IPTV and Virtual Ethernet Adapters
• June 9th, 2014
I have IPTV connection at my home, and use it to watch TV (though not frequently). I have also an IPTV PC Application installed, and rarely use it to test the TV connection. I have Windows 8.1 and in the past it worked flawlessly on the both PC and my SmartTV.
However, last week when I tried to run the PC application, no channel was playing; even though it was streaming correctly on SmartTV, and other PC and OS-X machines at home fine. As it worked in past for the same PC and Windows installation, I knew it has to something with some recent software configuration changes.
I tried following options with no results:
- Firewall turn ON/OFF.
- Tried playing the channels directly in the VLC Player (using UDP URL).
- Un-installing few recent Windows updates.
- Running PC Application in Virtual OS (Windows XP).
It’s then when searching on the web, one of the person recommended to disable the Virtual Host Adapters. As I have Oracle Virtual VM Box Installed, so there was one “VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter” in my Network Connections:
I disabled that, run the IPTV Application, and it worked! Issue solved, and lesson learned.
Tags: IPTV, Virtual Adapter, Windows 8