My isp is giving iptv in tests. The problem is they only gave me one stb and i live with my girlfriend.
The stream is udp multicast. I am able to view some of the streams directly with vlc but for some i get only audio and very big pixel like squares instead of video.
I wrote a c program that joins the multicast stream and saved about 30sec of it in a file.
The info i could get from it is this:
container: mpeg transport stream
video codec: h.264
audio codec: ac3 (english)
I posted the file online at
Didn't know what extension to put on it since i'm not sure what kind of file it is.
The sound plays ok, and from the whole 30sec video i only see one frame.
I tried to play the file on a few pc's, a ps3, and with all the players i could find.
The result is the same.
Is there a way to watch these streams?
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The output file is Mpeg-TS!! You can't watch it because the video is Encrypted but Audio is not!!
General ID : 1 (0x1) Format : MPEG-TS Overall bit rate : 4 280 Kbps Video ID : 1701 (0x6A5) Menu ID : 1700 (0x6A4) Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : Main@L3.0 Codec ID : 27 Bit rate : 3 680 Kbps Encryption : Encrypted Audio ID : 1702 (0x6A6) Menu ID : 1700 (0x6A4) Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Mode extension : CM (complete main) Codec ID : 6 Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 384 Kbps Channel(s) : 6 channels Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Bit depth : 16 bits Compression mode : Lossy Delay relative to video : -860ms Stream size : 84.0 KiB (6%) Language : English
Yes, thank you, but here is something that puzzles me.
Bellow is a capture from another stream, one that i can watch without any problems.
$ mediainfo file2.out
ID : 1 (0x1)
Complete name : file2.out
Format : MPEG-TS
File size : 6.15 MiB
Duration : 15s 288ms
Overall bit rate : 3 244 Kbps
ID : 400 (0x190)
Menu ID : 290 (0x122)
Format : MPEG Video
Codec ID : 2
Bit rate : 2 825 Kbps
Compression mode : Lossy
Encryption : Encrypted
mediainfo also sees this as an encrypted format.
Could you please explain this to me?
I'm not an expert in this type of TV, but one thing that jumps out to me is that the 2nd file is MPEG video and the first file is H.264.