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XBMC Flicks - Netflix Movies / TV Shows (Video) experimental Addon for XBMC - sambul25 - 2013-06-23

You can use free Plex Center & Server pair with the same success. There is Netflix channel, and it works via transcoding just like PlayON, but free. Smile

What did he mean under "Netflix Apps"?


RE: XBMC Flicks - Netflix Movies / TV Shows (Video) experimental Addon for XBMC - saitoh183 - 2013-06-24

(2013-06-23, 23:25)sambul25 Wrote: You can use free Plex Center & Server pair with the same success. There is Netflix channel, and it works via transcoding just like PlayON, but free. Smile

What did he mean under "Netflix Apps"?

Im not interested in Plex since that would mean i would have to use plexxbmc addon to connect to the plex server. The dev was talking about Silverlight.


RE: [RELEASE] XBMC Flicks - Mikewave - 2013-06-24

I get a Invalid Or Expired Token


RE: [RELEASE] XBMC Flicks - scrolling - 2013-06-25

(2013-06-23, 04:38)saitoh183 Wrote: I gave up on this and got playon. It works with Caprica and all the other shows that were failing in Flicks...i hope someone picks this up and does a over haul. I know there is no more public API key available anymore, so my hopes are not high Smile

I ended up going this route as well even thought I was able to get XBMCFlicks to work. I did a compressions and found that the I was watching looked better with PlayOn than it did with XBMCFlicks. And that's what sold me also it was a lot easier to set up.


XBMC Flicks - Netflix Movies / TV Shows (Video) experimental Addon for XBMC - sambul25 - 2013-06-25

Newegg has every movie stored in several compression levels on their servers. You can select best resolution for your network speed and download limit in your account on their site. I find it hard to believe that by recompressing on the fly in PlayOn on Celeron PC a compressed video file one gets from Newegg will make it look better than original. Each compression results in loss of quality, unless special settings, software, and multipath video processing with filters are used for movie restoration (not on the fly recompression). The best Newegg can deliver is via IE in Silverlight - low CPU load, and hight quality based on resolution selected in Newegg settings.

But another thing is in question: recently thousands of popular titles were removed from Newegg, so I'm finding it very difficult to get a high rated movie from it now. There are just a few in each category, unless I'm missing some search techniques.


lihlkj - locoguano - 2013-06-25

Its pretty simple. I have XBMCFlicks working. Its been working for nearly a year. I get my Instant Queue and that is all, but that is all I need. If you do the steps correctly, it will work for you. If it doesn't, then move on to something else. The Plex plugin is a good route because it is being maintained.


RE: [RELEASE] XBMC Flicks - Netflix - dazz87 - 2013-06-30

Got everything to work but for some reason I cant get the keyboard shortcut to work for IE on my ps3 remote. In order for the keyboard keys to work on the remote I need to click on the mouse on my keyboard. Once that is done the shortcuts works. Anyone else having this issue? . I am on xbmc 12.1 and IE is 9. i try using IE 10 and same thing. I also try chrome and its the same. The only shortcut that works without going to the OSD is alt+f4 = shutdown web page (forcefully). Just annoying that I need to always click on the mouse first (after launching a movie) before my remote to work.


XBMC Flicks - Netflix Movies / TV Shows (Video) experimental Addon for XBMC - enzit - 2013-07-01

So I followed what Tim posted on post ##1448 and Im getting an account status Inactive message on my log file when I try to view whats in my instant queue. Any Ideas?


XBMC Flicks Alternative - saitoh183 - 2013-07-01

For the interested. Here is a alternative external app i found that can be launched via Advanced Launcher addon which is is called Netflix Viewer. Its on the SageTV forum but it's it own application. It has built in shortcut keys for HTPC navigation.


XBMC Flicks - Netflix Movies / TV Shows (Video) experimental Addon for XBMC - sambul25 - 2013-07-01

Is there a way to change video aspect ratio (frame size) in which the movie is streamed from Netflix server? When watching on an analog TV, can't find the way to reformat some videos properly to fit the screen 4:3 using a network player or PC XBMC controls, but there might be Netflix server streaming options set in Flicks prefs?

Also, how to change the Flicks setting opening IE each time in maximized browser window (not full screen mode) to a regular size browser window?


RE: XBMC Flicks - Netflix Movies / TV Shows (Video) experimental Addon for XBMC - saitoh183 - 2013-07-02

(2013-07-01, 20:05)sambul25 Wrote: Is there a way to change video aspect ratio (frame size) in which the movie is streamed from Netflix server? When watching on an analog TV, can't find the way to reformat some videos properly to fit the screen 4:3 using a network player or PC XBMC controls, but there might be Netflix server streaming options set in Flicks prefs?

