[MAC] HOW-TO install plugins in XBMC for Mac (before the XBMC 10.0 Dharma release) - Printable Version
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[MAC] HOW-TO install plugins in XBMC for Mac (before the XBMC 10.0 Dharma release) - arielgr - 2008-09-01 00:25
How do you install Plugins on XBMC os x?
On the xbox if you add source in pictures, movies or music, there is a source type plugin, but I can not see this in the mac version.
Do I need to add the source manualy somehow?
Where do I put the plugin code?
Thanks for the help,
- jmarshall - 2008-09-01 01:13
With Atlantis alpha4, you need to do it as follows:
1. Install the plugin by copying it to the appropriate folder. I *think* it's here:
2. Add the plugin source like you do on xbox (click Add Source, then select the plugin source). NOTE: the plugin source is only available if you actually have a plugin installed.
This process has since been streamlined in current SVN. Now step 2 is not required.
Note that even in Alpha4, the plugins node will appear in library view as soon as you have installed a plugin, so step 1 is all that is required.
- arielgr - 2008-09-01 09:11
Thanks so much for your reply.
Do you know what should be the structure under the plugins folder?
Should plugins go each in a folder right under the plugins folder of should there be a folder structure (pictures, music , videos) underneath?\
- arielgr - 2008-09-01 09:25
Ah - it works now!
Now that I download atlantis4 there is already a plugin folder with subfolders underneath. I just copied the plugin code to the right folder and it automatically appears for selection.
- jmarshall - 2008-09-01 11:00
Glad you got it working
- Gamester17 - 2008-09-01 13:00
arielgr Wrote:Do you know what should be the structure under the plugins folder? Should plugins go each in a folder right under the plugins folder of should there be a folder structure (pictures, music , videos) underneath?For reference to others the structure is like this:
- einhänder - 2008-09-14 03:07
until now i just used scripts, but never plugins...also i never used xbmc ob a pc/mac, but only on my xbox.
right now i found a plugin that could be really useful for me: VDR Plugin
unfortunately i can't get it working. i'm using xbmc a4 on osx 10.5.4 and copied the plugin to ~/Library/Application Support/XBMC/plugins/video/VDR. so far so good. it doesn't show automatically in the videos section. therefore i created a new source. afterwards i can see the "VDR" folder as a source under videos. but what now? how can i start it?
- Gamester17 - 2008-09-14 13:22
einhänder Wrote:until now i just used scripts, but never plugins...also i never used xbmc ob a pc/mac, but only on my xbox.I think you will have to post your feedback about any specific plugin in the python forum:
Note that XBMC 'Atlantis' Beta 1 will be released any day now so might be worth waiting.
- einhänder - 2008-09-18 23:16
well, it was worth waiting. now everything is just fine regarding plugins.
- oseres - 2008-09-23 22:37
I'm on 8.10 beta1 and installed various plugins in the ~/Library/Application Support/XBMC/plugins directory
Result : xbmc sees the plugins, only Youtube accept to retrieve information, then any click makes xbmc crashing.
Thanks for your help