Today we will talk about how to look at IPTV lists withVLC. VLC is a free and open source media player and can be downloaded from https://www.videolan.org/.
Now we will see how it is possible to use it to watch streaming TV channels.
Usually we can find IPTV lists organized in two ways: as a .m3u file or as a link (similar to this http://nomeserver:porta/get.php?username=user&password=user&type=m3u&output=mpegts).
with playlist .m3u
In the first case, just open vlc and then either drag the .m3u file into the vlc screen, or click on Media-> Open file and select the .m3u file containing the channel list
In the second case, simply select the link, then copy it, open VLC, go to Media-> Open network stream, paste the link and click on play.
How to change channels
To change channels, simply click on View-> Playlist (or the corresponding button below), then in front we will have the list of channels and just double click on one of them to start playback.
You can not see anything or the channels in the list are unstable
If you can not see anything, probably the channels in the list are offline, so probably your list is no longer usable and you’ll have to look for another one.
If after a few seconds the channel is changed automatically, you probably have a test list (therefore the life of the list will be limited), to buffer this problem you can enable the recycle option by clicking on the button with two arrows in the menu.