Release - PicasaWeb - Picasa Web Albums Image Plugin Addon

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(2016-05-01 17:38)bam80 Wrote:  It spends too much time on start of recursive slideshow. Is it avoidable?
When Kodi does a recursive slideshow, it first gathers all the paths for each image. This means that it fetches each page before it starts the slideshow. Also I believe it checks each path as well, slowing things down even further. There is nothing I can do about this. The only solution (other than someone improving the Kodi slideshow code) is to handle a slideshow in the addon. I may do this someday, but I don't have time right now.

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OK, thanks. Hope you will have time. It would make the add-on so much more useful!
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Please add video playback! That would rock! Thanks!
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Hi there,

First of all, thank you for your effort making your repository available to us. I'm new to Kodi and I've just installed the Picasa add-on (1.0.17). I've selected the "Use with Authorization", and I've received the login OK message in Kodi. I can see my account name in the plugin, but when I go to "Albums", nothing happens. This is what I see in the log: http://pastebin.com/em0ku55p.

Any idea of what's going on? Probably I'm missing something obvious here... :-'(

Thanks for your help!
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Hi there,

has anyone been using the Picasa Web Albums addon (1.0.18 from the official repository) with Kodi Beta 7 (6.95.3 is the version I currently have installed)?

I configured the addon to use login credentials, but didnĀ“t have to enter anything or enter some code at google.com/devices. If I try to open the plugin nothing happens and the Kodi logfile states this:

22:21:13 1865.823242 T:1472922528 NOTICE: [xbmcswift2] Request for "/" matches rule for function "CATEGORIES"
22:21:13 1865.828613 T:1472922528 ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
22:21:13 1865.828857 T:1472922528 ERROR: File "/storage/.kodi/addons/plugin.image.picasa/default.py", line 550, in <module>
22:21:13 1865.830322 T:1472922528 ERROR: plugin.run()
22:21:13 1865.830566 T:1472922528 ERROR: File "/storage/.kodi/addons/script.module.xbmcswift2/lib/xbmcswift2/plugin.py", line 332, in run
22:21:13 1865.831421 T:1472922528 ERROR: items = self._dispatch(self.request.path)
22:21:13 1865.831665 T:1472922528 ERROR: File "/storage/.kodi/addons/plugin.image.picasa/default.py", line 20, in _dispatch
22:21:13 1865.831909 T:1472922528 ERROR: listitems = view_func(SESSION,**items)
22:21:13 1865.832031 T:1472922528 ERROR: File "/storage/.kodi/addons/plugin.image.picasa/default.py", line 328, in CATEGORIES
22:21:13 1865.832275 T:1472922528 ERROR: LOG(('Version: %s' % self.version()) + (self.apiAuthorized() and ' AUTHORIZED' or ''))
22:21:13 1865.832397 T:1472922528 ERROR: File "/storage/.kodi/addons/plugin.image.picasa/default.py", line 318, in apiAuthorized
22:21:13 1865.832520 T:1472922528 ERROR: return self.api() and self.api().authorized()
22:21:13 1865.832642 T:1472922528 ERROR: File "/storage/.kodi/addons/plugin.image.picasa/default.py", line 143, in api
22:21:13 1865.832764 T:1472922528 ERROR: return self.setApi()
22:21:13 1865.832886 T:1472922528 ERROR: File "/storage/.kodi/addons/plugin.image.picasa/default.py", line 131, in setApi
22:21:13 1865.833130 T:1472922528 ERROR: if not self._api.users():
22:21:13 1865.833374 T:1472922528 ERROR: File "/storage/.kodi/addons/script.module.oauth.helper/lib/OAuthHelper.py", line 275, in users
22:21:13 1865.834229 T:1472922528 ERROR: ret.append((k,v['name']))
22:21:13 1865.834473 T:1472922528 ERROR: KeyError: 'name'
22:21:13 1865.982666 T:1964253184 ERROR: GetDirectory - Error getting plugin://plugin.image.picasa/
22:21:13 1865.982910 T:1964253184 ERROR: CGUIMediaWindow::GetDirectory(plugin://plugin.image.picasa/) failed

Any idea?

Best regards,
Arne
(This post was last modified: 2016-08-02 22:39 by bigbluesbrother.)
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(2016-07-09 13:43)unailehi Wrote:  . I'm new to Kodi and I've just installed the Picasa add-on (1.0.17). I've selected the "Use with Authorization", and I've received the login OK message in Kodi. I can see my account name in the plugin, but when I go to "Albums", nothing happens. This is what I see in the log: http://pastebin.com/em0ku55p.

Any idea of what's going on? Probably I'm missing something obvious here... :-'(

Indeed - thanks Ruuk for making this for all of us!

I am using 1.0.18 and am having the same problem. Was able to authorize via google's device authorization, but I don't get any photos to view. Thoughts? TIA!
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(2016-08-05 06:37)bravo4 Wrote:  Indeed - thanks Ruuk for making this for all of us!

I am using 1.0.18 and am having the same problem. Was able to authorize via google's device authorization, but I don't get any photos to view. Thoughts? TIA!

Same problem here. The device authorization process worked fine, but when I open PicasaWeb 1.0.18 and try to open Albums, nothing happens. Even if I don't enable "Use With Authorization" from the Add-On Settings, I don't get any results when searching for search terms. I am running Kodi 15.2. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated.
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(2016-08-10 21:24)sabrex Wrote:  
(2016-08-05 06:37)bravo4 Wrote:  Indeed - thanks Ruuk for making this for all of us!

I am using 1.0.18 and am having the same problem. Was able to authorize via google's device authorization, but I don't get any photos to view. Thoughts? TIA!

Same problem here. The device authorization process worked fine, but when I open PicasaWeb 1.0.18 and try to open Albums, nothing happens. Even if I don't enable "Use With Authorization" from the Add-On Settings, I don't get any results when searching for search terms. I am running Kodi 15.2. Any help you can provide would be much appreciated.


Exact same issue here. Same versions and all. Is this just a bug w/ the most recent PicasaWeb Add-on?
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Interestingly when I open the addon with my existing setup, everything works fine. When I tried to authorize on a new device I get similar results to those described in previous posts.

Did some searching and came up with these interesting bits:

https://developers.google.com/picasa-web/
http://googlephotos.blogspot.com/

Obviously Google is killing off Picasa Web in and moving to Google Photos, and this is affecting the Picasa Web API. I would assume that new authorization tokens are no longer giving access to the API methods used in the addon.

I'm not sure when I'll have time to research this, but if modifying the addon to work with Google Photos is simple, I may do that. If not then that will likely be the end of my work on this, as I just don't have the time to work on this. I haven't been using Picasa Web for years and don't use Google Photos now, so writing a new add-on is not something I'm interested in in any case.

Honestly, I hope that someone who cares about this will write an addon for Google Photos so that users can have an addon that get's the proper love it deserves Smile

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(2016-08-11 23:14)ruuk Wrote:  Honestly, I hope that someone who cares about this will write an addon for Google Photos so that users can have an addon that get's the proper love it deserves Smile

Thanks for the response @ruuk. I finally managed to access my content on Google Photos using the gdrive add-on ... it works fairly well, but does not support Albums as far as I can tell ... neither local albums nor shared albums from other users. It still gets the job done though.

I too hope that somebody creates a dedicated Google Photos add-on for Kodi now that PicasaWeb is being deprecated. Google Photos is quite magnificent ... I highly recommend it Smile Perhaps by using it you may find the will to tackle it as a new add-on, since you're probably the most qualified developer to do so at this time.
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