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  #2436117 11-Mar-2020 08:34
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Checked again this morning and SlyGuy's (Kodi) Add-on is working perfectly for all OnDemand streaming on my Android TV box (MiBox).

 

His Version is cited as  0.0.1

 

 


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  #2436149 11-Mar-2020 09:42
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Rickles:

 

Checked again this morning and SlyGuy's (Kodi) Add-on is working perfectly for all OnDemand streaming on my Android TV box (MiBox).

 

His Version is cited as  0.0.1

 

 

 

 

That's the repository version. (with the main source URL) You need to drill down in that or goto the addon config for each version ;)


 
 
 
 


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  #2436179 11-Mar-2020 10:04
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@Oblivian … It works, I'm happy 🙂🙂


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  #2440472 18-Mar-2020 07:34
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Thanks Team for your work on this. 

 

Got my Kodi sorted over the weekend :-)  Was running great the other day but bad buffering issues on TVNZ OnDemand last night.  Rebooted everything (Kodi, then Nvidia Shield, then internet router) to no avail, then gave up and watched a film on Netflix that streamed fine.  Am wondering whether a recent Kodi upgrade has reset buffering settings (I noticed last night that the release number had incremented), or whether it's a TVNZ issue?


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  #2440598 18-Mar-2020 11:36
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Me too, but the horrendous buffering only happens for 'old' episodes of a series.  For example, we have been watching "Mad About You" from the beginning, and series 1 to 5 have atrocious buffering issues, yet after that time streaming is perfect.

 

Other 'modern' series such as Greys Anatomy and Manifest have no problems at all, so wonder if it is something to do with the older videos?

 

 


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  #2440625 18-Mar-2020 12:45
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Hmm - we were watching Gold Digger (a very new series) and an episode played well the other day, but the episode we tried to watch last night would break into buffering every minute or two.  We're on a 100Mb/s fibre connection, and it speed tested as that last night, so it shouldn't be a connection issue.

 

Will look into Kodi buffering settings when I next get a chance.


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  #2440627 18-Mar-2020 12:56
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We're watching "The Dead Lands" on TVNZ - take a look and make sure you get past episode 1.





Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat APAC a Technology Evangelist and Product Manager. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.


 
 
 
 


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  #2440738 18-Mar-2020 15:08
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I am having same issue on Win 10 Kodi V18.6 with Slyguys TVNZ OnDemand V16.2 .

 

watching "the Chase" also checked other daily series like neighbours that had same error but the news was fine.

 

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Any fixes/ideas?

 

Thanks


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  #2440759 18-Mar-2020 15:34
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Can anyone interpret that error message? viz. whose is it (Kodi, SlyGuy, TVNZ??), why it is there and what does it mean?


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  #2440824 18-Mar-2020 18:37
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Rickles:

 

Can anyone interpret that error message? viz. whose is it (Kodi, SlyGuy, TVNZ??), why it is there and what does it mean?

 

 

It's the plugin.

 

The plugin basically consists of a bunch of python code, and the message is telling you that the code on line 152 of \resources\lib\plugin.py is calling a function in \resources\lib\api.py, and that in turn is failing on line 49, because it's expecting something to be a JSON object and it's not. 

 

Python's not a language I know, but it looks like the plugin is trying to scrape something from the TVNZ, expecting the TVNZ website to return a JSON object, and it's not returning one.

 

 

 

 





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  #2440904 18-Mar-2020 21:22
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This is the same issue as before, but it now happens with fewer series. A small patch can work around it:

 

--- slyguy-1.6.2/resources/lib/plugin.py 2020-03-09 22:46:19.000000000 +1300
+++ slyguy-1.6.2/resources/lib/plugin.py 2020-03-18 20:58:17.000000000 +1300
@@ -149,8 +149,14 @@
         items = _parse_rows(main_dir['contents'])
         
         if len(items) < int(main_dir.get('size', 0)):
+            try:
                  rows = api.belt(main_dir['beltPath'])
                  items = _parse_rows(rows)
+            except ValueError:
+                if 'latestEpisode' in data:
+                    last_ep = api.episode(data['latestEpisode']['episodePath'])
+                    item = _parse_episode(last_ep)
+                    folder.add_items(item)
 
         folder.add_items(items)

 

I've updated my previous version so you can grab a zip to try that here:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zdvs6vnhfj5orrf/plugin.video.tvnz.ondemand.zip?dl=1

 

Works for me on Peppa Pig, and that's all I was hoping for...

 

Matt.


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#2440921 18-Mar-2020 22:12
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😀fixed thanks to Matt's latest plugin update. thank you Matt.


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  #2440930 18-Mar-2020 22:53
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How do I use/install Matt's patch please?


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  #2440972 19-Mar-2020 06:41
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Sorry, you should be able to follow the instructions here:

https://kodi.wiki/view/HOW-TO:Install_add-ons_from_zip_files

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  #2440980 19-Mar-2020 07:15
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LookingUp:

 

Hmm - we were watching Gold Digger (a very new series) and an episode played well the other day, but the episode we tried to watch last night would break into buffering every minute or two.  We're on a 100Mb/s fibre connection, and it speed tested as that last night, so it shouldn't be a connection issue.

 

Will look into Kodi buffering settings when I next get a chance.

 

 

Update - last night we watched the episode of Gold Digger we were having trouble with, and it streamed perfectly.  Got most of the way through the final episode and it started buffering again, but not as bad as the other day.  Given that we got through one and a half episodes with no issues at all would it be reasonable to assume that the issue isn't at our end, but probably TVNZ OnDemand?  I don't think it's an issue with our broadband connection as Netflix worked fine the other day when streaming on TVNZ OnDemand was hopeless.


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