Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: July 27, 2020 | 3 Min Read
"I am trying to watch video and getting the following msg: CANNOT LOAD M3U8: 404 NOT FOUND! Anyone can help please? And is there any fix? Thanks." -- styan1
No kidding, M3U8 streaming is not as easy as playing MP4 or MP3 files that are saved on your computer. To stream M3U8 on Mac or PC successfully, you need to know some preparations before any actions, say getting working M3U8 streams links, a professional M3U8 player and the how-to guide for the chosen M3U8 player. So, this page does the job for you by providing a 100% workable way to M3U8 streaming without any errors including video dropping, stopping, or bad quality.
5KPlayer, a professional and powerful IPTV player enables you to stream M3U8/M3U files and streaming URLs easily. Just put the M3U8 playlist links to 5KPlayer and it starts playback quickly and smoothly. Besides directly playback, you are also allowed to use 5KPlayer to download M3U8 videos.
Step 1. Free download and install 5KPlayer on your computer. Then, open to launch it.
Step 2. Click on the “Live” icon on the main user interface of 5KPlayer, paste the .m3u8 live stream URL to the “Input a URL” box.
Step 3. Hit Play to start M3U8 streaming with 5KPlayer.
• You may need to wait seconds to allow 5KPlayer to preload the M3U8 video playlist so that the M3U8 videos could be streamed smoothly.
• The image quality is based on your network and M3U8 streaming will automatically choose the best network to enable the smooth streaming. So, if the image quality is poor, contact your network server to make your network stronger.
• You are also allowed to firstly download an M3U8 video and then drag and drop it to 5KPlayer to play.
Apart from M3U8 streaming, 5KPlayer also features abilities to playback videos up to 4K and even 8K, receive AirPlay mirroring contents from iPhone iPad, DLNA stream videos music to smart TV and download videos music from 300+ sites including YouTube. Also, with the built-in essential editing tools, it is very convenient for you to cut, rotate, adjust color, adjust contrast and so on of a video during playback.
Top 3 M3U Players for Mac/Windows to Play M3U/M3U8 IPTVHow to play M3U files on Mac or Windows (10)? Here provides a list of M3U players for you to choose from to play M3U playlist files of IPTV channels at ease.
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