Package Details: acestream-launcher 2.1.0-1

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Package Base: acestream-launcher
Description: Acestream Launcher allows you to open Acestream links with a Media Player of your choice
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Keywords: acestream player streaming
Licenses: GPL
Conflicts: acestream-launcher-git
Provides: acestream-launcher
Submitter: jonian
Maintainer: jonian
Last Packager: jonian
Votes: 54
Popularity: 0.122897
First Submitted: 2015-10-23 22:14 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-04-28 17:30 (UTC)

Latest Comments

qark commented on 2022-05-01 10:18 (UTC)

Please consider moving to PEP 517 packaging.

InvisibleRasta commented on 2022-03-01 22:24 (UTC)

is this still working? i have been trying to load a stream and i am getting errors

luigibu commented on 2021-11-27 22:59 (UTC)

It is working! nice. I got issues with VLC not playing the url. But i test it with DRAGON PLAYER and works great! :)

Crstian commented on 2020-02-01 16:57 (UTC) (edited on 2020-02-01 16:57 (UTC) by Crstian)

I use yay as aur helper, i did yay -Sy python-acestream acestream-launcher.

Tested and works!

dmikalutsk commented on 2019-12-14 09:50 (UTC)

Works flawlessly, changed default player to VLC. Tested, works!

The only solution which worked.

Thank you very much

rvf16 commented on 2019-11-16 13:57 (UTC) (edited on 2019-11-16 19:07 (UTC) by rvf16)

Found the answer to the following error.

Rebuilt and installed python-acestream and acestream-launcher after the python-3.8.0-1 update.

There were unresolvable dependencies on executing "pacaur -Sy python-acestream acestream-launcher" so i downloaded the snapshots from AUR, built the packages (makepkg) and installed them by hand (pacaur -U python-acestream-0.1.5-1.pkg.tar.xz acestream-launcher-2.0.1-1.pkg.tar.xz).



I have a python error (python-3.8.0-1) :

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/bin/acestream-launcher", line 6, in <module>

from pkg_resources import load_entry_point

File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 3251, in <module>

def _initialize_master_working_set():

File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 3234, in _call_aside

f(*args, **kwargs)

File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 3263, in _initialize_master_working_set

working_set = WorkingSet._build_master()

File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 583, in _build_master


File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 900, in require needed = self.resolve(parse_requirements(requirements))

File "/usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/pkg_resources/", line 786, in resolve raise DistributionNotFound(req, requirers)

pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: The 'acestream-launcher==2.0.1' distribution was not found and is required by the application

Zamolskis commented on 2019-07-15 18:12 (UTC)

Works flawlessly, changed default player to VLC. Tested, works!

The only solution which worked.

Thank you very much

jonian commented on 2018-11-14 20:45 (UTC)

@sgar I updated the package. Thanks for the tip!

sgar commented on 2018-11-14 09:19 (UTC)

nice package, u can further improve the pkgbuild with the --skip-build flag in the package section, as it is already built in the build()...

jonian commented on 2018-10-31 22:37 (UTC) (edited on 2018-10-31 22:37 (UTC) by jonian)

Hi @wellsaid, it works fine for me. Try to reinstall acestream-engine. Maybe someone else has a better suggestion.

wellsaid commented on 2018-10-31 22:30 (UTC) (edited on 2018-10-31 22:31 (UTC) by wellsaid)

Hi recently this package stopped working (maybe a python upgrade broke acestream-engine?) If i use the new -v option i obtain the following output:

jonian commented on 2018-09-30 09:34 (UTC)

The latest version (1.2.0) has support for --verbose (-v) argument. You can use it to see player/engine output/errors in console.

Please report bugs on github issue tracker

blum commented on 2018-09-29 06:37 (UTC)

Yes, works fine with mpv, but with mplayer the result is the same as with vlc.

digitalone commented on 2018-09-26 21:14 (UTC)

Use mpv.

rhabbachi commented on 2018-09-26 21:01 (UTC)

Facing the same problem as @blum, suspecting a VLC problem.

blum commented on 2018-09-23 06:47 (UTC)

Hello, Since the last update I have a problem with acestream-launcher or acestreamengine,

$ acestream-launcher acestream://.................. --player /usr/bin/vlc Streaming started, launching player...

