2mny Wrote:I like where this plugin is going and I'm impressed at the rapid state of development. That being said, I still find XBMC Flicks fitting into the category of clever-but-not-very-useful-proof-of-concept addons. I haven't used the IE wrapper yet but I think it might be the key to seamless integration. I use the official XBMC app to control my laptop htpc setup. The current solutions for accommodating XBMC Flicks into my remote setup are frustratingly complex and under-documented. I think the solution to this problem is to find a way to intercept remote commands sent to XBMC and pass them on to the netflix player. Whatever remote you use to control XBMC, it just works with XBMC Flicks.
I apologize if I seem overly demanding. I merely hope that my feedback may provide useful to development.
Feedback is good to get, always.
I agree the control of the video playback is not remote friendly, I fixed that buy getting a $7 remote that has a built in mouse, works awesome now.
The silverlight controls are all documented, the release post also lists what keys do what. That part is all silverlight, which is required by Netflix. Your Netflix playback in windows will respond the same way as when you launch it from xbmcflicks as I just tell the browser where to navagate to and which movie to play.
Granted, these are not always what you have xbmc set to. In my case, I remapped things in xbmc around the silverlight controls.
After I've got the plugin part's working, I'll dig further into the i.e. wrapper option and see what events (key presses, remote commands, etc) can be captured, some keys and commands are locked when silverlight is in fullscreen and can't be captured or remapped.
If anyone has ideas or wants to help, i'm all for it, it's open source after all.
I don't know if it's possible to get a custom player from Netflix done like the big dogs have (xbox, ps3, wii, boxee), that would be the ultimate way to go with the player option and could possibly expand it to Linux. But the odds of that are very slim, but i'll surely ask again