PlayOn UPnP MediaServer for Netflix, Hulu, CBS, ESPN, and Amazon VOD playback in XBMC - Printable Version
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- zebraitis - 2009-07-31 17:37
My .02 ...
If you have a windows based computer, sometimes thair network setting change.
In Vista, make sure your network is "private" and turn off your firewalls and test again.
- babyboy20p - 2009-08-02 21:29
not sure if this helps or is already posted but rite now im watch csi miami from my netflix queue at first it didnt play then i click the white button on my xbox controller and brought up settings n i switch to play using dvdplayer and it started 2 play, also i just updated 2 the latest verion of playon which is Version: 2.59.3497
- babyboy20p - 2009-08-02 21:36
Released 29 July 2009
Features and Changes
* Fixed Netflix Silverlight playback error messaging issue.
* Fixed Desktop lockout issue.
* Local Media Sharing (Beta) currently supports limited audio and video codecs.
* iTunes M4A music files won't play correctly to Xbox 360.
* Amazon Video on Demand (Beta) temporarily unavailable.
* Netflix video sessions not properly closed in all cases, which may block PC browser access for up to 2 hours after starting a Netflix movie through PlayOn.
* Videos are missing in the total counts for CBS (100 maximum).
* YouTube subscriptions and playlists are limited to 50 videos.
- babyboy20p - 2009-08-02 22:02
update from watchin csi miami on playon played perfectly for the entire show after i finished tried watchin next episode and started after a few attempts switchin to dvd player but its playin rite now again
PlayON with XBMC - rernst - 2009-08-19 21:59
I broke down and plopped down the money for the PlayOn proxy and after giving it more horsepower than I used to found that it works relatively well with XBMC. Now I am running into the following symptom and do not know whether it is a PlayOn or XBMC issue (or my lack of proper operation). PlayOn shows up as a source in my menu and I can play files just fne. Now these files change over time (for example Revision 3 puts out new shows). It would appear as if these new shows are not reflected in XBMC. Are the titles somehow cached and need to be refreshed?
Might be a PlayOn issue or god-knows-what. Anyhow, my question - do UPnP devices some sort of scanning for new content?
PlayOn Netflix playback stutters? - empire29 - 2009-08-30 03:50
I am running XBMC on Windows Server 2003 R2 - I am testing PlayOn UPnP Server to stream Netflix via XBMC.
I've noticed that the playback, especially during the first few minutes of play back is stutters quite a bit. During the entirety of playback there is a slight yet noticeable stutter in playback as well.
I have PlayOn video's quality setting set to "Auto" (The streaming video quality looks very good aside from the stutter). When running the Bandwidth and CPU test within PlayOn it shows green and my setup can handle the Max video quality.
Does XBMC's cache have anything to do with this?
Any thoughts on how/why my netflix playback stutters?
- Seoras - 2009-09-01 03:25
Having some issues with Playon and XBMC (on original Xbox). Playon is visible and I can see all the various sections, Hulu, Netflix, Youtube etc... If I click through into Hulu and then into my Queue I see my queued items okay, however when I try and play anything it doesn't do anything. This occurs for Netflix, Hulu etc, using both mplayer and dvdplayer.
Playon works great on a PS3 and Wii connected on the same network, the Playon server is on the same machine that XBMC pulls all it's videos from via SMB. Everything works fine except for Playon on XBMC.
EDIT: XBMC - Pictures and Music through the 'My Media (Beta)' section work fine, however Videos have the same problems as Hulu, Netflix etc.
EDIT 2: Installed the same build of XBMC on an Ubuntu laptop and it had no problem playing back hulu, 'My Media' videos etc. Although Netflix didn't work. Seems that the majority of the problems are with the xbox build of XBMC.
XBMC pre-9.10 r22514 (Compiled Aug 30 2009) [Same issue with previous builds]
Xbox version: 1.6
100Mb Network, xbox, playon server, ps3, wii on same hardwired network
PlayOn Server Firewall: Off
XBMC UPnP: Autostart UPnP client, Enable UPnP renderer
XBMC Event Server: Enabled, Continuous repeat delay (ms) 2000
XBMC Cache: Harddisk 2048k, Local Video 2048k, Internet Video 4096k, Internet Unknown 4096k
XBMC Log output:
20:47:04 M: 39608320 NOTICE: CMPlayer::CloseFile()
20:47:10 M: 36810752 ERROR: CFileCurl::CReadState::Open, didn't get any data from stream.
