[REQUEST] 2012 London Olympics

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scubadvr Offline
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Know it's still somewhat early, but it would be great to have an app for viewing the 2012 London Olympics.

It looks like NBC Sports will have a desktop app, and from the looks of it, it will work by authenticating TV subscribers... perhaps in the same way as the ESPN3 app.
http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/index.html

Just wanted to get this on folks' radar screens, as I'm sure there will be tons of interest as we get closer to July...
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I'm guessing Iplayer will work for those of us in the UK- not sure whether we'll get all 24 streaming channels though...

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(2012-05-14 20:51)Shoesy Wrote:  I'm guessing Iplayer will work for those of us in the UK- not sure whether we'll get all 24 streaming channels though...

Yea Sad From what I read it's sky subscribers only who will get access to those channels? Way to go bbc...
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the bbc will stream most of the content. They cannot do all 24 HD channels of course as there is not enough bandwidth the sustain all that.

You could of gone to the BBC Sport Olympics site and seen the news today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18071080
(This post was last modified: 2012-05-15 20:22 by krish_2k4.)
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Full BBC 2012 Coverage Report
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(2012-05-14 17:10)scubadvr Wrote:  Know it's still somewhat early, but it would be great to have an app for viewing the 2012 London Olympics.

It looks like NBC Sports will have a desktop app, and from the looks of it, it will work by authenticating TV subscribers... perhaps in the same way as the ESPN3 app.
http://www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra/index.html

Just wanted to get this on folks' radar screens, as I'm sure there will be tons of interest as we get closer to July...

+1
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9 days away
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I am watching BBC1 and BBC4 live here in Canada on apple tv. To bypass geo restriction I am using this service http://unblock-us.com/2529.html

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(This post was last modified: 2012-07-19 04:44 by ykhehra1.)
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Hi,

The BBC recently released an iPhone app that allows catch up tv style content, news and on demand viewings/results PLUS up to 24 live streams from its live section (when the Olympics start)!

Is it possible to tap into the api for this or the new mobile app site and have access on our xbmc players?

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/googl...cs-review/

I just downloaded the app to my iPhone and it's a web style app which does confirm in the description that up to 24 live streams will be available when the Olympics goes live.

Hopefully this may be useful to some magicians out there Smile
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Auntie have decided to use a Facebook app to stream the 24 video streams....

To make matters (much) worse, they are also using Adobe HDS "live" streaming for which there is no current native support in XBMC.

Now, I do have a working solution using the Adobe OSMF player and Opera loaded on XBMC, but frankly, it's pants.

I also have a php script that can read the embedded HDS streams (copied from KSV at stream-recorder) and I have played that live through XBMC's dvdplayer.

I'm in the process of taking the elements of the HDS php script that I need, converting to python and building an app.

This all takes time, so bear with me - I'm currently traveling the world for work....

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I was looking at the NBC Live Extra streaming app for iOS. It is adobe flash app ported to ios and it using youtube for all video hosting. They just seem to serve youtube ids for all videos( ads and live feeds). It uses a youtube api to get the HLS live stream. Unfortunately the XBMC youtube app errors somewhere in "videoIsUnavailable" when trying to play. I tried some on the website and the ads are just unlisted videos. the live feeds say it is restricted through a browser. I was just curious though. The apple HLS stream and will play in XBMC. The highest quality is 854x480 h264/aac.

I am going to take a look at the android version and see if they use the same type of streaming.

here is a csv of the logos for the networks that support log-in.
hxxp://www.nbcolympics.com/mobileapps/live/prod/1.1/mvpd_logos.csv
I have been unable to get the log-in urls for the various stations. I understand the redirects it is doing to get cookies but i am not sure how to get that orginal log-in url for each provider is generated. they actually have a method to get a temporary pass to play content without log-in.

most of the below urls are generated from this config.
hxxp://www.nbcolympics.com/mobileapps/live/prod/1.1/configuration.json

here are the scheduling urls.
hxxp://www.nbcolympics.com/mobilefeeds/cms/video/schedule.json
hxxp://www.nbcolympics.com/mobilefeeds/cms/video/featured.json
hxxp://www.nbcolympics.com/mobilefeeds/cms/video/live.json
hxxp://www.nbcolympics.com/mobilefeeds/cms/video/upcoming.json

you can also filter by sport
hxxp://www.nbcolympics.com/mobilefeeds/cms/video/sport=archery/featured.json
hxxp://www.nbcolympics.com/mobilefeeds/cms/video/sport=badminton/featured.json
lists of sport values are available in the configuration file.

this seems to be a ticker feed of Olympic news.
hxxp://www.nbcolympics.com/mobilefeeds/cms/notification.json

The HLS url is provided from requests to youtube. It returns alot of json information. the HLS feeds are in the media content items.
hxxps://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/{YOUTUBE_ID}?v=2

if you don't have a special "X-GData-Device" header value then it will just return the website link and not the HLS links.
It looks like this except base64 encoded data in the device_id and data quotes.
X-GData-Device: device-id="",data=""

someone more knowledgeable then me on youtube might know what this is.
(This post was last modified: 2012-07-28 02:08 by BlueCop.)
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stammie Offline
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For anyone in the UK the tvcatchup addon now has 24 BBC Olympic channels
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Really Big Grin

Go tv catchup! Way to go guys... Problem solved Smile
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If you're in the UK TVCatchup.com are now supporting all 24 Olympic Sports channels!

This can be viewed on XBMC ONLY in the UK by using the TVCatchup Addon from http://plugins.tvcatchup.com/~xbmc/
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(2012-07-26 02:07)NickUK Wrote:  If you're in the UK TVCatchup.com are now supporting all 24 Olympic Sports channels!

This can be viewed on XBMC ONLY in the UK by using the TVCatchup Addon from http://plugins.tvcatchup.com/~xbmc/

how can we work around this if we are in the US?? any workaround.


bluecop.. hope you can get this to work with your magic based on your above post... Smile

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(This post was last modified: 2012-07-26 15:08 by rflores2323.)
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