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Just to update those that haven't been following Beebhack...

Last week's update was a temporary fix - we were expecting there to be more "features" of the XOR encryption and there were. Programs are now encrypted with various different 2-byte patterns and sometimes have this pattern reversed at the end of the encrypted data, sometimes not.

A packet dump from a real iPod session is coming soon, but our expert perl hacker found a way to work out the key and the method just from the data file anyway Tongue

I'm sure johnsto will be able to port his findings into python fairly easily, but for the moment the method for watching iPlayer in XBMC is to run the get_iplayer download/decrypt client on a shared folder and just watch the video across the network.

These two pages are what you need:
http://beebhack.wikia.com/wiki/Programs
http://beebhack.wikia.com/wiki/IPhone_H.264_version
johnsto et al: We're discovered that the iPhone gets the video unencrypted and how it does it, so no XOR needed. Update on the relevant beebhack page later today.

You might even be able to have it stream.
Kickass.... any more news on this one Strawp?
Just so I'm up to date...

I have the latest t3ch build and the latest xbmc-iplayer. The shows download fine and show a thumbnail, but when I try and play the video I briefly see a message 'libavformat detected' before it quits.

Is that where the script is at?
DavidA Wrote:Just so I'm up to date...

I have the latest t3ch build and the latest xbmc-iplayer. The shows download fine and show a thumbnail, but when I try and play the video I briefly see a message 'libavformat detected' before it quits.

Is that where the script is at?

See post #339 - script is broken until/if Johnsto can make it work using the latest beebhack info.

I hope he can work his magic.

Cheers
Thanks sipart. Best script I've found for xmbc. Hope the latest hack works.
Hey folks,

I know there must be other people like me who like to follow the progress of things as it happens. If so this is probably worth keeping your eyes on:

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?p=1...post193226

if I understand things correctly as soon as RTMP is playable by XBMC having the PC versions of iplayer working, and indeed streaming of videos should be within striking distance Wink

And it looks like there may finally be progress on the RTMP front!

TheBoxMan.
http://po-ru.com/diary/implementing-rtmp-in-ruby/
Seems that rtmp is being implemented in Ruby, if all these projects come to fruition we'll have ways of grabbing proprietary flash streaming video in multiple programming languages. This would open up the possibilities so much. Great work everyone involves. You all deserve beer, and lots of it.
Just to update folks. Its not working yet. Spiff is on it though. Its currently a work in progress. Looks like the big technological hurdle to iplayer streaming may soon be a thing of the past ;-)
BBC iPlayer 2.0: Sneak Preview

Talking about changes which will be happening to the iPlayer in the near future
As i don't have edit powers you can access the new BBC iPlayer 2.0 Beta at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayerbeta/

And watch the video about 2.0 Version instead of reading about it - [/url] [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2008/06/bbc_iplayer_20_promotional_vid.html]BBC iPlayer 2.0: Promotional Video
looks great on my iPod touch, interface auto formats to iPod touch/iphone screen BUT nothing positive for xbox script fans - please mr johnsto please help ;-)

Thanks for the heads up though
With the recent progress on RTMP support, I'm gonna hold off 'fixing' the script to bypass the current DRM for now. The backend will need to be stripped out and redone for the new interface (using lovely RSS rather than ugly screen-scraping!) anyway...
Has the last T3CH compile got RTMP support?
I noticed it had loads of merges from the linux branch, how's it coming?
MikeW
paperclipmonkey Wrote:Has the last T3CH compile got RTMP support?
I noticed it had loads of merges from the linux branch, how's it coming?
MikeW

I don't believe any build currently supports RTMP, but keep an eye on this thread!