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Topic # 148595 24-Jun-2014 13:05
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I have XBMC running successfully on my Linux laptop.  Unfortunately I'm not having the same luck with the NZ OnDemand XBMC Addon.   It installed ok, but most of the channels do provide any content / streams.  The only I have had luck with was Parliament TV (not sure actually whether that's lucky).   Anyone else using this plugin?  Same issues?  Or suggestions?

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  Reply # 1073400 24-Jun-2014 13:10
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MediaPortal has the same issue with the onlinevideos plugin.  It seems that TVNZ made changes to the way the content is fed and has possibly encrypted it... Certainly no one using MediaPortal has managed to get it working recently.

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  Reply # 1073401 24-Jun-2014 13:11
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I think that plugin hasn't worked in a while.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1073402 24-Jun-2014 13:14
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I presume you are using (or trying to) the NZ On Demand plugin that a guy called Mark Honeychurch wrote.
https://github.com/markhoney

I tried this on my XBMC a couple of years ago - it worked then.
It doesnt now.
He doesnt seem to be maintaining it - no activity for a year or two.

This is a problem with  XBMC add-ons - they are great while someone works on them and keeps them up to date.
As soon as the service they are interfacing changes - they break. I guess you get what you pay for....

EDIT: If you are good with Python scripting (or knows anyone that is bored and wants to looks at it)  the source is all there on github...




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  Reply # 1073404 24-Jun-2014 13:17
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This is the biggest problem with HTPCs... Content distributers don't support them.  While you can hack them and make the work sometimes, if they change something there is never any information to what they changed and why so it becomes harder to adapt.  Shows that fully open source ecosystems will never survive in the corporate world :-(

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  Reply # 1073405 24-Jun-2014 13:19
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Correct.

Not worked ever since they reintroduced the new look page and changed content distributor. Near on 2 years even I think. And the original writer stopped battling the changes and had better projects to work on. He had to update the new URLs in it as it was for that release.

https://github.com/markhoney/plugin.video.nz.ondemand

Now does fancy things like regional checks and realtime advert injection etc so none of the original source CDN information works.

So to answer your other thread on the same subject. Nope, no streaming from XBMC. Need a HTPC (or new smart tv with resonable) browser

/ninjaedit beaten by the punch

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  Reply # 1073420 24-Jun-2014 13:32
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Plex has a similar plugin that suffers from mostly the same problems.

Seems if you're not IOS, PS3(?)  or samsung, TNVZ doesn't want to know you.






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  Reply # 1073422 24-Jun-2014 13:34
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Benoire: This is the biggest problem with HTPCs... Content distributers don't support them.  


That's a pretty broad statement. More accurately, content distributors don't support unsupported methods of accessing their content. I know how silly that sounds, but what I mean is If you're using supported methods of accessing said content (i.e. web browser or app provided by said content distributor) then I would imagine they will support it just as they would someone accessing it from say their laptop.

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  Reply # 1073423 24-Jun-2014 13:34
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Unfortuately Samsung appear to be paying distributers for exclusive applications, such as Premier League Pass and TVNZ ondemand, so while this is happening do not expect any open source product to work well or consistantly.

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  Reply # 1073426 24-Jun-2014 13:36
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sidefx:
Benoire: This is the biggest problem with HTPCs... Content distributers don't support them.  


That's a pretty broad statement. More accurately, content distributors don't support unsupported methods of accessing their content. I know how silly that sounds, but what I mean is If you're using supported methods of accessing said content (i.e. web browser or app provided by said content distributor) then I would imagine they will support it just as they would someone accessing it from say their laptop.


Sorry I should have said HTPC open source software a la XBMC, MediaPortal etc.  I didn't as this thread was about XBMC, an open source HTPC software :)



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  Reply # 1073681 24-Jun-2014 20:06
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Thanks all for your replies!  Shame about the plugin, but understandable.  But more so a shame that Freeview isn't providing the means to stream free to air TV in a way that open source products like this can easily integrate with.

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  Reply # 1089474 15-Jul-2014 19:24
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Yeah the markhoney addon hasn't worked for ages. If you want NZ TV material you really are better setting up a PVR system a la mythtv etc, or going the torrent way.

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  Reply # 1089854 16-Jul-2014 11:54
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It looks like the "Movies" section and playing them isn't working for the 1Channel plugin - can anyone confirm this?
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  Reply # 1089952 16-Jul-2014 13:45
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Wrong thread mate.

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  Reply # 1090049 16-Jul-2014 15:31
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Yeah this is getting annoying the hulu plugin maintainer gave up recently.

The hardware to play streaming content is as cheap as an rpi

But playing legal streams on it.. impossible

Really the only hope at this point is HTML5 makes some inroads and we can get custom implications for xbmc and the like




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  Reply # 1090062 16-Jul-2014 15:45
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Killerkiwi2005: Yeah this is getting annoying the hulu plugin maintainer gave up recently.

The hardware to play streaming content is as cheap as an rpi

But playing legal streams on it.. impossible

Really the only hope at this point is HTML5 makes some inroads and we can get custom implications for xbmc and the like


It's getting too hard for them.  And since they're not sanctioned channels the content provider will never make it easy for them.

Apps for Roku and Chromecast (IOS and Android also) seem to be about the only one that are sanctioned by providers.




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