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Hi,

I have iplayer up and running on the xbox but the sound quality is poor. When it starts up it is a lot louder than the volume would be for any other xbmc video and i think it is this that is causing the issue.

I can turn the volume down on the tv and via the analogue stick on xbmc but the distortion is still there and it get worse if there is loud action the screen so i belive its an issue with the volume of the stream.

I'm running the XBMC-9.04.1-FIXED-BABYLON-T3CH build, the date on the read me files contained in it is June 2009. I believe this is the latest one stable version?

any ideas on whats causing this?

keep up the good work!
Any chance you could parse the BBC ONE and TWO live streams? I'll get the code side working if the script can at least pull the auth etc.
motd2k Wrote:Any chance you could parse the BBC ONE and TWO live streams? I'll get the code side working if the script can at least pull the auth etc.

Here you go http://xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com/fil...eaming.zip

Thanks motd2k for looking into this.

Cheers
Dink
bark02 Wrote:Hi,

I have iplayer up and running on the xbox but the sound quality is poor. When it starts up it is a lot louder than the volume would be for any other xbmc video and i think it is this that is causing the issue.

I can turn the volume down on the tv and via the analogue stick on xbmc but the distortion is still there and it get worse if there is loud action the screen so i belive its an issue with the volume of the stream.

I'm running the XBMC-9.04.1-FIXED-BABYLON-T3CH build, the date on the read me files contained in it is June 2009. I believe this is the latest one stable version?

any ideas on whats causing this?
keep up the good work!

Not sure what's going on here at all It could very well be a hardware issue. First thing I suggest is to check for loose connects. If that doesn't work then alter some of the audio settings to see if they make a change.

Under Main Menu -> Settings -> Video -> Player -> Configure audio hardware
or
When playing a video pop up the context menu and select the audio settings.

Cheers
Dink
motd2k Wrote:Any chance you could parse the BBC ONE and TWO live streams? I'll get the code side working if the script can at least pull the auth etc.

That would be most welcome. Big Grin
dink Wrote:Here you go http://xbmc-iplayerv2.googlecode.com/fil...eaming.zip

Thanks motd2k for looking into this.

Cheers
Dink

r21744 adds (and r21745 fixes!) live RTMP playback into librtmp. Please see your modified plugin here. Note that the channel names are incorrect, i've fixed the BBC1 one, but the others will need updating. Also note the setProperty("IsLive", "true").

Have fun!

motd
motd2k Wrote:r21744 adds (and r21745 fixes!) live RTMP playback into librtmp. Please see your modified plugin here. Note that the channel names are incorrect, i've fixed the BBC1 one, but the others will need updating. Also note the setProperty("IsLive", "true").

Have fun!

motd


Thanks for all the help motd2k. I've gotten the kinks worked out in the test plugin and will integrate them into the IPlayer plugin shortly.

Cheers
Dink
Shame they dont provide h264 streams!
motd2k Wrote:Shame they dont provide h264 streams!

sure is. Hopefully they will get around to it sometime. The tech used on these streams seems to be the same VP6 codec stuff as used orgionally by the catchup service.

Cheers
Dink
Hi Folks

I have updated the IPlayer plugin with support for Live BBC TV. To use this feature you will need a Windows or Linux build of at least SVN:21747 (2009-07-18). No XBox support as yet - the XBMC librtmp patches have yet to be merged.

The IPlayer-2009-07-19.zip update can be downloaded from http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-iplayerv2/ . I will update the SVN rep later today if no problems are reported.

Many thanks to motd2k who updated librtmp.

Cheers
Dink
live play back didn't work for me with rev21385. I tried play the streams few times but nothing happened in the gui then I went to the "play list" section and "bbc live" showed as now playing the the cursor vanished gui became unresponsive.

http://pastebin.com/m478cba10

is there any settings i should have changed to make this work

edit
this ticket look like it might be related

http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/6924
marlboroman1 Wrote:live play back didn't work for me with rev21385. I tried play the streams few times but nothing happened in the gui then I went to the "play list" section and "bbc live" showed as now playing the the cursor vanished gui became unresponsive.

http://pastebin.com/m478cba10

is there any settings i should have changed to make this work

You need at least r21745 for motd2k's librtmp patches.

Cheers
Dink
sorry I didn't check, I just compiled from svn updated a few hours ago but for some reason it didn't create an installer package so just clicked on the most resent installer I had oops Laugh I will learn one day Rolleyes
Ive just started compiling xbmc for xbox yesterday although I have followed this and the previous thread since it started, so forgive my lack of terminoligy and general newbieness Smile

The latest RTMP changes have been backported to the xbox svn branch yesterday (20/07/09). Unfortunately I think this has broken the iplayer plugin. The plugin launches but shows audio only (no video). I tried the june Iplayer plugin as well as the July one and they both have the same error.

I initially though this may of been an error on my behalf whilst compiling so I downloaded a nightly 21810 build and it is the same.

On the (ever so) positive side, the bbc live stream launches with this build (it refused to load on 21759 build), but again its audio only.

Apologies if this is not the correct place to ask but how do we fix it?

P.s. Dink thanks so much for everything you (and johnsto) have gived to the Iplayer plugin, i think its absolutely wonderful.

Cheers,
Paul
I dont think its related to IPlayer or even RTMP protocol the dvdPlayer on the xbox seem to be broken for all video. Its been look at so hopefully it wont be to difficult to fix

http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/6936