Exiting... LIVE - status: playing down: 1396.0 kb/s up: 0.0 kb/s peers: 21

It exits right after the player is shown, with no error or anything. Is there any way to know what could be wrong?


jonian commented on 2018-08-26 17:19 (UTC)

@joaojotta it would be better if you created an alias in .bashrc like alias acestream-launcher="acestream-launcher -p vlc" or and edited .desktop file in ~/.local/share/applications.

jonian commented on 2018-08-26 17:11 (UTC)

@Brofjst Yes, it is indeed created by acestream-engine here

Brofjst commented on 2018-08-26 10:01 (UTC) (edited on 2018-08-26 10:18 (UTC) by Brofjst)

@nico_ok do not remove it or acestream won't work (at least not on kodi, i do not know for other usages). Btw the account it is not made by acestream-launcher but i think it's made by acestream-engine.

joaojotta commented on 2018-08-21 20:38 (UTC) (edited on 2018-08-21 20:41 (UTC) by joaojotta)

Just managed to change the default media player by changing the line in

default='mpv' to default='vlc'

This is how it looks now:

parser.add_argument( '-p', '--player', help='the media player command to use (default: mpv)', default='vlc' )

nico_ok commented on 2018-08-20 21:39 (UTC)

Just installed and all working great.I have noticed a new user account has now being created (acestream): is this expected behaviour? or can/should remove? Thanks a lot!

RemoteAdmin commented on 2018-06-09 15:03 (UTC)

Requires makedepends=("desktop-file-utils") for update-desktop-database

joaojotta commented on 2018-04-30 17:14 (UTC)

Hum... quickquestion: How do I change the default media player from mpv something else? Let’s say it’s vlc. Thanks

Plexcon commented on 2018-04-25 18:10 (UTC) (edited on 2018-04-30 16:31 (UTC) by Plexcon)

Thank you. By default it asks you to have installed the MPV player. gpg --keyserver --recv-keys FCF986EA15E6E293A5644F10B4322F04D67658D8

Install from console: yaourt -S acestream-launcher

Example of use in console: $ acestream-launcher acestream://cfda068e6b1d48678782e19302bf03fc5d55ec58

egrupled commented on 2018-02-26 00:18 (UTC)


jonian commented on 2018-02-26 00:07 (UTC)

@egrupled done. Thanks for the tip.

egrupled commented on 2018-02-26 00:03 (UTC) (edited on 2018-02-26 00:04 (UTC) by egrupled)

Can you change:




otherwise it won't automatically download new version if previous one is stored.

jonian commented on 2018-02-25 10:36 (UTC)

@Drommer please report this upstream at since this is not a packaging issue.

Drommer commented on 2018-02-25 09:11 (UTC)

@jonian After last update KDE Plasma crushing with next error: [7545:7545:0225/] Failed to send GetTerminationStatus message to zygote

D4v2z commented on 2017-07-21 23:57 (UTC)

@jonian thaks,it worked your solution for the moment

JasonP commented on 2017-07-17 20:18 (UTC)

Thx for pointing out :)

jonian commented on 2017-07-17 08:28 (UTC) (edited on 2017-07-17 08:40 (UTC) by jonian)

@JasonP This is an issue with acestream-engine. What worked for me: Temporary fix: Don't touch package, it's bulding ok. Instead simply install m2crypto 0.23. Version 0.24 might work, too. pacman -U If you are having issues with openssl: ln -sf /usr/lib/ /opt/acestream/lib/

JasonP commented on 2017-07-16 18:23 (UTC)

After a recent system upgrade acestream-launcher stopped working. This is what I get: Acestream engine running. 2017-07-16 20:20:55,421|MainThread|acestream|error during startup Traceback (most recent call last): File "core.c", line 1590, in File "core.c", line 144, in File "core.c", line 2, in ImportError: cannot import name __m2crypto Error authenticating to Acestream! Media Player not running...

jonian commented on 2017-04-29 13:03 (UTC)

The openSSL issue has been reported to acestream-engine package.

