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Streamlink is a command-line utility that pipes video streams from various services into a video player, such as VLC. The main purpose of Streamlink is to allow the user to avoid buggy and CPU heavy flash plugins but still be able to enjoy various streamed content. There is also an API available for developers who want access to the video stream data. This project was forked from Livestreamer, which is no longer maintained.

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Released:Sep 12,2017
File size:38.1MB
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Streamlink 0.8.1

0.8.1 of Streamlink!

97 commits have occured since the last release, including a large majority of plugin changes.

Here's the outline of what's new:

Multiple plugin fixes (twitch, vaughlive, hitbox, etc.)
Donations! We've gone ahead and joined the Open Collective at
Multiple doc updates
Support for SOCKS proxies
Code refactoring
Many thanks to those who've contributed in this release!

If you think that this application is helpful, please consider supporting the maintainers by donating via the Open collective. Not only becoming a backer, but also a sponsor for the (open source) project.


Benedikt Gollatz <> (1):
Fix player URL extraction in bloomberg plugin

Forrest <> (1):
Update donation docs to note open collective (#1105)

Journey <> (2):
Update Arconaitv to new url
fix arconai test plugin

Pascal Romahn <> (1):
The site always contains the text "does not exist". This should resolve issue

RosadinTV <> (2):
Update Windows portable version documentation
Fix documentation font-size

Sad Paladin <> (1):
plugins.vk: add support for vod/livestreams

Xavier Damman <> (1):
Added backers and sponsors on the README

back-to <> (5):
[zattoo] New plugin for / / (#1039)
[vidio] Fixed Plugin, new Regex for HLS URL
[arconai] Fixed plugin for new website
[npo] Update for new website layout, Added HTTPStream support
[liveme] url regex update

bastimeyer <> (3):
docs: add a third party applications list
docs: add an official streamlink applications list

beardypig <> (17):
plugins.brittv: support for live streams on
plugins.hitbox: fix bug when checking for hosted channels
plugins.tvplayer: small update to channel id extraction
plugins.vaughnlive: support for the new vaughnlive website layout
plugins.vaughnlive: work around for a ssl websocket issue
plugins.vaughnlive: drop HLS stream support for vaughnlive
plugins.twitch: enable certificate verification for twitch api
Resolve InsecurePlatformWarnings for older Python2.7 versions
cli: remove the deprecation warnings for some of the http options
plugins.vaughnlive: set a user agent for the initial page request
plugins.adultswim: fix for some live streams
plugins: separated the built-in plugins in to separate plugins
cli: support for SOCKS proxies
plugins.bbciplayer: fix for page formatting changes and login
plugins.cdnbg: support for updated layout and extra channels
plugins: add priority ordering to plugins
plugins.bbciplayer: support for older VOD streams

fozzy <> (10):
remove unused code
fix douyutv plugin by using new API
update to support multiple rates by steven7851
update HLS Stream name to 'live'
update weights for streams
fix stream name
update stream name, middle and middle2 are of different quality
Add support for
add eol
remove unused importing

jgilf <> (2):

sdfwv <> (1):
[bongacams] replace RTMP with HLS Fixed streamlink/streamlink#1074

steven7851 <> (8):
plugins.douyutv: update post data
plugins.app17: fix HLS url
plugins.app17: RTMPStream is no longer used
plugins.app17: return RTMPStream back
plugins.douyutv: use douyu open API
plugins.app17: new layout
plugins.app17: use https
plugins.app17: fix wansu cdn url

supergonkas <> (1):
Add support for RTP Play (#1051)

unnutricious <> (2):
bigo: add support for hls streams
bigo: improve plugin url regex

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