Twitch.tv playlist parser Original

VLC Playlist Parsers twitch

Source (link to git-repo or to original if based on someone elses unmodified work): https://www.opencode.net/stefansundin/twitch.lua

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Description:

Twitch.tv playlist parser

Note that VLC 3.0 includes a Twitch playlist parser by default, but this one is far superior (see the list of features below).

Install:
1. I have included a client_id in this script. If it gets blocked in the future, you can generate your own client at https://www.twitch.tv/settings/connections and put it in the file.
2. Put the file in the lua/playlist/ directory:
- On Windows: %APPDATA%\vlc\lua\playlist
- On Mac: $HOME/Library/Application Support/org.videolan.vlc/lua/playlist/
- On Linux: ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/playlist/
- On Linux (snap package): ~/snap/vlc/current/.local/share/vlc/lua/playlist/
To install the addon for all users, put the file here instead:
- On Windows: C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\playlist
- On Mac: /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/share/lua/playlist/
- On Linux: /usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist/
- On Linux (snap package): /snap/vlc/current/usr/lib/vlc/lua/playlist/
3. Open a twitch.tv url using "Open Network Stream..."

If you are using a Mac and have Homebrew installed, you can download and install with one Terminal command:
HOMEBREW_NO_SANDBOX=1 brew install --HEAD stefansundin/tap/vlc-twitch

If you are using a Mac without Homebrew, you can still install by running:
mkdir -p "$HOME/Library/Application Support/org.videolan.vlc/lua/playlist/twitch.lua"
curl -o "$HOME/Library/Application Support/org.videolan.vlc/lua/playlist/twitch.lua" https://gist.githubusercontent.com/stefansundin/c200324149bb00001fef5a252a120fc2/raw/twitch.lua

On Linux, you can download and install by running:
mkdir -p ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/playlist/
curl -o ~/.local/share/vlc/lua/playlist/twitch.lua https://gist.githubusercontent.com/stefansundin/c200324149bb00001fef5a252a120fc2/raw/twitch.lua

Features:
- Load up a channel and watch live, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/speedgaming
- Load an archived video, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/113837699
- Load a collection, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/112628247?collection=k2Ou9QRbAhUMPw
- Load a game and get the top streams, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Minecraft
- Load a game's archived videos, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Minecraft/videos/all
- Load a community and get the top streams, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/communities/speedrunning
- Load a channel's most recent videos, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/speedgaming/videos/all
- Load a channel's collections, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/speedgaming/videos?filter=collections
- Load the homepage and get a list of featured streams: https://www.twitch.tv/
- Load Twitch Clips, e.g.: https://clips.twitch.tv/AmazonianKnottyLapwingSwiftRage
- Load a channel's clips, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/speedgaming/videos?filter=clips
- Load a game's clips, e.g.: https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Minecraft/clips
- Load the next page.

If you are experiencing issues (e.g. seeking), make sure that you are using VLC 3.0. You can also try nightlies: https://nightlies.videolan.org/

In order to load VODs with a timestamp in the url (e.g. ?t=1h10m10s), then you must also install the Twitch.tv extension from here: https://gist.githubusercontent.com/stefansundin/c200324149bb00001fef5a252a120fc2/raw/twitch-extension.lua
Note that this extension must be activated in the VLC menu each time VLC is started (if you know of a workaround for this, please let me know in the comments below).

If you like this addon, please rate in the top right corner of this page. If you have any issues, please report them in the comments below, or in the git repository. Thank you!

Enjoy!!
Last changelog:

v0.2.2 4 months ago

Fix 1080p on archived videos. Add audio only stream.

mantra

2 months ago

Constantly advertising since today?

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stefansundin

2 months ago

Note that Twitch API v3 is shutting down very soon. I think everything in this playlist parser will continue to work (if you have the latest version), but in case you notice something broken, please let me know.

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avers

4 months ago

I don't know if it is new API or your parser or just my stupidity, but there is no option in the playlist for 1080p quality, only 720p.

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stefansundin

4 months ago

Not your fault.. I just uploaded a new version to fix it. I also added a stream for audio only. Thanks for reporting!

By the way.. is it just me, or are there ads on these stream now? I don't think there were any before.. :(

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avers

4 months ago

I have encountered another issue. After some minutes it completely stops loading VOD. Even though i have enough speed to watch it without buffering.

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avers

4 months ago

interestingly enough it only happens if i change the playback speed of the video.

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stefansundin

4 months ago

Interesting. I haven't really tried speeding up the video, but in my quick test right now, I am not encountering any issues...

Can you check if you are running the latest version of VLC?

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avers

4 months ago

Not the nightlies but yes.

Everything is working fine right until the point where it doesnt.

When it happens there is no activity in task manager. Like it stops even trying to keep up.

