[RELEASE] 4oD (Video) Addon - UK Channel 4 on demand - Printable Version
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- torch1 - 2012-03-10 22:00
debully Wrote:fantastic, cheers.
This made me and the missus laugh A LOT.
- torch1 - 2012-03-10 22:05
Back on topic, still having issues here even after using mikeys default.py
Doesn't seem to make much sense either, missus is trying to watch one born every minute (oh god) and some will play fine, some just script error and some will kick out after a second but then be ok if you go back in to 'now playing'
RE: [RELEASE] 4oD (Video) Addon - UK Channel 4 on demand - thebearnecessit - 2012-03-12 12:25
I HAD A PROBLEM WITH THIS ADDON BUT MADE PROGRESS A FEW MINUTES AFTER I POSTED SO THIS POST HAS DETAILS OF MY PROBLEM AND DETAILS OF HOW I MADE SOME PROGRESS:
PROBLEM: I'm getting a minute or two and then the stream finishes and puts me back to the 4od menu.
Can anyone help? My log is below.
I'm using windows xp, eden beta 2 and using 4od ver 1.0.1 from the repositry, and i have downloaded the rtmp zip and pointed the addon towards the exe. I have also replaced my default.py file in the addon folder (as per 24th feb post here: http://code.google.com/p/nibor-xbmc-repo/issues/detail?id=2)
there is a more recent issue here: http://code.google.com/p/nibor-xbmc-repo/issues/detail?id=3 but its unclear from that page exactly what the problem is, whether its fixable or how to fix it)
am i supposed to run the exe at any point? or just point the add-on towards it?
Quote:(2012-01-30 19:59)deaddox Wrote: I can report a bit of new strange activity.
SUMMARY: i had problems with this addon, followed various fixes etc (including simply watching a minute of a 4OD stream using my browser prior to trying the addon in xbmc), and its working at the moment. but obviously going to the 4OD website using my browser every time is not practical and defeats the purpose of xbmc with a remote from the couch.
RE: [RELEASE] 4oD (Video) Addon - UK Channel 4 on demand - njtaylor - 2012-03-12 13:20
(2012-03-12 12:25)thebearnecessit Wrote: I'm getting a minute or two and then the stream finishes and puts me back to the 4od menu.You only need to point the add-on to the rtmpdump.exe.
From your log...
ERROR: RTMP_HashSWF: swfurl http://www.channel4.com/static/programmes/asset/flash/swf/4odplayer-11.8.5.swf not found
If you read back through the forum, you will see that 4od site changed and 4odplayer-11.8.5.swf became 4odplayer-11.21.2. See issue 2 in this list...
Issue 2 also contains updates attached which can be downloaded. Or there is an update available to be downloaded in the forum.
There is no update supplied for Issue 3 in list.
RE: [RELEASE] 4oD (Video) Addon - UK Channel 4 on demand - thebearnecessit - 2012-03-12 15:21
Thanks for taking the time to post back.
I think I came across the issue 2 info after I posted (and ive since edited my post to say that I tried the issue 2 solutions).
I replaced my default.py with the default.py in the issue 2 page. I've searched my default.py for 11.8.5 just to double check and found no reference to it. so I have the right default.py. but i was still getting thrown out of every stream after a minute or two.
The only solution i've found is to look up 4od in my browser before trying the addon and that worked!
I'm not sure if i have to do that after every reboot because i havent tried it yet.
RE: [RELEASE] 4oD (Video) Addon - UK Channel 4 on demand - njtaylor - 2012-03-13 05:09
These are my results for test of 4od play/downloads on Windows XP running XBMC Eden RC2, using updated version of 4od plugin I created. Every time the play/download started without problems within a few seconds, there were no script errors, and no stopping after a few minutes.
I did not visit the 4od site using a browser, I haven't registered with 4od, or signed on or selected parental guidance options. Used no other PC to access the 4od site, while running the tests.
This matches the experience when using get_flash_videos on OpenBSD, once the 'll' CDN fix had been made 4od programmes all downloaded without issues generally on the first attempt as was the case prior to the latest 4od site change.
The things I did :
The updated plugin.video.4od zip file or default.py is available from
Zip file is also attached here [attachment=158],
default.py is attached [attachment=159], this need to be renamed and replace the existing default.py.
For anyone willing to try on other systems. This should cure the Script Errors.
RE: [RELEASE] 4oD (Video) Addon - UK Channel 4 on demand - falafael - 2012-03-13 15:47
hi talyor, i got you zip file, and installed, it works upto the point where it asks to download or play, i click play and the working wheel comes on for about 2 seconds and then nothing happens, this has always been the case with 4od and demand five too, all other plugins work just fine..any ideas anyone?
RE: [RELEASE] 4oD (Video) Addon - UK Channel 4 on demand - thebearnecessit - 2012-03-13 16:24
so the instructions t get this addon working are something like this?
ADDON ZIP: download & unzip the zip file from this page http://code.google.com/p/nibor-xbmc-repo/issues/detail?id=3 (unzip into your xbmc addons folder)
EXTRA FILES: download rtmpdump from http://rtmpdump.mplayerhq.hu/ (windows download is halfway down that page and includes a "librtmp.dll" file too). put rtmpdump anywhere (as long as the path doesnt have any spaces in it so maybe put it in its own folder directly onto the c:\ drive just to be sure) and then use the addon settings to tell the addon where you have saves rtmpdump. then replace your existing librtmp.dll (do a search of your computer if you dont know where it is) with the new librtmp.dll that just downloaded above.
is that about right?
RE: [RELEASE] 4oD (Video) Addon - UK Channel 4 on demand - njtaylor - 2012-03-13 19:03
(2012-03-13 15:47)falafael Wrote: hi talyor, i got you zip file, and installed, it works upto the point where it asks to download or play, i click play and the working wheel comes on for about 2 seconds and then nothing happens, this has always been the case with 4od and demand five too, all other plugins work just fine..any ideas anyone?The xbmc.log should give a clue to the problem, as demand five is not working either that suggests your rtmpdump / librtmp libraries version are old. BBC Iplayer uses rtmp, only rtmpe streams used by Demand 5 / 4od fails on the handshake. Upload you xbmc.log to paste bin and include a link in your then someone can find or confirm the problems. If windows as don't use a path with spaces, rtmpdump.exe will not be found
(2012-03-13 16:24)thebearnecessit Wrote: so the instructions t get this addon working are something like this?About right, the rtmpdump path should avoid spaces, I used c:\rtmpdump as the directory.
RE: [RELEASE] 4oD (Video) Addon - UK Channel 4 on demand - dan98 - 2012-03-14 01:57
Thanks for clarifying - seems to work great again.