Streamlink is a CLI utility that pipes flash videos from online streaming services to a variety of video players such as VLC, or alternatively, a browser.
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.
Streamlink can be installed by using Python or through the installers below.
Installation via Python pip:
sudo pip install streamlink
Note: For Windows, omit "sudo"
Manual installation via Python:
git clone https://github.com/streamlink/streamlink sudo python setup.py install
Installers for Windows/Mac/Linux:
Streamlink is built via a plugin system which allows new services to be easily added.
Major streaming services such as:
A full list of plugins can be found on the plugin page.
After installation simply use:
streamlink twitch.tv/lirik source
And Streamlink will automatically open a default video player and begin streaming!
For full details on how to use Streamlink visit our documentation at streamlink.github.io
Feel free to open a bug or contribute to code!
No need to go through a large CONTRIBUTING.md doc. The only requirement being that we get at least one ACK from a maintainer. Fork / clone us and open a PR!