Python XBMCPlugin Module not found
Joined: May 2014
2014-05-05 02:14 Post: #1
Hi! I have been a XBMC user for sometime now and a beginning python programmer. I wanted to start developing an addon so I went to the XBMC wiki and downloaded the plugin tutorial (http://voinage-xbmc-plugins.googlecode.c...torial.rar). I ran a script from the file and got an error saying no module named xbmcplugin. Any help?
Joined: Jan 2009
2014-05-05 07:50 Post: #2
Moved into the Python Add-on Development forum.
Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
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Joined: Jul 2011
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2014-05-05 08:08 Post: #3
don't run python outside of xbmc
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2014-05-07 00:35 Post: #4
As Martijn said, you need to run the add-on from within XBMC. XBMC has a separate python instance it uses that contains all the necessary XBMC related libraries. When you run the add-on from the command line, you're using the python instance of the computer, and that doesn't have all the libraries you need.
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