The lists of IPTV channels obtained on the Web are not always convenient for viewing. Very often, when watching a TV show, you can see the image disintegrating into squares, which is interspersed with color artifacts. This can usually be observed in networks where the broadcast takes place over the UDP protocol. Remember the joke “I know a great joke about UDP, but I’m afraid it won’t reach you”?
The problem is that broadcast over UDP uses a transport model that does not guarantee that packets will be delivered to the recipient. As a result, a digital stream with a TV signal can contain large losses that cause a failure in TV reception. You can slightly fix the “brakes” during playback using the caching setting. When adding a channel to the VLC media player, on the Network tab, check the Show advanced options box and increase the cache size.
It should also be borne in mind that for comfortable viewing of IPTV (especially channels broadcast in HD quality), only networks with a high data transfer rate (at least several megabits) are suitable.
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Another useful tool that can come in handy for those who are experimenting with IPTV is a small utility for changing the MAC address. Some providers provide their services tied to the unique identifier of the network adapter. For various reasons, sometimes it may be necessary to connect the network to another PC without a router. In this case, you can quickly change the MAC address using macChange by setting the desired parameter value. It is enough to select the required network adapter from the list and write a new value for the MAC address.
Torrent TV: Watch and Share
Bittorrent communication technology is familiar to many. However, not everyone knows that peer-to-peer technology continues.
If you paid attention to the statistics of downloading large files, you probably could have noted the high data transfer speed. Such a comfortable speed of information exchange is possible due to the distributed structure of the torrent network, where there is no central node. The more users are involved in the process of downloading and sharing the torrent, the higher and more stable the download speed for each of the participants. The same principle can be used for more than just downloading apps and movies from torrent trackers. Nothing prevents the same users from exchanging packets, maintaining a stable broadcast of the channel. This is what formed the basis of torrent television.
How to watch torrent TV
The first thing to do to watch torrent TV is to install the ACE Stream or Torrent Stream software . This application is a media platform that allows you to receive torrent channels and distribute them to other members of the p2p network. The program installs add-ons for some browsers.
Once installed, you have a choice. You can use one of the browsers to watch torrent TV, for example Chrome or Firefox, or Ace Player – a slightly improved VLC media player.
To watch the broadcast of the channels directly in the browser, you can use the appropriate service . With it, you can quickly select one of several hundred channels and start watching it. All channels are sorted by category, so it’s easy to find the topic you want. After starting, you should wait for a while until the player connects with other users and starts showing a picture. The player in the browser can be switched to full screen mode.
Television in the palm of your hand: how to watch TV on a tablet and smartphone
So far, we’ve talked about the ability to watch TV on a Windows computer. What about Android devices? Despite the functionality of this operating system, the possibilities for viewing IPTV and torrent television are more modest here. However, if you try, you can find ways to watch digital TV on your Android tablet.
The first method is the same “unsinkable” VLC media player. It was recently ported to Android , and its interface is almost identical to the Windows version. Not all features of this player are working as expected yet and the player is still in beta testing.