Hi fellow Raspbian users,
I'm currently puzzled as to how to instruct Raspbian to play a higher stream quality when given an m3u8 file.
For example, when given: http://edge.metrotvnews.com:1935/live-e ... ylist.m3u8
OMXPlayer always automatically get the worst quality (which is probably the first line in the file).
While I get that usually I can just download the m3u8 file, the manually extract the link that leads to the higher quality stream, and it certainly works in case for the stream above, it's not always ideal.
For instance, when I want to watch the stream from this link: https://www.vidio.com/live/734-trans7-tv-stream
This website protects its link by making it forbidden to access if it's not accessed by the master.m3u8, so trying to manually get the link for the higher streams always results in "403 Forbidden". Even playing from the master.m3u8, one has to be quick in copying and pasting the link before the video loads on the website, I think there is a time protection on it as well.
So for the case above, the first method doesn't work.
I tried to also use livestreamer, but on Raspbian it somehow always gives the error like this: "error: No plugin can handle URL: [insert URl here]". When I use my laptop the same link doesn't give a problem, the plugin is found, and the video is loaded. But for the particular link above (Trans7), it doesn't work, gives the "403 forbidden" yet again. So livestreamer solution is also out.
I'll be happy to receive any help or suggestion about how to go about doing this.
Thanks a lot in advance!