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How to record an IPTV stream – Easy help



This short guide takes you step by step by recording an IPTV stream with either Windows or macOS.

With what I consider to be the world's best media player (VLC), it is fairly easy to record a video stream. Just follow these steps based on your operating system, Windows or macOS.


How to record an IPTV stream in Windows

  1. If you do not have VLC installed yet, visit their website and make a copy. When you are done with the installation, start VLC and load your .m3u file or select Media from the main menu and then Open Network Stream … from the drop-down menu to open your IPTV stream. To start recording, select Playback from the main menu and then Record from the list box.
  2. VLC records the video stream ̵
    1; but there will be no indication on the screen that it is recording. If you open Windows Explorer and navigate to the Videos folder you will find a newly created file named vlc-record-date-and-time-channel_name.mp4
  3. When you are ready to stop recording, simply select Playback -> Record again.
  4. If you think you might be doing a lot of recording in the future, select View and then Advanced Controls
  5. This will place a "recording" button right in the control bar at the bottom of the VLC that you can use instead of Playback -> Record
  6. All done!

How to record an IPTV stream in macOS

  1. If you do not have VLC installed yet, visit their website and make a copy. When you are done with the installation, start VLC and load your .m3u file or select File and then Open Network … from the drop down box to open your IPTV stream. To start recording, select Playback from and then Record from the list box.
  2. There will be no visible indication on the screen that VLC is recording.
  3. If you select Playback again, this time there should be a "tick" next to the Record – this indicates that VLC is currently recording. When you have finished recording, select Playback again and then Record again.
  4. You can find the recorded video file in the Movies folder. It will have the file name vlc-record-date-and-time-channel_name.mp4
  5. That's it!

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