Even if my internet speed is not enough for the playback speed I used it probably shouldn't just give up, should it? (:

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stefansundin

4 months ago

Hmm.. I don't think the nightlies are necessary anymore. Before 3.0 was released, there were a lot of differences. I should probably remove it from the description since it shouldn't be that relevant anymore.

What happens if you try using a lesser quality? That should rule out the internet speed from being a problem.

Sorry, wish I could help more.

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phigi

8 months ago

How i can change quality? :-/

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stefansundin

8 months ago

You need to change to the playlist view and then pick the quality you want there. Alternatively, click the Next button to change to the next playlist item, which will be lower quality.

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rudiharianto

9 months ago

9 +mantap mamen

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barsukdaetpizdi

1 year ago

9 Good addon, thx

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bernicestockstill

1 year ago

Very interesting

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mp176

2 years ago

Awesome. Thanks for this addon. I so wanted this one. Thanks again!

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lib2k

2 years ago

Works great!
Is it possible to parse a link with start time variable?
If I use https://www.twitch.tv/videos/xxxxxxx?t=02h10m15s it still streams from the very beginning instead of the specified time.
Follow up question: is it possible to display the proper time on the seekbar in VLC or will it always stay at 0=:00 when streaming?

Thanks!

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stefansundin

2 years ago

It seems like it should be possible, by setting a playlist option called "start-time", but I just tried it and it doesn't seem to work. I think VLC doesn't remember it when it goes out to read the m3u8 playlist file. I can't get it to work, sorry.
If you try one of the recent nightlies for VLC 3.0, you can actually see the time remaining. Seeking is still not that great though. I tried version "vlc-3.0.0-20170426-0444-git" on Mac, and I could see the time there. The nightlies are a bit in flux, some versions work very badly while some work better. You might have to test around a bit. Go to nightlies.videolan.org to find a build.
Thanks for the comment!

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lib2k

2 years ago

I tried using the start-time option but had the same result, it would play back from the start.
Streaming an 8h long video and trying to guess where the 6:15 mark is or so, on top of the caching each time you switch the position on the seek bar, is really tedious. At least with the time being displayed it is a huge improvement over vanilla builds. I will definitely give nightlies a try. Thank you!

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stefansundin

2 years ago

Good news! I got it to work by also making a VLC extension. The extension will be notified when you open an input, and if it's a twitch.tv URL with a timestamp, it will seek to that position for you. Compared to manual seeking it is very precise, almost as good as the web player.
So if you want to use this then you need both this playlist parser installed and the extension. Unfortunately you must activate the extension each time you start VLC (I have not found a workaround for this yet).

Get the extension here: https://gist.github.com/stefansundin/c200324149bb00001fef5a252a120fc2#file-twitch-extension-lua

Let me know what you think. :-)

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lib2k

2 years ago

Two things I realized and now kinda feel stupid for requesting it.

1. Most VOD streams don't broadcast the video in one huge chunk but rather a bunch of individual segments (caching - how did I even forget about that?). Twitch.tv in particular has it's own technique, which makes it a bit more complex since the VLC seeker utilizes linear extrapolation of the bandwidth to determine the exact time mark.

2. Due to VLC's implementation it is mostly a guess game. Nightly builds seem to help a bit but more than often it will just glitch and either not display the time properly or not at all.

Really appreciate the effort but I think there is only so much you can do without official support. As far as I can tell it is not very high on the list, been neglected for years and might be a long time until we see these changes in a stable build let alone a proper implementation. Nonetheless thanks a bunch, learned something from this.

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stefansundin

2 years ago

The extension worked really well for me, and seeked within a few seconds of where the web player started playing. The only annoying part is that I have to activate it each time I start VLC.

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markusvermund

2 years ago

this one is perfect!

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v0.2.2 4 months ago

Fix 1080p on archived videos. Add audio only stream.

v0.2.0 1 year ago

Support new URLs. Most things seem to be working again. Please write a comment if something is still broken.

v0.1.3 1 year ago

Minor fix that prevented me from running this on Ubuntu 18.04 (snap package).

v0.1.2 1 year ago

Support for /directory/game/[name]/videos/[type].

v0.1.1 1 year ago

Support for /[channel]/clips, /directory/game/[name]/clips. Add ability to load the next page.

v0.1.0 2 years ago

Rewrote almost the whole thing. Support for /communities/[name], /directory/game/[name], /[channel]/videos/, collections.

v0.0.6 2 years ago

Support new go.twitch.tv urls (beta site).

v0.0.5 2 years ago

Fix a couple of minor issues.

v0.0.4 2 years ago

Support new twitch.tv/videos/ urls.

v0.0.3 2 years ago

Support for Twitch Clips.

v0.0.2 2 years ago

You can now pick the stream quality you want. The twitch URL will expand to multiple playlist items.

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+mantap mamen
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Good addon, thx
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