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[tut] Streaming Korean Tv With Vlc

FanooFanoo L.O.V.E. you can't deny ??FrancePosts: 706Member
KBS, MBC ...
A lot of you wanted to watch streaming videos but failed with online sites and tired of TVants crashing all the time, right?
Here is the solution. For the moment, it worked to all the time. Vista for sure, XP at least...i think Mac too.
Well it works. Personally the image goes smoothly. But some people still get freezing images sometimes.

1/ Download VLC 0.8.5
http://www.oldapps.com/VLC_Player.php
Very important : this tutorial may not work for latest versions of VLC (9.0 or more i think...)
To check your version of VLC: Help > About...

EDIT: Some say that this method also works with newer version of VLC. It also works with WMP and Gom Player (press Alt to get Menu > same method)
So yeah...just try.
I read somewhere that there are some problems with WMP and streaming links. > Still want to watch with WMP ?


2/ Follow these steps
a- File > Network
b- HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/MMS
c- Paste the stream link (it automaticaly paste in the bottom box)
d- Tick the buffering/caching button. Let the defaut value. (i've put Optional but in fact it's Mandatory)
e- Ok > Enjoy! ^^
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Official Stream Links: (help this tutorial by giving other stream link ^^)
(Official links don't work during a major sporting event outside of Korea)

KBS
mms://kbslive.nefficient.co.kr/kbslive_2tv

MBC
mms://live.imbc.com/OnAirTV

Arirang TV (eng)
http://www.arirang.co.kr/Player/Live_World.asx

OBS TV
mms://obs-live.obs.co.kr/obs

Jeju Island
mms://media1.kctvjeju.com/live05


Non-official Stream Links:
credits to: Nzell.com and a few other Korean Boards
Note: Some of these links work better in Windows Media Player then VLC.


KBS
mms://211.233.90.220/kbslive_2TV

MBC
http://vod1.dgmbc.com/live
mms://211.39.135.77/OnAirTV
mms://118.46.233.19/tvs
mms://211.117.193.99/tvkj
mms://211.115.127.29/live
mms://218.235.149.10/081221810_tv
mms://210.114.220.120/masanmbctv
mms://210.221.163.25/encoder-tv
mms://210.114.221.153/busanmbc_tv_onair_2594
mms://121.189.151.7/tv
mms://124.217.205.248/tv_live (works)
mms://211.223.35.241/HDTV3
mms://211.223.35.241/YSTV1026
mms://61.104.214.170/rnrcks
mms://211.180.199.208/wjmbctv
mms://210.105.237.100/qqeoiruqpowieruqweiruoiweur
mms://210.114.174.235/jeju_tvonair

SBS
mms://59.30.196.99/GTBLive8241
mms://61.80.90.52/vod
mms://203.251.80.180/tbc_tv (works fine with Gom Player)
mms://211.220.195.199/tvlive?f4yWFnv5tsGmzBrLNrz7FQ00
mms://218.146.252.65/cIubtv2




3/ Tips to get a smoother image
- Close everything such as MSN/antivirus/etc that ruin internet connection AND video memory.
- Disable your firewall.

The image might freeze from time to time.
It's no big deal. Actually it's a good sign if you just get the image/sound for 3sec then freezing.
Just retry again. There is no buffering time like in TVants, so hopefully you won't miss a lot.

About Caching option:
What the Caching option is, for people that like to tinker a bit, is setting how much of the stream you want to pre-download before the video starts.
So a caching amount of 5700 means that you are downloading the video in 5700 millisecond chunks.

Fast internet connection: You can easily increase this amount to get a smoother picture.
Low internet connection: Dropping the value should help.


For Vista users: the computer automaticaly changes to Aero. Don't freak out XD


4/ Still not working at all?
I don't know...be persistent XD
If you have a problem about the steps and stuff, you can PM me. Or leave a comment.

