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Wally25 Offline
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Video  Engineering TV episodes
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plugin.video.engineeringtv

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What it is: http://www.engineeringtv.com
Engineering TV episodes. Penton Media launched EngineeringTV in 2007 across its design engineering group which includes Electronic Design, Machine Design, Power Electronics Technology, Microwaves & RF, Mobile Dev & Design, Medical Design, Motion System Design, Source ESB and Electronic Design Europe. Since that time it has generated millions of page views and hundreds of thousands of unique visitors.

Features:
  • Links to Youtube Channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/engineeringtv
  • Download support via (Simple Downloader). If video is already downloaded it will play locally.
  • Support to set Viwemode to Default/Thumbnail/Biglist or any Custom view ID under settings. Supports 19 different skins.
  • Add-To / View Playlist via Context Menu.
  • View the Related Videos of any video via Context Menu.
  • All HTTP Resources are cached localy for speed improvements, allowing for HTTP 304 not modified support.
  • Any HTTP Resource can be forced refreshed via Context Menu.
  • Ability to make and save searches
Tested with Frodo & Gotham on:
Windows, Linux and OSX

Download:
This addon can be found in the official xbmc.org add-on repository.

Change log:
Code:
Version 1.0.2 2014-06-30
- Update Strings to strings.po
- Added UnitTests
- Added Most Recent video catagory
- Minor speed improvements by reducing the number of redirects
- And a lot more small improvements

Version 1.0.1
- Fixed Video Url Scraper After Site Changed, Now Has Better Video Quality
- Added a Fallback Video Scraper if main Scraper Failes
- Added Search with Save Searches Support
- Added Support for Related Videos
- Added Full Unicode Support

Source Code: https://github.com/willforde/plugin.video.engineeringtv
(This post was last modified: 2014-07-25 18:40 by Wally25.)
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This addon looks promising but none of the videos will play. Is this addon broken?
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O crap. I must check that out but unfortunately I don't have
any proper Internet right now. Just my mobile. Will fix as soon as I can.
Had a big storm where I live.
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The YouTube channel links work fine. Hope you're surviving the storm OK.
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I think that I have a temporary fix if anyone is interested in testing.
Just go to plugin.video.engineeringtv/resources/lib/main.py and change line 147

From: url = re.findall('link=(\S+?)" autoplay controls poster', sourceCode)[0]
To: url = re.findall('src=\\"(http://\S+?)" autoplay controls poster', sourceCode)[0]
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No joy with the temporary fix for me but I'm a newbie with this stuff. I used WinSCP and edited this file

/home/pi/.xbmc/addons/plugin.video.engineeringtv/resources/lib/main.py

When I try to play a movie I get "An unexpected error has occurred" I then rebooted and tried again with the same error.
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(2014-02-16 23:05)pdops Wrote:  No joy with the temporary fix for me but I'm a newbie with this stuff. I used WinSCP and edited this file

/home/pi/.xbmc/addons/plugin.video.engineeringtv/resources/lib/main.py

When I try to play a movie I get "An unexpected error has occurred" I then rebooted and tried again with the same error.

Same, otherwise I was enjoying this plugin Smile

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Wally25 are you still dealing with the aftermath of the storm?
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I have fixed and updated the addon. Here is the list of changes for version 1.0.1
- Fixed Video Url Scraper After Site Changed, Now Has Better Video Quality
- Added a Fallback Video Scraper if main Scraper Failes
- Added Search with Save Searches Support
- Added Support for Related Videos via context menu
- Added Full Unicode Support
(This post was last modified: 2014-02-25 16:52 by Wally25.)
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Thanx for the fixes and update. I tried a couple of movies which both played OK.
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When selecting 'Play All' from the context menu the first video plays fine but then it errors out ('Problem loading video' or some such). This has happened several times and in different categories of videos.
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Interesting, Will look into that. Thanks for testing.
Bugs will always find there way in.
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(2014-02-26 00:30)pdops Wrote:  When selecting 'Play All' from the context menu the first video plays fine but then it errors out ('Problem loading video' or some such). This has happened several times and in different categories of videos.

Unfortunately I can't seam to recreate the problem that you are having. If I may ask, what version of xbmc are you running and what type of Operating System are you running it on. Thanks
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RaspbMC on a Raspberry Pi
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Give me a few day and i should be able to test that out on my own Pi. But someone else has it at the moment.
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