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RE: [RELEASE] iPlayer - BBC Video and Music Plugin (UK only!) - pshepherd - 2014-03-26 21:15

I understand the BBC have recently made a change on their side which means that programme thumbnails now appear as grey reactangles. This was recently reported on the Logitech Squeezebox forum who have a similar add-on for radio programmes, see below:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?53229-Announce-BBCiPlayer-Plugin-%28UK-only%29/page182

TIA, paul


RE: [RELEASE] iPlayer - BBC Video and Music Plugin (UK only!) - usinspain - 2014-04-02 13:17

Hello hope you can help me here downloaded BBC IPLAYER most things seem to work Ok except being able to watch live TV I am using WIN7 64 on a laptop been here for about 3 weeks making very slow progress but XBMC looks really good and will do everything I need it to do and also free up a lot of space I use at the moment


RE: [RELEASE] iPlayer - BBC Video and Music Plugin (UK only!) - dlake02 - 2014-04-04 03:03

(2014-03-26 21:15)pshepherd Wrote:  I understand the BBC have recently made a change on their side which means that programme thumbnails now appear as grey reactangles. This was recently reported on the Logitech Squeezebox forum who have a similar add-on for radio programmes, see below:

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?53229-Announce-BBCiPlayer-Plugin-%28UK-only%29/page182

TIA, paul

http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-iplayerv2/issues/detail?id=146

Auntie have changed the location of the thumbnails for new programmes. I can see what this needs to be changed to, but it requires more information than just the PID being passed to "get_thumbnail" so there is quite a lot of unpicking to do....


RE: [RELEASE] iPlayer - BBC Video and Music Plugin (UK only!) - usinspain - 2014-04-04 12:11

Hello everybody I have loaded Iplayer and most thing seem to work on the old programmes but live TV I get nothing I am not in UK but have DNS on my laptop


RE: [RELEASE] iPlayer - BBC Video and Music Plugin (UK only!) - sboyle92 - 2014-04-04 16:00

For what it's worth, I also use Get iPlayer Automator. I can grab a programme and it will add the show and thumbnail right to iTunes. Might there be a 'fix' in that code?l


RE: [RELEASE] iPlayer - BBC Video and Music Plugin (UK only!) - dlake02 - 2014-04-04 17:49

(2014-04-04 16:00)sboyle92 Wrote:  For what it's worth, I also use Get iPlayer Automator. I can grab a programme and it will add the show and thumbnail right to iTunes. Might there be a 'fix' in that code?l

As does get_iplayer.... The difference is that both of those read the thumbnail by sucking the "<media:thumbnail url=" statement directly from the feed.

This plugin grabs all the PIDs and creates a URL based on the old image location just using the PID. Beeb are no longer using the PID alone and you cannot grab the image just by knowing the PID.

What is passed to the get_thumbnail routine at the moment is JUST the PID. So it is not just the called routine that needs to change - the calling routines need to reference the metadata in the feed, not just the PID.

My concern is that parsing this much information will slow the plugin somewhat, but we'll just have to wait-and-see for that.

When I get a couple of free hours (ha !) I'll start taking a look. More than anything, it's bl**dy annoying.