M3u8 online player to test your hls stream

Last Updated On July 29, 2019
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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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