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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 This project was forked from Livestreamer, which is no longer maintained.

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OS: Win Linux
File size: 35MB
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Latest version

2.2.0 (June 19, 2021)



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Download Streamlink 2.2.0 Linux  507KB  Linux




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Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Streamlink 2.2.0

Release highlights:

Changed: default config file path on macOS and Windows (#3766)

macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/streamlink/config
Windows: %APPDATA%streamlinkconfig
Changed: default custom plugins directory path on macOS and Linux/BSD (#3766)

macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/streamlink/plugins
Linux/BSD: ${XDG_DATA_HOME:-${HOME}/.local/share}/streamlink/plugins
Deprecated: old config file paths and old custom plugins directory paths (#3784)

Windows:
%APPDATA%streamlinkstreamlinkrc
macOS:
${XDG_CONFIG_HOME:-${HOME}/.config}/streamlink/config
${XDG_CONFIG_HOME:-${HOME}/.config}/streamlink/plugins
${HOME}/.streamlinkrc
Linux/BSD:
${XDG_CONFIG_HOME:-${HOME}/.config}/streamlink/plugins
${HOME}/.streamlinkrc
Support for these old paths will be dropped in the future.
See the CLI documentation for all the details regarding these changes.

Implemented: --logfile CLI argument (#3753)

Fixed: Youtube 404 errors by dropping private API calls (plugin rewrite) (#3797)

Fixed: Twitch clips (#3762, #3775) and hosted channel redirection (#3776)

Fixed: Olympicchannel plugin (#3760)

Fixed: various Zattoo plugin issues (#3773, #3780)

Fixed: HTTP responses with truncated body and mismatching content-length header (#3768)

Fixed: scheme-less URLs with address:port for --http-proxy, etc. (#3765)

Fixed: rendered man page path on Sphinx 4 (#3750)

Added plugins: mildom.com (#3584), booyah.live (#3585), mediavitrina.ru (#3743)

Removed plugins: ine.com (#3781), playtv.fr (#3798)

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Command line interface example, stream twitch to VLC(default player):

streamlink twitch.tv/day9tv

See https://streamlink.github.io/cli.html#tutorial




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Works perfectly for downloading from BBC iPlayer. If it had a GUI would be even better, but I'm very happy with it as it is. Documentation at https://streamlink.github.io/cli.html is clear.

On an iPlayer note: you don't need a TV licence number, just set up an account on the site; use a Mailinator e-mail address. You will need a UK IP address though! Don't know about doing this from abroad.

Example command:
streamlink --bbciplayer-username=YOURUSERNAME --bbciplayer-password=YOURPASSWORD --hls-live-restart -o C:\anyfolder\iplayerrip.mp4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000rgnx/all-the-presidents-men 720p

720p is the highest quality BBC iPlayer offers BTW. Pay no BBC poll tax!


Review by phantomflanflinger on Feb 11, 2021 Version: 2.0.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by lpmaskman on Jun 2, 2017 Version: 0.6.0. OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10


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