IPTV Merge KODI Add-on

Features

  • Merge Multiple Playlists and EPGs into single files
  • Supports Remote, Local & Add-on Sources
  • Supports Standard & Gzip Files
  • Option to automatically restart PVR Manager after merge
  • Automatically run merge every X minutes
  • Manually run merge
  • Can be used with IPTV Simple Client for multiple Playlists / EPGs

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How

First follow THIS post to install my KODI Add-on Repository.

Now navigate to "Main Menu -> Add-ons -> My Add-ons"
Select ".." then select "Install from repository"
Select "MattHuisman.nz Repository".
Select "Service add-ons" then "IPTV Merge"
Select "Install" and the add-on will download and install.
You can now find it under the add-ons section
The first step is to open and configure the add-on settings
  • Merge File Every ? mins
    Set this to how many minutes between merges.
  • Output Directory
    The directory where the add-on will put the merged files
    The files will be called playlist.m3u8 and epg.xml
  • Auto Reload PVR Manager
    Enable this if you want the add-on to restart the PVR manager after merge.
    This will make KODI load in any new channels / epg entries.
  • Unused PVR Client
    For the above reload PVR manager to work, a sort of "hack" is needed.
    This involves enabling and disabling an unused PVR Add-on.
    This then triggers KODI to reload the PVR Manager.
    The first merge after selecting a PVR Client will ask you to install that client (if not already installed). Select Yes.
Once your settings are correct, you can add your Playlist & EPG files.
Once done, you can force a merge to test
The merged files will now be in your selected Output Directory.

Using with IPTV Simple Client

Simply point IPTV Simple Clients Playlist & EPG to the new generated files.

You can also use this add-on as a simple service to periodically restart PVR Manager.
eg. Your using IPTV Simple Client with a remote URL and you want it to reload every ? mins.

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