[RELEASE] VideoBull-1.1.0 [!NEW!Aug 19/2013 !NEW!]

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[RELEASE] VideoBull-1.1.0 [!NEW!Aug 19/2013 !NEW!]

Post by Kozz » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:36 am

[UPDATE|Aug 19/2013]
Version -1.1.0 is out, many code changes for better xbox compatability and Frodo art and show information, Most notable feature is the next page button in the Latest TV Show feed section

Remember xbox version wont support full metadata support so please leave it disabled in plugin settings

Details can be seen here http://code.google.com/p/kozz-addons/

[UPDATE|July 07/13]
Ok guys I've found time to update the addon some more, but the changes will not be too visable from the xbox, My focus this time was to deal with the metahandler parts mostly under mainbranch xbmc, It fetches nice high res thumbnails and caches them now from under all sections, I've also managed to find a workaround that keeps the title and episode of the show your watching in the gui. And lastly you can stop and resume your stream, it will keep the resolved direct link in your menu after the show ends or if you press stop untill you go back to the source list. Finally I have also done away with keeping 2 versions, Now I have just the single videobull addon that is capable of running on all xbmc platforms, however you must keep the metadata setting disabled on the xbox. You might also need to go into the Resolver Settings and disable realdebrid and APnet if you are getting script errors when trying to play putlocker/sockshare sources.

Thats all for tonight

Enjoy

Version 1.0.0 is now available from the addons4xbox installer

[UPDATE|June16/13]

VideoBull - 0.2.9

I've begun to re-write the VideoBull plugin to make it a little more modern and try to include things like displaying the title of the show during playback etc, But for the meantime I have pushed an updated version with a couple minor updates, You can now access the Resolver Settings from the main menu and you will want to Disable the "Realdebrid" AND "RPnet" resolvers to get Putlocker / Sockshare sources to play, you can change the settings from the [removed] resolver settings menu too it does not matter the resolver settings stay set the way you want across all of the plugins that access it.

The other change was just to delay the call to import the urlresolver until the plugin actually needs it to play a source, This greatly improves performance in launching the plugin and browsing the listings

So just a small update for everyone now until I can afford more time to polish it further

Enjoy :)

[ORIGINAL POST]
Here it is I had some time to work on this over the weekend,

This is my first attempt at creating my own xbmc addon (besides xmanRadio)
I'd like to know how it works for people here, leave some feedback or suggest improvements,
Try it out and let me know what you think so far :)

VideoBull -0.2.3

-Latest Added Shows feed works and is constantly updated by the site very often

- Search for shows works

- A-Z Listings works

For XBOX Install:
It is now available in our xbmc4xbox repository and can be installed from the Addons4Xbox Installer (See here for instructions http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/forum/viewt ... ?f=7&t=897)

For install on Frodo/Main xbmc (windows, linux, mac, atv, ios, Android, Raspberry Pi):
must first download my repository .zip and install it from there.

https://kozz-addons.googlecode.com/file ... -2.0.8.zip

Just download that zip, then from xbmc go to: settings > addons > install from zip file, then choose this zip (usually in C:\users\[windows user]\Downloads )

once my repo is installed just go to: settings > addons > get-addons > kozz addons > video addons > VideoBull, then choose install

You need to install it this way from my repo so the required modules are installed too, and when I push updates your windows build will auto-update to the latest VideoBull version ;)

Here is a Video on how to install on Main xbmc/frodo:



Good Luck, let me know if it works for you ;)

Looking forward to comments

Enjoy :)

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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:07 am

Why are you posting this here? You've already have a post in the python dev forum... The ideal way is to simply update the original post. Just saying!
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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Kozz » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:12 am

Its more to announce it available in the repo as of now, while any future development discussion (if any) can continue in the Python Dev thread ;)
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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:15 am

It can be confusing for some; still, your prerogative I suppose. Just downloaded it, will test it shortly.
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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by r3dsk1n » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:47 am

Hells yeah! :D

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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by r3dsk1n » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:29 am

is there anyway to get this working on the windows build?

