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a few iptv related questions before buying..

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I want to have a setup going consisting only of IPTV tv channels using windows/kodi as a frontend.

This spawned a few questions :)

 

So I have a m3u file with public service streams for denmark. other country IPs not allowed I think.

 

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:-1 tvg-chno="0" tvg-id="dr-k" tvg-name="dr-k" tvg-logo="logo" group-title="DR IPTV"
http://dr04-lh.akamaihd.net/i/live/dr04_0@147057/master.m3u8?b=100-4000
#EXTINF:-1 tvg-chno="1" tvg-id="dr-ultra" tvg-name="dr-ultra" tvg-logo="logo" group-title="DR IPTV"
http://dr06-lh.akamaihd.net/i/live/dr06_0@147059/master.m3u8?b=100-4000
#EXTINF:-1 tvg-chno="2" tvg-id="dr3" tvg-name="dr3" tvg-logo="logo" group-title="DR IPTV"
http://dr03-lh.akamaihd.net/i/live/dr03_0@147056/master.m3u8?b=300-5000
#EXTINF:-1 tvg-chno="3" tvg-id="dr1" tvg-name="dr1" tvg-logo="logo" group-title="DR IPTV"
http://dr01-lh.akamaihd.net/i/live/dr01_0@147054/master.m3u8?b=100-4000
#EXTINF:-1 tvg-chno="4" tvg-id="dr2" tvg-name="dr2" tvg-logo="logo" group-title="DR IPTV"
http://dr02-lh.akamaihd.net/i/live/dr02_0@147055/master.m3u8?b=100-4000
#EXTINF:-1 tvg-chno="5" tvg-id="dr-ramasjang" tvg-name="dr-ramasjang" tvg-logo="logo" group-title="DR IPTV"
http://dr05-lh.akamaihd.net/i/live/dr05_0@147058/master.m3u8?b=100-5000

 

specs:

mpeg4-avc

1280x720

 


Is it possible to add those channels to DVB media server ? And more importantly will they work in kodi etc ?
How does sharing a public internet based IPTV stream within the LAN of the household work ? 
Is the streaming url just relayed to the client or is the mediaserver actually the only one accessing the stream and just relaying it to the clients?
I want to keep the WAN bandwidth under control.
So if 2 kodi instances are both watching the same channel what is happening under the hood here ?
Is each of the kodi boxes leeching on the internet endpoint thus wasting WAN bandwidth ?

Or is the internet endpoint being accessed once (by the mediaserver pc) and therefor being relayed to each of the kodi clients ?

If yes, will media server transcode the TV signal during this process ? or keep it 1:1 => preferred :)


how do I specify that some channels or all channels within a m3u list only supports 1 concurrent access to it while other channels do not have this limitation ?
what if a recording starts on a IPTV provider (like the one above) where I have defined it as only being allowed to have 1 concurrent stream. Will mediaserver then kick any clients in order to complete the recording ? How does this work ?

 

Will timeshifting and recording work ?

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gibman

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20 minutes ago, gibman said:

Is it possible to add those channels to DVB media server ?

 

Yes. DVBViewer serves as channel editor for the DMS, so those channels have first to be added to the DVBViewer channel list on the server PC (just drag & drop the M3U into the Channel Editor window). After saving the changed channel list (or closing DVBViewer) and stopping / re-starting the DMS the new channels are available in the home network.

 

20 minutes ago, gibman said:

How does sharing a public internet based IPTV stream within the LAN of the household work ? 

 

Pretty well :)

 

21 minutes ago, gibman said:

is the mediaserver actually the only one accessing the stream and just relaying it to the clients?

 

Yes. Basically it works in the same way as for satellite or cable channels. Only one tuner (DVB card) is required for delivering a channel to several clients. However, you may get into bandwidth trouble if several clients request different channels at the same time.

 

22 minutes ago, gibman said:

If yes, will media server transcode the TV signal during this process ? or keep it 1:1 => preferred

 

The DVBViewer PVR Add-On for Kodi receives the original (untranscoded) streams. The same applies to recieving the streams via UPnP (without the Add-On). However, the DMS is also able to deliver transcoded streams, particularly for playback in browsers and on mobile devices.

 

37 minutes ago, gibman said:

how do I specify that some channels or all channels within a m3u list only supports 1 concurrent access to it while other channels do not have this limitation ?

 

Can't be specified. However, it is possible specify a maximum number of virtual network (TS Stream) devices for limiting the number of different internet channels that can be received at the same time. Let's assume they are limited to three, clients are receiving channel A, B and C and the DMS wants to start a recording of channel D. In this case it will kick one of the clients, because recordings have the highest priority.

 

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