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[RELEASE] xTweet - a Twitter Script for XBMC (can update your Facebook status too)
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Hey everyone,

Version 1.4 is now available for download:
- http://xbmc-xtweet.googlecode.com/files/...et-1.4.zip

Features:
- update your Twitter status
- if you have audio/video playing, you can select to update your status with the media: "listening to ARTIST - SONG" or "watching VIDEO TITLE"
- view your "Friends Timeline" (the default view on the Twitter home page)
- built-in @reply to messages on your Friends Timeline
- send Direct Messages
- view Direct Messages you have received and sent
- reply to and delete Direct Messages
- view your Followers and Following lists
- view users' timelines
- @mention users
- edit your account login credentials

xTweet can also update your Facebook status if you have the Twitter Application on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application...2231777543
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I've got ideas for features for the next few releases (followers/following lists, search, etc.), but I'm always open to suggestions, so let me know how you think I can make xTweet even better.

So have at it and let me know what you think!!!

If you find any issues with xTweet, let me know and I'll get on it:
- http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-xtweet/issues/entry

Review of xTweet v1.1:
- http://xboxisnotdead.blogspot.com/2009/0...tweet.html

History behind this script:
- http://asylumfunk.com/2009/06/30/xtweet-...from-xbmc/
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#2
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Great stuff!

FYI; xTweet will also indirectly allow you to update your Facebook status if you install the Twitter Application on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/apps/application...2231777543

Cool
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#3
How about a list of pre-defined settings that can be edited via the XBox or pre-uploaded like an Ini file as it takes a bit to "write" anything via the remote or controller ..?

Are you interested in a German Translation?

PT-1

PS: I like it !
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#4
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you say that xtweet can automatically tweet what you are watching... where are the settings for this?

Huh
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#5
Gamester17 Wrote:FYI; still will also allow you to update your Facebook status if you install the Twitter Application:
http://www.facebook.com/apps/application...2231777543
Great point! I have that app installed (but disabled) and yet never connected the dots... you can definitely update your Facebook status in XBMC via xTweet Big Grin

cnshulz Wrote:you say that xtweet can automatically tweet what you are watching... where are the settings for this?
If you have audio or video playing while the script is running, you should see either a "Tweet about this song?" or "Tweet about this video?" option, respectively, appear at the top of the main menu. Let me know if this still isn't working for you.

pt-1 Wrote:How about a list of pre-defined settings that can be edited via the XBox or pre-uploaded like an Ini file as it takes a bit to "write" anything via the remote or controller ..?
Hmmm... do you mean like a config file containing a list of Tweets; sort of like a list of often-used statuses, eg: "watching a movie", "eating lunch", etc.?

pt-1 Wrote:Are you interested in a German Translation?
Most definitely!
One of the first features I coded was i18n support Big Grin
The most recent version of the language file is available here. I'll have a relevant wiki entry up on the xTweet project page shortly (http://code.google.com/p/xbmc-xtweet/), but you may be able to figure it out on your own Wink Let me know if you have any questions in the meanwhile.

If anyone else out there is able to help out with translation of any other languages, by all means, let me know! Big Grin I'd love to provide native-language support for all users.

Glad you guys are enjoying it so far and keep the feedback coming!

and keep your eyes peeled for version 1.3 in the next couple of days Wink
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#6
Awesome! Is this available via the SVN Repo Installer? Can you put it in there if not? Smile
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#7
At asylumFunk

yeah a predefined list in order to update/change status would be cool as "typing" via Xbox Controller or Remote can take a while

PT-1
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#8
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Boxee also has this feature where it adds URL to the item you are watching / listening to:

Some examples:

For movies:

"watching Pulp Fiction on XBMC Media Center http://imdb.com/title/tt0110912"
So your Facebook status then automatically then gets updated with:
"Andreas is watching Pulp Fiction on XBMC Media Center http://imdb.com/title/tt0110912"

and for TV Shows:

"watching Battlestar Galactica on XBMC Media Center http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=73545"
So your Facebook status then automatically then gets updated with:
"Andreas is watching Battlestar Galactica on XBMC Media Center http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=73545"


...also without viewing the movie under the video information view in Boxee you can select either "Recommend This" so that it then tweets:

"recommending Pulp Fiction on XBMC Media Center http://imdb.com/title/tt0110912"
So your Facebook status then automatically then gets updated with:
"Andreas is recommending Pulp Fiction on XBMC Media Center http://imdb.com/title/tt0110912"


I think that you should be able to grab the URL from XBMC library database(?), and same thing could be done for music artists linking to http://allmusic.com

IMHO this would be a really cool new feature for xTweet! Cool
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#9
Gamester17 Wrote:This would be a cool really new feature for xTweet IMHO Cool

Apart if you decide to watch some adult content ;-)
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#10
pt-1 Wrote:Apart if you decide to watch some adult content ;-)
You would still have to have to select which video and songs that you wish to tweet:
AsylumFunk Wrote:If you have audio or video playing while the script is running, you should see either a "Tweet about this song?" or "Tweet about this video?" option, respectively, appear at the top of the main menu.
This concept would not change this function, it would only add a button for "Recommend This Video" and change the message to add a link when you select "Tweet About This Video"

So some manual interaction is still required, thus it will be a conscious act if you like to recommend adult movies Wink
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#11
Hey there, firstly, great script, thanks for sharing - all seems to work well updating facebook status via xtweet
Using v1.2, I cant seem to get the update from song/video working. It seems, when playing a song or video the options available are not linked correctly, ie - clicking update status about movie actually selects 'update status' etc

when I click home, the following occurs also.
error:
python script failed:
special://home/scripts/xtweet/default.py

I'm running xbmc for windows (3week old svn), tested on aeon and pm3(hd) skins.
sorry if this has been noted prior, i couldnt see that it had.

cheers
Cliff
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#12
Gamester17 Wrote:This would be a cool really new feature for xTweet IMHO Cool

I've started on this a few months back, but have been sidetracked... It may be time to figure out where I saved the scripts...
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#13
i mean automatic as in me not having to do anything... like scrobbling to last.fm from a media player for example.

c.
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#14
there is a facebook c++ library here: https://launchpad.net/fantasma
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cnschulz Wrote:i mean automatic as in me not having to do anything... like scrobbling to last.fm from a media player for example.

c.
Yes, this would be a great addition if switchable on/off.. however I presume the script can not simply run in the background so not possible?
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