Dune players have a limited support for IPTV channels playback. You can use
this feature only if your Internet provider provides IPTV channels matching
the following specifications:
Consult with your Internet provider to check if such IPTV channels are
- Non-encrypted channels (free access).
- Multicast UDP (raw UDP) or multicast RTP (RTP-over-UDP) protocols.
- MPEG2-TS container.
- MPEG2 or H.264 video codec (any video resolution from SD PAL/NTSC
to FullHD 1080p).
How to use IPTV feature.
Approach A. Use .M3U files. Just put multicast IPTV URLs corresponding to
available IPTV channels (udp://@ip-address:port, the same syntax as used in
VLC PC application) into one or several .M3U file and launch these .M3U
files in the player.
Approach B. Use nice-looking menus with logo icons for each IPTV channel.
Download and use an existing configuration prepared by someone else (see
below for sample configurations), or create your own configuration using
the so called "dune_folder" mechanism (more details).
Additional usage information:
- Use the PLAY remote button to launch the playback of IPTV channels
in the file browser (when a folder contains links to multiple IPTV
channels). Then use the MENU remote button to switch between IPTV
- Use the PLAY remote button to start/stop recording of the IPTV
channel during playback. Each recording session is saved as a separate
.TS file in the "IPTV_recordings" folder in the primary attached
storage. The primary attached storage should be properly recognized by
the player and should have filesystem writable by the player (EXT2/EXT3
Sample configurations of IPTV menu with nice logo icons.
Sample configurations (NOTE: use the latest WinRar version to extract the
content of these ZIP archives, to ensure that national characters in the
filenames are handled properly):
- a demo configuration with a few dummy IPTV channels.
This configuration is not working, it is just a demo.
- a configuration for public IPTV channels of Moscow Internet Provider
This configuration works only if your Internet Provider is "Corbina
Using IPTV menu in the main screen.
To use a particular IPTV configuration as the IPTV menu in the main screen,
do the following:
- Ensure that "SETUP / Applications / IPTV / Show in main screen" setting
is set to "Yes".
- If you use Dune HD Ultra or Dune HD Mini player: ensure that
"IPTV_config" folder exists at the top level of the "primary" drive
attached to the player ("primary" drive is: internal HDD if it is
installed; first recognized USB drive if internal HDD is not installed). If
the "IPTV_config" folder does not exist, create it, e.g. using the regular
"create folder" function of the file browser. After that, "IPTV" item will
be shown in the main screen.
- NOTE: This step is not needed if you use Dune BD Prime or
Dune HD Center player.
- Download a ZIP archive with an IPTV configuration
- Using a PC, extract "IPTV_config" folder from the ZIP archive into
some storage media (e.g. onto USB flash drive, or via network to some
player's attached drive).
- NOTE: Use the latest WinRar version to extract the ZIP
archive content, to ensure that national characters in the names of
IPTV channels are handled properly.
- In the player's setup menu, enable showing of system files (set the
setting "Setup / Misc / Advanced / Hide System Files" to the value "No")
(this is needed to show "dune_folder.txt" files, which are hidden by
- In the player's file browser, open the extracted "IPTV_config" folder
and copy all files ("dune_folder.txt" and all subfolders) into the "IPTV"
item of the main screen using the usual file browser functions: MENU /
"Mark All", MENU / "Copy Marked Items", open the "IPTV" item of the main
screen, MENU / "Paste".
- NOTE: An alternative method for the users of Dune HD Ultra
or Dune HD Mini players: just copy the content of the extracted
"IPTV_config" folder into the "IPTV_config" folder at the top level of
the "primary" drive attached to the player.
- In the player's setup menu, disable showing of system files (set the
setting "Setup / Misc / Advanced / Hide System Files" to the value "Yes").