UDP proxy (udpxy) allows you to watch open IPTV channels on a player that does not accept a multicast UDP stream. The IPTV channel requested by the player will be transmitted to it via HTTP connection. This feature will be useful for watching IPTV on mobile devices, some smart TVs, and game consoles.
To enable UDP-proxy, you need to install 'UDP-to-HTTP proxy (udpxy)' component preliminary. You can do it on 'System settings' page in the 'Updates and Component Options' section by clicking on 'Components options'.
Then go to the 'Applications' page and click on the 'UDPXY server' link.
The 'UDPXY server' window appears. We recommend that you use the default settings. In this case udpxy-server will work in the local network on port 4022, i.e. all clients will need to access this TCP-port number.
By default, the 'Connect via' field is set to the automatic detection of the interface to broadcast queries to receive the video stream. If the IPTV configuration does not work, you can manually specify the interface or connection through which the service should be available.
Now go back to the 'Applications' page. UDP proxy is disabled by default. To turn it on, set the switch to On.
NOTE: Important! The Internet center can only run the IGMP Proxy option, or UDP-proxy option (simultaneous work of these options is unavailable). That is, before enabling UDP proxy, you must disable IGMP Proxy, and vice versa. IGMP Proxy management is located on the 'Home network page'.
Setting up the VLC Player on Windows PC
To watch IPTV on PC you need to install a special application. One of the most popular is the VLC Media Player. This player allows you to:
A. Watching channels in VLC by downloading playlist
1. Select the 'Open' option from 'Media' menu. The 'Open file' dialog box is displayed.
2. In the bottom right, change the format to 'Playlist files' in the selector.
3. Locate a playlist file and click on 'Open'.
B. Watching channels in VLC by entering multicast addresses
In VLC Media Player you can watch the channels, if you know their multicast addresses. For example, we know that provider's chanels have following addressing:
and so on.
UDP-proxy is working on device with address 192.168.1.1 on port 4022. In this case you have to send following http-request to receive the video content:
and so on.
In VLC's main menu go to the 'Media - Open URL' and enter network address.
After pressing the 'Play' button you will see the image from the current channel.
TIP: Tip: UDP proxy cannot work without an IP address on the interface. In Windows, the problem does not arise, because Windows in any case will assign the address of the auto-configuration (IP-address of the form 169.254.x.x). To access IPTV service on Keenetic you may configure some subnet (for example, 172.16.x.x or 10.10.10.х) that does not overlap with the subnets on Keenetic and the provider.