"http://dm800se/web/stream.m3u?ref=1:0:1:C75D:96B:2:11A0000:0:0:0:" Does the url work? Does ffmpeg support m3u? $ ffplay -i http://audio-ogg.ibiblio.org:8000/wcpe.ogg.m3u I have asked the same question and it needs fixing on ffmpeg i think. Vlc plays but ffplay or ffmpeg doesnt work... Developers need to work on this or it is not supported.