[REQUEST] BBC iPlayer (Video) Plugin or Script?

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nadnerb Offline
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Post: #901
Ah I see.
Thanks for the plugin anyway, great work Smile
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b_balthasar Offline
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Thanks to all the contributors for this great plugin Smile
Just a quick request: would it be possible to group the regional tv/radio stations in a subfolder? It's great to have them available but it can be a bit of a struggle to wade through them all to get to the national channels.
Also, would it be possible for all the station icons to link to files in the resources/media folder? That way users could substitute their own icons without having the thumbnails periodically overwritten.
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b_balthasar Wrote:Thanks to all the contributors for this great plugin Smile
Just a quick request: would it be possible to group the regional tv/radio stations in a subfolder? It's great to have them available but it can be a bit of a struggle to wade through them all to get to the national channels.
Also, would it be possible for all the station icons to link to files in the resources/media folder? That way users could substitute their own icons without having the thumbnails periodically overwritten.
Cheers

Minor Update available at: http://drop.io/xbmcdink

  • Fixed sorting order of TV & Radio channels. No need to wade through local channels to get to the national ones.
  • Fixed bug where a tv programme without a subtitle file would fail when subtitles are enabled
Additionally as an experimental feature I have enabled user defined channel logos. If in the subdir resources/media there exists a file called [channel_id].png it is then used as the thumbnail for that channel. The list of channel ids is available in the iplayer/lib/iplayer2.py file e.g. bbc_radio_berkshire, bbc_radio_ulster.
There is a problem with this approach though. XBMC caches the thumbnails for each list entry and doesn't update the cache when the thumbnail URL is updated. You have to flush the video thumbnail cache to get the image updated Sad

If you do find improved thumbnails for any of the the iplayer stations (tv or radio) please do forward them onto me and I will add them to the plugin where everyone can share them.

Cheers
Dink

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BBC IPlayer[url=http://drop.io/xbmcdink][/url] Plugin
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I have previously tried the Voinage version of this plugin with no success, but as you said you had improved its parsing of URLs I thought I would give your version a go.

Unfortunately it still fails to play any catchup streams (it does play live streams).

I got the following errors in the XBMC log

Code:
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14360576  NOTICE: Creating Demuxer
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480   ERROR: Open - error probing input format, http://itvbrdbnd.wmod.llnwd.net/a1379/o21/ucontent/2009/2/7/pc-6519-08_26137_itv1_384_4_4.wmv?MSWMExt=.asf
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480   ERROR: OpenDemuxStream - Error creating demuxer
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit()
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit() deleting input stream

20:53:54 T:2693764896 M: 30203904   ERROR: Playlist Player: skipping unplayable item: 3, path [http://itvbrdbnd.wmod.llnwd.net/a1379/o21/ucontent/2009/2/7/pc-6519-08_26137_itv1_384_4_4.wmv?MSWMExt=.asf]
20:53:54 T:2693764896 M: 30228480   DEBUG: Playlist Player: no more playable items... aborting playback
The above is obviously not the full log I can provide that later if needed.
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The ITV discussion is better in this thread: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=38246

Now, for the iPlayer plugin, how long can you pause a stream for before it stops working? I pause for brief moments all the time, but I paused when putting out dinner the other night and came back to the iPlayer to find it quit after playing what felt like the amount video it had the buffer.

To watch the rest of the Masterchef Final I had to load it up on my Wii, which supports fast forwarding.
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dink Wrote:Minor Update available at: http://drop.io/xbmcdink

  • Fixed sorting order of TV & Radio channels. No need to wade through local channels to get to the national ones.
  • Fixed bug where a tv programme without a subtitle file would fail when subtitles are enabled

. . .

If you do find improved thumbnails for any of the the iplayer stations (tv or radio) please do forward them onto me and I will add them to the plugin where everyone can share them.

