This short guide will take you step by step through the process of recording an IPTV stream using either Windows or macOS.
How to Record an IPTV Stream in Windows
- If you don’t have VLC installed yet, visit their homepage and grab a copy. Once you’ve completed the installation, launch VLC and load your .m3u file or select Media from the main menu and then Open Network Stream… from the drop-down list to open your IPTV stream. To begin recording, select Playback from the main menu and then Record from the drop-down list.
- VLC will being recording the video stream – but there will be no on-screen indication that it’s recording. If you open Windows Explorer and navigate to the Videos folder, you’ll find a newly created file named vlc-record-date-and-time-channel_name.mp4
- When you’re ready to stop the recording, simply select Playback -> Record again.
- If you think you may be doing a lot of recording in the future, select View and then Advanced Controls
- This will place a “record” button right in the Control Bar at the bottom of VLC that you can use instead of Playback -> Record
- All done!
How to Record an IPTV Stream in macOS
- If you don’t have VLC installed yet, visit their homepage and grab a copy. Once you’ve completed the installation, launch VLC and load your .m3u file or select File and then Open Network… from the drop-down list to open your IPTV stream. To begin recording, select Playback from and then Record from the drop-down list.
- There will be no visible on-screen indication that VLC is recording.
- If you select Playback again, this time there should be a ‘check mark’ next to Record – this indicates that VLC is currently recording. When you’re done recording select Playback again and then Record again.
- You’ll be able to find the recorded video file in your Movies folder. It’ll have the file name vlc-record-date-and-time-channel_name.mp4
- That’s it!