The MediaPortal IPTV filter and url source splitter is a directshow source filter that enables direct playback for many protocols and file types used in online video sources in the internet.
- HTTP, HTTPS
- UDP, RTP
- Adobe Real-Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP)
- Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS, F4M manifest)
- Microsoft Smooth Streaming
- Apple HTTP live streaming (M3U8 playlists)
It is not intended as a standalone plugin, but required by OnlineVideos or TvService.
The TV plugin is available from TV-Server Configuration tool. After enabling plugin in Plugins section, you can edit playlist or set default parameters for several protocols.
On first attached image is main screen with loaded playlist. There is Channel name, Url, Protocol, Filter url and special column. Below playlist is property grid, when can be changed various settings for select url(s). It is possible to select mutiple urls, after that is possible to change settings for multiple urls.
In special column is by default blue question mark. It is possible to test URL by clicking on icon, while testing url is shown two arrows in circle (7th attached image). If testing is successful, green tick icon is shown (8th attached image) else red cross icon is shown (9th attached image). The reason of failure is shown in tool tip over the red cross icon.
Next to playlist editor tab are tabs with general settings for protocols. Each protocol has its own general settings. These settings are applied to url default settings on loading of playlist or pressing Apply settings button.