We recently got an email asking us about how to use xtream codes IPTV on vlc player as the person who emailed us had IPTV with another provider but they did not send out an M3U URL to use.
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Xtream Codes And VLC Player
Normally there is no way to link Xtream Codes and VLC Media Player together as VLC has not been made with a way to read off Xtream Codes API like apps such as IPTV Smarters android app can.
So we looked into this and found there is a workaround for anyone else who has the same problem where you want to watch IPTV on VLC but don’t have an M3U URL and only a username, password, and server URL forcing you to use the Xtream Codes API.
How To Get Xtream Codes IPTV Working On VLC Media Player
If you are with an IPTV provider who refuses to send you the M3U URL but you have the username, password, and server URL you will need to put the information they sent on notepad as we will do some modifying to it.
So we will make some dummy information below then show you how to get it working with VLC.
Pretend we just got a subscription from an IPTV supplier and they sent us this information below only
IPTV Server URL = http://awesome-iptv-server.com:25421
Username = awesomeiptv
Password = coolpassword
With the example above you would need to put your details from your IPTV provider on a notepad so you have it ready to modify.
Next, you will want to copy this URL below and put it in the same notepad on your laptop or PC.
http://server:port/get.php?username=<your username>&password=<your password>&type=m3u_plus&output=ts
Now you will change the works server: port and the username and password section between the < > so using our example below we have highlighted in red which sections we have just added.
Now once you have done the above you will have a full working M3U URL which your provider refused to give you so you can now get it working with the VLC media player.
How To Get The M3U URL Working With VLC Media Player
You will need to copy the M3U URL you just made by following the above and now open VLC Media Player.
Then click on the tab called Media and then Open Network Stream and copy the URL you made in then click Play.
That’s it just wait a minute or 2 for the IPTV channels to load up and now you can view every channel from your IPTV provider using VLC media player which you couldn’t have before due to them giving you the Xtream Codes set up only.
WHAT IS XTREAM CODES SOFTWARE?
Xtream Codes allows IPTV streaming providers to manage their own IPTV or VOD service and their customer database. It is the most popular and used platform for IPTV streaming. Xtream-UI Panel is software to build your own IPTV Server from scratch.
How do I use EPG files with VLC?
Click “Tools” in the navigation bar of the VLC media player and then “Program Guide” to display the electronic program guide (EPG).