[RELEASE] Xbmc Hockey Streams Plugin

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fungus1487 Offline
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Rainbow  [RELEASE] Xbmc Hockey Streams Plugin
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Hi All,

Just making it heard (shameless self promotion) that I got fed up of the existing Hockey Streams plugin breaking in XBMC (not XBMC's fault).

So I decided to roll my own which I will hopefully keep up-to-date for both personal and public usage.

So anybody that wants to consume http://www.hockeystreams.com/ through XBMC or is having issues with the existing plugin feel free to try out my implementation which has been written from scratch for XBMC eden release.

http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-hockey-streams/

UPDATE 21/01/2014 Version 2.8.0 Released
Removed IP check, thanks hockeystreams for allowing this

UPDATE 03/10/2013 Version 2.7.0 Released
Added location setting so users can define which servers they want to use.
Added rtmp stream support, can be enabled/disabled via settings.
Added setting to enable/disable wmv stream listing.
Changed strings.xml for new string.po format in xbmc.

UPDATE 28/03/2013 Version 2.5.0 Released
Changed default for short team names to off.
Added check for valid urls in streams.
Added HD and SD istream support.

UPDATE 27/03/2013 Version 2.4.0 Released
Added support for short team names

UPDATE 21/01/2013 Version 2.3.0 Released
Fix for invalid logins causing crashes.
Added flash support thanks to Maciej Ratowski Smile

UPDATE 20/11/2012 Version 2.1.2 Released
Fix to work with more API updates

UPDATE 28/10/2012 Version 2.1.0 Released
Changes to work with updated API
Added iStream and flash stream support (although flash wont work until xbmc supports dynamic flash streams)

UPDATE 25/10/2012 Version 1.99.0 Released
Alpha release for version 2.0.0
Changed the backend to talk directly to the hockeystreams.com api, this should vastly improve reliability

UPDATE 07/10/2012 Version 1.3.0 Released
Added fix for live stream scraping due to site changes, all credit for fix goes to NBtX

UPDATE 28/05/2012 Version 1.2.2 Released
Added browsing live streams and fix for login change on hockeystreams website

UPDATE 05/05/2012 Version 1.1.0 Released
Added browsing archived games by team
(This post was last modified: 2014-01-21 15:50 by fungus1487.)
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I was always wondering about hockey streams (as I am a huge hockey fan) ... since the NHL offers Gamecenter broadband and the vault.. how can the hockeystreams.com offering be legal? do they really think calling the subscription fees donations makes it legal.. is it really safe to donate?
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I am not affiliated with hockeystreams or support them and as far as the legality of the service they offer goes I am unsure. The plugin was developed using a third parties account and for all intents and purposes works. The third party has had no problem with their account in all the time being subscribed. I can't really offer any more information with regards to accounts @ hockeystreams and any information about them should be requested from them.

I don't really want this thread to turn into the pros and cons of their service suffice to say the plugin works.

Regards
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so nothing will work without premium account?

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(This post was last modified: 2012-06-12 00:49 by ykhehra1.)
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Correct. Thanks for looking
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Is hockey streams worth buying? Are the games good quality? No buffering,etc? Do u get the playoff games? Also how much does it cost a yr?
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(2012-06-18 20:59)precator Wrote:  Is hockey streams worth buying?
Really that's down to who is paying for it.

(2012-06-18 20:59)precator Wrote:  Are the games good quality? No buffering,etc?
I have never experienced issues buffering but this is usually down to your connection speed. Quality wise flash streams (not supported by xbmc are720p)
Whilst wmv streams are standard definition and are the only type of stream supported currently (until xbmc supports dynamic http streaming)

(2012-06-18 20:59)precator Wrote:  Do u get the playoff games?
Yes

(2012-06-18 20:59)precator Wrote:  Also how much does it cost a yr?
I believe $99 per annum. But you can refer to their website http://www.hockeystreams.com
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Update with fix applied to the source is available as v1.3.0

http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-hockey-streams/

All credit goes to NBtX, Many thanks.
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Post: #9
This ought to make your job easier and improve the plugin as well.

http://www4.hockeystreams.com/api
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Version 1.99.0 Released (alpha release for version 2.0.0)

Changed the backend to talk directly to the hockeystreams.com api which should vastly improve reliability.

http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-hockey-streams/
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Version 2.1.0 Released

Changes to work with updated API and added iStream and flash stream support (although flash wont work until xbmc supports dynamic flash streams)

http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-hockey-streams/
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I just created an XBMC forum account to say: Thanks! Keep it up! Smile
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Post: #13
No problem and thanks for the support.

Just a note to say that those users who are brave enough to use frodo release v12 of xbmc, they will have the ability to play the higher quality istreams through the hockeystreams addon.
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Version 2.1.2 Released

Fixes to work with new API changes.

http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-hockey-streams/
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Post: #15
Fantastic work! Thank you!

XBMC doesn´t support dynamic flash streaming, so most of 3200 kbps HS streams won´t work, right?
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