Help finding out what M3U list won't play

mike_f

Newbie
Hi there,

I have been trialing a new provider, they don't officially support M3U files, but have given me a username and password. I have managed to obtain an M3U file using get.php and can open it fine on my PC running VLC. The content and steams are really good, hence I would like to add it to my Zgemma box.

I have tried to import it using both E2m3u2bouquet and JediMakerXtream - both import fine but when I try and watch the streams they don't play. Not being sure how to debug the issue I tried to open the M3U file using MediaPlayer - still no stream playing. I also tried with E2iPlayer and get an 'Unauthorized code 15' when trying to view the stream, which makes me suspect it's some kind of authentication issue.

Now my question is how can the same M3U file work fine on a PC running VLC, but fail to open on the Zgemma box ?

Thanks for any help and pointers you can provide.

Mike
 

moshibeth

TK Veteran
Hi there,

I have been trialing a new provider, they don't officially support M3U files, but have given me a username and password. I have managed to obtain an M3U file using get.php and can open it fine on my PC running VLC. The content and steams are really good, hence I would like to add it to my Zgemma box.

I have tried to import it using both E2m3u2bouquet and JediMakerXtream - both import fine but when I try and watch the streams they don't play. Not being sure how to debug the issue I tried to open the M3U file using MediaPlayer - still no stream playing. I also tried with E2iPlayer and get an 'Unauthorized code 15' when trying to view the stream, which makes me suspect it's some kind of authentication issue.

Now my question is how can the same M3U file work fine on a PC running VLC, but fail to open on the Zgemma box ?

Thanks for any help and pointers you can provide.

Mike
Could be the format of m3u line you are using and how you are loading it onto the E2 box
 

mike_f

Newbie
Thread starter
Guys thanks for your help - have worked it out, by accident. My E2 box goes via a German VPN connection, whereas my PC has no VPN (it's a UK address). If I turn off VPN on E2 box it works - so it must be something to do with the VPN it doesn't like.

Further update the VPN I was using was being blocked. Switched to my other VPN and all is fine.
 
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