Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Support

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parkerc
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Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Support

Post by parkerc » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:06 am

Not being an expert in this at all, but after noticing that I could not play HDHomerun stream via Safari on my iPad, i came across this https://developer.apple.com/streaming/

Is this format something that will be supported in via HDHomerun in the future ?

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Re: Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Support

Post by rpcameron » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:50 am

parkerc wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:06 am
Not being an expert in this at all, but after noticing that I could not play HDHomerun stream via Safari on my iPad, i came across this https://developer.apple.com/streaming/

Is this format something that will be supported in via HDHomerun in the future ?
The device streams whatever format your TV stream comes in, without modification. In general, that's usually MPEG Transport Stream (TS).

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Re: Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Support

Post by parkerc » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:07 am

rpcameron wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:50 am
The device streams whatever format your TV stream comes in, without modification. In general, that's usually MPEG Transport Stream (TS).
Sure,agreed, but currently it seems that the HDHomerun mpeg.ts stream is not natively compatible on iOS, (unless you use a compatible app e.g. VLC etc)

If possible, it would be great if it could work ( in the future) especially as I’d like to have my channels stream via a new dashboard UI i’ve built to use via the iOS Safari browser.

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Re: Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Support

Post by signcarver » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:14 am

Not going to happen from the tuner... it will "always" output a ts not hls. For the US this also means most would also usually be mpeg2 and ac3 codecs, which usually aren't supported by browsers.

What you are looking to do requires other equipment (i.e. a pc) to request the channel, and at a minimum transmux to hls (usually with at least a 30 second delay to make 3 10 second clips), though most likely also needs to transcode as well.

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Re: Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Support

Post by parkerc » Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:28 am

signcarver wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:14 am
What you are looking to do requires other equipment (i.e. a pc) to request the channel, and at a minimum transmux to hls (usually with at least a 30 second delay to make 3 10 second clips), though most likely also needs to transcode as well.
Agreed, i’ll plug away and see what I can do/use to do that.

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Re: Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Support

Post by tmm1 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:21 am

You might find this useful: https://github.com/maddox/wallop

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Re: Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) Support

Post by parkerc » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:49 am

tmm1 wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:21 am
You might find this useful: https://github.com/maddox/wallop
Thanks - This looks like a great option, but unfortunately after raising a question/issue with the developer; as it would not show the new stream - he confirmed it’s no longer being supported.

Such a shame as it would be great to have some sort of a proxy on the network that could convert the HDHomerun mpeg.ts stream in to any other format :(

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