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Play HLS m3u8

This page allows you to play M3U8/HLS streams online with no installation required. Play HLS urls in-browser.


e.g. http://www.example.com/live/playlist.m3u8

What is HLS?

HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) is an HTTP-based media streaming communications protocol implemented by Apple Inc. as part of its QuickTime, Safari, OS X, and iOS software. It works by breaking the overall stream into a sequence of small HTTP-based file downloads, each download loading one short chunk of an overall potentially unbounded transport stream.

What is M3U8?

M3U8 is a computer file format that contains multimedia playlists. A m3u8 file specifies the locations of one or more media files, rather than the video itself. Therefore, a HLS player is required to download and play the actual video files.
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