Streamlink is a CLI utility that pipes flash videos from online streaming services to a variety of video players such as VLC.
The main purpose of streamlink is to convert CPU-heavy flash plugins to a less CPU-intensive format.
Streamlink is a fork of the Livestreamer project.
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Installation via Python pip
sudo pip install streamlink
Manual installation via Python
git clone https://github.com/streamlink/streamlink cd streamlink sudo python setup.py install
Windows, MacOS, Linux and BSD specific installation methods
Streamlink is built via a plugin system which allows new services to be easily added.
Supported streaming services, among many others, are:
A list of all supported plugins can be found on the plugin page.
After installing, simply use:
streamlink STREAMURL best
Streamlink will automatically open the stream in its default video player! See Streamlink's detailed documentation for all available configuration options, CLI parameters and usage examples.
All contributions are welcome. Feel free to open a new thread on the issue tracker or submit a new pull request. Please read CONTRIBUTING.md first. Thanks!
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