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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Kozz » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:53 am

You mean on the latest windows build ? ( Frodo)

Yes its easy, I actually used Frodo to test when writing the addon so it works fine on windows builds, but you must first download my repository .zip and install it from there.

https://kozz-addons.googlecode.com/file ... -2.0.8.zip

Just download that zip, then from xbmc go to: settings > addons > install from zip file, then choose this zip (usually in C:\users\[windows user]\Downloads )

once my repo is installed just go to: settings > addons > get-addons > kozz addons > video addons > VideoBull, then choose install

You need to install it this way from my repo so the required modules are installed too, and when I push updates your windows build will auto-update to the latest VideoBull version ;)

Good Luck, let me know if it works for you ;)
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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by xman » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:06 pm

Arr, "Top Shot", excellent show I watch on cable. Well know it looks like I can watch it and many others on the Xbox. Thanks for the effort Kozz. :D

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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by r3dsk1n » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:13 pm

Strange, when I install that zip it doesn't do anything but take me back to the previous menu :-/

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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Kozz » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:51 am

Maybe this will make it more clear :)

Update: Instruction video added to OP
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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Kozz » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:10 am

@redskin

Did you ever get it working on Frodo ?
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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Tomcio » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:01 am

Hello Kozz, I recently test it on my softmodded Xbox 1.6. Your script doesn't work for me... Maybe it my XBMC4XBOX version's fault. I think that beacuse I realized, that many scripts/plugins doesn't work proper, but it's not a rule (YouTube for example works well). I will try to reinstall it for 3.2.1 by Jan. Now I have 3.2.

But - of course!- you did a great job! Please don't stop support XBMC scene! :)

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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:08 am

"Doesn't Work" does not mean anything without details!

Please be kind and post a debug log at pastebin and post link; devs don't take kindly to guessing problems!
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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by byron » Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:29 am

yea buddy, this is a good one...everything I've tried so far works well and looks good. I installed it straight from a4x and I'm happy to find an easy reliable way of watching my fav's. I'll keep you posted if I notice any problems, nice work man

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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Kozz » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:13 am

@Tomcio

Sorry to hear that its not working for you, I suspect you may be missing a script module/s, How did you attempt to install it? From the Addons4Xbox Installer under the xbmc4xbox repo?
Dom is right, its hard for us to help without a debug log, If you have a look at the following link about how to get and upload your debug log, we can tell you exactly what is going wrong and the best way to fix it for this and your other addons to work correctly
http://www.xbmc4xbox.org.uk/forum/viewt ... p?f=6&t=65

Thanks :)

@Byron
Yeah its pretty reliable, and I think the way this site might be different is that the links are a little more secure with the long source or refered urls, meaning there are fewer dead links from the "usual sources" if you compare it to 1Ch, Though I'm not certian on this so dont hold me to it lol

If you can suggest any ways I can improve it don't be afraid to let me know in this thread, The source site is quite limited its self and lacks the genres and categories etc, otherwise those would be included too
also I'm going to look into adding a download function and Save to option to the addon-settings some time in the near future

Anyways thanks for the positive feedback, its what really makes it worth my while to devote all the time on the scene here :)

Cheers, thanks everyone
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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Tomcio » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:45 pm

Kozz, I understand - in next few days I'll try to paste the code.

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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by psychotron » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:50 pm

Thank you very much! The plugin is easy to use and works very well :) Nice job.

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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Kozz » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:07 pm

@Tomcio - Thanks, it will be very helpful ;)



@psychotron - Glad to hear its working good for you :)


I had a chance to mess around with the metahandlers module this weekend, It does a very good job of scraping high resolution cover art and cacheing it to a database, BUT I don't think this solution will work on xbox, and above all I don't want to degrade or slow the preformance of this addon on the xbox, So I think soon I will create another branch of this add-on for Frodo+ users with the extra eye candy and keep the current xbox version upto date but without taking a performance hit on the old hardware ;)

Will keep you all posted, might have a new Frodo version next week :)
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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by Tomcio » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:09 pm

Hello, sorry for late answer, but here you are, these are logs from my Xbox. Maybe someone will tell me, what is going on.

