I’m trying to achieve the following with my WD TV Live, but was so far unsuccessful. Maybe anyone has an idea about this…
I have a STB (“Dreambox”) which is cabaple of streaming all the TV stations via the local network. On a PC, I open the webinterface of the STB, where I have a list of all the stations. Each station has a little icon that you can click on. That icon is simply an .m3u file, which contains the following:
The “1:0:19:EF10:421:1:C00000:0:0:0:” part is the ID of the TV station and is of course different for every station.
On a PC, I can open these .m3u files with WMP, VLC, MPC or whatever -> works like a charm. Even HDTV stations are no problem as long as the network connection is good enough (LAN -> no problems at all, WLAN -> depends on coverage).
Now I know that the WD TV has no webbrowser, but my idea was to simply safe one .m3u file for each TV station in some folder that I can access from the WD TV, and I was hoping that it would able to open these files, recognize the stream url and begin streaming. Unfortunately, this doesn’t work. I already found out here in the forum that .m3u files cannot contain URLs, so it obviously won’t work this way.
The 2nd thing I tried was to open this stream in Windows Media Player and add it as a playlist item to the WMP media library. This does work, however, the WD TV, when browsing a media server, only recognizes actual media files, but no playlist items.
So I’m stuck here. Does anyone have an idea how to playback a video stream using a local URL like the one above?
Thanks in advance!