Using SMART IPTV APP With VeCaster / Vecoder/ Infinium

Guide for setting up the Smart IPTV App found on many Smart Devices.

Samsung has disable Smart IPTV App from all Samsung App stores. 

You may sideload the application via USB. Please research how to do so for your Samsung model. 

BEFORE YOU BEGIN


  • The Smart IPTV app is a PAID app provided by third parties and NOT by PVI.
  • Use Notepad, NotePad++, or a similar application to generate your playlist file.
  • Download the recommended application to create the playlist files, NotePad++ here: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/
  • You will be using the Smart IPTV site to generate your list. https://siptv.eu/mylist/
  •  The look of the menus may vary depending on your model

 

Encoder Settings

Our first step is to enable the HLS format on your Encoder. 

 

ENABLING HLS/M3U

  • Make sure the HLS URL: /0.M3U8 is enabled on within the Main Stream.

Click ENABLE from the dropdown tab under the Mainstream or Substream depending on your requirements.

Step two involves creating the Playlist file for Smart IPTV App.

 

CREATING YOUR PLAYLIST

The playlist file uses a specific syntax for the application to understand what is the name of the program, which group it belongs too, as well as the IP address to find the program. As mentioned earlier, we recommend using Notepad ++. It's just like windows notepad but keeps the formatting in a more organized way.  

This is the syntax you will need to enter. Copy it into NotePad++.

#EXTM3U

#EXTINF:0, CHANNEL NAME

http://DEVICE IP ADDRESS/0.m3u8

We can modify the example format above to create our playlist file containing all the programs. Below is an example

 

EXAMPLE OF A FINISHED FILE WITH 1 CHANNEL USING DEFAULTS

IMPORTANT:

  • CHANNEL NAME This will be the name of the channel. Change it to anything you want.
  • http://DEVICE IP ADDRESS/0.m3u8: This is an EXAMPLE of the IP of the stream from the HLS format. Yours may differ. Consult within the encoder you have for the IP address of your unit under the status menu 

To find the URL from our device we can navigate back to the encoder status page.

  • Go to the Main Stream Status Page
  • Take the M3U8 URL and paste it into your Playlist file in the appropriate area for that channel.

 

ADDING MORE THAN ONE CHANNEL

To simply add another channel, type the following beneath the current channel. You will need to CHANGE THE CHANNEL NAME & IP ADDRESS. Example is below

#EXTINF:0. CHANNEL 2 NAME HERE

http://YOUR IP /0.m3u8

 

The full structure will look like this:

 #EXTM3U

#EXTINF:0, CHANNEL 1

http://DEVICE IP ADDRESS/0.m3u8

#EXTINF:0, CHANNEL 2

http://DEVICE IP ADDRESS/0.m3u8

#EXTINF:0, CHANNEL 3

http://DEVICE IP ADDRESS/0.m3u8

 

 

EXPLANATION OF M3U FILE STRUCTURE

  • #EXTM3U (ALL-NEW CHANNEL FILES MUST START WITH THIS STRING)
  • #EXTINF:0, CHANNEL NAME (ENTER the name YOU WISH TO DESIGNATE the channel with)
  • http://YOUR IP ADDRESS/0.m3u8(FIND BY IDENTIFYING HLS URL IN MAINSTREAM STATUS MENU)

 

COMPLETED FILE STRUCTURE

 

(This is just an example. Yours may differ)

#EXTM3U

#EXTINF:0,HD1

http://192.168.1.168/0.m3u8

#EXTINF:0,HD2

http://192.168.1.169/0.m3u8

#EXTINF:0,HD3

http://192.168.1.170/0.m3u8


 

 

SAVING YOUR PLAYLIST FILE

To save the playlist file in Notepad++ go to File > Save as

 

 

 

A new window will appear. From the dropdown of “Save as type:” Select All types

 

Proceed to name the File as you wish.

The filename must be Filename.m3u

The .m3u tells the system to save it as a Playlist file.

The last and final step is setting up the application for our newly created playlist file.

 

App Settings:

This App works by using your mac address from the device you currently have the application installed on to send the Channel list to the device.

FINDING & ENTERING YOUR MAC ADDRESS

 To find the mac address of your device, go into the menu options of the application. Depending on the device you are using with the application, the menu option might be different.

Go to https://siptv.app/mylist/ in either Chrome, Firefox, Edge(IE), or Safari.

 The application comes with preinstalled example channels. We recommend each time before uploading a new playlist file, is to delete the old playlist first. This ensures we start with a fresh install for the playlist.

Enter your TVs MAC address that the Smart IPTV app provides to you in the delete playlist section. Press delete to clear the playlist channels from the App. Proceed to the next step of adding your playlist file.

 

UPLOADING YOUR PLAYLIST

Upload your playlist file by selecting CHOOSE FILE.

Enter the MAC address of the device you wish to send the playlist file.

Click SEND.

AFTER uploading your playlist, RESTART the SMART IPTV APP. The restart function can be found in the same location where the MAC address was found.

 

AFTER you restart the SMART IPTV app, your playlist should now be able or already be automatically playing.

Test all the channels and repeat the Upload steps for all your Devices running this application.

 

HLS TO DELAYED? 

You can try to use RTMP format from the encoder for lower latency video.

Simply enable RTMP (NOT RTMP PUSH)  instead. 

 

Note: RTMP does not support the H.265 video codec. Please set your video codec to h.264 or use the substream options in order to keep your Mainstream h.265 and a substream to provide a h.264 RTMP. 

In your Playlist file, you created earlier change the URL from the HLS over to the RTMP 

 

Before: 

#EXTM3U

#EXTINF:0,HD1

http://192.168.1.168/0.m3u8

#EXTINF:0,HD2

http://192.168.1.169/0.m3u8

#EXTINF:0,HD3

http://192.168.1.170/0.m3u8


 

After with RTMP:

#EXTM3U

#EXTINF:0,HD1

rtmp://192.168.1.168/live/1

#EXTINF:0,HD2

rtmp://192.168.1.169/live/1

#EXTINF:0,HD3

rtmp://192.168.1.170/live/1

Save the changes, delete the old playlist, and upload the new playlist file again.