Google Chrome extension for viewing HLS

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Google Chrome extension for viewing HLS

15 April, 2020 Blog 0

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/play-hls-m3u8/ckblfoghkjhaclegefojbgllenffajdc

General description

Compatible with your device

Play HLS urls in-browser
Extension with an hls.js library from: https://github.com/dailymotion/hls.js
Play the m3u8 links you click on and any m3u8 links you paste into the address bar.

It works by transmuxing MPEG-2 Transport Stream and AAC/MP3 streams into ISO BMFF (MP4) fragments. This transmuxing could be performed asynchronously using Web Worker if available in the browser. hls.js also supports HLS + fmp4, as announced during WWDC2016

hls.js does not need any player, it works directly on top of a standard HTML<video>element.