The team behind the Linux Mint distro are expecting to release Linux Mint 20.1 during this holiday season, so they are sharing more details on what the new Hypnotix IPTV player app will include.
Hypnotix is an IPTV player from Linux Mint, an exciting project that allows watching IPTV streams on Linux without a hassle. In November 2020 Hypnotix has got a preferences screen where you can now configure multiple TV providers:
These providers can be configured via a local M3U playlists, remote M3U URLs or the Xtream API.
Some settings were also added to let you set MPV options, an HTTP user agent and an HTTP referrer:
Hypnotix can handle live TV channels but also VOD libraries for movies and TV series.
Depending on the provider, content can be organized by categories:
You can then select your TV channel on the left and watch it on the right, or go full screen:
VOD (Movies and Series) work slightly differently. Once you select a category you can see all of its content:
Hypnotix fetches IMDb information for the movie or series you want to watch:
To make it easy to browse, episodes within TV Series are organized by seasons:
There’s a lot more we can do with Hypnotix going forward such as:
- EPG support (Live TV Program)
- PVR (pausing, time-shifting, recording…etc)
- Custom categories
- Hiding unused content
You can read more about the upcoming Linux Mint 20.1 HERE.
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