PS: Thanks lordbordem
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  • honeydicehoneydice Posts: 270Member
    Thanks image
    It's working for me !
  • atsiracatsirac Posts: 114Member
    works for me but i cant watch kbs. oh well.. =)
  • anenganeng ...Always and... therePosts: 2,041Member
    edited February 2009
    OH GOSH! You are a life savior! I thought I would never get to watch any korean shows online anymore! (tvants is a b.tch) T__T THANKS!

    btw. Are these the only available streaming links? (like sbs, mnet..)
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  • lordbordemlordbordem Le Penguin Officiel Posts: 1,161Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    I'll add some input into this since the clubbox thread is pretty quiet lately image

    1:)

    The note about this not working on the newer VLC is incorrect, im currently using VLC 0.8.6d and it works fine.

    2:)

    These links are actually the official ones available from the broadcaster sites, and there is a few issues with them, sometimes they have licensing issues which prevent them from showing content on their internet channel so if a link doesn't load this could be the reason.

    Actually this only happens during a major sporting event outside of Korea, so besides that, it should be fine.

    3:)

    What the Caching option is, for people that like to tinker a bit, is setting how much of the stream you want to pre download before the video starts.

    So a caching amount of 5700 means that you are downloading the video in 5700 millisecond chunks.

    if you got a reasonable fast internet connection, you can easily increase this amount to get a smoother picture,

    or

    if you're video is lagging abit, dropping the value should help.

    4:)

    Here is a larger list of tv channels, haven't had a chance to try them all but they should work

    credits to http://www.nzell.com/zbxe/?document_srl=10...d=bbs_tvchannel
    and a few other Korean Boards image
    there is more channels there but these are the main ones.
    its worth checking that site because the links are updated on a regular basis
    also some of these links work better in Windows Media Player then VLC so its worth considering that point

    KBS
    mms://211.233.90.220/kbslive_2TV

    MBC
    mms://211.39.135.77/OnAirTV
    mms://118.46.233.19/tvs
    mms://211.117.193.99/tvkj
    mms://211.115.127.29/live
    mms://218.235.149.10/081221810_tv
    mms://210.114.220.120/masanmbctv
    mms://210.221.163.25/encoder-tv
    mms://210.114.221.153/busanmbc_tv_onair_2594
    mms://121.189.151.7/tv
    mms://124.217.205.248/tv_live
    mms://211.223.35.241/HDTV3
    mms://211.223.35.241/YSTV1026
    mms://61.104.214.170/rnrcks
    mms://211.180.199.208/wjmbctv
    mms://210.105.237.100/qqeoiruqpowieruqweiruoiweur
    mms://210.114.174.235/jeju_tvonair

    SBS

    mms://59.30.196.99/GTBLive8241
    mms://61.80.90.52/vod
    mms://203.251.80.180/tbc_tv
    mms://211.220.195.199/tvlive?f4yWFnv5tsGmzBrLNrz7FQ00
    mms://218.146.252.65/cIubtv2

    5:)
    The option next to the caching tickbox is an option to save the stream you are watching, feel free to try it if you want, i haven't had enough time to mess around with it in enough detail to post a tutorial here but it should be pretty self explanatory
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  • FanooFanoo L.O.V.E. you can't deny ?? FrancePosts: 706Member
    ^ Wow thanks for all those links *o* I'll check which link are ok with VLC.

    So it works with 8.6? Cool.
    I just added that note for people who are totally new with VLC and who download the very latest version of the software (9.0+ or something like that).

    Thanks for the explanation of the caching option. Actually i didn't even know what it meant ^^;; But i knew i had to click on it.
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  • sydney0428sydney0428 Somewhere in MEPosts: 73Member
    Thanks a lot!
    This is really helpful.
  • huangsyhuangsy Posts: 5,758Member

    IDOL

    edited March 2009
    Not very popular channels but Korean and works with VLC (and also KMplayer) and have interesting programs now and then -> OBS TV
    mms://obs-live.obs.co.kr/obs

    and (dunno what station but guess could be local to Jeju Island)
    mms://media1.kctvjeju.com/live05

    BTW, above post says certain links actually work better with WMP but is it true that MMS links do NOT work with WMP11 ? I roll backed to version 9 but still have problems. Not sure about version 10.
  • FanooFanoo L.O.V.E. you can't deny ?? FrancePosts: 706Member
    ^ I have WMP 11 and mms links don't work.
    This is why i thought about using VLC instead. I don't even understand why...

