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- fonixx - 2010-09-01 02:16
No problem, thanks for your help.
- BlueCop - 2010-09-01 02:56
somehow the quotes around the url parameters of the plug-in are disappearing. It is causing this error. Some how adding to favorites unquotes the parameters to execute the plug-in. I will try to fix this when I know what is causing it.
- BlueCop - 2010-09-01 05:45
committed a new version of hulu that should be significantly faster starting videos. I did a couple optimizations that cut the time down to a few seconds compared to the long wait it was before.
Committed another hulu update that should have subtitles working. I want to add paging and then I will work on implementing the subscription queue support.
- jUgGsY - 2010-09-02 17:03
I'm having trouble playing any streams from the hulu plugin since the latest update.
Here's the log.
- elupus - 2010-09-02 17:56
BlueCop: could you get me a sample script that shows the issue with quotes.. I'd really like to get that fixed. People on the xbmc team are very overzealus about urldecoding everything they see with percent signs in them instead of finding the reason for it.
- BlueCop - 2010-09-02 19:57
jUgGsY: sorry that is because I set the default encoding to in stream_hulu.py to UTF-8 and it worked fine on my linux install. I should test on other platforms more. I will upload a fix for this later. sorry I was setting UTF8 so special subtitle characters would show up correctly.
elupus: sure I will throw it up with a report with a test script and cc you. Thanks for working on this.
jUgGsY: I uploaded a new version that only sets the encoding for the needed items. this should fix your problem
- isamu.dragon - 2010-09-02 22:13
works perfect again
- BlueCop - 2010-09-03 03:32
fonixx: elupus fixed the favorite problem in the svn. Delete any old hulu favs and readd them when using a newer xbmc build. I just complied r33466 and added a few shows to my favorites. it worked great.
I would be interested in any problems people are having with subtitles. I slightly modified maruchan's code because I noticed some subs hanging around a long period ~10-15 seconds when their was no dialog. I think this is an actual issue in the original subs. So I limited the time to display a single sub. I think it works as it should but would like feedback. It is rare that the issue occurred but enough that it annoyed me for certain shows.
Also I noticed that I had to adjust the sync slightly for some subs. It seems to be a show by show thing from what I have seen. A few hundred ms behind or ahead while some are perfect.
- maruchan - 2010-09-03 03:44
BlueCop Wrote:I would be interested in any problems people are having with subtitles. I slightly modified maruchan's code because I noticed some subs hanging around a long period ~10-15 seconds when their was no dialog. I think this is an actual issue in the original subs. So I limited the time to display a single sub. I think it works as it should but would like feedback. It is rare that the issue occurred but enough that it annoyed me for certain shows.
Yep, I believe it's just a shortcoming of the terrible SAMI format that Hulu uses for captioning. Basically, you only define a start time for each line and to clear text off the screen you have to create a new line with just whitespace and set it to appear when you want the previous text to clear off. It seems on some shows Hulu never clears the text but instead leaves it hang until the next line displays. Either way, great work on the timeout addition. I really can't tell you how thankful I am for all of your work turning the Hulu plugin into what it is. Thanks to this, I've been able to uninstall Boxee.
Out of curiosity, what did you do to speed up the start of playback? It's quite fast now.
- BlueCop - 2010-09-03 03:50
1. Used pid from feed to eliminate a couple web gets which saved a couple seconds.
2. Reordered the XML keys so the decryption is much faster. It is actually the same order you were using for sub decryption.
committed another hulu update to add paging. It also add custom per page settings for flattened all listings and popular,recent, and featured