How to Setup IPTV for VLC Media Player?

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How to Setup IPTV for VLC Media Player?

Download and install VLC Media Player

After installing VLC open the Preferences tab from the Tools Menu. (CTRL+P or Command+P on MAC)

In the Preferences window choose the “All” Radio button below “Show Settings”

You should now see a advanced view like shown below, now navigate to the FFmpeg Settings.

The FFmpeg Settings are located in the “Video codes” subgroup

Make sure Hardware decoding is set to “Disable”

Now Navigate back to Input / Codecs and scroll down to the end of the page

You should find “Network Caching” set this to 3000.

Scroll up a bit till you find the “Network Settings” under “Network Settings” find “MTU of the network interface”

VLC needs to be restarted to make the changes we did work.(CTRL+Q or Command Q on MAC)

Open up VLC Media Player again.

Now we want to load in our Playlist there are 2 diffrent ways to do so.

1. Copy the playlist URL to your clipboard (CTRL + C or command + C on MAC)

and choose “Open Locaction from clipboard via the Media Tab in the top left(Shortcut : CTRL + V or command + V on MAC)

Insert your URL link that you got from us now like this :

Please note that the output in vlc needs to be “ts” (output=ts) rather than “hls”

Or :

Simply Drag & Drop the downloaded m3u file into your VLC or open it via Media > Open File > “Choose your .m3u file”

Now you should be able to watch IPTV

In order to switch Channels go to “View” in the Menu strip and navigate to “Playlist”(CTRL + L or command + L on MAC)

You will now see a list of Channels available to choose from you can use the search function to find a Channel.


You know should be good to go and watch your favourite Tv Channels using VLC Media Player !