The consumption of all kinds of multimedia content via streaming, in these times is something that is the order of the day, as many of you will already know first-hand. For this we need a good Internet connection in addition to certain specific programs such as Ace Stream that we are going to see below.
And we already talk about music or video content, local playback for many has gone to the background, although it is still important. For these users around the world it is preferable to be able to use and reproduce content of this type, but online. Among many other advantages, this allows us to save a significant amount of space on local disk drives. This is because we are going to work with files stored in the cloud, as is evident, so we do not save anything locally, or almost nothing.
At the same time, we must consider that we will have access to them from any place and device, as long as it has a good connection . Well, once we know all this, say that in these same lines we are going to show you how to download and launch a program that has been with us for a few years. Specifically, we refer to the proposal of this type called Ace Stream that some of you will surely already know.
First of all, it should be clear that, as with other similar alternatives, this is a totally legal and lawful proposal. For example, it can be used to access our own content via streaming, or to watch DTT online, among other uses. Then if it is used for the consumption of content subject to copyright, that is already the responsibility of the users themselves.
How to download Ace Stream quickly and easily
Well, in the event that we have opted for this specific proposal, say that to download the client of the program we will do it from this link .
This is where we find the shortcut to start the download on our Windows computer . By clicking on it, a new window appears where we confirm the version of the program with which we are going to do it.
It is then that the download of the executable itself begins, an 83 megabyte file that acts as an installer like any other program. Therefore, we only have to double click on it to start the installation . Likewise and during it, we have the possibility to specify and specify the components of the program that we want to install on the PC . The usual thing is that we leave it by default and install all of them. Then we just have to specify the destination drive, by default, C :.
Preliminary tests of the program
Once the installation itself is finished, the wizard shows us an option that invites us to visit the program’s website to test the installed software .
Once we accept this step with the test option checked, a new window will automatically open in the default browser. Here a backward counter will start that indicates the time remaining to finish the test.
Once it has finished and we restart the browser session, we will have the opportunity and also install the Ace Stream web extension . Say that this will be useful to get the most out of the application we are talking about. At this point it is worth mentioning that the so-called Ace Script that is installed in our favorite web browser, will help us to have the corresponding support to use scripts in the application later.
Start-up and first steps with Ace Stream
Say that once we have taken all the steps mentioned above, we will have the program ready as such to use it in Windows. Therefore, it is located in the Windows Start menu so that we can access its interface directly. Therefore, once we put it into operation and run it on the PC, we find a user interface very similar to that of the mythical VLC but with the use of other colors.
But of course, as it is easy to imagine, when executing the so-called Ace Player HD, although it may seem so, we are not facing the aforementioned VLC, but we are facing a powerful application for the reproduction of streaming content. This is something that we can carry out thanks to the additional functions that the developers make available to us. Thus, depending on the content that we are going to use, we can select some of the options that are presented in the Media menu.
Here, as we can see first-hand, we find several proposals, all of them for the reproduction of content. Say that from the Ace Stream platform, in addition to accessing online content, we can also play them locally. At this point we just have to opt for Open network dump so that we can enter the corresponding URL of the content that we want to view, for example.
In the same way, we can access the Open Ace Stream Content ID option to load streaming content for later playback.
Ace Stream Basic Settings
It is worth mentioning that in addition to everything mentioned, that is, the program that is installed in Windows 10, in its Start menu, and the browser extension, there is still another section. With this, what we want to tell you is that the program we are talking about also places a new icon in the Windows system tray . This can be found at first hidden next to the battery or network connection . Therefore, once we have located them, we will only have to click with the right button of the mouse on it.
For example, when accessing this, in the drop-down list that appears we find the section called Options. This will give us access to a new window that will allow us to configure some of the basic aspects of the program as such.
It is worth mentioning that in the window that appears, we will find many of them with parameters to configure the connection . Thus, we will have the possibility to establish the bandwidth limits to use, the values of the Buffer and the cache to be used by Ace Stream, etc.
How to use Ace Stream to watch DTT
To be able to watch DTT with Ace Stream, all we need is to have its corresponding broadcast URL. In case we do not know where to find the URL, there is a repository in GutHub where we can find the DTT channels that broadcast in streaming, and which we can access by clicking on this link . Once we have the URL of the DTT channel, we just have to copy it into the program. To do this, click on the “Media” tab and select “Open network dump”.
Once we have clicked on Open dump to the network, a new window will appear where we must paste the URL that we have copied from the channel we want to see. Once we have put the link we must click on “Play” and in a matter of seconds the broadcast of the channel will begin in our player. In general, the quality of the viewing is very good, although as always happens in these cases, the final result will also depend on our Internet connection.