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I really like your version, Dink.

Preferred over the original structure, definitely.
My fav xbmc script, thanks so much johnsto.

Big Grin
Has anyone else had this issue:
If I choose to stream a video source it will buffer quite quickly and start playing, no problem. Radio is entirely different. Buffering is extremely slow and often hangs at just over 3/4 - is this an issue with the plugin or BBC?
nunrgguy1 Wrote:Has anyone else had this issue:
If I choose to stream a video source it will buffer quite quickly and start playing, no problem. Radio is entirely different. Buffering is extremely slow and often hangs at just over 3/4 - is this an issue with the plugin or BBC?

Currently the only way to work around this is to lower the cache setting for internet video to a low value such as 512kb. Settings -> System -> Cache -> Video Cache - Internet

see postings
http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=257...tcount=807
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=29464

There is an open ticket which references this problem
http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/4522
While I've used XBMC for quite some time I have little experience with scripts.

Do I just put this in the scripts folder Dink? Does it require its own parent folder or just put the 2 files and folders straight in scripts?
Firstly I want to say great work on this, sat in bed and watched an episode of Top Gear last night on the TV via XBMC - worked flawlessly!

HexusOdy; You need to put the Iplayer folder into Plugins\Video not into Scripts.. I fell for that one first off :p
Thanks Swifty, I'll do that.

I'd love to see some of the best plugins like this integrated into XBMC, I think at the moment thats one of its few weaknesses.
Is it possible to improve the stream quality? While watchable its alot more pixelated than normal TV.

Do they do a HQ stream and can I access it?
HexusOdy Wrote:Is it possible to improve the stream quality? While watchable its alot more pixelated than normal TV.

Do they do a HQ stream and can I access it?

Not yet that is a XBMC job not the plugin some peeps were working in making XBMC RMTP compatible with the HQ streams but they hit problems with stuff so not sure now if it will be in any time soon.
ok cool. And one last thing Smile

Do the streams always hang your PC when they finish playing?
I just started a quick thread here...

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=44478

Not sure if its of any use as like I say have no idea on code.... but it looks like an iPlayer, ITV, C4 and C5 all in one plugin for Windows MCE, looks like its free so may have some info in it that could be of interest to XBMC plugins?
HexusOdy Wrote:ok cool. And one last thing Smile

Do the streams always hang your PC when they finish playing?

grab a recent XBMC build and that should solve the problem
see http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=257...tcount=807
I have the very latest SVN as posted by Ikon this morning but it hung at the end of playing. WIll try another and see if happens again.
Hi Folks

I have made a few more updates to the iplayer script (build on my previous updates to make it faster and support series and category listings). It now
  • Will download and can autoplay subtitles
  • Can play live BBC radio channels
  • Fixed for Radio : Categories, Highlights, Popular and Search hierarchies

The update is available at
http://drop.io/iaeutil

Some details:
  • The subtitles are downloaded in TTAF format and are then converted to .srt. Some info may be lost in the process as TTAF can be html heavy. If you want to manually connect to a downloaded subtitles file it is available under plugins/video/IPlayer/Subtitles
  • The live radio channels are enabled by downloading .asx files, extracting a mms:// reference and then on xbox and linux passing this to PLAYER_CORE_MPLAYER (under windows PLAYER_CORE_AUTO is used)

Let me know what you think

Cheers
Dink
I amgoing to try it. Thanks for the subtitles. I have been asking for it.