20:47:10 M: 36917248 ERROR: XFILE::CFileCache::Open - failed to open source <http://192.168.1.102:63478/hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1/1-hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1.VPrj>
20:47:10 M: 36814848 ERROR: CFileCurl::CReadState::Open, didn't get any data from stream.
20:47:10 M: 36917248 ERROR: XFILE::CFileCache::Open - failed to open source <http://192.168.1.102:63478/hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1/1-hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1.edl>
20:47:10 M: 36814848 ERROR: CFileCurl::CReadState::Open, didn't get any data from stream.
20:47:10 M: 36917248 ERROR: XFILE::CFileCache::Open - failed to open source <http://192.168.1.102:63478/hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1/1-hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1.txt>
20:47:10 M: 37613568 ERROR: CFileCurl::CReadState::Open, didn't get any data from stream.
20:47:10 M: 37715968 NOTICE: CMPlayer::CloseFile()
20:47:12 M: 31490048 ERROR: CMPlayer::OpenFile http://192.168.1.102:63478/hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1/1-hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1.mpg failed with code 0
20:47:12 M: 31490048 NOTICE: CMPlayer::CloseFile()
20:47:12 M: 31846400 NOTICE: CMPlayer::CloseFile()
20:47:12 M: 37765120 ERROR: Playlist Player: skipping unplayable item: 0, path [http://192.168.1.102:63478/hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1/1-hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1.mpg]
20:47:12 M: 37240832 NOTICE: CMPlayer::CloseFile()
20:57:46 M: 38428672 NOTICE: DVDPlayer: Opening: http://192.168.1.102:63478/hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1/1-hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1.mpg
20:57:46 M: 38428672 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
20:57:46 M: 37904384 NOTICE: Creating InputStream
20:57:52 M: 36741120 ERROR: CFileCurl::CReadState::Open, didn't get any data from stream.
20:57:52 M: 36839424 ERROR: XFILE::CFileCache::Open - failed to open source <http://192.168.1.102:63478/hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1/1-hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1.mpg>
20:57:52 M: 37625856 ERROR: CDVDPlayer::OpenInputStream - error opening [http://192.168.1.102:63478/hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1/1-hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1.mpg]
20:57:52 M: 37625856 NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit()
20:57:52 M: 37625856 NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit() deleting input stream
20:57:52 M: 38150144 ERROR: Playlist Player: skipping unplayable item: 0, path [http://192.168.1.102:63478/hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1/1-hulu-a3bba7ae-b9ef-4dfe-8f12-594f1e9619c1.mpg]
20:57:52 M: 38187008 NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::CloseFile()
20:57:52 M: 38187008 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
20:57:52 M: 38187008 NOTICE: DVDPlayer: waiting for threads to exit
20:57:52 M: 38187008 NOTICE: DVDPlayer: finished waiting
- Tarantulas - 2009-09-02 17:25
The issue is based around the biggest problem with PlayOn, it lets the connected device determine when it has cached enough of the stream to start play back.
It's a cop out, and could be easily resolved by the PlayOn devs, but they won't do it.... and it's the reason I sold my PlayOn license key and never looked back.
Netflix and Hulu guide for Media Mall's PlayOn UpnP Media Server with XBMC? - daflyboys - 2009-09-14 06:56
I just recently became a Netflix subscriber and I plan on taking advantage of the current $20 PlayOn app. I was going to get another XBox360 (arcade) primarily to stream Netflix, Hulu, etc. to my main TV, but I though maybe there was a plugin/script for this. I searched a few articles both here and on the net in general and can't get a clear answer.
Is there some type of guide to used PlayOn effectively for XBMC (XBox)?
EDIT: nm, I assume this is it? http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=UPnP_Sharing#Setting_up_UPnP_Shares_in_XBMC
Got this working with the trials..... so far so good. Haven't watched an entire movie as of yet, but the little bit of testing I could do, it's holding a stream much longer to my wireless adapter than any plug-in TV/movie site I've tried.
- daflyboys - 2009-09-20 18:45
PlayOn was having some issues that I picked up by checking a msg that came through my 360. Once I patched to 3548.46, Hulu and Netflix were ok again, even on my XBox1 wireless, where I typically can't play other video plug-ins of any great length.