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How to create a M3U Playlist for IPTV Players

M3U is a computer file format that contains multimedia playlists. Many software uses it to play video file lists. An M3U file is a plain text file that specifies the locations of one or more media files. The file is saved with the “M3U” or “m3u” filename extension.

 

Directive Description Example
#EXTM3U File header. Must be the first line of the file.
#EXTM3U
#EXTINF stream information. Title of video stream
#EXTINF:-1,Channel name

EXAMPLE

#EXTM3U

#EXTINF:-1, CNN International
http://cnnvideostreamurl.m3u8

#EXTINF:-1,HBO
rmpt://hbovideostreamurl


8 STEPS IN CREATING A M3U PLAYLIST

1. Obtain your live TV channels video stream urls and names. Click HERE for tips
2. Open Notepad
3. Insert "#EXTM3U" on the 1st line then hit enter 2 times.
4. Insert "#EXTINF:-1," followed by your channel name, then press enter once. {#EXTINF:-1, CNN NEWS}
5. Insert your video stream url below. You should now have this:
#EXTM3U

#EXTINF:-1, CNN NEWS
http://edge1.everyon.tv/etv1sb/pld16/chunklist_w578417588.m3u8

6. To add a next channel, press enter once and start again from step 4
7. When you have completed your playlist, click file, then "Save As". Your file must now have a m3u extension. You will do this by typing a name for your playlist follow by ".m3u". Example: myplaylist.m3u
8. Browse to a suitable location and click save

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A SAMPLE M3U PLAYLIST
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