Tools for Digital TV Professionals

HLS Player

HLS Player


Key Features

» HTTP Live Streaming «
  • support play-back M3U8/HLS streams
  • automatic re-start after connection failure
  • support of a wide range of Audio/Video codec’s by using DirectX technology
» Transport Stream play-back «
  • receive the TS via IP UDP or TCP
  • play-back recorded TS (SPTS – single program TS)
  • support of a wide range of Audio/Video codec’s by using DirectX technology


SAMplayer Main-Window

System Requirements

  • Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
  • DirectX 9 or higher

User Manual

  • read the User-Manual for more information


Note: HLS Player – SAMplayer – is part of the Software package “DTV Tools” for ATSC, DVB or ISDB.

  • The installation process requires administrative privileges.
  • After downloading start the installer on your Laptop or PC and follow the instructions of the setup dialog.
  • Dependent on the current OS the 32bit or 64bit version gets installed.

Note: SAMplayer does not provide/install Audio/Video codec’s, i.e. it uses only codec’s which are available on the current system.


SAMplayer is free to use.


» Share the Monitoring Desktop via HTTP Live Streaming «
  • on an ATSC, DVB or ISDB monitoring probe the entire desktop or parts of the desktop are captured by the screen capture application SAMcaptshare
  • SAMcaptshare creates HLS files (M3U8- and TS-files) and transfers these via FTP to a remote server
  • from different locations SAMplayer applications connect the remote server and play the HLS files
SAMplayer Application