Wow, quick response Smile
I'm afraid the new sorting order isn't working for me, not sure what the problem is - channel lists appear as before.
The check for custom icons works great though. I knocked up some icons for the national channels a little while ago, mimicking http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/ . Make of them what you will.
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b_balthasar Wrote:Wow, quick response Smile
I'm afraid the new sorting order isn't working for me, not sure what the problem is - channel lists appear as before.
The check for custom icons works great though. I knocked up some icons for the national channels a little while ago, mimicking http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/ . Make of them what you will.
Cheers

Nice icons - I will add them to the next update.
As for the sorting issue. Hmm.. are you using library mode? Can you tell me what the "Sort By:" setting is. A screen shot might be useful.

Cheers
Dink

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Post: #908
Thanks for adding the option to use custom icons.

here are mine. includes the PSD for them.

Download Here

Image...
[Image: 25953472.th.png]
(This post was last modified: 2009-03-06 04:06 by Rocky5.)
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dink Offline
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Post: #909
Rocky5 Wrote:Thanks for adding the option to use custom icons.

here are mine. includes the PSD for them.

Download Here

Image... [snip]

Minor Update at: http://drop.io/xbmcdink
  • New TV thumbnails from Rocky5
  • New Radio thumbnails from b_balthasar

Thanks for the thumbnails Rocky5 and b_balthasar. Fortunality there wasn't much overlap in your thumbnail sets. Were there was I went for consistency over looks.

Cheers
Dink

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BBC IPlayer[url=http://drop.io/xbmcdink][/url] Plugin
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b_balthasar Offline
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dink Wrote:As for the sorting issue. Hmm.. are you using library mode? Can you tell me what the "Sort By:" setting is. A screen shot might be useful.

Library mode is disabled and the "Sort By" setting only offers "Track". The current channel orders look like this using svn18262 on Ubuntu 8.10. I'll try on an xbox this evening.

Nice icons Rocky5. I've uploaded the higher resolution templates as .PSDs if anyone wants to edit them.
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b_balthasar Wrote:Library mode is disabled and the "Sort By" setting only offers "Track". The current channel orders look like this using svn18262 on Ubuntu 8.10. I'll try on an xbox this evening.

Nice icons Rocky5. I've uploaded the higher resolution templates as .PSDs if anyone wants to edit them.

I think I see the problem. On Linux the sort direction is inverted for some reason (just did a quick test). Under Xbox and Windows the sort order works just fine. Try changing the sort order and the order of the channels will make a lot more sense. The change unfortunately doesn't stick. I will have a closer look but I'm not sure if this is a feature of XBMC on Linux or bug.

Cheers
Dink

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BBC IPlayer[url=http://drop.io/xbmcdink][/url] Plugin
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dink Wrote:On Linux the sort direction is inverted for some reason (just did a quick test). Under Xbox and Windows the sort order works just fine. Try changing the sort order and the order of the channels will make a lot more sense.

Thanks Dink, can't believe I missed that Blush
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b_balthasar Wrote:Thanks Dink, can't believe I missed that Blush

Not a problem. It does look like SORT_METHOD_TRACKNUM is buggy under Linux which limits my ability to implement a work around in the plugin.

Cheers
Dink

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Post: #914
I downloaded the iplayer plugin and placed the files in Program Files\XBMX\Plugins\Video\iPlayer

In XBMC under videos I added a source to the folder above.

When I select iPlayer in the menu it just lists the contents of that folder, what am I doing wrong?
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dink Offline
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Avigrace Wrote:I downloaded the iplayer plugin and placed the files in Program Files\XBMX\Plugins\Video\iPlayer

In XBMC under videos I added a source to the folder above.

When I select iPlayer in the menu it just lists the contents of that folder, what am I doing wrong?

When you Add Source you need to scroll down the list of available sources until you reach "Video plugins". It sounds like you added the directory path instead. See http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=HOW-TO_insta...n_XBMC_GUI for more details



Cheers
Dink

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