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learner
Level 7

play media without playlist

I have a stream which plays hls but doesnt have playlist.m3u8 .Its a live stream but since it doesnt have extension it doesnt play on roku.
But vlc plays and identifies it as HLS .
Any ideas any one?
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tensen
Level 7

Re: play media without playlist

Try opening it in a browser and see if the browser downloads a file. The server behind the HLS may be set to access a specific file as default.
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learner
Level 7

Re: play media without playlist

see one eg http://manoramanewshd-lh.akamaihd.net/m ... RJKGCFFJVK
But it plays fine on VLC... and correct format..
But how can we play in roku?
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RokuMarkn
Level 8

Re: play media without playlist

According to the HTTP headers, that file is "video/x-flv". That is, it is FLV, not HLS. It is also about 2GB in size, so it's not likely to be any type of playlist.

--Mark
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learner
Level 7

Re: play media without playlist

Hi Mark,
it is flv but the content is h264 which is played in VLC.
SO not sure how to play it
One more thing there was this gdata api for you tube.
It uses to return something like http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/QOowQeKyNkQ if we send a query .
I think it doesnt return and extension or playlist file But people had achieved to play it.
I cant find the code because the forum doesnt search old posts than 1 yr...
The format is correct , content is flv but when i click play in sample app , it doesnt play .
its alive stream and the flv keeps on changing.. Not a normal flv ..
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RokuMarkn
Level 8

Re: play media without playlist

Roku does not support FLV. HLS is the only supported live format. See the Encoding Guide.

-Mark
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gonzotek
Level 8

Re: play media without playlist

"learner" wrote:
Hi Mark,
it is flv but the content is h264 which is played in VLC.
SO not sure how to play it
One more thing there was this gdata api for you tube.
It uses to return something like http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/QOowQeKyNkQ if we send a query .
I think it doesnt return and extension or playlist file But people had achieved to play it.
I cant find the code because the forum doesnt search old posts than 1 yr...
The format is correct , content is flv but when i click play in sample app , it doesnt play .
its alive stream and the flv keeps on changing.. Not a normal flv ..

I get search results for much further back than 1 year on this board. For example, the following gives me results back to 4/6/2010:
HLS draft standard). Plus what Mark said.
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learner
Level 7

Re: play media without playlist

i was referring to a post in which there was youtube api code.. Couldnt find it...
So in case we dont have playlist.m3u8 we cant stream right ? only container is flv content is H264
I know officially its not supported but asking people who used this container.
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gonzotek
Level 8

Re: play media without playlist

"learner" wrote:
i was referring to a post in which there was youtube api code.. Couldnt find it...
So in case we dont have playlist.m3u8 we cant stream right ? only container is flv content is H264
I know officially its not supported but asking people who used this container.

I'm not aware of anyone using flv with Roku at all. It just isn't an option.
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