Release Snagfilms Video Addon
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This website has an eclectic bunch of movies, as well as TV shows such as: National Geographic and Popular Science for Kids. Many of the movies and shows are in 720 or 1080 resolution.

The repo is at:
UPDATE: addon is now in xbmc.org repo
http://mirrors.xbmc.org/addons/frodo/plu...snagfilms/


This is still a work in progress.

Known issues:
A number of videos do not play - they are redirected to Hulu usually. You will see that movie links which do not display the poster image typically will not play - the addon displays a dialog box saying "No playable video found". I hope to be able to figure this out in advance and filter out the unplayable entries.

There are some really high bitrates (if you believe the values given, some exceed 10Mb) for videos which may cause buffering. You can go to the addon settings to adjust the bitrate.

Occasionally a movie category will not load and gives a script error. Try accessing the category again, it will usually load correctly the second or third time. I believe this may be because I'm not handling gzip encoding correctly for some request/response http data. It may also be due to curl timeouts. I'll look into this when I have some time.
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#2
Looks interesting, thanks.
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#3
Is it legal?
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#4
Not sure what the copyright position is. Lots of obscure stuff. No big name movies. they have apps for android.
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(2014-06-29, 01:32)nickr Wrote: Not sure what the copyright position is. Lots of obscure stuff. No big name movies. they have apps for android.

In my opinion its a gray area. Can't seem to find any legit info on main site.
But who am i Wink
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(2014-06-29, 01:43)schumi2004 Wrote:
(2014-06-29, 01:32)nickr Wrote: Not sure what the copyright position is. Lots of obscure stuff. No big name movies. they have apps for android.

In my opinion its a gray area. Can't seem to find any legit info on main site.
But who am i Wink

I really try to only do addons for legitimate sites.

Have a look here: http://www.snagfilms.com/board and here: http://www.snagfilms.com/about/heritage
The company is based in New York and has been around since 2008. Most of the company directors are from AOL or Comcast.
I'm pretty sure it's legit.
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#7
(2014-06-29, 01:48)learningit Wrote: The company is based in New York and has been around since 2008. Most of the company directors are from AOL or Comcast.
I pretty sure it's legit.
Great, awesome Wink
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#8
Works good, has full episodes of shows that are missing from other sites such as hulu. Episode order can be confusing, but they seem to be out of order on snagfilms and Nat. Geo. Example: Alpha Dogs is a different order on imdb and seems correct there.
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#9
Snagfilms addon is now in the xbmc.org repo:
http://mirrors.xbmc.org/addons/frodo/plu...snagfilms/
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#10
Hey there, It seems to work ok, until i pause the stream. Huh
When I un-pause it, it seems to jump back at the beginning of the stream. Sometimes, It plays a couple more seconds before going back to the beginning.

Also, it seems like it doesn't pick up the sub categories eg: In Kids and Family it only lists the titles on Most Popular, but not the ones on Most Recent.

I'm using 12.2 (Frodo) on Win7.

I'm slightly new to xbmc, btw. Wink
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#11
(2014-07-25, 18:01)Alexsource Wrote: Hey there, It seems to work ok, until i pause the stream. Huh
When I un-pause it, it seems to jump back at the beginning of the stream. Sometimes, It plays a couple more seconds before going back to the beginning.

Also, it seems like it doesn't pick up the sub categories eg: In Kids and Family it only lists the titles on Most Popular, but not the ones on Most Recent.

I'm using 12.2 (Frodo) on Win7.

I'm slightly new to xbmc, btw. Wink

I'll look into the pause issue, but I think that's more player related than due to the snagfilms addon.
For the sub-categories issue try the 1.0.6 release:
https://github.com/learningit/plugin.video.snagfilms

I'll get it pulled into the xmbc.org repo as well.
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#12
It seems to work, I'll give it a better look tommorrow.
I've just updated to 13.1 Gotham, btw.
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#13
Hey, I uploaded a log for you to take a look at, not sure if it's gonna be useful but here goes...

http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=254138

I tryed playing a little of a couple of skeleton warriors episodes (in Kids and Family, Most Recent) and pausing then, wait a bit, thn un-pause. It kept on playing normally.

But, when I did the same with Exit Speed (under the Action Category, Most Popular), the stream re-started itself.
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#14
(2014-07-26, 15:01)Alexsource Wrote: Hey, I uploaded a log for you to take a look at, not sure if it's gonna be useful but here goes...

http://xbmclogs.com/show.php?id=254138

I tryed playing a little of a couple of skeleton warriors episodes (in Kids and Family, Most Recent) and pausing then, wait a bit, thn un-pause. It kept on playing normally.

But, when I did the same with Exit Speed (under the Action Category, Most Popular), the stream re-started itself.

There's not anything I can do in the addon, that I'm aware of, to fix this problem. I just hand the player the video url, it does everything from there. I also noticed that it was only happening with some streams, not all. I'll check with other devs to see if they have a fix, but I'm not very hopeful.
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#15
I'm getting script error on Snagfilms, can anyone confirm this?

Code:
ERROR: EXCEPTION Thrown (PythonToCppException) : -->Python callback/script returned the following error<--
                                             - NOTE: IGNORING THIS CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LEAKS!
                                            Error Type: <type 'exceptions.IndexError'>
                                            Error Contents: list index out of range
                                            Traceback (most recent call last):
                                              File "L:\Users\Uta\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.snagfilms\default.py", line 281, in <module>
                                                elif mode=='GC':  getCats(p('url'))
                                              File "L:\Users\Uta\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\plugin.video.snagfilms\default.py", line 147, in getCats
                                                x_url = re.compile('rel="canonical" href="http://www.snagfilms.com(.+?)"').findall(html)[0]
                                            IndexError: list index out of range
                                            -->End of Python script error report<--[code]
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