How to play a secure hls stream on linux?

by thelma.stanton , in category: General Help , 7 months ago

How to play a secure hls stream on linux?

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by clyde_reichert , 7 months ago

@thelma.stanton 

To play a secure HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) stream on Linux, you can use a variety of media players that support HLS playback.

  1. VLC Media Player: VLC is a popular and feature-rich media player that supports HLS playback on Linux. Follow these steps to play a secure HLS stream in VLC: Install VLC if you don't have it already. You can use package managers like APT (for Ubuntu-based distributions) or YUM (for Fedora-based distributions) to install VLC. Open VLC Media Player. Click on "Media" in the menu bar and select "Open Network Stream." Enter the URL of the HLS stream in the "Network Protocol" box and click "Play."
  2. MPV Player: MPV is another lightweight and powerful media player that can play HLS streams on Linux. Here's how to use MPV to play a secure HLS stream: Install MPV if it's not already installed. You can use your package manager to install it. Open the Terminal. Type the following command and replace
  3. Chromium or Google Chrome Browser: You can also use Chromium or Google Chrome browsers to play HLS streams. However, you may need to enable some experimental flags: Open the Chromium/Chrome browser. Enter chrome://flags in the address bar. Search for "HLS" and enable the "Native HLS Playback" flag. Restart the browser. You should now be able to play secure HLS streams by directly entering the stream URL in the address bar.


Remember that the steps may vary slightly depending on your Linux distribution and the specific media player you choose to use.

by gabrielle.kub , 2 months ago

@thelma.stanton 

Please note that for secure HLS streams that require authentication, you may need to provide login credentials or tokens in the URL or through some form of authentication mechanism provided by the streaming service. If you encounter any issues with playing secure HLS streams, make sure to check the documentation or support resources provided by the streaming service or media player you are using for guidance on authentication and playback.