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[REL] PleXBMC - Harley Hooligan - 2011-01-27 14:18
Over and around the corner, I've posted two forms of PleXBMC, which gives XBMC access to your Plex PMS metadata.
RE: [REL] PleXBMC - hippojay - 2011-02-23 16:56
Convert XBMC into a dedicated Plex client for Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi, OSX and more....
What is it?
PleXBMC is a number of addons that enable Plex Media Server (PMS) functionality from within XBMC. It consists of:
Updated: 20th March 2013
For XBMC 12/Frodo users, there is a Repository available which includes all software.
A seperate addon exists for each version of XBMC available Be sure to use the version that matches your installed version.
PleXBMC Helper (XBMC 12/Frodo only)
PleXBMC modified skins
These are currently the only supported skins:
PleXBMC supports all the standard functions that an official Plex client offers. Such as:
If you also install the PleXBMC Helper, you will get the following:
In addition, if a PleXBMC specific skin is used:
Basic installation and configuration
If you need more configuration help, check out the xbmc.wiki entry!
Addon Configuration Options
Location for Plex Msdia Servers
Used to set the transcoding settings used for media playback. These settings will also be used to playback any flash channels from the Plex Media Server (e.g. Pitchfork.tv, tvcatchup.com)
I've also modified some well known XBMC skins to fully integrate PleXBMC into XBMC - so you get easier access to your media and a better Plex-like experience. I would recommend using a PleXBMC modified skin for best results.
If you want to look at the code it's here - http://github.com/hippojay
- pecinko - 2011-02-24 03:15
It would be nice to post it to http://passion-xbmc.org/addons/ and eventually to official one. Or do you have your one repo that we could add and download from?
- hrcolb0 - 2011-02-24 03:42
I'd like to have my own repo once I figure out how. It seems rather involved. As for it being in the official repo, the devs have stated that it won't be allowed.
- jmarshall - 2011-02-24 03:56
I'm not aware of it being discussed internally. I can't see any obvious reason as to why the plugin wouldn't be accepted, subject to the normal review process.
- topfs2 - 2011-02-24 04:03
IMO having addons being next to zero configuration is a big thing and having to do the nfo exporting seems rather convoluted? I thought plex had normal API which you may use? That being said having a plex PMS addon would be nice, given it passes normal review as said.
- Harley Hooligan - 2011-02-24 04:14
I'd love to have it hosted on the official repo. Davilla just seemed dead set against it, and I thought the sentiment might be shared by others on the team also. The nfo export thing was really just a way to back up plex xml's while they nail down meta overwriting issues. Plus it wasn't extremely difficult since I had completed the nfo Importer.
The xbmc add-on does use the pms API. And while I have the ear of a couple of devs, are there any plans on incorporating cElementtree?
- jmarshall - 2011-02-24 04:23
cElementTree (and most of the other pylibs in the repo) comes with python 2.6 and higher, so will automatically be there in the future (Eden) once we official switch to external python.
- hippojay - 2011-02-25 17:00
Just to second what Harley said, having this plugin on the official repo would be great.
However, after reading this post by Davilla we decided that we would only look to host unofficially.
That said, if you guys are willing to review it, then once we are happy and have a stable release - we can submit and follow the process. At least then we'll get a definitive answer, whatever that may be.
- prae5 - 2011-02-25 17:06
hippojay Wrote:Just to second what Harley said, having this plugin on the official repo would be great.
His post says that he wouldn't be happy with it being in core xbmc and it should be done as an addon. Completely different from it not being in the xbmc repo. As others have mentioned, no reason for it not to be in the repo providing there are no issues with it.