[RELEASE] Free Cable - US station aggregator - Printable Version
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[RELEASE] Free Cable - US station aggregator - BlueCop - 2011-05-21 04:12
I was working on something for ABC and FOX streaming sites when I decided to try to make a station aggregator. The current root list has a station list and an 'All Shows' item which will list all available shows:
It is still new. I am still adding stations to it. I also plan to add a master show cache so that 'All Shows' loads quickly. I also want to add an option to 'Full Episodes' where it is all shows with full episode available.
If you have an criticisms let me know. I am also not set on the 'Free Cable' name. It is just something that came to mind. if anyone has a better name, icon or fanart ideas please post.
[*]FOX - new streaming method
[*]FX - new streaming method
[*]Comedy Central - using swf verify 2
[*]TBS - Cable Wall
[*]TNT - Cable Wall
[*]Adult Swim - Cable Wall
[*]Cartoon Network - Cable Wall
Stations to be added:[LIST=3]
here is the repo where you can get it.
Spike - Some episodes report having 1600kbps streams that don't exist on the server. You can work around this by lowering the bitrate limit below 1600 so it will play a lower bitrate stream down. I am still working out a way to fix this.
ABC Family - clip playback is messed up. Full Episodes still work
Consider this beta. It still needs a lot of work.
- fiddystorms - 2011-05-21 05:42
I don't see free cable in the repo.
Also... FreeKable might be a good name.
- activate - 2011-05-21 05:43
fiddystorms Wrote:I don't see free cable in the repo.
Just do a force refresh on bluecop's rep.
- branlr - 2011-05-21 05:44
Quote:[/I don't see free cable in the repo.
You must download the separate repo that he has posted in the link, install it in xbmc, access it through the addons manager, and add it from there.
- igotdvds - 2011-05-21 06:52
This is great! If it will show full episodes and use station logos when browsing, this would be amazing!
- BlueCop - 2011-05-21 07:15
igotdvds: I am going to add station logos and fanart when I am done adding stations. When the plug-in caches the master show list I want to also scrape metadata, icons, and art for the available shows from somewhere. I think it will look pretty in the end.
Also if anyone has any other US stations that stream full episodes please post them. I added FX and ABC Family to my to do list. I was thinking about PBS too but didn't want to encroach on stacked excellent PBS plug-in.
I might also add other sites that don't stream full episodes but they are the lowest priority so any suggestions for those would be nice too. I was going to add BBC American where I could watch doctor who confidential and HBO to watch bill maher's overtime videos.
- igotdvds - 2011-05-21 08:02
In case you liked the name.
- eTip - 2011-05-21 08:24
Like that logo. But I like this name better:
...but there's just gotta be a (aggre)gator.
or not. Either way - looking forward to trying this out.
- dukevim - 2011-05-21 09:49
BlueCop Wrote:I also plan to add a master show cache so that 'All Shows' loads quickly
This is something more plugins should do, it seems wrong that browsing around sections should always have to reload / scrape the same content.
Good luck, it is a great idea.
- eTip - 2011-05-21 10:25
Ok, tried it out. This. Is. Awesome.
<CableGator> is awesome!
ABC, CBS, NBC all work fine for me. No go on Fox tho'. I am on ATV2, Dharma 10.1, latest release (not a nightly). I can post a log if you want.
A favorites folder within the add-on would be neat if that's possible (like Icefilms).
I am torn between wanting more networks & wanting to see it kept simple (for example so the All Shows section doesn't get out of hand.). Fortunately, I don't have to - or get to - make that decision. I would like to see PBS added. How about Crackle? Not a network of course but a good source for older shows. Food Network perhaps? MTV (shows)? Daily Show / Colbert?
This is great stuff. Keep up the good work. Who needs Hulu? CableGator FTW!