.m3u EXTINF:-1 group-title="Shop" ,Nested List B http://www.example.com/path/to/nested_a/nested_b.m3u
Finding existing Playlist
Google it, possible keywords are: m3u hls playlist iptv
Find it in github.com
HLS Streams of VOD type are currently unsupported.
This app does not provide any list of channels. Please ask your ISP for the specified playlists.
This app only work with free channels provided by your ISP. It cannot be used to play any paid channels.
Also Vita2 Stream does not store or share your playlists. All the playlists which you input only store in your devices or your iCloud space.
By user-provided play list and user’s command, Vita2 may automatically searches and grabs free channels from internet. Vita2 doesn’t host any channel contents or link to them.
Sample channel list: (provided by one of the users)
The sample channels list varies per user’s play list and location.