Selected Parameters

Here is some further explanation for those not so obvious parameters.

GROUP_EXCLUDE

Filter the playlist depends on the group title with a blacklist (regular expression). Note that, it has higher priority than the whitelist GROUP_INCLUDE.

GROUP_INCLUDE

Filter the playlist depends on the group title with a whitelist (regular expression). Note that, if set, only groups match the pattern will be included.

CHANNEL_EXCLUDE

Filter the playlist depends on the channel title by a blacklist (regular expression). Note that, it has higher priority than the whitelist CHANNEL_INCLUDE.

CHANNEL_INCLUDE

Filter the playlist depends on the channel title by a whitelist (regular expression). Note that, if set, only channels match the pattern will be included.

MIN_HEIGHT

HEIGHT is a dominant factor of stream quality, where 1080 in height means 1080p. It is necessary to set this filter if the stream is supposed to be shown on high resolution screens, e.g., a 4K TV.

CONFIG

CONFIG is a customized configuration to unify title and id. title is the exact title which will be shown and the id is used for potential match with the template. A general idea is to make the id as simple as possible so they will have a high possibility to match, though there might be some false positive cases. So, id_unifiers can be treated as a further simplification of title_unifier.

For example, entry "-": "" will convert CCTV-1 to CCTV1, entry "+": "+" will convert CCTV-5+ to CCTV-5+. A whole replacement is also possible, as "BTV冬奥纪实": "北京纪实" will match the whole of BTV冬奥纪实 and replace it with 北京纪实.

Please be caution about using too many of them since this simplified strategy is just for some basic requirement. Some entries may lead to some unexpected changes. For example, entry "CCTV-1": "中央1套" will convert CCTV-11 to 中央1套1. So, in generally, only keep those necessary entries and keep it as simple as possible.

SORT_KEYS

List of keys to sort the channels. Valid options currently supported are tvg-id, height and title. By default, it will work the same as -s tvg-id resolution title, and you can change the order as you want. If you want to have more keys to be supported, just let me know.

TEMPLATES

A m3u playlist with well-maintained information to cooperate with EPG. Please refer to Well‐maintained templates & EPGs.

BTW, there is also a list Well‐maintained playlists.

TIMEOUT

TIMEOUT is used to check the connectivity. Direct check which only fetch the response header tends to be fast. But it usually takes seconds to probe stream information depends on your network (bandwidth and latency). For me, it is about 3 to 5 seconds.

UDPXY

If the IPTV streams is forwarded by UDPXY, setting it will convert all the urls automatically. For examples, with UDPXY http://192.168.0.1:8888/, rtp://123.45.67.89:1234 will be converted to http://192.168.0.1:8888/rtp/123.45.67.89:1234.