Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Background:

I am trying to connect to my school's IPTV system. I can connect by using VLC player on a Windows machine. Currently I am trying to connect to IPTV with VLC on an Ubuntu machine. I keep getting this error.

Your input can't be opened:
VLC is unable to open the MRL ' http://iptv.byu.edu/player/downloadPlaylist.htm'. Check the log for details.

Worked just fine on the windows machine, same 'MRL'.

Any tips? Direct me to where I can get better help? Thanks.

share|improve this question
    
What Ubuntu and VLC versions are you usng? –  Mitch Aug 27 '12 at 5:19
    
Check the log for details it says. Did you? And can you post what it says in the log file? –  Rinzwind Aug 27 '12 at 7:14
    
look out for the white space in front of your MRL... I am not sure how you managed to get a Whitespace in front of your MRL, since vlc trims whitespaces in *RLs by default... –  mondjunge Aug 27 '12 at 12:13

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.