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Play IPTV streams in QuickTime Player Network
I stumbled across the fact that QuickTime Player (and most any QuickTime capable application) can play Cisco IPTV streams. There is no built-in way in QuickTime to find and open them. However, if you have a .sdp file for the stream, QuickTime will open and play it. One way to get an sdp file is via the program MacTV.

Select the stream you want in the list and choose "Save SDP..." from the file menu. The default helper for .sdp files, as it happens, is QuickTime Player. So now you can just double click the document to play in QTP or perhaps you'd prefer to drag it onto BBEdit or....

What's the point? Why not just use MacTV? Perhaps little, but if nothing else, QuickTime Player has controls for brightness, contrast, bass, treble, etc (possibly only in QuickTime Pro - not sure) while MacTV doesn't. Also a handy thing about .sdp files is that you can schedule the opening of them via cron (try Cronnix for an OS X GUI to cron) or any other similar scheduling tool.
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