This ultra-small tutorial explains how to watch dreambox satellite TV on your PC using the latest version of VLC. If you have problems getting it to work try the comments section, maybe I can help.
- Firefox 3.5.7
- VLC 1.0.3
- Dreambox 7000s / Enigma 1 / PLI JADE 2 (other setups not tested)
Parameters in my setup (will be different in yours!):
- Dreambox IP : 192.168.1.200
- VLC language = dutch
Note: When installing VLC , by default the “mozilla plugin” isn’t installed. You need that plugin to watch Web-X-TV. Check the box “mozilla plugin” while installing VLC.
STEP 1: NETWORK STREAM
Open a network stream ( Media – open network stream )
STEP 2: OPEN HTTP STREAM
The stream is accessible via HTTP. Select HTTP for protocol. Then enter the dreambox IP address. ( 192.168.1.200 in my setup ) and add /video.m3u to the address. The complete address should look like this: 192.168.1.200/video.m3u
Now click on PLAY.
STEP 3: VIDEO
VLC player should start playing whatever TV program that is currently playing on the dreambox.
NOTE: Change video.m3u to audio.pls to listen to the audio only.
TIP: Use the webinterface to change programs.