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- aptalca - 2010-09-14 22:24
BlueCop Wrote:Aptica: There was a change to the settings as a step towards xbox support. It probably caused the issue if you really wanted to know.
Thanks for the explanation BlueCop. I also wanted to thank you and everyone else who worked on this addon.
On my htpc, with Hulu Desktop I get tearing and it seemed to increase significantly with the latest flash update. The cpu load is around 70%.
With this addon, same videos play with absolutely no tearing, perfectly crisp and the cpu load is around 6%-10%.
- BlueCop - 2010-09-15 01:29
alexpigment Wrote:Thanks for the info. My apologies for not looking there first; I am very new to the addon system.
I think I will have it open the settings menu when first run to make it easier for people to use. I thought I had hulu plus filtering default to being on. I am curious why it didn't work.
Aptalca: I know xbmc decoding rocks. Flash is a piece of crap. I could rant but I think everyone knows.
I added TBS to the repo. I disabled the web exclusives and show exclusives because I am having trouble getting find all to not search recursively. It does list and play all the full episodes fine though so that is all it does right now. I will update it when I figure out how to fix the problem.
- Jopplehead - 2010-09-15 01:58
BlueCop Wrote:alexpigment: You need to configure the plugin. Everything you mentioned is there.
OK.. Understood. Thanks.
help!! - MarioSpeedwagon - 2010-09-15 03:42
ok... i am about to lose it, and its probably my fault.
On versions past, i remember accessing the addon browser. IDfreakinK what's going on tonight, (insomnia, exhaustion, 2 month old baby), but i can't seem to find it, the option to add from zip file, or ANYTHING. I have installed other repositories in the past, so i know i am missing something
I am using the latest Dharma beta, and currently bouncing back and forth between Transparency and Shade skins...
ANY help would be greatly appreciated
- BlueCop - 2010-09-15 15:16
MarioSpeedWagon: What am I suppose to say to that? I have no idea what you are doing or not doing from what you said. Detail exactly what you are doing and the problem you have then I will try to help.
I added search to hulu. I am looking into more filtering options after the initial search. Like by show, genre ,etc.
I also want to add a 'more of this show' option to items in popular/recent lists to bring up the root show listing for any video you find. They also have a method to find related items for any show or video so I want to implement that somehow.
Does anyone have any interesting navigation ideas for hulu?
Queue/Subscription is still problematic because of authentication issues I have been having. Once that is solved expect full queue/subscription.
Sorry if I work slowly guys. I like using them more then making them.
- MarioSpeedwagon - 2010-09-15 18:21
My Apologies, BlueCop. I fixed my issues. After a night of sleep, it occured to me that some skins can not navigate to the addons. Just switched to Cunfluence and everything was well. Make a note of that, people.
As for your repository, thanks for all your work. I'll try and chime in for opinions and requests when i can
Keep up the good work, man.
- aptalca - 2010-09-15 19:52
hey BlueCop, how is "time seek" working for you or others with beta 2 in hulu?
For me it works in terms of successfully starting play at a certain time point specified, but after a seek, every few seconds I get a weird frame displayed (only once) so it appears as just a flash. But it gets really annoying since it flashes every few seconds for the rest of the video.
I just wanted to see if it was a widespread issue. Btw, I'm on win 7
- BlueCop - 2010-09-15 20:58
I haven't used beta 2 yet. I haven't experienced the issue you described using my own recent builds. I am confused though because you say it flashes only once and then say it continues thoughout the video. Also seeking and pausing are things that I can't affect change in. If it is a persistant or common issue then try to document it and submit a bug report. Everything works as expected for me. I just use the up/down, left/right and back seeking. I don't really input specific times but I believe maruchan said that works well.
I was looking at the search method that hulu uses and it has a toggle to search other sites for videos. I am going to add support for these external links. They are sites that I have already done plug-ins for like tbs, tnt, daily show, colbert report, spike, cbs plus many more. Since these search feeds provide enough info to play the video from the other sites I want to integrate support for those video providers into hulu's search. This way you have a central place to search for content while still having the separate plug-ins for looking around by network.
I think my plan now is to separate all the playback modules for different video providers into script modules that you can feed a url or pid and it will return the final playback link. I think this will make it more flexible so hulu can call the correct module for the needed site. The plug-in will also use the same module for playback. anyway that is more under the scene stuff.
This will also have the advantage of helping others who want to write plug-ins for sites that use the same system. Like for viacom companies they all use this common mtvn uri system. That uri is all you need to playback the media. So if someone wanted to write a new plug-in for mtv shows they could use that mtvn uri module to get the final playback url and not have to figure it all out.
The thing I love about hulu search is that you don't need to find ways to scrape the site for the meta data about the episodes and clips. You just need to feed the url to one of the modules for playback. I think this will make it much easier to get to the content you want with saved or favoriate searches.
I didn't know how many sites they have video maps for
Quote:The Colbert Report
so many of those are easy because they are viacom owned or I have made plug-ins for before. There are other new ones that will be fun to investigate. This video search is really bad ass. Hopefully I can add support for all the providers. I am sure there are more but those are just the ones I discovered from searching.
- BlueCop - 2010-09-16 09:11
Well I wrote some script modules for viacom (Daily Show, Colbert Report, South Park, Spike, Tv land, MTV shows and maybe others) and CBS so you can play episodes from those providers directly from Hulu's search results. I am test driving it for bugs. It is working well so far though.
Still have a lot more video providers to go though.
I am not sure how I should implement the feature of searching hulu only or hulu and offsite. Should it be an option you choose before searching? A setting?
I was thinking a setting with context menu options on the search item to bring up a search for either.
Also how should saved searches be done? I don't like the idea of saving everything I search and would rather it be a manuel process to save a certain search. I will think about because I didn't have a good answer.
- Icarus3000 - 2010-09-16 18:36
Just wanted to thank you for the amazing work you are doing on the Hulu addon. Works even better than Hulu Desktop for me!
One feature that would make it even better for me were be if you could save favourites somehow. Not sure how that would work exactly, but right now it takes a lot of steps to get to my favourite shows. I find the same thing with Hulu Desktop though, so not really sure what the solution is.
Anyway, keep up the good work!