[RELEASE] HowStuffWorks.com

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AddonScriptorDE Offline
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Hi,
this addon is for watching videos from HowStuffWorks.com.
You can install it from the xbmc.org eden repo...
(This post was last modified: 2013-08-04 17:29 by AddonScriptorDE.)
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works great - apart from the 'play button' part
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great addon thank you
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Update v1.0.1:
- Added autoplay mode (workaround for buffering issue)
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They completly changed their site, so i had to rewrite the addon.
There are a lot of nice new shows available on HowStuffWorks!

Update is available via the repo...
(This post was last modified: 2013-08-04 17:29 by AddonScriptorDE.)
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This stopped working for me a couple of weeks ago. Is it broken? I run raspbmc.
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The plugin can be fixed with a minor correction to the regular expression in the playVideo function

diff --git a/default.py b/default.py
index 0c1cccf..9712eda 100644
--- a/default.py
+++ b/default.py
@@ -167,7 +167,7 @@ def listSearch(url):

def playVideo(url):
content = getUrl(url)
- match = re.compile("m3u8 : '(.*?)'", re.DOTALL).findall(content)
+ match = re.compile("m3u8[^:]*: '([^']*)'").findall(content)
finalUrl = match[0]
if finalUrl:
listitem = xbmcgui.ListItem(path=finalUrl)


At least this works for 14, not sure about Gotham, I wll have to try my other machine.

I saved the commit to my github for safe keeping. I need to figure out how to get it to the author

https://github.com/pellcorp/xbmc-plugins...7038929759
(This post was last modified: 2014-11-26 15:44 by JasonPell.)
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@JasonPell
Thanks, that worked.
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v2.0.4:
- Fixed video playback
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A while back videos stopped showing up in any category. Does anyone else have this issue? Is this addon still supported?
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(2016-02-01 08:36)Skurvy_Pirate Wrote:  A while back videos stopped showing up in any category. Does anyone else have this issue? Is this addon still supported?

I haven't seen a post from AddonScriptorDE in almost a year. I think it's safe to say this add-on is no longer supported.

I've created a new add-on for the How Stuff Works website. Download from the link below.

EDIT: Please see post #14 below for the latest version.

If you have any issues with the add-on, please post a log (wiki).

XBMC Gotham (13.2) on ThinkPad T400 Ubuntu 12.04.5 | Kodi Jarvis (16.1) on HTPC Lubuntu 14.04 | My Add-ons | My Repo
(This post was last modified: 2016-05-01 19:17 by MetalChris.)
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@MetalChris : Thanks for uploading but the add on doesn't work. If I try and install from zip then the installation fails
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(2016-04-28 18:57)Chrisi123 Wrote:  @MetalChris : Thanks for uploading but the add on doesn't work. If I try and install from zip then the installation fails

Error message? What OS are you using? Which version of Kodi? Could you please post a log (wiki).

XBMC Gotham (13.2) on ThinkPad T400 Ubuntu 12.04.5 | Kodi Jarvis (16.1) on HTPC Lubuntu 14.04 | My Add-ons | My Repo
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I was not able to reproduce anything resembling the error reported by @Chrisi123, but their post did prompt to look over the add-on, and I did find a bug that caused some issues on my tablet running Isengard on Android Lollipop. So, a new version is now available. Please download from the link below:

How Stuff Works - v 3.0.5

If you have any issues with the add-on, please post a log (wiki).

XBMC Gotham (13.2) on ThinkPad T400 Ubuntu 12.04.5 | Kodi Jarvis (16.1) on HTPC Lubuntu 14.04 | My Add-ons | My Repo
(This post was last modified: 2016-10-31 03:45 by MetalChris.)
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Hi MetalChris,

I am new to the world of Kodi and will try to log the error when I get the chance. I am running Kodi Jarvis on Android 4.4 KitKat

Would really like to get this add-on working

Thanks
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