Reason's to use IQS:
2. You can close your browser after you open the file in your player. I.E. the player is fully independent - You can watch and use your browser at the same time. This will if you have a older computer with limited resources give you the option to close your browser to save Ram/CPU I.E. older systems will work.
5. You can save multiple .m3u files then add them to your players playlist to watch several Episodes/Movies without having to go back to Icefilms. Great for Binge watching a season. Note file host's give you 24hrs for the download link
But I would like to enjoy IQS without the IQS installed guess what that is covered also.
Make a bookmark of that link> IQS Bookmarklet
Goto Host Page if it's dead it's gone. If not then solve capcha when you get the option to download then click the bookmarklet (Bookmark) and you will get the IQS player. You then will have the .m3u playlist file or the direct download link from the IQS player. Without installing anything.
Now the VLC Icon will download a .m3u playlist format file.
This can be opened by many players for streaming. Please check your player of choice for compatibility.
I will cover a few players for demostration you will have to adjust for your player/OS.
All images shown will be Windows 7 and Firefox.
After installing IQS Restart your browser.
IQS Installation Tutorials<<Click
How to manage plugins
Menu Icon for both browser's
1. Choose Sub Forum Pertaining To You.
2. We need your Browser Type; Firefox, Chrome, Safari, IE...
3. We need your Player Type VLC/Divx/ect.
4. We need a description of the problem. The more info the better.
Please do a quick search first most things have been covered.
There is also a search box at the top left of each section.
I will start with VLC and needed settings Install http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ for your OS/system.
NOTE:If you already have VLC, I would recommend resetting all preferences as we will start from scratch.
Default Preferences Instructions:
Save after each change - All settings will be under tools -> preferences(Ctrl+p) -> show settings all bottom left:
Pause Issue Fix:
Start/Stop buffering settings help:
You can start low and test. I set mine to the max.
Next Input/codecs -> on the right side scroll down to the bottom -> Under advanced section -> Network Caching ->
Change File caching - Live capture caching - Disc caching - Network caching and clock jitter.
(ms) -> Change value between 1000 ms - 60,000 ms
Note: 5000 ms is optimal but you will have to figure out which value works for you. I just went to the Max again.
VLC always on top/full screen:
Stream while downloading through VLC,Divx,Your stand alone player:
This is just another option if your player will play part/incomplete files
Now to associate the .m3u to your player this will apply to any player.
If you haven't set a program to use .m3u then it's easy. Just use the drop down and find your player.
If you player isn't listed then other if it's not listed there then browse and find your players .exe
If you have set .m3u then you will need to.
1. Save the file > goto the file location right click the file>properties>Then opens with change
If you have set it to always use a program then these options will not appear it will simply use what you have set.
Then goto control panel > Programs > Under Default > Make a file type always open in a program.
Find the .m3u in the list > change program like above.
If you install a new player you will have a option to associate file type's during the installation.
Now you can use WMP (window's media player) if you like. I have found that it will play everything for me except the new .hevc encodes.
Some popular player: (which are built off of MplayerX backbones)
and numerous others.
I have SMplayer so I will show you why I like it over VLC and the one thing you can change if you have buffer problems.
Not everyone will need to change this or use the same settings I again just went overboard on the settings. Just adjust up till your buffering stops.
Options > Preferences (Ctrl+P)
List of compatible players (Windows) http://extension.nirsoft.net/m3u
Which most will have installs for different types of OS.
What to click host breakdown:
Images are in order top to bottom.
You can right click copy the download link from the last page IQS or the host.
Then you can open that any player that will open a url
HugeFiles << Doesn't work work with IQS >> - Download only -This is still what to do buttons.
If I have made a mistake or you know of something to help then please point it out. Were all here for the same reason and we all can contribute to the common goal.
Or if you want to make a Tutorial for another player then please do.