XBMC.OLD.LOG

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01:06:22 M: 55402496  NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: Starting XBMC4Xbox.  Built on Sep 20 2012 (SVN:31547, compiler 1310)
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: special://xbmc/ is mapped to: Q:\
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: special://masterprofile/ is mapped to: q:\UserData
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: special://home/ is mapped to: Q:\
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: special://temp/ is mapped to: Z:\
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: The executable running is: E:\apps\XBMC\default.xbe
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: Log File is located: Q:\xbmc.log
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: Unmapped drive T
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: Mapping drive T to Harddisk0\Partition1\apps\XBMC\UserData
01:06:22 M: 55382016  NOTICE: Setup DirectX
01:06:22 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive C to Harddisk0\Partition2
01:06:22 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive E to Harddisk0\Partition1
01:06:22 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Unmapped drive D
01:06:22 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive D to Cdrom0
01:06:22 M: 55357440  NOTICE:   map extended drive F:
01:06:22 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive F to Harddisk0\Partition6
01:06:22 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive X to Harddisk0\Partition3
01:06:22 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive Y to Harddisk0\Partition4
01:06:22 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Unmapped drive Z
01:06:22 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive Z to Harddisk0\Partition5
01:06:22 M: 55353344  NOTICE: load settings...
01:06:22 M: 55353344  NOTICE: Mapping drive P to Harddisk0\Partition1\apps\XBMC\UserData
01:06:22 M: 55353344  NOTICE: special://profile/ is mapped to: q:\UserData
01:06:22 M: 55353344  NOTICE: loading special://masterprofile/guisettings.xml
01:06:22 M: 55054336  NOTICE: Getting hardware information now...
01:06:22 M: 55054336  NOTICE: Checking resolution 10
01:06:22 M: 55054336  NOTICE: Setting autoresolution mode 6
01:06:22 M: 55054336  NOTICE: Loading player core factory settings from special://xbmc/system/playercorefactory.xml.
01:06:22 M: 55033856  NOTICE: Loaded playercorefactory configuration
01:06:22 M: 55029760  NOTICE: Loading player core factory settings from special://masterprofile/playercorefactory.xml.
01:06:22 M: 55029760  NOTICE: special://masterprofile/playercorefactory.xml does not exist. Skipping.
01:06:22 M: 55029760  NOTICE: No advancedsettings.xml to load (special://masterprofile/advancedsettings.xml)
01:06:22 M: 55029760  NOTICE: Default Video Player: dvdplayer
01:06:22 M: 55029760  NOTICE: Default Audio Player: paplayer
01:06:22 M: 55029760  NOTICE: Per AV pack settings are off
01:06:22 M: 55267328  NOTICE: q:\UserData\sources.xml
01:06:23 M: 48934912  NOTICE: Network: Using dashboard IP settings
01:06:23 M: 48607232  NOTICE: Checking the Date!
01:06:23 M: 48607232  NOTICE: start dvd mediatype detection
01:06:23 M: 48541696  NOTICE: initializing playlistplayer
01:06:23 M: 48541696  NOTICE: DONE initializing playlistplayer
01:06:23 M: 48541696  NOTICE: setting fanspeed
01:06:23 M: 48533504  NOTICE: load default skin:[Confluence]
01:06:25 M: 43606016  NOTICE: CApplication::UpdateLibraries - Starting video library startup scan
01:06:25 M: 43077632  NOTICE: CApplication::UpdateLibraries - Starting music library startup scan
01:06:25 M: 43003904  NOTICE: VideoInfoScanner: Starting scan ..
01:06:26 M: 42446848  NOTICE: initialize done
01:06:26 M: 42442752  NOTICE: Running the application...
01:06:26 M: 42450944  NOTICE: My Music: Scanning for music info using worker thread, operation took 00:00
01:06:26 M: 40214528 WARNING: old getenv from python.lib called, library check needed
Previous line repeats 4 times.
01:06:26 M: 35880960 WARNING: VideoInfoScanner: Finished scan. Scanning for video info took 00:01
01:06:27 M: 34684928  NOTICE: start timeserver client
01:06:27 M: 34623488  NOTICE: XBFileZilla: Starting...
01:06:27 M: 34545664  NOTICE: ES: Starting event server
01:06:27 M: 33943552  NOTICE: ES: Starting UDP Event server on 0.0.0.0:9777
01:06:27 M: 33460224  NOTICE: UDP: Listening on port 9777
15:08:21 M: 28413952  NOTICE: XBFileZilla: Started
XBMC.LOG

