FREE (& LEGAL) M3U|RSS Playlists

You asked
Are there any FREE & LEGAL m3u/RSS Playlists?

Answer:  YES. There are a number of media outlets and independent vodcasters that create/share their feeds FREE & LEGAL!

With a quick search, once can find 100’s of .m3u8/RSS streams and playlists.   Many direct from the content provider.  However, deep in the content providers Media Usage Guidelines is a little blurb:  only to be used by written permission and/or within the intended official website player.  Check the terms before streaming.

 

 

What is a m3u?

M3U is a computer file format for a multimedia playlist. One common use of the M3U file format is creating a single-entry playlist file pointing to a stream on the Internet.

#EXTM3U
#EXTINF:105, Example artist - Example title
C:\Files\My Music\Example.mp3
#EXTINF:321, Example Artist2 - Example title2
C:\Files\My Music\Favorites\Example2.ogg

What is HLS?

HLS utilizes segmented H.264 MPEG-2 TS video and M3U8 descriptor files to deliver adaptive bitrate live and on-demand video. An M3U8 file is an index that lets the client know which streams, and which segments, are available at any given time