[RELEASE] PBS (Video) Addon

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zeke56 Offline
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Not sure if I have the right protocol here for making a feature request. First I'll say this is a wonderful addon. I have one problem - in the program listings, like 95% of the entries are short clips. Would it be possible to add a filter to just list whole episodes?
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zeke56 Wrote:Not sure if I have the right protocol here for making a feature request. First I'll say this is a wonderful addon. I have one problem - in the program listings, like 95% of the entries are short clips. Would it be possible to add a filter to just list whole episodes?

Well there is no qualifier for whole episodes. There are some 30 sec to 2min+ previews, 1-10min clips, and 30-90min episodes. I can add a setting to filter out videos based on duration times or a sort method for duration times. For now, you could just view the items in list view so you can see the duration of each video *screenshot*.


btw, make sure you are using v1.0.4 of the PBS addon.
(This post was last modified: 2011-06-02 05:40 by stacked.)
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stacked Wrote:Well there is no qualifier for whole episodes. There are some 30 sec to 2min+ previews, 1-10min clips, and 30-90min episodes. I can add a setting to filter out videos based on duration times or a sort method for duration times. For now, you could just view the items in list view so you can see the duration of each video *screenshot*.

Thanks for the response. It's unfortunate if there's no way to distinguish between full episodes and clips. I noticed that American Experience, for example, shows 45 full episodes, 31 previews and 256 clips on the pbs web site. This makes it pretty hard to sift thru the list to find full episodes w/o some ability to sort them. An option to sort by running time (longest first) would be nice.
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Hi, I can't get any videos to play using this script...

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10, not sure what else is relevant...

Snippet from ~/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log
Code:
13:32:15 T:2685389680 M:3290861568  NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3290353664  NOTICE: PBS - URL: http://video.pbs.org/xbmc/1972939471
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3290238976  NOTICE: PBS - URL: http://release.theplatform.com/content.select?pid=ZHp3r7w1xKuZKawVrv76UJtIhVGfaRLy&format=SMIL
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: Opening: rtmp://sdwfchwqitj2v.cloudfront.net/cfx/st/mp4:PBS_CP_FRONTLINE/2916prb.mp4?player=&mediaID=1972939471
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3289477120  NOTICE: Creating InputStream
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3289477120   ERROR: RTMP_Connect0, failed to connect socket. 111 (Connection refused)
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3289477120   ERROR: CDVDPlayer::OpenInputStream - error opening [rtmp://sdwfchwqitj2v.cloudfront.net/cfx/st/mp4:PBS_CP_FRONTLINE/2916prb.mp4?player=&mediaID=1972939471]
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3289477120  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit()
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3289477120  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit() deleting input stream
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::CloseFile()
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: waiting for threads to exit
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: finished waiting

I'm not sure if I'm missing a dependency or what =/
Let me know if there's any additional information needed for debug.
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CSB! Wrote:Hi, I can't get any videos to play using this script...

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10, not sure what else is relevant...

Snippet from ~/.xbmc/temp/xbmc.log
Code:
13:32:15 T:2685389680 M:3290861568  NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3290353664  NOTICE: PBS - URL: http://video.pbs.org/xbmc/1972939471
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3290238976  NOTICE: PBS - URL: http://release.theplatform.com/content.select?pid=ZHp3r7w1xKuZKawVrv76UJtIhVGfaRLy&format=SMIL
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: Opening: rtmp://sdwfchwqitj2v.cloudfront.net/cfx/st/mp4:PBS_CP_FRONTLINE/2916prb.mp4?player=&mediaID=1972939471
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3289477120  NOTICE: Creating InputStream
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3289477120   ERROR: RTMP_Connect0, failed to connect socket. 111 (Connection refused)
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3289477120   ERROR: CDVDPlayer::OpenInputStream - error opening [rtmp://sdwfchwqitj2v.cloudfront.net/cfx/st/mp4:PBS_CP_FRONTLINE/2916prb.mp4?player=&mediaID=1972939471]
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3289477120  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit()
13:32:16 T:2685389680 M:3289477120  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::OnExit() deleting input stream
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120  NOTICE: CDVDPlayer::CloseFile()
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120 WARNING: CDVDMessageQueue(player)::Put MSGQ_NOT_INITIALIZED
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: waiting for threads to exit
13:32:16 T:3044456304 M:3289477120  NOTICE: DVDPlayer: finished waiting

I'm not sure if I'm missing a dependency or what =/
Let me know if there's any additional information needed for debug.

The entire debug would be great. Make sure you are using v1.0.4 of the addon.

Are you in the US? I believe the PBS website is limited to the US. Try playing this: http://video.pbs.org/video/1972939471

I tested this same video on my computer and it works fine.
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Post: #96
I can view PBS videos fine via the iPad app and in my computer's web browser, and I am in the US.

I did another quick test, with debugging enabled, the following is all of the log data generated from browsing into the PBS app to trying to play something.

http://pastebin.com/cPRCvRzC
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Post: #97
I ended up resolving the issue by whitelisting outgoing connections on the RTMP port (1935) *dopeslap*
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Post: #98
Man this is a pretty great thing to have. Masterpiece Theater from the comfort of my couch with a remote.

Now if only my internet connection wasn't terrible (3mbps) and caused the video to buffer every 10 minutes. Sad Shame PBS doesn't let you select bandwidth, its weird too because I can stream Giant Bomb and Netflix just fine.
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Post: #99
Any reason why PBS add-on is now missing from the official xbmc add-on list. When I go to system->add-on->get add-ons->XBMC.org add-ons->Video add-ons this is missing. I am also missing a couple of other add-ons.

FYI, I am using eden-pre build.
(This post was last modified: 2011-07-22 06:25 by bharath23.)
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Post: #100
bharath23 Wrote:I am using eden-pre build.

I believe most add-ons aren't updates for eden yet.
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Post: #101
stacked Wrote:I believe most add-ons aren't updates for eden yet.

I just pulled your plugins zip from github and works without any issues on pre-eden build.
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Post: #102
bharath23 Wrote:I just pulled your plugins zip from github and works without any issues on pre-eden build.

Looks like I just need to re-submit this addon.

http://xbmc.org/theuni/2011/04/29/update...tly-users/
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stacked Wrote:Looks like I just need to re-submit this addon.

http://xbmc.org/theuni/2011/04/29/update...tly-users/

Great. Hope it gets accepted soon. I love your plugin and use it for my frontline-fix Big Grin
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Post: #104
This is my favorite addon!! It has worked in the past, and works sporadically. I can always play promos, but full episodes are hit and miss... mostly miss.

This is with Dharma Live 35648

I get a string of these entries in my log when an episode doesn't play.

11:07:03 T:2941254512 M:3277533184 ERROR: CDVDAudio::AddPacketsRenderer - timeout adding data to renderer
11:07:03 T:2941254512 M:3277533184 ERROR: AddPackets - failed to add leftover bytes to render
11:07:03 T:3078600576 M:3277414400 NOTICE: Samba is idle. Closing the remaining connections
11:07:04 T:2941254512 M:3277414400 ERROR: CDVDAudio::AddPacketsRenderer - timeout adding data to renderer
11:07:04 T:2941254512 M:3277414400 ERROR: AddPackets - More bytes left than can be stored in buffer

Looking at my router, it looks like my network traffic stops. If I boot out of XBMC and boot the same machine in windows I can watch the full episode in full screen no problem.

Any ideas would be so helpful,

Dave
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Post: #105
any chance of adding This Old House to this?

its on pbs.

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