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LiterallySimon
Sep 27, 2012, 11:39 AM
Is there a way to force Safari to open HTTP stream links (.m3u8) in QuickTime X? At the moment the only way I know to open those links is copy & paste ("Open Location...") which is a PITA :(

An example: http://www.metafilegenerator.de/DWelle/tv-europa/ios/master.m3u8

Thanks for your help!



wrldwzrd89
Sep 28, 2012, 06:50 AM
Is there a way to force Safari to open HTTP stream links (.m3u8) in QuickTime X? At the moment the only way I know to open those links is copy & paste ("Open Location...") which is a PITA :(

An example: http://www.metafilegenerator.de/DWelle/tv-europa/ios/master.m3u8

Thanks for your help!
Safari obeys the settings in Launch Services for Mac OS X to open things. Therefore, download the .m3u8 file to your computer, Get Info on it, tell Finder to always open it with QuickTime Player (X). Notice that all subsequent clicks on .m3u8 files in Safari open in the desired application. Be happy! :D

LiterallySimon
Sep 29, 2012, 04:50 PM
Safari obeys the settings in Launch Services for Mac OS X to open things. Therefore, download the .m3u8 file to your computer, Get Info on it, tell Finder to always open it with QuickTime Player (X). Notice that all subsequent clicks on .m3u8 files in Safari open in the desired application. Be happy! :D
Unfortunately, that doesn't work as QT X can't open the downloaded file:The document “playlist.m3u8” could not be opened. QuickTime Player cannot open files in the “M3U Playlist” format.
QT X needs the direct URL but Safari starts a download before attempting anything else.