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- Flomaster - 2010-09-16 18:56
Icarus3000 Wrote:Just wanted to thank you for the amazing work you are doing on the Hulu addon. Works even better than Hulu Desktop for me!
this MIGHT work, navigate to your favorite show, click your context menu button and add it to your Favorites
- philipacentaur - 2010-09-16 21:25
I haven't had time yet to get a debug log together to file a bug report for the seeking issue, but yeah, that falls outside of the scope of this plugin. I'll test it on some non-Hulu RTMP streams to see if it's universal. It's not working on SVN builds for me -- my own, or builds from the SVN PPA. Oddly enough, seeking works very well on XBOX (thanks for the compatibility work you've done so far).
BlueCop: I've noticed that shows from outside of Hulu (e.g. History Channel's "Pawn Stars") already show up in the listings, and the episodes are listed properly and everything -- they just don't play when you select them, of course. Just FYI, in case you haven't noticed this already.
- aptalca - 2010-09-16 23:39
philipacentaur, are you trying to seek in linux? is it not working properly?
In windows, seeking works 1 out of 10 times for me. Other times, it freezes for about a minute, then playback stops. I was not able to reproduce the weird random frame display, but I couldn't test it thoroughly as seeking rarely works and it is frustrating to keep trying again and again.
FYI I submitted a ticket on trac for the windows build http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/10204
- aptalca - 2010-09-16 23:43
BlueCop Wrote: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 think doing it the way the subtitles addon does would be pretty cool. By default, it searches for subtitles on one site, but among the search results, the first option (in a different color) is "Search on *alternate* site"
Similarly you could display Hulu results with an item: "search on other sites"
- BlueCop - 2010-09-16 23:53
philipacentaur Wrote:BlueCop: I've noticed that shows from outside of Hulu (e.g. History Channel's "Pawn Stars") already show up in the listings, and the episodes are listed properly and everything -- they just don't play when you select them, of course. Just FYI, in case you haven't noticed this already.Pawn stars is actually on hulu. They have an affiliation with history channel. I am not sure why they won't play. I tried a couple episodes myself and they seem to work fine.
Icarus3000: hopefully when I add queue/subscription support should solve that.
- philipacentaur - 2010-09-17 00:42
aptalca: Yes, I'm using Linux, and no seeking isn't working properly (for me). The behavior under Linux is different from what you're describing under Windows though.
BlueCop: Weird. I thought it went to some History Channel page when I looked on the Hulu site, but I guess I'm misremembering. I'll try it again.
- BlueCop - 2010-09-17 02:46
aptalca Wrote:I think doing it the way the subtitles addon does would be pretty cool. By default, it searches for subtitles on one site, but among the search results, the first option (in a different color) is "Search on *alternate* site"
I think this is a good plan. I am going to have the default search type in the settings then the user has option to search only hulu or search other sites as the first item depending on the default setting.
I could also just have a separate search item for to include offsite results.
I also think when searching offsite I am adding and option to filter content based on the hosting website. So you can select a specific result and then filter the content to just that provider.
I am working on the viacom module right now. so far these are the supported sites. All should be supported soon because they use very similar system but require some tweaks based on the site except maybe game trailers.
unsupported - CMT, BET, Atom, Logo, NickJr, Nickelodeon, Game Trailers
supported - The Daily Show, Comedy Central(includes colbert), TV Land, South Park Digital Studios, MTV, VH1, Spike
I am also working on Turner owned companies but they use different enough system to have a few separate modules. Turner companies = TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, Catoon Network, CNN, and TruTV.
Once I complete those and added CBS news to the CBS module I will commit them to the repo for people to try out.
This only covers a few of the better content providers though. Right now if the external video provider is unsupported it will prompt the user and ask them to report the provider. They index a ton of sites though. I want to do modules for crackle, funny or die, Revision3, G4, PBS, Fora TV, Crunchyroll.
there are others that i care less about though like E! Online,The Insider, Travel Channel, TMZ, etc.
I absolutely love having a central point to search for and queue media I want to watch. I can build a playlist of new episodes I want to watch with just a few searches. anyway I am really excited about this off site search with hulu. Also I have discovered tons of cool media that I didn't know existed. I just searched ricky gervais and found tons of cool videos. I would probably have never seen from various sites.
- ozzmantsjeh - 2010-09-21 22:24
First of all I'd like to thank you for your work. Amazing plugins!
However, I do get errors on the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. I am using the Dharma beta 2 install of XBMC.
This is the error log of the Colbert report:
On the Daily Show I get:
Could you help me fix these errors? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
- kricker - 2010-09-21 23:06
I am seeing something similar with some episodes of the Colbert Report:
It does not happen on all episodes though.
- BlueCop - 2010-09-22 02:42
hmm they are making their mediagen url more pickey about it's parameters. I will upload a fix in the morning. I am extremely tired at the moment. They changed this sometime today because I watched the new episodes this morning fine.
Please in the future if you could post the logs to a paste service and not on the forum. They aren't easily read in quote box and it clutters up the forum.
I have a lot of modules finished but found several problems with hulu indexing expired videos. Also sometimes sites don't update their video maps often enough. I know the TNT video map they are using is at least 6 weeks old. I would have committed a offisite version already if it weren't for this. I don't want a bunch of post about people not being able to play expired videos. I could explain the reasons to the users and then commit a version but some users wouldn't read it anyway and just start complaining.
I am most likely canceling my hulu plus subscription unless they make some major changes soon. They have a 30 day delay for it's always sunny in philadelphia and a 7 days for House. These waits are fucking ridiculous if they think I am going to pay to wait they are nuts. If they want to compete with piracy then you have to offer a better product then the competition.
anyway what this means to you is that I can't guarantee hulu plus will continue to work for other plus members in the future. I still plan to maintain it but if plus support breaks in the future then I won't be able to fix it.