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M3u8 Online Player to Test Your HLS Stream (Legacy App)

By Jose Guevara

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Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.

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      This article concerns all premium plans (and above) with access to the HLS m3u8 media link.

      The HLS m3u8 link allows you to deliver your live stream to Roku TV, Apple TV or any private web TV channels and mobile app.

      Ways to test your m3u8 link:

      To test your m3u8 link in order to verify that it plays correctly, we recommend 2 methods:
      1/ Using a m3u8 online player
      2/ Using VLC Media Player desktop app

      1/ Using a m3u8 online player

      The m3u8 online player we recommend is the following: hlstester.com:

      1. Log in to your DaCast account
      2. Go under the publish settings of the live channel you are streaming on
      3. Copy the m3u8 link
      4. Open the m3u8 online player in your browser
      5. Paste the HLS m3u8 link

      Make sure your link has the following format:
      https://dcuniliveXX-lh.akamaihd.net/i/dclive_x@xxxx/master.m3u8

      6. Click on Play
      7. Your live stream should appear

      M3u8 online player

      2/ Using VLC Media Player desktop app

      VLC Media Player is an open-source player software.

      1.Log in to your DaCast account
      2. Go under the publish settings of the live channel you are streaming on
      3. Copy the m3u8 link
      4. Open VLC Media Player desktop app
      5. In the top bar menu, click on Media and select “Open Network Stream”

      M3u8 online player
      6. Paste the m3u8 link

      M3u8 online player

      Make sure your link has the following format:

      https://dcuniliveXX-lh.akamaihd.net/i/dclive_x@xxxx/master.m3u8
      7. Click on Play
      8.Your live stream should appear

      M3u8 online player

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      Jose Guevara

      Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.

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