[RELEASE] ITV Catchup (Video) Plugin

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wiggy9906 Offline
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Thanks Voinage, works fine on xbox.
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lofty55 Offline
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I have downloaded the 02 Feb 2009 Best of ITV (voinage) script and installed as a video plugin in XBMC (for XBOX).

When I go to ITV Catchup I can see a list of all available programs and how many episodes there are available for each. When I click through into a program I get a brief message as it reads data, then an empty list of episodes for the chosen program.

I'm on the latest stable t3ch build (8.10 atlantis).

Am I doing something wrong or is the ITV Catchup bit broken?

The live links and Best Of ITV work fine.

Regards

Jef.
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Post: #63
try the latest t3ch build, not just the latest stable one.
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lofty55 Offline
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Post: #64
Thanks for the advice.

I've updated to the latest t3ch SVN build and now most ITV Catchup shows work.

However a few still don't work. I've researched this further. Some shows, when accessed via a PC/browser, pop up a box if the program was originally broadcast after the watershed (9pm). Then you need to tick "I am over 18" and then it allows you to watch the video (and it drops a cookie on your PC so you don't need to go through that procedure again).

This is slightly annoying as I wanted to watch last weeks Flashpoint episode which my Sky+ box foobarred.

Is there any way around this?
Maybe a task / challenge for voinage?

Cheers.
Jef.
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Post: #65
I had same problem (none of the streams seem to work, though I get the listings, I cannot see the movie)

I upgraded to the latest release T3CH XBMC 2009-01-25 SVN rev17349.

I even looked up a UK proxy here:
http://www.xroxy.com/proxylist.php?port=...ity=#table

and entered it at network settings including port.
(it is SSL, is that important?)

In my firewall I opened the port.

Still, the issue remains, suggestions welcome
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Post: #66
Get the latest enhanced version :- dinks modified plugin.

[url]
http://drop.io/xbmcdink
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(This post was last modified: 2009-02-15 20:20 by Voinage.)
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Rrrr Offline
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I get the directories, but cannot play the streams.
Perhaps because I wrongly implement the UK proxy.
Is there an instruction/place where I can check what I did:
- Looked up a UK IP
- Opened my firewall for its port (did I do this correctly)
- entered this IP into XBMC Network settings.
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Voinage Offline
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Yeah it`s down to your proxy not being compliant to the geo checks.

Get a good socks 5 - uk

look for a free uk vpn
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Post: #69
Voinage Wrote:Get the latest enhanced version :- dinks modified plugin.


http://drop.io/xbmcdink

Cheers Voinage.
Yup, updated version at http://drop.io/xbmcdink
Updates are:

  • lists episodes where guidance is necessary
  • separate episode parts (programmes are split between ad breaks) are added to a playlist instead of being listed. This means that skip will now jump to the beginning of the next part
  • Episode plots are now avialable in "Movie Information" and under library mode. "Video Plugins The Best of ITV -> ITV Catchup A-Z -> TV Show " then switch "View: Full List" to "View: List"
  • enabled support for more than just the XBOX by parsing redirects inside the asx files. Works fine on windows for me now.
  • outputs dates in YYYY-MM-DD format so they can be easily sorted in the episode list
  • made the script more robust by retrying url requests
  • URL requests are cached
  • Dialog on network issues
Cheers
Dink
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Post: #70
Is there a password for downloading?
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dink Offline
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dc2447 Wrote:Is there a password for downloading?

oops , guest password now switched off
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dink Offline
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Minor Update
  • Fixed "Best Of" episode listings were the raw html for a img tag was displayed.
http://drop.io/xbmcdink

Cheers
Dink

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BBC IPlayer[url=http://drop.io/xbmcdink][/url] Plugin
(This post was last modified: 2009-03-03 11:10 by dink.)
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Cheers dink.
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I have previously tried the Voinage version of this plugin with no success, but as you said you had improved its parsing of URLs I thought I would give your version a go.

Unfortunately it still fails to play any catchup streams (it does play live streams).

I got the following errors in the XBMC log

Code:
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14360576  NOTICE: Creating Demuxer
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480   ERROR: Open - error probing input format, http://itvbrdbnd.wmod.llnwd.net/a1379/o21/ucontent/2009/2/7/pc-6519-08_26137_itv1_384_4_4.wmv?MSWMExt=.asf
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480   ERROR: OpenDemuxStream - Error creating demuxer
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit()
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit() deleting input stream

20:53:54 T:2693764896 M: 30203904   ERROR: Playlist Player: skipping unplayable item: 3, path [http://itvbrdbnd.wmod.llnwd.net/a1379/o21/ucontent/2009/2/7/pc-6519-08_26137_itv1_384_4_4.wmv?MSWMExt=.asf]
20:53:54 T:2693764896 M: 30228480   DEBUG: Playlist Player: no more playable items... aborting playback
The above is obviously not the full log I can provide that later if needed.

This is on an Apple Mac running Mac OS X 10.5.6 and I have tried both Plex and XBMC 8.10, the above was from when I tried XBMC.
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dink Offline
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jelockwood Wrote:I have previously tried the Voinage version of this plugin with no success, but as you said you had improved its parsing of URLs I thought I would give your version a go.

Unfortunately it still fails to play any catchup streams (it does play live streams).

I got the following errors in the XBMC log

Code:
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14360576  NOTICE: Creating Demuxer
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480   ERROR: Open - error probing input format, http://itvbrdbnd.wmod.llnwd.net/a1379/o21/ucontent/2009/2/7/pc-6519-08_26137_itv1_384_4_4.wmv?MSWMExt=.asf
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480   ERROR: OpenDemuxStream - Error creating demuxer
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit()
20:53:54 T:2967953408 M: 14356480  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit() deleting input stream

20:53:54 T:2693764896 M: 30203904   ERROR: Playlist Player: skipping unplayable item: 3, path [http://itvbrdbnd.wmod.llnwd.net/a1379/o21/ucontent/2009/2/7/pc-6519-08_26137_itv1_384_4_4.wmv?MSWMExt=.asf]
20:53:54 T:2693764896 M: 30228480   DEBUG: Playlist Player: no more playable items... aborting playback
The above is obviously not the full log I can provide that later if needed.

This is on an Apple Mac running Mac OS X 10.5.6 and I have tried both Plex and XBMC 8.10, the above was from when I tried XBMC.

Can you try an SVN build as SVN builds for both windows and xbox work for me with these streams. Looking in the XBMC Mac forum the SVN builds seem to be listed under the following thread
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=44301

Cheers
Dink

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