Video m3u8 Sniffer - Find HLS Streaming URLs

Video m3u8 Sniffer - Find HLS Streaming URLs

Grabs m3u8 webRequests from visited web pages and provides options for openning them.

What is Video m3u8 Sniffer - Find HLS Streaming URLs?
Video m3u8 Sniffer - Find HLS Streaming URLs is a useful Chrome extension designed to aid in the location of m3u8 video stream URLs from visited web pages. It serves as an ideal tool for those interested in online broadcasting, specifically live TV news streaming. Please note that it does not facilitate access to videos from common sites like YouTube or Netflix.
By: rickstam
Users: 30,000+
Version: 1.1.0 (Last updated: 2023-08-28)
Creation date: 2021-03-16
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • clipboardWrite
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 30.89K
URLs: Website
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Important Note: This extension will NOT help you access videos from sites like YouTube or Netflix.

This extension intercepts visited web page's network requests and identifies all m3u8 video stream URLs. When a m3u8 URL request is found, it is displayed in a box that overlays the visited page (see image above). Also, you can open the extension's popup window to view and open the first and last m3u8 URLs found for each site.

For example, I use this extension mostly to identify video streams from live TV news streaming pages, and if they use m3u8 files for the stream, I can take that URL and open it separately in another browser window or with other video playing/recording programs like VLC, Kodi, or Jaksta Media Recorder.

Please visit the extension's companion web site for complete details if interested at:

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Easy to use, automagically shows video URL
  • Useful for downloading videos
  • Works well for capturing video URL
  • Some users reported issues with copying URLs
  • Popup blocking features of some websites
  • Not always compatible with certain websites after updates
Most mentioned
  • Works well/captures video URL
  • Issues with copying URLs
  • Popup blocking websites
Recent reviews
Fantastic, this resolved the issue I was having with a site blocking debugging. :D thanks for this ma dude! :)

by César Moreira César Moreira, 2024-04-02

by Mārtiņš Puķītis Mārtiņš Puķītis, 2024-03-21
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Risk impact

Video m3u8 Sniffer - Find HLS Streaming URLs is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Video m3u8 Sniffer - Find HLS Streaming URLs if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Video m3u8 Sniffer - Find HLS Streaming URLs has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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