Also, how to change the Flicks setting opening IE each time in maximized browser window (not full screen mode) to a regular size browser window?

I would suggest redirecting your questions for that app to http://forums.gbpvr.com/showthread.php?44412-New-External-App-Netflix-Viewer/page127.


XBMC Flicks - Netflix Movies / TV Shows (Video) experimental Addon for XBMC - sambul25 - 2013-07-02

I was asking about Flicks. Are you talking of Netflix Viewer? What are the advantages and drawbacks of that app compare to Flicks?


XBMC FlicksAlternative - saitoh183 - 2013-07-02

The only drawback i can see is that its not a internal part of XBMC meaning you need something like advanced launcher to call it as a external program. Its a program in its own that uses IE (like Flicks) to view netflix but also comes with shortcut keys to navigation. The advantage is that there is no config messing to get it to work...you install, start it, it downloads the netflix DB content(takes 1hr for first run) and your ready to go. Build a launcher in XBMC with Advance launcher and start watching. The other advantage is that the applications is maintained still (last update was June 26) unlike XBMCFlicks.

Im not using it since i have Playon and configured the XBMC.Library external app to scrape netflix into my library. But if i had found this solution before, i might have taken it over my current setup


RE: [RELEASE] XBMC Flicks - dazz87 - 2013-07-04

nevermind figure it out


RE: [RELEASE]XBMC Flicks-Netflix Movies/TV Shows (Video) experimental Addon for XBMC - ninjaunmatched - 2013-07-08

Okay I'm coming into this brand new. I had version 12 installed but no go here so I went version 10 instead... I did what I could find to do. The script is failing. The log file does not even create the "Authorize" line at all but I can see other errors going on.

Quote:21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960878080 NOTICE: ##########################################################
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: root folder: C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.xbmcflicks
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: working folder: C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\addon_data\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: links folder: C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\addon_data\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\links
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: real link path: C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\addon_data\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\links
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: resource folder: C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\resources
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: lib folder: C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\resources\lib
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: userinfo folder: C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\addon_data\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: USER INFO FILE LOC: C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\addon_data\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\userinfo.txt
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: couldn't load user information from userinfo.txt file
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: .. getAuth called ..
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: OSX Setting is set to: False
21:45:52 T:6420 M:1960873984 NOTICE: .. user configured ..
21:45:53 T:6420 M:1960181760 NOTICE: Token did not contain any errors
21:45:53 T:6420 M:1960181760 ERROR: Error Type: exceptions.KeyError
21:45:53 T:6420 M:1960181760 ERROR: Error Contents: oauth_token
21:45:53 T:6420 M:1959968768 ERROR: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\default.py", line 26, in ?
import resources.lib.menu as menu
File "C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\resources\lib\menu.py", line 474, in ?
getInstantQueue()
File "C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\resources\lib\iqueue.py", line 1359, in getInstantQueue
initApp()
File "C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\resources\lib\iqueue.py", line 1354, in initApp
user = getAuth(netflixClient,VERBOSE_USER_LOG)
File "C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\resources\lib\iqueue.py", line 61, in getAuth
(tok, url) = netflix.user.getRequestToken()
File "C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\resources\lib\Netflix.py", line 46, in getRequestToken
requestToken = oauth.OAuthToken.from_string(response.read())
File "C:\Users\ninja_unmatched\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.xbmcflicks\resources\lib\oauth.py", line 148, in from_string
key = params['oauth_token'][0]
KeyError: oauth_token
21:45:53 T:2824 M:1960017920 ERROR: XFILE::CDirectory::GetDirectory - Error getting plugin://plugin.video.xbmcflicks/?mode=10
21:45:53 T:2824 M:1960017920 ERROR: CGUIMediaWindow::GetDirectory(plugin://plugin.video.xbmcflicks/?mode=10) failed
21:45:53 T:760 M:1959960576 NOTICE: -->Python Interpreter Initialized<--
21:45:53 T:760 M:1959858176 NOTICE: ##########################################################
21:45:53 T:760 M:1959858176 NOTICE: Arg1: 0
21:45:53 T:760 M:1959854080 NOTICE: Arg2: ?mode=0
21:45:53 T:760 M:1959854080 NOTICE: Mode: 0
21:45:53 T:760 M:1959854080 NOTICE: ##########################################################
21:45:53 T:2824 M:1959903232 WARNING: XFILE::CVideoDatabaseDirectory::GetLabel - Unknown nodetype requested 6
21:45:53 T:2824 M:1959899136 ERROR: Control 402 in window 10107 has been asked to focus, but it can't

So...how to get it to do the login process is the question.....Huh