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Bug #2991

Generated playlists and the URI's in/to them could (and should) be more compatible with m3u http live streaming specification.

Added by Thomas - over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:
Fixed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Streaming
Target version:
Start date:
2015-07-08
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
(Total: 0.00 h)
Found in version:
4.1.322
Affected Versions:

Description

Problem:
some home cinema/network devices cannot properly recognise TVHeadend's generated playlists. The /playlist/channels.m3u one is an exception, this does work.

Cause:
by not supporting the proper file extension or content-type in the URL's, most devices don't recognise the .m3u file as a proper playlist.

Details for a fix:
URL's to playlists should include file extensions and/or the correct content-type: audio/mpegurl for .m3u instead of audio/x-mpegurl
The generated playlists that link to other playlists (chaining) should contain URL's that include the .m3u file extension.

As per specifications here: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-pantos-http-live-streaming-08#section-3.1

These are the situations I could think of:

URL fragment                > Description
/playlist/channels          > alias for channels.m3u
/playlist/channels.m3u      > channel sort is ok (by customized channelnumber)
/playlist/tags              > alias for tags.m3u
/playlist/tags.m3u          > tag sort is not ok (by UI appearance/tagid?), should be sorted by custom tag index or tagname (alphabetically ASC)
/playlist/tagid/*           > alias for *.m3u
/playlist/tagid/*.m3u       > channel sort is not ok (by channelId?), should be sorted by customized channel number
/playlist/tag/*             > alias for *.m3u
/playlist/tag/*.m3u         > channel sort is not ok (by channelId?), should be sorted by customized channel number

Subtasks

Bug #3008: Using VLC Web Plugin fails since commit 36573a (v4.1 r348)Fixed

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Revision c730150b (diff)
Added by Jaroslav Kysela over 6 years ago

WEBUI: improve playlists (added sorting, m3u8 extensions, audio/mpegurl mime), fixes #2991

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#1

Updated by Jaroslav Kysela over 6 years ago

Reading the draft - we should support .m3u8 extension. Not sure about the US-ASCII restriction for .m3u files. It seems that we already use utf-8 for .m3u and nobody complained :-)

#2

Updated by Jaroslav Kysela over 6 years ago

  • Target version set to 4.2
#3

Updated by Jaroslav Kysela over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Fixed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
#4

Updated by Jaroslav Kysela over 6 years ago

I tried to fix all described items. Could you retest ?

#5

Updated by Thomas - over 6 years ago

Jaroslav Kysela wrote:

I tried to fix all described items. Could you retest ?

Thanks for fixing things so quick. After a quick test they all seem to work except "/playlist/tag/*.m3u". It returns HTTP status: 400 Bad Request.

Kind regards,

Thomas

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