Security cameras

Is there any way to watch my security rtsp cameras on some softwares live tivimate, iptv smarters pro?
If not, can i somehow convert rtsp links to m3u and how?
And is there any software who i can set to open split screen 4 or 9 channels every time i open software?

I use blue iris and have a six pack view as one of my channels with Channels DVR. Works great

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@slampman, you have some instructions on how you did this? Thanks.


All cams are my 6 pack view
The Patrol channels will cycle through each camera for a few seconds. the way you get that functionality is with the "@" symbol

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="AllCamerasView" channel-number="0.1" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="AllCamerasView" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="All Security Cameras" tvc-guide-description="Live View of All Cameras" ,All Cameras
rtsp://XXXX:[email protected]:80/AllCams

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="AllCamerasPatrol" channel-number="0.2" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="AllCamerasPatrol" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="All Security Cameras - Patrol" tvc-guide-description="Live View of All Cameras - Patrol" ,All Cameras
rtsp://XXXX:[email protected]:80/@AllCams

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="FrontPatrol" channel-number="0.3" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="FrontCamerasPatrol" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="Front Security Cameras - Patrol" tvc-guide-description="Live View of Front Cameras - Patrol" ,All Front Cameras
rtsp://XXXX:[email protected]:80/@FrontPatrol

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="BackPatrol" channel-number="0.4" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="BackCamerasPatrol" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="Back Security Cameras - Patrol" tvc-guide-description="Live View of Back Cameras - Patrol" ,All Back Cameras
rtsp://XXXX:[email protected]:80/@BackyardPatrol

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="Doorbell" channel-number="0.5" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="Doorbell" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="Doorbell" tvc-guide-description="Live View of the Doorbell" ,Doorbell View
rtsp://XXXX:[email protected]:80/Doorbell

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="FrontYard" channel-number="0.6" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="Front Yard" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="Front Yard" tvc-guide-description="Live View of the Front Yard", Front Yard View
rtsp://XXXX:[email protected]:80/FrontYard

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="FrontYardZoom" channel-number="0.7" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="Front Yard Zoom" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="Front Yard Zoom" tvc-guide-description="Live View of the Front Yard (Zoom)", Front Yard Zoom View
rtsp://XXXX:[email protected]:80/FrontZoom

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="Driveway" channel-number="0.8" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="Driveway" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="Driveway" tvc-guide-description="Live View of Garage" ,Garage View
rtsp://XXX:[email protected]:80/Garage

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="Backyard" channel-number="0.9" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="Backyard" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="Backyard" tvc-guide-description="Live View of Backyard" ,Backyard View
rtsp://XXXX:[email protected]:80/Backyard

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="Deck" channel-number="0.10" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="Deck" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="Deck" tvc-guide-description="Live View of Deck" ,Deck View
rtsp://XXX:[email protected]:80/Deck

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But blue iris is exprensive, i need free way.

@Stefi_333, you can use the RTSP code to connect to an RTSP compatible camera. I edited @slampman code for my RTSP camera string. You may need to Internet search what your camera string uses.

Channel 0.1 is for connecting directly RTSP Camera. Tested on an Amcrest I had in a box. Not sure about other RTSP cameras.

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="RTSPCam" channel-number="0.1" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="Camera1" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="RTSP Camera" tvc-guide-description="Live View of RTSP Camera" ,RTSP Camera
rtsp://user:[email protected]:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0

Just in case someone wants an M3U8 stream from BlueIris. RTSP is faster to display though.

#EXTINF:-1 channel-id="BlueCams" channel-number="0.2" tvg-logo=" " tvg-name="BlueCameras" tvc-guide-placeholders="false" tvc-guide-title="Blue Camera" tvc-guide-description="Live View of Blue Cameras" ,Blue Cameras
http://user:[email protected]:80/h264/BlueIrisCamsGroup/temp.m3u8

Thanks, @slampman for the code. Really helped!

Considering the $70 price tag compared to a camera or other piece of networking gear it is very reasonable.


I've tried a few different solutions(free and paid) and end up going back to BlueIris. I have setup a few sites with BlueIris.

@Stefi_333 If you are looking for free, try IP Cam Viewer. The app has a web server you can see if it works in Channels. I have not used it in a while but recall it did group cameras together(Free version up to six I recall).
I've only used it on IOS and Android, but below is a forum post on how to set it up on a Desktop/Chrome

Interesting, i do this on notepad and save, but it saved .txt, not .m3u, advices?
I named test.m3u but its test.m3u.txt.

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When you create the custom channel, change the source to TEXT and copy in the code in that box. Edit the code for the channel number and wording you want displayed in the channel guide.


This topic started with no relation to Channels, and its merit hasn't increased since. This is now done.