In this workshop we’ll setup your computer to watch TV, so you are no longer bound to the Set-top Box from your ISP.
Pre requisites :
IPTV enabled account from your Provider. (i.e. Télé vun der Post here in Luxembourg)
Software used in this Workshop
- Wireshark – used to find IPTV Streams in your Network
- VLC – Used to watch IPTV Streams
- Tano – Used to create Channel lists, can also watch IPTV Streams (alternative link)
- XBMC – optional, a Media Center for best playback experience
Find IPTV Streams in your Network
Open up Wireshark:
After a few seconds, click on the stop icon to stop recording.
In the listing, locate a few frames with DTS in the beginning of the source. (see capture below)
You’ll usually find needed information here, such as Destination IP (DST), Port (DST Port) and Protocol, User Datagram Protocol (a.k.a UDP)
Note down that information, we’ll need it later.
Test an watch IPTV in VLC
Open up VLC
This is the IP for the channel RTL Nitro used by Post TV here in Luxembourg.
Then click on “Play” and enjoy !
To watch another channel , simply change the IP (last segment of digits , i.e 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206)
Create a Channel List
Scanning will start, and will show you the results after some minutes.
Save the Channel list to a safe location and remember where you put it.
Done, you can now close the Playlist Editor.
By the way, you can also watch the IPTV Channels with Tano !
Clean up your Channel List[optional]
You can edit the newly created Channel List in a text editor (like Notepad) to put the correct TV Channel Names(instead of the misleading “New Channel from scan…..”
Watch IPTV in XBMC
Note : If the PVR IPTV Simple Client isn’t listed, you can add via the Add-ons Manager (from XBMC main Menu)