Play/download podcasts and videocasts (podcasting streams) in XBMC?

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CyberKIng2k Offline
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Post: #16
do you have testet xpodder?
http://www.xbmcscripts.com/index.p....xpodder

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pade Offline
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thanks cyberking2k. yes, i have no tested xpodder, but i'm not that happy with it.

i have changed the script according to the readme file to look like below. i can get "sri_en_swetoday.xml" to work, but i have problems getting the rest to work. they hangs up with "please wait..." "loading available feeds..." yes, that might be the result when down loading large files, but some of these mp3 files are small 10-20 mb and i have been running ipodder in parallel, and ipodder finish it's work while xpodder does not.
if/when i push abort, the popup window shows aborting, but does newer close/die.

a second problem is that the lines i have comment out still generates a subscription list and my new subscription ends up in the last scroll page. this might be due to the fact that i ones did run xpodder with thouse lines uncomment. any idea of where to clean up this list on the hard drive?


Quote:w = rsscategorieswin( )
dialogprogress.create("please wait...","loading available podcasts...")
casts = downloadcategories( rss_feed_url )
#add podcast feeds here and they will be appended to the podcast directory
#casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.thepodcastnetwork.com/gadget/feed/" ))
#casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.thepodcastnetwork.com/mediacenter/feed/"))
#casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.thepodcastnetwork.com/ta/feed/" ))
#casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.thepodcastnetwork.com/movie/feed/" ))
#casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.blogsnow.com/dotmov.xml" ))
#casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://about.prx.org/podcast.xml" ))
casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.sr.se/podradio/xml/sri_en_swetoday.xml" ))
casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.sr.se/podradio/xml/p1_dokumentar.xml " ))
casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.sr.se/podradio/xml/p1_barnen.xml " ))
casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.sr.se/podradio/xml/ekots_lordagsintervju.xml " ))
casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.sr.se/podradio/xml/p1_filosofiskarummet.xml" ))
casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.sr.se/podradio/xml/p1_foraldrarna.xml " ))
casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.sr.se/podradio/xml/p1_pengar.xml" ))
casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.sr.se/podradio/xml/p1_tendens.xml" ))
casts.append( downloadcategory(  "http://www.sr.se/podradio/xml/p1_vetenskapsradion.xml " ))
dialogprogress.close()
w.process( casts )
w.domodal( )

del w
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Phin Offline
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Post: #18
does anyone know if it would be possible to add a download and save function, much like quicktime browser into xpodder. i've been trying to stream some videocast, but the connection to server is to slow so it would be great to have the download and save functions.

or are there any other scripts that can download off a website url:

cheers to the script writer, use it all the time.
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mingistech Offline
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Post: #19
i'd really like to see podcast support added to xbmc.

not sure if there is already an xbox app out there that supports this.

anyone know of an app that already does this?
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kraqh3d Offline
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Post: #20
xbmc should be able to listen to a podcast. if you know the url of the stream, just copy it into a .strm file. if you're looking for some more advanced functionality, ie parsing an rss feed with streams in it, you'll need to write a python script. (actually, one may already exist. post an inquiry in the python forums.)

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
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Phin Offline
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Post: #21
check out xpodder @ xbmc scripts, does the job very well. :agree:
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kanekero Offline
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Post: #22
hi!! if there's a way to download a xml video feed to xbmc? for example i subcribed to a videocast named digitallife tv and they have a variety of video format feeds: wmv,h.264,mpeg4,xvid how can i download these feeds to my xbmc video drive? do i need a rss script? if someone know how it is done please let me know!!! thanks!!
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jnaeff Offline
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Post: #23
i'm also real intrested. anybody a idea?
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aronchi Offline
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Post: #24
i think video and audio podcast (videocast) will be a revolution of the way we listen to music, audio contents and video.

it will permits the born of amateur televisions and the ability to play interesting and completely new contents on our tv!

it would also be nice to use some tv archives, like bbc one (http://www.bbcmotiongallery.co.uk/customer/index.aspx). it would be a great revolution, i think, to play all the things we want, when we want, without spots, and without filters.

the technology is available: videocast, podcast, rss feeds, search engines, media players, but now they are not connected together and easy to use in our big televisions (personal computers are limitative and unconfortable to use with video). maybe xbmc will be the connection? i should also pay for this service.

it would be a great feature to add to xbmc, and i would like also to pay something to support the audio/video podcast feature in xbmc.

please please please, it would be very nice to add this feature!

thanks for your great work.
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Phin Offline
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Post: #25
there's a script call xpodder, you can use it to read rss feeds and stream the embedded files, only down fall you can't download it permantly to your harddrive with this scripts, if some could add that it would be excellent, something similiar to the quicktime script. i use this to watch dl.tv

hope this helps
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stu_mchugh Offline
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Post: #26
i would also be very interested in finding out if anyone can do this. i watch lots of vid-casts and listen to podcast. it would great if i could watch/listen to them on xbmc.
:o
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flamaest Offline
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Post: #27
yes, someone really needs to build something like

http://www.feederreader.com or democracy player into xbmc. this would be a freaking revolution!!!!

isn't democracy written in python?

i would cancel my cable asap!!!
fabian.
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cja100 Offline
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Post: #28
try urlpaster its on xbmcscripts

its a xbmc script and a pc app

you paste the url in the pc app and it starts playing on xbmc

its gr8 if you cant find stuff with other scripts
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olafurh Offline
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Post: #29
What about a feature to let XMBC collect and manage podcast subscriptions, play and save them within XMBC?
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SleepyP Offline
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Post: #30
could be done via Python scripting, just noone has done it yet...
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