    I'll add your links on the first post ^^
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  • lordbordemlordbordem Le Penguin Officiel Posts: 1,161Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    strange, mms links work fine on WMP11 for me, as long as i open it using the Open URL option
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  • bryangbryang NjPosts: 278Member
    newer versions of VLC actually do work. just know how to use it heh.
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  • huangsyhuangsy Posts: 5,758Member

    IDOL

    QUOTE (lordbordem @ Mar 2 2009, 10:46 AM) »
    strange, mms links work fine on WMP11 for me, as long as i open it using the Open URL option

    Is it the same as button shortcut of Ctrl+U ?
    It doesnt work for me.

    QUOTE (bryang @ Mar 2 2009, 11:24 AM) »
    newer versions of VLC actually do work. just know how to use it heh.

    How ? Care to give some tips?
  • anenganeng ...Always and... therePosts: 2,041Member
    I thought I'm the only one who can't watch through WMP. T__T Tvants and kong player doesnt work for me. I think it somehow connects with my WMP. T__T

    BTW... thanks for more links to watch!
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  • lordbordemlordbordem Le Penguin Officiel Posts: 1,161Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    QUOTE (huangsy @ Mar 2 2009, 02:46 PM) »
    Is it the same as button shortcut of Ctrl+U ?
    It doesnt work for me.


    How ? Care to give some tips?

    Yes it is Ctrl+U but im guessing WMP support only works for me for some odd reason, probably better to just use VLC.

    The new VLC doesn't have any differences, just follow the instructions above and it should work fine
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  • FanooFanoo L.O.V.E. you can't deny ?? FrancePosts: 706Member
    edited March 2009
    ^ Maybe it was just me but newer version of VLC didn't work. Even with the same method =_=
    And it seems that it didn't work for other people too.

    No need to speak about WMP11. Mine even has problems with .flv videos =_=
    (Yes i know about codecs, but whatever...long live GomPlayer ^^)

    I'll add that info on the first post though...
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  • huangsyhuangsy Posts: 5,758Member

    IDOL

    edited March 2009
    Forgot to add that for both the mms URL for KBS2, if you change the TV station/channel number to "1", that would be the mms link for KBS TV1, which now and then has popular drama too.

    Besides GOM player, the other popular player of Korean origin is KMplayer. That said, recently I had issues viewing a few of the above MMS URLs with KMPlayer and even posted at their forum but no solution.
    For MMS urls that work, I find the KMplayer easier for video capture than VLC.
    KMplayer has a Storyboard maker, very good for getting a collage of screencaps (not sure if GOM has this feature?)
  • leahtranleahtran Posts: 66Member
    edited March 2009
    Hi

    I'm new here and I dunno much about VLC. I just wanna ask when I download the version VLC 0.8.5 howcome the one I download totally different with the one you guys have?. It don't have File...Open Network...like you illustrated above. The one I got have media....open network.....and when I try to stream some chanels it doesnt work either.

    can you guys tell me exactly what i am missing with it?. Thanks a lot
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  • lordbordemlordbordem Le Penguin Officiel Posts: 1,161Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    Try downloading the newest VLC instead from the VLC site, google is your friend
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  • twnty2twnty2 NORCALPosts: 429Member
    OMGAH - thank you so much for this tutorial!

    I can finally watch these shows through my mac image
  • puls707puls707 RoinnePosts: 1,431Member

    IDOL

    Whenever I try to play KBS, I get this error:
    Your input can't be opened:
    VLC is unable to open the MRL 'mms://kbslive.nefficient.co.kr/kbslive_2tv'. Check the log for details.


    Can anyone help me solve this problem??
    Thanks!
    tweezii
  • lordbordemlordbordem Le Penguin Officiel Posts: 1,161Friend of Soompi

    IDOL

    Post the log file

    if not try a newer or older version of VLC

    different media player etc

    or since the WBC was on, that could cause the stream to not work temporarily
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