Feature #3923

TV Station or Video on Demand

Added by Mytril Goldhand about 4 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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Every day you can see in tv, you can series of whatever in loops the replay of yesterday and the day before yesterday and so on. So these are not in the cronological order most times, so if you are a fan of those and have these seasons at home anyway. It were a nice feature to take these as a file:// stream or as playlist to sie it in the right order in a loop or prepare it as a video on demand service like the recordings which is already implemented.

So to condence it:
Livestream: Take an .m3u/.m3u8 or an pendant to play these videos as a own tvchannel. -> Like TV-Channel

Video on Demand: Take an .m3u/.m3u8 or an pendant, as a list of movies, on which you choose, which file you want to watch. -> Like recordings



Updated by gary tan about 4 years ago

This is kind of like something i was inquiring about in the past ( Had no luck in finding an app that would provide a stream to tvheadend.


Updated by Mytril Goldhand about 4 years ago

For a little Possibility to do that, see this thread


Updated by clint jones about 1 year ago

If you want to watch one movie you can pipe this

pipe:///usr/bin/ffmpeg -loglevel fatal -i /var/www/html/Matrix.mp4 -vcodec copy -acodec copy -metadata service_provider=STRING -metadata service_name=STRING -f mpegts -tune zerolatency pipe:1

give it a channel number and scan the service, it can be in any location you want but needs permissions.

Mp4 works not sure about others, possibly ffmpeg can play a list of movies I haven't gotten that far



Updated by Luis Alves about 1 year ago

You revived a 3 year old feature request! :)
I think the easiest way to implement something like this would be to enhance the DVR to allow adding media files.

Something like:
- Add a new Tab on the DVR for this purpose. Could be called "External recordings" or "Other recordings".
- Have buttons to "Add media", remove, "import playlist (.m3u)", download, ...
- Allow to organize in folders (just like recording do per day/name/...)

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