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m3u8-parser

m3u8-parser

m3u8 parser

Table of Contents

Installation

npm install --save m3u8-parser

The npm installation is preferred, but Bower works, too.

bower install  --save m3u8-parser

Usage

var manifest = [
  '#EXTM3U',
  '#EXT-X-VERSION:3',
  '#EXT-X-TARGETDURATION:6',
  '#EXT-X-MEDIA-SEQUENCE:0',
  '#EXT-X-DISCONTINUITY-SEQUENCE:0',
  '#EXTINF:6,',
  '0.ts',
  '#EXTINF:6,',
  '1.ts',
  '#EXTINF:6,',
  '2.ts',
  '#EXT-X-ENDLIST'
].join('\n');
 
var parser = new m3u8Parser.Parser();
 
parser.push(manifest);
parser.end();
 
var parsedManifest = parser.manifest;

Parsed Output

The parser ouputs a plain javascript object with the following structure:

Manifest {
  allowCache: boolean,
  endList: boolean,
  mediaSequence: number,
  discontinuitySequence: number,
  playlistType: string,
  playlists: [
    {
      attributes: {},
      Manifest
    }
  ],
  mediaGroups: {
    AUDIO: {
      'GROUP-ID': {
        default: boolean,
        autoselect: boolean,
        language: string,
        uri: string,
        instreamId: string,
        characteristics: string,
        forced: boolean
      }
    },
    VIDEO: {},
    'CLOSED-CAPTIONS': {},
    SUBTITLES: {}
  },
  dateTimeString: string,
  dateTimeObject: Date,
  targetDuration: number,
  totalDuration: number,
  discontinuityStarts: [number],
  segments: [
    {
      byterange: {
        length: number,
        offset: number
      },
      duration: number,
      attributes: {},
      discontinuity: number,
      uri: string,
      timeline: number,
      key: {
        method: string,
        uri: string,
        iv: string
      },
      map: {
        uri: string,
        byterange: {
          length: number,
          offset: number
        }
      },
      'cue-out': string,
      'cue-out-cont': string,
      'cue-in': string
    }
  ]
}

Supported Tags

Basic Playlist Tags

Media Segment Tags

Media Playlist Tags

Master Playlist Tags

Experimental Tags

m3u8-parser supports 3 additional Media Segment Tags not present in the HLS specification.

EXT-X-CUE-OUT

The EXT-X-CUE-OUT indicates that the following media segment is a break in main content and the start of interstitial content. Its format is:

#EXT-X-CUE-OUT:<duration>

where duration is a decimal-floating-point or decimal-integer number that specifies the total duration of the interstitial in seconds.

EXT-X-CUE-OUT-CONT

The EXT-X-CUE-OUT-CONT indicates that the following media segment is a part of interstitial content and not the main content. Every media segment following a media segment with an EXT-X-CUE-OUT tag SHOULD have an EXT-X-CUE-OUT-CONT applied to it until there is an EXT-X-CUE-IN tag. A media segment between a EXT-X-CUE-OUT and EXT-X-CUE-IN segment without a EXT-X-CUE-OUT-CONT is assumed to be part of the interstitial. Its format is:

#EXT-X-CUE-OUT-CONT:<n>/<duration>

where n is a decimal-floating-point or decimal-integer number that specifies the time in seconds the first sample of the media segment lies within the interstitial content and duration is a decimal-floating-point or decimal-integer number that specifies the total duration of the interstitial in seconds. n SHOULD be the sum of EXTINF durations for all preceding media segments up to the EXT-X-CUE-OUT tag for the current interstitial. duration SHOULD match the duration specified in the EXT-X-CUE-OUT tag for the current interstitial.'

EXT-X-CUE-IN

The EXT-X-CUE-IN indicates the end of the interstitial and the return of the main content. Its format is:

#EXT-X-CUE-IN

There SHOULD be a closing EXT-X-CUE-IN tag for every EXT-X-CUE-OUT tag. If a second EXT-X-CUE-OUT tag is encountered before an EXT-X-CUE-IN tag, the client MAY choose to ignore the EXT-X-CUE-OUT and treat it as part of the interstitial, or reject the playlist.

Example media playlist using EXT-X-CUE- tags.

#EXTM3U
#EXT-X-VERSION:3
#EXT-X-TARGETDURATION:10
#EXTINF:10,
0.ts
#EXTINF:10,
1.ts
#EXT-X-CUE-OUT:30
#EXTINF:10,
2.ts
#EXT-X-CUE-OUT-CONT:10/30
#EXTINF:10,
3.ts
#EXT-X-CUE-OUT-CONT:20/30
#EXTINF:10,
4.ts
#EXT-X-CUE-IN
#EXTINF:10,
5.ts
#EXTINF:10,
6.ts
#EXT-X-ENDLIST

Not Yet Supported

Including the Parser

To include m3u8-parser on your website or web application, use any of the following methods.

<script> Tag

This is the simplest case. Get the script in whatever way you prefer and include it on your page.

<script src="//path/to/m3u8-parser.min.js"></script>
<script>
  var parser = new m3u8Parser.Parser();
</script> 

Browserify

When using with Browserify, install m3u8-parser via npm and require the parser as you would any other module.

var m3u8Parser = require('m3u8-parser');
 
var parser = new m3u8Parser.Parser();

RequireJS/AMD

When using with RequireJS (or another AMD library), get the script in whatever way you prefer and require the parser as you normally would:

require(['m3u8-parser'], function(m3u8Parser) {
  var parser = new m3u8Parser.Parser();
});

License

Apache-2.0. Copyright (c) Brightcove, Inc