Anyone have experience with xteve?


#1

Xteve is a 'proxy' that claims to make IPTV streams look like an HDHomeRun tuner on the network. I've yet to get it working, since the documentation is non-existent and between one provider for IPTV and another for XMLTV, there are a few moving parts that need to line up.

I was wondering if anyone else here had tried using it with Channels DVR, and if they were successful?

  • Paul

#2

Hey. Did you ever manage to get this working? Trying myself now and xTeVe seems to be pretty steep learning curve!


#4

No, I didn't. Turns out that Channels needs a better emulation of an HDHomeRun device than Xteve provides. Apparently Plex is much less demanding and the Xteve developer only implemented enough to make Plex happy.

I did come across another developer who claims to have prototyped a more complete emulation, which may work for Channels too. I haven't contacted him yet, though.


#5

Thanks for the info man!


#6

Has there been any progress with anyone getting xteve to work with Channels? I love the channels app waaayyy more than Plex but would love to get my xteve proxy channels into it as well.


#7

Hopefully Channels will never allow streams from pirated sites. They do have streams from TV everywhere apps. If you are legit use them.


#8

I believe the xteve dev has a version which works with Channels, however this is not something we plan to support officially.


#9

Entirely understandable that you wouldn’t want to support Xteve officially - that’s the responsibility of its developer. If it accurately emulates the HDHomeRun API, I wouldn’t expect it to pose a problem for Channels DVR (famous last words... :wink:

Is the version of Xteve that supports Channels DVR available publicly? Or is it still a work-in-progress?


#10

In recent versions of Channels, we've simplified our HDHR integration and rely on less of their api. I think you can simply add your xteve or Telly into the Channels app by clicking Add Source. The video feeds should show up, but guide data will not work. I haven't tested with Channels DVR.

We are not interested in supporting shady IPTV providers, but if you have a legitimate use for m3u integration please send me a private message with more details on your use-case.