After installation go to File > Open network and paste the m3u link in URL
or press CTRL+N ( Command + N in MAC OS X) and enter m3u link in URL section
Open Channel list
Then select Open and press the 3 lines icon to bring up channels list ( ctrl + L )
Record an IPTV channel via VLC (MAC )
Step 1: active stream output after enter M3u Link in Network and click on Settings
Step 2: Set a location where records will be save . in File section and press OK
Step 3: Select Open to load M3u link channels . When you want record a TV channel , Navigate to Playback > Record in Menu and selec stop to finish recording.
Why VLC crash while load m3u link ?
It happen while loading very huge playlist (like full package of IPTVandIPTV provider which are more than 60000 items ) . You need decrease Channels and VOD list . Its possible to manage and remove unwanted categories via IPTV dashboards which provided by your provider.
Can I see Channels, and VOD groups ( Bouquets ) in VLC?