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01:16:41 M: 55402496  NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: Starting XBMC4Xbox.  Built on Sep 20 2012 (SVN:31547, compiler 1310)
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: special://xbmc/ is mapped to: Q:\
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: special://masterprofile/ is mapped to: q:\UserData
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: special://home/ is mapped to: Q:\
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: special://temp/ is mapped to: Z:\
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: The executable running is: E:\apps\XBMC\default.xbe
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: Log File is located: Q:\xbmc.log
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: Unmapped drive T
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: Mapping drive T to Harddisk0\Partition1\apps\XBMC\UserData
01:16:41 M: 55382016  NOTICE: Setup DirectX
01:16:41 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive C to Harddisk0\Partition2
01:16:41 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive E to Harddisk0\Partition1
01:16:41 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Unmapped drive D
01:16:41 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive D to Cdrom0
01:16:41 M: 55357440  NOTICE:   map extended drive F:
01:16:41 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive F to Harddisk0\Partition6
01:16:41 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive X to Harddisk0\Partition3
01:16:41 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive Y to Harddisk0\Partition4
01:16:41 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Unmapped drive Z
01:16:41 M: 55357440  NOTICE: Mapping drive Z to Harddisk0\Partition5
01:16:41 M: 55353344  NOTICE: load settings...
01:16:41 M: 55353344  NOTICE: Mapping drive P to Harddisk0\Partition1\apps\XBMC\UserData
01:16:41 M: 55353344  NOTICE: special://profile/ is mapped to: q:\UserData
01:16:41 M: 55353344  NOTICE: loading special://masterprofile/guisettings.xml
01:16:41 M: 55054336  NOTICE: Getting hardware information now...
01:16:41 M: 55054336  NOTICE: Checking resolution 10
01:16:41 M: 55054336  NOTICE: Setting autoresolution mode 6
01:16:41 M: 55054336  NOTICE: Loading player core factory settings from special://xbmc/system/playercorefactory.xml.
01:16:41 M: 55033856  NOTICE: Loaded playercorefactory configuration
01:16:41 M: 55029760  NOTICE: Loading player core factory settings from special://masterprofile/playercorefactory.xml.
01:16:41 M: 55029760  NOTICE: special://masterprofile/playercorefactory.xml does not exist. Skipping.
01:16:41 M: 55029760  NOTICE: No advancedsettings.xml to load (special://masterprofile/advancedsettings.xml)
01:16:41 M: 55029760  NOTICE: Default Video Player: dvdplayer
01:16:41 M: 55029760  NOTICE: Default Audio Player: paplayer
01:16:41 M: 55029760  NOTICE: Per AV pack settings are off
01:16:41 M: 55267328  NOTICE: q:\UserData\sources.xml
01:16:42 M: 48930816  NOTICE: Network: Using dashboard IP settings
01:16:42 M: 48603136  NOTICE: Checking the Date!
01:16:42 M: 48603136  NOTICE: start dvd mediatype detection
01:16:42 M: 48537600  NOTICE: initializing playlistplayer
01:16:42 M: 48537600  NOTICE: DONE initializing playlistplayer
01:16:42 M: 48537600  NOTICE: setting fanspeed
01:16:42 M: 48529408  NOTICE: load default skin:[Confluence]
01:16:44 M: 43626496  NOTICE: CApplication::UpdateLibraries - Starting video library startup scan
01:16:44 M: 43069440  NOTICE: CApplication::UpdateLibraries - Starting music library startup scan
01:16:44 M: 43008000  NOTICE: VideoInfoScanner: Starting scan ..
01:16:45 M: 42446848  NOTICE: initialize done
01:16:45 M: 42446848  NOTICE: Running the application...
01:16:45 M: 42344448  NOTICE: My Music: Scanning for music info using worker thread, operation took 00:00
01:16:45 M: 41267200  NOTICE: VideoInfoScanner: Finished scan. Scanning for video info took 00:00
01:16:45 M: 39882752 WARNING: old getenv from python.lib called, library check needed
Previous line repeats 4 times.
01:16:45 M: 34635776 WARNING: start timeserver client
01:16:45 M: 34582528  NOTICE: XBFileZilla: Starting...
01:16:45 M: 34516992  NOTICE: ES: Starting event server
01:16:45 M: 33464320  NOTICE: ES: Starting UDP Event server on 0.0.0.0:9777
01:16:45 M: 33169408  NOTICE: UDP: Listening on port 9777
14:02:49 M: 28405760  NOTICE: XBFileZilla: Started
14:04:46 M: 34598912 WARNING: old getenv from python.lib called, library check needed

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Re: [RELEASE] VideoBull

Post by skatulskijean » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:03 pm

Kozz wrote:@Tomcio - Thanks, it will be very helpful ;)



@psychotron - Glad to hear its working good for you :)


I had a chance to mess around with the metahandlers module this weekend, It does a very good job of scraping high resolution cover art and cacheing it to a database, BUT I don't think this solution will work on xbox, and above all I don't want to degrade or slow the preformance of this addon on the xbox, So I think soon I will create another branch of this add-on for Frodo+ users with the extra eye candy and keep the current xbox version upto date but without taking a performance hit on the old hardware ;)

Will keep you all posted, might have a new Frodo version next week :)
hi kozz the metahandler works not outof the box on xbmc4xbox is a problem with sqlite and python thread when you have it working you have not the memory free to start the streams with a 128mb xbox its not a problem(i mean the mem isue!)!

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