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krackers123
Level 7

Help with finding why HLS m3u8 does not play

I have the following m3u8 file I am trying to play on roku:

http://199.217.118.49:1935/wsnewrelease/playlist.m3u8

I have the XML set up as follows:


<media>
<streamFormat>hls</streamFormat>
<streamQuality>SD</streamQuality>
<streamBitrate>1500</streamBitrate>
<streamUrl>http://199.217.118.49:1935/playlist.m3u8</streamUrl>
</media>


However, when I try to play it does not seem to work. Playing in VLC does not work either, but playing in safari (on osx) or ios seems to work fine. Can anyone provide any insight as to why this does not work, perhaps by analyzing the m3u8 file and structure?
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renojim
Level 10

Re: Help with finding why HLS m3u8 does not play

I'm unable to download that file and when I do "curl -I" on the URL it returns "403 Forbidden".

-JT
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krackers123
Level 7

Re: Help with finding why HLS m3u8 does not play

Oh got it. Should have noticed that before....
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drobinson
Level 7

Re: Help with finding why HLS m3u8 does not play

Did you get this to work?

I tried playing the your video and code in my test channel xml and it didn't work (possible I have problems with code elsewhere).
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