Myth Tv For IPTV M3u link and Ubuntu 18.04

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Myth Tv For IPTV M3u link and Ubuntu 18.04

Post by eodcrafter » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:59 am

This is about the only reason I do not use Ubuntu as a full time OS. (Next PVR, and it's very good EPG)

My Question is has anyone successfully set up MythTv as a IPTV PVR (Loaded with a http://.m3u link that I subscribe to) as a backend on Ubuntu 18.04? I get the program to run fine and it contains various card setups like IPTV, and others but none will load my channel list after I configure it. I'm using Version 29 Myth TV, fresh off their PPA Page. I have seen the Google Page that shows Network Setup (shown below) and has you input a link in the Card, but I do not have that option in my card setups.



This is all I could find and this Option is not Valid for Ubuntu 18.04 and Version 29 MythTv (latest)..

Picture shown on https://askubuntu.com/questions/1043663 ... -on-ubuntu
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Re: Myth Tv For IPTV M3u link and Ubuntu 18.04

Post by eodcrafter » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:23 am

I had a copy of Windows Server 2012 laying around...Installed that and Next PVR but I would like to See Myth Tv work with IPTV.

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Re: Myth Tv For IPTV M3u link and Ubuntu 18.04

Post by Kneel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:07 am

I have this working for Mythbuntu 16.04 / 28/fixes.
i too had to do some research on how to create the m3u file (I am using using mumudvb -> unicast http for some 27 odd FTA channels, plus some HLS streams)
You will likely need to perform"surgery" on the m3u(8) list from your device, adding mythtv specific lines and making sure the channel name/number line matches what Myth expects.
Since I had a list of streams from the EPG matching the HLS streams, I created a perl script to translate these into something Myth understands.

My issue now is the known bug in IPTV frontend live tv channel change. Since I am happy ATM with the existing 0.28/fixes release, it looks like I need to build from sources with applied patches...sigh.

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