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Noob question...

I downloaded the iPlayer script from http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-iplayer/, unzipped it and FTPed the files in to a folder that I created /E/apps/XBMC/iPlayer.

It shows up in the list of scripts but doesn't do anything when I click on it?

The main iPlayer thread seems to suggest it works but with over 500 posts mainly about development there does not seem to be much info for noobs!

Does the iPlayer script work? If so how do I get it working?

Any help much appriciated

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=27063
it's no longer a script, it's now a plugin. The thread is very long and lots has changed with the way the BBC handles iplayer content. I presume your in the uk and using a xbox? The last few posts in the main thread give you quite clear idea on state of play - we won't get a chance to try it until the next t3ch build is out with an additional patch (unless your happy to compile a build with the patch).
pt-1 Wrote:@DarkGUNMAN,
A Later patch no longer has this issue but is not yet included in the SVN and therefore not yet in the latest T3ch Release.

We have to wait for T3ch to release another one manually adding the patch or for the XBMC Team including the Patch in the Standard SVN built and then someone (T3ch) releasing another Version for us on the Xbox

So if I understand it correctly, I shouldn't rip my remaining hair out trying to get it to work on x-box with beta1, because beta1 doesn't contain the later patch?

There is a new comment here
http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/4905
saying that it can't be tested (I assume because he's outside the UK) - I do hope this won't mean it is stalled and gets left out of beta2... can anyone else help?
johnsto Wrote:The problem looks like was the BBC site throwing back errors after a large number of requests. This is now handled in the SVN version (such programmes are just ignored).

So please try this one!

http://xbmc-iplayer.googlecode.com/svn/t...plugin.zip

Using the default settings with this version also resulted in it not listing any programmes. Changing it to Flash VP6 did successfully get a list. As usual these would not play.

Since the default 'auto' settings do not appear to work at all they should not be the default.

For your information, Flash H.264 also successfully gets a list but Mobile and Flash Wii do not. However H.264 does not even start to try playing (even though it gets a list) it just goes back to the list, and Flash VP6 is the one that suffers the crash.

Note: I tried the H.264 on ones I know are listed in high quality on the BBC website.
jelockwood Wrote:Using the default settings with this version also resulted in it not listing any programmes. Changing it to Flash VP6 did successfully get a list. As usual these would not play.

xbmc.log please. Your feedback is nearly useless without it.
The second patch from Frosty which allows playback of packet type 0x16 has now been committed to SVN! Big Grin Hopefully this will be ported to the XBOX version before the release of RC1!
I have installed the latest plugin and when I select any channel and then list all it does nothing.

I have tried to access Plugin settings to change the "videostream" settings but when I click on Pluging settings it just goes back to the menu page.
further to my last post, forgot to mention it is XBMC beta 1 for windows.
tytherman Wrote:I have installed the latest plugin and when I select any channel and then list all it does nothing.

I have tried to access Plugin settings to change the "videostream" settings but when I click on Pluging settings it just goes back to the menu page.

Please post your xbmc.log!

Go to XBMC system settings, click 'enable debug logging'.

Then restart XBMC, run the plugin again, let it not work (close XBMC at this point if you want), and then find xbmc.log (it's in your XBMC directory usually), upload to pastebin.com, and link it here.
Actually, try this SVN version, I think I've caught it.

http://xbmc-iplayer.googlecode.com/svn/t...plugin.zip
The latest svn version now seems reliably to get a list of programmes. However it either then when trying to play crashes with the usual 0x16 as per this log

http://pastebin.com/m52ea5ba5

or on different programmes does nothing and returns to the list of programmes as per this log (the same programmes behaves the same each time)

http://pastebin.com/d4ed4940a

Note: this second behaviour is identical to when I previously tried forcing the plugin to try playing a H.264 stream.

I see mention in this thread a couple of posts ago of a possible fix for 0x16 frames, does this apply to the code in XBMC which handles flash streams rather than your plugin? If so I would have to wait for a new release of XBMC for Mac.
jelockwood Wrote:I see mention in this thread a couple of posts ago of a possible fix for 0x16 frames, does this apply to the code in XBMC which handles flash streams rather than your plugin? If so I would have to wait for a new release of XBMC for Mac.

Yep, all you gotta do now is wait for a new XBMC release that integrates frosty's code.
found part of my problem was down to the fact you can not access plugin settings from within the AEON skin. Will wait till the patch is released before trying again, but thanks any way....

p.s. I tried debugg mode but could not find XBMC.log, I could find IPlayer.log! :confused2:
johnsto Wrote:Yep, all you gotta do now is wait for a new XBMC release that integrates frosty's code.

What about the apparent complete lack of an attempt to play H.264 streams as per my second log? I would have expected 0x16 errors with that or if one was very very lucky it to work, but a complete lack of anything suggests a different problem.

PS. I really appreciate your efforts over this plugin. Cool
jelockwood Wrote:What about the apparent complete lack of an attempt to play H.264 streams as per my second log? I would have expected 0x16 errors with that or if one was very very lucky it to work, but a complete lack of anything suggests a different problem.

I think the H264 streams may be protected somehow, but this is something to look at later (i.e. when I fetch next XBMC build with the RTMP patch)