[RELEASE] iPlayer - BBC Video and Music Plugin (UK only!)

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ilomambo Offline
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I noticed in 2.6.8 that programmes are marked as viewed now.
Thank you very much exobuzz.
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Whenever I try to install these recent versions, xbmc tells me "addon enabled" yet my video add-ons list is suspiciously devoid of any iPlayer entry.

Am I being daft? How do I find it?
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(2014-11-27 02:09)Ananym Wrote:  How do I find it?

Videos -> Add-ons

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(2014-11-24 19:40)exobuzz Wrote:  iPlayer 2.6.8 is available

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_knGio...sp=sharing

changes:

2.6.8
* use json format for api output to speed up data parsing
* various code changes / cleanups

Thanks. This is working really well for me. Much quicker on my Raspberry Pi.
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(2014-11-27 03:53)Milhouse Wrote:  Videos -> Add-ons

It never appears in that list, even immediately after the addon enabled notification.
Before the addon broke and was restored recently, I didn't have this problem.
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(2014-11-27 10:17)speedwell68 Wrote:  Thanks. This is working really well for me. Much quicker on my Raspberry Pi.

please try this version http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~buzz/iplayer-test.zip and let me know how it works for you.

all: I noticed when things break everyone has plenty of time to post, but when I post a test release very few have time to try them out - please do give it a spin and post me some feedback. thanks.
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(2014-11-27 16:37)exobuzz Wrote:  
(2014-11-27 10:17)speedwell68 Wrote:  Thanks. This is working really well for me. Much quicker on my Raspberry Pi.

please try this version http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~buzz/iplayer-test.zip and let me know how it works for you.

all: I noticed when things break everyone has plenty of time to post, but when I post a test release very few have time to try them out - please do give it a spin and post me some feedback. thanks.

Feedback: live streams work. However, Loading and exiting from the playing stream takes an age,

Raspi + xbmc 4.2.1 openelec
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thanks to all for this add-on.
2.6.6 works reasonably well.
tried to update to 2.6.8 on helix nightly
i get an error warning that simplejson is missing.
however simplejson 3.3.0 is enabled.
most likely it is operator error.
any ideas?
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(2014-11-27 16:37)exobuzz Wrote:  
(2014-11-27 10:17)speedwell68 Wrote:  Thanks. This is working really well for me. Much quicker on my Raspberry Pi.

please try this version http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~buzz/iplayer-test.zip and let me know how it works for you.

all: I noticed when things break everyone has plenty of time to post, but when I post a test release very few have time to try them out - please do give it a spin and post me some feedback. thanks.

Test results on OpenELEC 4.95.5 RPi.arm (clean install using plugin default values).

Watch Live - BBC One, Two, News Channel - very fast and excellent quality.
Highlights, Popular, Latest - return results (~ 60s for 1st load and < 3s for subsequent loads).
Search - very fast
Catchup streams - also very fast and excellent quality (I did not notice any delays, as reported by castalla).

Request - do you plan to add an "A-Z" program list (to your already excellent plugin)?

Thanks.
(This post was last modified: 2014-11-27 17:41 by mentat.)
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(2014-11-27 17:40)mentat Wrote:  
(2014-11-27 16:37)exobuzz Wrote:  
(2014-11-27 10:17)speedwell68 Wrote:  Thanks. This is working really well for me. Much quicker on my Raspberry Pi.

please try this version http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~buzz/iplayer-test.zip and let me know how it works for you.

all: I noticed when things break everyone has plenty of time to post, but when I post a test release very few have time to try them out - please do give it a spin and post me some feedback. thanks.

Test results on OpenELEC 4.95.5 RPi.arm (clean install using plugin default values).

Watch Live - BBC One, Two, News Channel - very fast and excellent quality.
Highlights, Popular, Latest - return results (~ 60s for 1st load and < 3s for subsequent loads).
Search - very fast
Catchup streams - also very fast and excellent quality (I did not notice any delays, as reported by castalla).

Request - do you plan to add an "A-Z" program list (to your already excellent plugin)?

Thanks.

I'm starting to think that my openelec install is flaky ....
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Thanks for the feedback. the current api we are using is somewhat flaky/broken with A-Z so it only returns data correct for an A-Z per channel which is less useful. if you try and return a-z programmes for all channels you get no results :/ I may be able to work around this by using the data I am processing on my own web server, and provide some fast reliable a-z lists. Just a matter of free time to put in the development.

I may add some date based browsing though (yesterday/today etc).

those with errors - please post a debug log (on xbmclogs.com) thanks.
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(2014-11-27 17:55)castalla Wrote:  
(2014-11-27 17:40)mentat Wrote:  
(2014-11-27 16:37)exobuzz Wrote:  please try this version http://malus.exotica.org.uk/~buzz/iplayer-test.zip and let me know how it works for you.

all: I noticed when things break everyone has plenty of time to post, but when I post a test release very few have time to try them out - please do give it a spin and post me some feedback. thanks.

Test results on OpenELEC 4.95.5 RPi.arm (clean install using plugin default values).

Watch Live - BBC One, Two, News Channel - very fast and excellent quality.
Highlights, Popular, Latest - return results (~ 60s for 1st load and < 3s for subsequent loads).
Search - very fast
Catchup streams - also very fast and excellent quality (I did not notice any delays, as reported by castalla).

Request - do you plan to add an "A-Z" program list (to your already excellent plugin)?

Thanks.

I'm starting to think that my openelec install is flaky ....

I was having performance problems with my OpenELEC 4.2.1 install, so I bought a new (faster) SD card and decided to try Kodi (Openelec 4.95.5).
I don't know if its the SD card or the clean install of Kodi (beta5) but it sure seems faster (still running with the RPi Model B).
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v2.6.9 is released:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_knGio...sp=sharing

Changes

2.6.9
* restored xbmc4xbox compatibility (since setresolvedurl changes)
* removed old custom resume functionality as native resume now works for
video playback (and watched flags set)
* allow starting screen with radio and tv - useful for audio programme
information which works only from video view
* added bbc school radio ondemand streams
* added bbc sport ondemand streams
* use self hosted cache for ondemand streams. Fixes performance and
timeout issues for channels and brings back radio 4 / world service
lists.
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castalla Offline
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My install seems to have recovered (Confused!!!!) - latest iplayer working like a champ! Thanks.
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I would have tried the test version but you were too fast for me! 2.6.9 looking great on my android. Thanks, as ever.
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