Streaming media from URL – example?


I’m working on a project with a lot of local media (videos) but would like to explore the possibility of using streaming media as well/instead.

However, no matter what I try, I cannot get a video to load into the Media Player.

I am working on a Mac, and have tried .mov files (encoded in h.264 and MPEG4) and a .3gp file. I have uploaded all three to my site, and tried using the URL from each in the Source section of the Media Player.

None of them pull through an actual video that plays.

Does anyone have any advice on this? Or perhaps a super simple Blueprint setup with a working streaming Media Player?


Hello, did you find a solution.
I’m having the same issue.
I think Url streaming is not supported (yet ?) by Unreal Engine :

Still don’t have an answer on this one I’m afraid. Have had to put off that feature for now. Do let me know if you figure it out!


You can try GitHub - ue4plugins/VlcMedia: Media Framework plug-in using the Video LAN Codec (libvlc). .

It still in develepment and any pull requests are welcome!