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tim_beynart
Level 7

Any way to expose HLS Live M3U playlist content?

I was asked to pull data from the M3Us during HLS live stream playback. I know the roVideoPlayerEvent exposes the segment URL, etc. But I need to capture the manifest content (specifically some custom comments) once it is downloaded. Is this possible? 
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tim_beynart
Level 7

Re: Any way to expose HLS Live M3U playlist content?

I am going to assume this is not possible. Bummer.
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joetesta
Level 10

Re: Any way to expose HLS Live M3U playlist content?

if you have the URL of the manifest, I believe you can pull it down outside of VideoPlayer to capture the contents - do a separate RoUrlTransfer on the manifest.
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tim_beynart
Level 7

Re: Any way to expose HLS Live M3U playlist content?

joetesta, thanks for the suggestion. But linear streams require downloading the manifest at ~10s intervals, forever. Aligning the content of these manifests with the currently playing segment would be epic. It could be done, I suppose, but I really don't want to pursue that solution if I don't have to.
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