QuickStreamer is an extension for Google Chrome that allows you to run livestreamer from your browser, without having to use the terminal.
Demo & Screenshots:
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Since QuickStreamer use Google Chrome’s Native Messaging API, you need to install both extension and a native messaging host, or it won’t work. The host app is writtent in Python so you can easily view the source code.
Chrome Web Store: QuickStreamer
Install/Update native messaging app:
Please make sure livestreamer work before following these steps.
To update the host app, just do all these steps again.
For Mac OS:
- Run this code in Terminal:
curl -s http://quickstreamer.codekiem.com/host/install.sh | sh
- Restart Chrome
Not yet tested on Linux/Ubuntu 🙁 It may have the same process as Mac OS
( Update later )
How to use:
It’s pretty simple. Go to any live channel on supported sites ( Twitch, Hitbox, … ), then click on the QuickStreamer icon on the right side of the address bar. Select the quality you want and click “Open livestreamer”. Wait for a few seconds and the VLC Player will be opened.
- 0.4.2: 2015/12/24. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
- 0.4.1: 2015/11/02
- Add support for Azubu.tv and MLG.tv
- Reverse the quality list. Now it sorts from best to worst.
- 0.4: 2015/07/25
- New host app version. Mac users don’t have to open Chrome in Terminal anymore. Yay!
- Rewrite many lines of code. Now it’s easier to add more sites.
- Add support for Youtube.
- Add “Open chat popup” for Twitch.
- Remove unnecessary permissions.
- 0.3: 2014/12/13
- Update for Twitch API change (requires livestreamer 1.11.1 or later)
- 0.2: 2014/08/31
- Update the host app
- Optimize memory usage
- Add QuickStreamer into context menu.
- 0.1: 2014/08/29
- First version.
Hope you’ll find this useful. Any comments and suggestions are welcomed 🙂