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ant_thomas Wrote:Thanks for the reply dink. I've just left it for about 10 mins (tried to play at 23:19) and it's doing nothing, though there does seem to have been a few changes in the xbmc.log files along that time.

Log is here

In this logfile it looks like you pressed play/ok a couple of times before playback started. Try again this time just pressing once and waiting a minute or two.

Cheers
Dink
dink Wrote:In this logfile it looks like you pressed play/ok a couple of times before playback started. Try again this time just pressing once and waiting a minute or two.

Cheers
Dink

Indeed I did. It seems that nothing activates without a second click. I'll give it another go soon.
Hi Dink is there not a problem with the plugin and Snow Leopard?

I never have a problem connecting to a stream on my appletv its only on the mini (which has snow leopard)
garyi Wrote:Hi Dink is there not a problem with the plugin and Snow Leopard?

I never have a problem connecting to a stream on my appletv its only on the mini (which has snow leopard)

I don't know as I don't have a Mac and no one else has mentioned. If you can post a log file I will have a look.

Cheers
Dink
Hi Folks

If you have been having problems with excessive delay to programmes starting under Linux can you try the following update and let me know if it helps (or even more importantly if it doesn't).

http://xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com/fil...-01-07.zip

On my Linux system this update reduces programme start from 30+ seconds to around 10sec. It's now a lot closer to a Windows setup on the same machine which only only ever took around 5 seconds.

A bit more detail:

The root of the problem seems to be some sort of locking issue when accessing the xbmc, xbmcgui, xbmcplugin libraries in the IPlayer plugin where lots of other libraries are loaded and plenty of network access is happening.

What I changed was to restructure the code which is executed when programme play is selected. Previously the network access/processing code was intermingled with the xbmc listitem setup and dialog update code. I have consolidated the network code together at the start, the xbmc listitem code at the end and removed the dialog update code.

I appreciate the updating dialog was useful but removing it helped reduce startup time from 30+sec to 10sec on my test system.

Cheers
Dink
Dink, my acer revo start a stream in 10-15 seconds. I see no change with the new verion other than the diaglog is gone
dink Wrote:I will definitely look into it. Thanks for the heads up

Cheers
Dink

Hi

Just wondered if there was an update to the STV iPlayer - this would be a great source of happiness for me.

Thanks in advance.
Problem:


OSX Version: 10.4 (ATV Native OS)
Platform: AppleTV
Launcher version: 3.2.1
Install Method: via Launcher from TheQuestors Nightly Build Site
SVN Revision: r26486
Detailed Instructions to Reproduce the Problem: Launch iPlayer from plugins directory. Plugin takes a little time, then errors out with
Code:
No Module named email
Please check you installed this plugin correctly

- Have tried other plugins (like videodevil Shocked) and they appear unaffected

FULL Debug Log: http://pastebin.com/f6a85b052

GUI Problems (Navigation, Finding options, Setup, Labels, etc): None

Skin name: Confluence


Things tried:

I have tried to update iPlayer to latest version via SVN installer. Have successfully installed latest revision r1550, but upon launch, have same problem as above. iPlayer worked on latest release 9.11 as of just before I updated to the nightly build! This is the only thing different about system before/after problem....
I am guessing there is a problem with the python email libraries included in the python24.zip file.
Copy an older version from a previous build and see if that helps. Replace /usr/local/share/xbmc/system/python/python24.zip with a slightly older one and see what you get.
That location is from a linux build not sure if ATV is the same layout as I have never used or seen it but if it's not just search for that python24.zip file and replace it with a previous version.
You sir are a genius!

for anyone else with this problem, the python24.zip is unzipped in the ATV installation and the folder can be found at:

~/Applications/XBMC.app/Contents/Resources/XBMC/system/python

There seems to be no files at all in the Lib/email/ subdirectory in the latest nightly, but I just copied the complete python directory over from the 9.11 install as suggested above and it worked like a charm,

Cheers!

Jim
Jimmer Wrote:You sir are a genius!

for anyone else with this problem, the python24.zip is unzipped in the ATV installation and the folder can be found at:

~/Applications/XBMC.app/Contents/Resources/XBMC/system/python

There seems to be no files at all in the Lib/email/ subdirectory in the latest nightly, but I just copied the complete python directory over from the 9.11 install as suggested above and it worked like a charm,

Cheers!

Jim

fixed in http://trac.xbmc.org/changeset/26505
Lol - Feels good to have done something useful for a change - instead of take, take, take!
gerryyoung1977 Wrote:Hi

Just wondered if there was an update to the STV iPlayer - this would be a great source of happiness for me.

Thanks in advance.

Sorry no update. No encryption but looks like a complex handshake to kick off the RMTP stream which currently has me at a bit of a loss.

Cheers
Dink
dink Wrote:Hi Folks

If you have been having problems with excessive delay to programmes starting under Linux can you try the following update and let me know if it helps (or even more importantly if it doesn't).

http://xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com/fil...-01-07.zip

On my Linux system this update reduces programme start from 30+ seconds to around 10sec. It's now a lot closer to a Windows setup on the same machine which only only ever took around 5 seconds.

A bit more detail:

The root of the problem seems to be some sort of locking issue when accessing the xbmc, xbmcgui, xbmcplugin libraries in the IPlayer plugin where lots of other libraries are loaded and plenty of network access is happening.

What I changed was to restructure the code which is executed when programme play is selected. Previously the network access/processing code was intermingled with the xbmc listitem setup and dialog update code. I have consolidated the network code together at the start, the xbmc listitem code at the end and removed the dialog update code.

I appreciate the updating dialog was useful but removing it helped reduce startup time from 30+sec to 10sec on my test system.

Cheers
Dink

Hi Yes loading up in a handful of seconds rather than the 30 secs plus it was! :O)

YaY
I'm running r26540 and iplayer (2010-01-07) and the release before don't use VDPAU to decode.

Whereas all other downloaded HD content does.

Any idea why?