There are also Apps for SmartTV, or for our Smartphone / Tablet. The lists can be uploaded by some type server Dropbox, pastebin etc etc, some links can work in one player but not in others.
The links and lists are tested in VLC and SIMPLETV
May not work on other players or systems
To play links or playlist, we can use applications like VLC, SimpleTV, Kodi and others
The last 3 versions of VLC
VLC 2.2.8 - VLC3.0.0 - VLC3.0.1
After updating VLC, I saw that some links stopped working in version 3.0.0 and 3.0.1
But those links did work in version 2.2.8
There may be many m3u8 links that stop working.
If version 2.2.8 worked well, here is a link to download the latest versions.
In this link you can download all the versions
Solution to have 2 different versions in Windows 64
To install version 32bits and 64 bits,, of this form we can have installed a version 3.0.1 win64 and another 2.2.8 win32
The test I did with these links, in version 3.0.0 and 3.0.1 did not work
and working in 2.2.8