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Starting: What is w3u?

It is a file format used to keep multimedia play lists based in json.

What is json?

(Sometimes JavaScript Object Notation) is an open-standard format that uses human-readable text to transmit data objects consisting of attribute–value pairs. It is the most common data format used for asynchronous browser/server communication. JSON is a language-independent data format.

Why is it created?

w3u is born as an improvement of the m3u format, it includes more advanced functionalities and it makes easier the use of the new characteristics in multimedia players, such as the possibility of synchronizing a list hosted in a remote server or the possibility of the creator of the list of adding information.

What is m3u?

M3U is a computer file format for a multimedia playlist. One common use of the M3U file format is creating a single-entry playlist file pointing to a stream on the Internet. Although originally designed for audio files, such as MP3, it is commonly used to point media players to audio and video sources, including online sources.

Who created the format?

The rules of this format were initially established by Mulgoi and LowLevel Studios, the two companies that created and promoted w3u in its initial version.

At present it is open to the community and there are progressively more collectives and individuals involved and participating in its development.

How does a w3u look like?

A w3u is just a text file .txt that contains organized references to show the different fields in a list. 

{
 "name": "Tutorial w3u",
 "author": "w3u format",
 "url": "https://pastebin.com/G0R2ZgPR",
 "contact": "admin@w3uformat.com",
 "info": "Tutorial w3u",
 "groups": [
 
 {
 "name": "Movies",
 "image": "http://i.imgur.com/dveRKog.png",
 "stations": 
 
 [
 
 {
 "name": "Tears of Steel (MOV)",
 "image": "http://i.imgur.com/zHW0cSVl.jpg",
 "url": "http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/graphics/blender/demo/movies/ToS/ToS-4k-1920.mov",
 "subtitle": "http://pastebin.com/JDfuRkZe"
 },

 
 {
 "name": "Sintel (MKV)",
 "image": "http://i.imgur.com/s2Xd81sl.jpg",
 "url": "http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/graphics/blender/demo/movies/Sintel.2010.720p.mkv"
 }

 
 ]
 },
 
 {
 "name": "Live",
 "image": "http://i.imgur.com/WH7HT2B.png",
 "stations": 
 
 [
 
 {
 "name": "NASA",
 "image": "http://i.imgur.com/aCj27P5.png",
 "url": "http://nasatv-lh.akamaihd.net/i/NASA_101@319270/master.m3u8"
 },

 
 {
 "name": "Clubbing TV",
 "image": "http://i.imgur.com/SzzEGN4.png",
 "url": "http://www.filmon.com/tv/channel/export?channel_id=691",
 "isHost": true
 },

 
 {
 "name": "RT Español",
 "image": "http://i.imgur.com/hZVHJba.jpg",
 "url": "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OALyNX4IbBI"
 }
 
 ]
 }
 ]
}

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Updated on 18/10/2016

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