authentication bug? work-round for lack of persistent auth for playing recordings
in my TVH epg, I wanted to be able to provide a user with a playlist file (m3u) and not have to enter a password to play back streams or recordings.
Streams works just fine with persistent auth, so for example this would work
but try as I might I couldn't get recordings to play back without needing to supply a username and password, certainly persistent auth is broken, this won't work:
so I tried putting in "username:[email protected]", old school embedded authentication creds, and it didn't work either, i.e. this causes VLC to demand username/pass:
and then by chance I found that a slightly different URL did work, this one works fine.
So DaveP, you might find this handy with your EPG to allow playback without having to re-authenticate.
BTW, I would recommend created a low-privileged user if you're doing this because you won't want to be putting the admin user/pass into a file which is left hanging around!