Haron_Prime commented on 2017-04-25 15:23 (UTC) (edited on 2017-04-25 15:30 (UTC) by Haron_Prime)

temporary workaround solves the problem, but... ((( It's a crutch

RusWolf commented on 2017-04-25 15:15 (UTC) (edited on 2017-04-25 15:17 (UTC) by RusWolf)

After the update, there was a problem: [wolf@arch-wolf ~]$ acestream-launcher http:// Acestream engine running. xx Cannot load libraries: path /opt/acestream/lib Traceback (most recent call last): File "<entry>", line 9, in <module> File "core.c", line 132, in ImportError: /usr/lib/ version `OPENSSL_1.0.0' not found (required by /opt/acestream/lib/acestreamengine/ Error authenticating to Acestream! Media Player not running...

Haron_Prime commented on 2017-04-25 08:31 (UTC) (edited on 2017-04-25 12:48 (UTC) by Haron_Prime)

Don't work Acestream engine running. xx Cannot load libraries: path /opt/acestream/lib Traceback (most recent call last): File "<entry>", line 9, in <module> File "core.c", line 132, in ImportError: /usr/lib/ version `OPENSSL_1.0.0' not found (required by /opt/acestream/lib/acestreamengine/ Error authenticating to Acestream! openssl-1.0-1.0.2.k-3 With version openssl-1.0-1.0.2.k-2 there are no problems

paki976 commented on 2016-05-15 09:15 (UTC)

Streams stopped playing on my main PC... I always get Authentication error... But on my laptop works ok..... Also removed .ACEStream folder from my home without succes.... anyone? [paki976@Desktop ~]$ /usr/bin/acestream-launcher acestream://1cb5faaaef8165765a9d069ba13b20f4f9260ce2 Acestream engine running. 2016-05-15 11:12:56,619|MainThread|acestream|platform=linux 2016-05-15 11:12:56,620|MainThread|acestream|app=acestream 2016-05-15 11:12:56,620|MainThread|acestream|version= code=3000501 revision=1415 date=2014-12-10 2016-05-15 11:12:56,620|MainThread|acestream|use_local_db=True 2016-05-15 11:12:56,620|MainThread|acestream|use_m2crypto=True 2016-05-15 11:12:56,620|MainThread|acestream|enable debug: 0 2016-05-15 11:12:56,620|MainThread|acestream|get_default_api_version: 2 2016-05-15 11:12:56,620|MainThread|acestream.coreapp|use fixed i2i_port: 62062 2016-05-15 11:13:06,717|MainThread|acestream.SocketHandler.InterruptSocket|bound on 2016-05-15 11:13:06,718|MainThread|acestream.SocketHandler.SocketHandler|bind: socket bound: host= port=8621 2016-05-15 11:13:06,718|MainThread|acestream.LM|listen on 8621 2016-05-15 11:13:06,749|MainThread|acestream.VideoServer|start: addr= port=6878 2016-05-15 11:13:06,768|MainThread|acestream.SocketHandler.InterruptSocket|bound on 2016-05-15 11:13:06,768|MainThread|acestream.SocketHandler.SocketHandler|bind: socket bound: host= port=62062 2016-05-15 11:13:06,768|Instance2InstanceThread-24|acestream.APIServer|run: ready to receive remote commands on 62062 2016-05-15 11:13:11,372|Instance2InstanceThread-24|acestream.coreapp|external_connection_made: ip= port=54988 myip= myport=62062 connections=1 2016-05-15 11:13:11,372|BGTaskQueueThread-1|acestream.coreapp|got command: HELLOBG version=3 2016-05-15 11:13:11,372|BGTaskQueueThread-1|acestream.BGInstanceConnection|send HELLOTS version= version_code=3000501 key=9dd85e5595 http_port=6878 Error authenticating to Acestream! Media Player not running...

qs9rx commented on 2015-10-31 17:41 (UTC)

Somehow this asks for fakeroot and I have no idea why? ==> Starting package()... ERROR: object '' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored. [sudo] password for myusername: