[REQUEST] Netflix 'Watch Now' plugin, script, or native code (with metadata scraper)?

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Thumbs Down  DRM is bad, mmmmmkay...
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gamerzhaven81 Wrote:...if they're not using DRM...which they probably are, which sucks Confused
yes as always, DRM (Digital Rights Management) protected video/audio is a show-stopper.

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Question  Netflix 'Watch Now' plugin or script (with matching metadata scraper)?
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I think it would be cool, but not sure if it is possible to have a script go to netflix queue to manage your rentals. I saw there was a plugin like this for mythtv, but now sure how well it works. I dont know if this would be of mainstream interest or not.
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I gotta second that. As netflix watch now grows it is quickly going to become a very killer app for xbmc.
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ItchyD Wrote:I gotta second that. As netflix watch now grows it is quickly going to become a very killer app for xbmc.

The above request had nothing to do with Netflix's "Watch Now" feature Smile

I believe those videos are DRM encoded at this point, so not watchable on XBMC.

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Are you saying that DRM is a show-stopper for xbmc because copyright restrictions would forbid exhibition of such DRM protected content on the xbox? If you're a paying netflix customer, what does DRM care about you viewing your DRM protected and paid for content on a machine other than your pc? (i'm not talking about removing the DRM from the content either)

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Because of technological barriers? Because on this subject, I think it WOULD be possible to do it... Take the "hack" to download the watch now movies on rorta forums. You can use cURL to fake a wmphostconnection or spoof a windows media player connection to download and connect to the watch now stream, to get the DRM content. cURL is bindable in python. So retrieving the DRM content is possible this way.

Now what about getting a key to play the content like we do in netflix's watch now player? The question is how can we do this on the xbox... This part is not so clear to me...

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look at this:
http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/2008/05/07/w...mment-6018

Looks like somebody figured out how to "watch now" on other machines from netflix service...

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Those plugins you point out are for Windows Media Center, so DRM isn't an issue for them. The only way something like this will work, is if there is an application running on a Windows machine that streams the Watch Now content from Netlfix, de-drms it, then streams it to XBMC. Which I don't even think is legal.

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(This post was last modified: 2008-05-09 13:40 by agathorn.)
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I"m not familiar with the DRM process of getting a key to play content, but I know that DRM can restrict machines.. and a netflix subscription is part of the mixture needed to retrieve a key as you normally would on the netflix player. I was talking about just duplicating this process on the xbox, for example if spoofing a certain machine and certain proof of software running is what you need to get a key normally, then you can do that on the xbox...

Why do you think "de-drm-ing" is the only way? I was never talking about this in the first place. If you are familiar with the process that I was talking about before and something completely obvious about its technical impossibility to replicate on the xbox, then say it.

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i wonder if something like this can be done for the regular xbox. http://gizmodo.com/389185/watch-netflix-...r-xbox-360
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Has anyone spoken to Anthony Park about this? He's the guy who go the Vista Watch Now plugin working. I've played around with that some. It works amazingly well. I'm not entirely sure how it works, but I get the impression that it connects your computer (in Vista, at least) to Netflix via an internet browser, gets the necessary permissions, and subsequently streams the video.

http://www.anpark.com/index.php/2008/05/

I'm not sure how much of that is theoretically possible from the xbox, but its an idea.
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Question  Netflix meta data scraper for XBMC?
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I've found the IMDB scraper really isn't cutting it for my video collection. I've got a lot of offbeat DVD titles that didn't have theatrical releases, so they're just not being found.
ex: Pixar Short Films Vol 1 (and 2 and 3), Vandread Vol 1 (and 2 and 3...), Warner Brothers collections, etc...

Any chance of someone crafting up a Netflix scraper? (the Wiki still only talks about the IMDb scraper and I've seen no posts regarding creating alternate scrapers).

Thanks!
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Feel free to learn RegEx and make your own scraper for any online website or API source you like:
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=How_To_Write...o_Scrapers
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Scraper.xml
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Scrap
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Regular_Expr...9_Tutorial
May scrapers as examples (IMDb just happen to be the most advanced and most up-to-date):
http://xbmc.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/x...ers/video/
We even have a dedicated forum for scraper development:
http://forum.xbmc.org/forumdisplay.php?fid=60

PS! Python is the wrong forum for scrapers (XBMC scrapers are not written in python, only RegEx).

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(This post was last modified: 2008-10-02 18:03 by Gamester17.)
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I just found out about this:

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/002907.php

as well as the Netflix instant movies (sorry if I'm coming in way late on this).

Seems like there should be a way to python the Netflix instant movies. Anyone know of anything?

Cause that'd be awesome.

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Post: #29
Try searching. It doesn't sound like it can be done. DRM issues.

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tomtolleson Wrote:I just found out about this:

http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/002907.php
The Roku box is officially licensed from Netflix and support their DRM, that is why it can play Netflix.

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