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acestream-launcher

AceStream Launcher opens AceStream links with any Media Player

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Acestream Launcher

Acestream Launcher allows you to open Acestream links with a Media Player of your choice

Dependencies

python, pyhon-acestream, libnotify, acestream-engine

Since v1.0.0 acestream-launcher uses Acestream Engine HTTP API that is available on acestream-engine v3.1 or later.

Usage

acestream-launcher URL [--player PLAYER] [--engine ENGINE]

Positional arguments

URL                    The acestream url to play

Optional arguments

-h, --help             Show this help message and exit
-p, --player  PLAYER   The media player command to use (default: mpv)
-e, --engine  ENGINE   The engine command to use (default: acestreamengine --client-console)
-t, --timeout TIMEOUT  Time in seconds to wait for stream playback (default: 30)
-l, --hls              Get HLS stream instead of HTTP stream
-v, --verbose          Show engine and media player output in console

Configuration

Create ~/.config/acestream-launcher/config file to override the default arguments. Use tty and browser sections to set different options when executing the script from the console or the web browser.

[DEFAULT]
player = vlc
verbose = true
timeout = 60
host = 127.0.0.1
port = 6878

[tty]
engine = acestreamengine --client-console --log-file /home/jonian/.ACEStream/engine.log

[browser]
engine = acestreamengine --client-gtk --log-file /home/jonian/.ACEStream/browser.log
verbose = false

Requirements

Install required dependencies (compatible with python 2 and 3):

sudo apt-get install python python-pip

Install optional dependencies (support for desktop notifications):

sudo apt-get install libnotify

Install Acestream engine manually (you can find actual links here and detailed instructions here):

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-m2crypto python-apsw

wget "http://download.acestream.media/linux/acestream_3.1.49_ubuntu_18.04_x86_64.tar.gz"
tar zxvf acestream_3.1.49_ubuntu_18.04_x86_64.tar.gz
sudo mv acestream_3.1.49_ubuntu_18.04_x86_64 /opt/acestream

sudo sed -i "/ROOT=/c\ROOT=\/opt\/acestream" /opt/acestream/start-engine
sudo ln -sf /opt/acestream/start-engine /usr/bin/acestreamengine

Install Acestream engine Snap package:

sudo snap install acestreamplayer

Installation

Install the package with the Python Package Index using pip command.

pip install acestream-launcher

Packages

Arch Linux: AUR Package
OpenSUSE: Build Service by @Drommer

Browser integration

Once it is installed, you can set it as default for the acestream:// links in your browser. Check your browser preferences for default applications.

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