[SCRIPT: RELEASE] YouTube Addon

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[SCRIPT: RELEASE] YouTube Addon

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:20 pm

08.05.2016

I haven't worked on this addon for over a week, and probably won't any time soon as I find myself a bit busy lately. Since it works for my purposes, I don't really have the need either. In either case, you can download it and give it try if you wish. You will need to transfer it - after extracting it from the zip file - to your scripts folder.

You can also send a command to the xbox from any web browser to play a specified video; you will need to pass the video's id:

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http://__YOUR_XBOX_IP_ADDRESS__/xbmcCmds/xbmcHttp?command=ExecBuiltIn(RunScript(special://home/scripts/script.video.youtube/default.py,__VIDEO_ID__))
In some cases you will get some issues with the GUI getting cut off, this isn't script related but rather xbmc gui core related; nothing i can do about it. If it does happen to you, the xbox will need to be restarted. Doesn't happen often, but it will.

Whilst an item is focused (highlighted), you can press the info button for a some options, including: clear history, remove item from history, and view channel.

Download: YouTube v0.5.0

This addon uses Nick Ficano's pytube library, which is included, nothing more needed on your part. This library is what's needed to get the actual video links. Feel free to visit the link to learn more.

07.06.2016

Over the long weekend I gave myself the the time to build a YouTube script as I was in need to view some videos but did not want to use the phone or PC, and it's working nicely!

I want to reiterate, it will be a script, not a plugin; whilst it will be viewable in any skin, it will look best with the Xbox Origins skin.

Also, keep in mind, no support will be granted for the script. If it works for you, great, otherwise, my apologies...

You'll be able to navigate various parts, and search for basic videos. However, playlists, channels, and login will NOT be implemented.

Let me know your thoughts... Below are some screenshots for your enjoyment:

icon and fanart:

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The screenshot below is the home screen; normally you would place data and images here, but to preserve memory, I leave it blank until a user selects something. Most of the time we want to search anyway...

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The screenshot below is on the music section, which is from youtube.com; you can scroll up-to 8 different sections provided by youtube. Youtube has up-to 10, but i left it at 8, from the previous default of 5.

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Same concept as above, except it's sports... you just move right, hit select (a button) and the video will play.

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Search results

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By default, on the xbox, the format will be mp4, 360p, if no 360p is found, 480p will be selected... In advance, beware, this may - eventually - crash the xbox as it leaves close to 6MB of memory left; at least during my testing.

Cheers! ;)
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Re: [Script: Coming Soon] YouTube Addon

Post by NOTTHESAME » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:48 am

the basic search and having to watch a video in a SD video will be just fine, the login and channels and playlist is not a big deal for me atleast, thoses who use the xbox for everything im sure will not mind as long as they can watch youtube on there xbox.

Same here , using the pc or the phone for youtube, its not my kind of thing.
the designing is really clean im really liking it, also how it matches up with XBMC origins :) cool!
awesome work thank you for your hard work and using up your spare time for this and bring us a youtube for the xbox once again :)

thanks again dom

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Re: [Script: Coming Soon] YouTube Addon

Post by sixties keith » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:17 am

Great work indeed, thanks so much for this looking forward to testing it out, was a big miss not having a decent solution to youtube on the xbox :)
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Post by BuZz » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:27 pm

great job! :)

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Post by Dom DXecutioner » Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:36 pm

Thank you, but hold your accolades until you use it; who knows, you might dislike it, or it may (just a matter of time) break due to changes by YouTube.com

I could have built it as a video addon; much easier to code (from what I'm told), but prefer the script approach as it more customizable, in my opinion, of course.
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Post by Dan Dar3 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:21 pm

Spotless work as usual, Dom, it looks GREAT!

PS: When you publish the code I might get some time to try and call it from XBMC4Xbox Remote Android app in a similar way to the old plugin (called with PlayMedia(plugin://video/YouTube/?action=play_video&videoid=%s)) as an additional way of playing YouTube videos. Obviously not a priority just putting it out since you announced it.

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Post by Dom DXecutioner » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:28 pm

Thank you sir!

That being said - or typed, as it were - I don't think you'd be able to do something like that; remember, plugins and scripts are different in the way code is processed.

I can always create a function to accept the parameters, the function would get the video id, parse it, disregard the ui, and play it.

It would be something like:

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?command=ExecBuiltIn(RunScript(special://home/scripts/YouTube/default.py,video_id=foo))
Or something like that...
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Post by Dan Dar3 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:13 pm

That sounds great, but don't make it a priority, I'm sure there are plenty other things you need to do first.
If you need testing or anything else let us know.

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Re: [Script: Coming Soon] YouTube Addon

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:17 pm

It should be relatively easy to implement the logic. Just need to test when I get home. I may need some testing done; will send a pm w/ download link... Remember, it will look best with Xbmc Origins skin.
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Re: [Script: Coming Soon] YouTube Addon

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:39 am

Dom DXecutioner wrote:It should be relatively easy to implement the logic. Just need to test when I get home. I may need some testing done; will send a pm w/ download link... Remember, it will look best with Xbmc Origins skin.
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Re: [Script: Coming Soon] YouTube Addon

Post by r32crazy01 » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:36 pm

Awesome!!, thanks Dom :)

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Re: [Script: Coming Soon] YouTube Addon

Post by Hyster » Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:01 am

Wooow tanks Dom is this great :D very cool ...... but " yo no entender como se descarga " :( link PM ? , will send PM ?, sorry :shock: I don`t speak english help me please. :roll:

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Re: [Script: Coming Soon] YouTube Addon

Post by fxmech » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:53 pm

Very happy to see it will be in the remote. :)

O.T. Now, just to get my UPnP renderer to work with BubbleUPnP once and for all!

I've been procrastinating on checking out all these goodies!!

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Re: [SCRIPT: RELEASE] YouTube Addon

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:41 am

the download link is now available on the first post... i still have some code refactoring, 'optimizations' and minor features to complete; until then, might as well release this before youtube changes. :)
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Post by woss » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:45 am

Awesome! Thank you so much Dom, I've been waiting so long for this release. Recently tested... all seems to be perfect.
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Post by nidge » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:22 am

Well done Dom :)
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[SCRIPT: RELEASE] YouTube Addon

Post by Dom DXecutioner » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:58 pm

I'm glad it's working as intended...
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