Playing HLS mp4 playlist in WMC

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Kick4U

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Playing HLS mp4 playlist in WMC

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Post by Kick4U » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:57 pm

Hello all,

Does anyone know a plugin or method to allow a playlist to play in WMC? I've been only able to get WMC to load it in VLC and play.

Thanks!

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Post by jachin99 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:08 pm

I don't think so, at least not an apple HLS playlist. Do you know what audio codec is used in your stream? I think the two issues you will want to tackle are making sure WMP can play the file format contained in the playlist, and making sure WMP knows how to parse the playlist file and find the URL. There is a lot of information about codecs out there for problem 1, and I'm guessing its just h264 video. For problem 2, a similar solution has already been created for .pls files. https://archive.codeplex.com/?p=openplsinwmp . What exactly are you trying to do? There is actually a way to create video playlists in WMC so if you could convert your HLS playlist into a WMC friendly format then maybe you could be onto something. Here is a project that lets users select files, and create a video playlist https://archive.codeplex.com/?p=w7videoplaylist That should at least give you some info about what kind of playlist to make.

Here is an example .wvx file https://www.lifewire.com/wvx-file-2622401

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Post by Jacoats » Fri Nov 24, 2023 4:10 am

This looks like I could create a wvx file, point it at locations of movies and shows stored locally as mkv and wtv files and it will play them in order in WMC. I that basically correct ?

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Post by jachin99 » Tue Nov 28, 2023 4:18 pm

I never tried creating a wvx file myself but it sounds like it would work. codeplex is offline but this might help you at least get ahold of the source code https://web.archive.org/web/20180615000 ... eoplaylist for the tool that does this for your

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