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Discussion in 'MediaPortal 1 Plugins' started by metropolis, May 21, 2008.

  1. unitygain

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    boxee have it all incorporated into their programme great bbc iplayer interface to ...although thats all they really have going to ber honest ... well personally for me , its only in alpha i spose but the don't like the skin and thats a big selling point for me


     
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    Hi adam_purkis

    I think it can be done as it has been done in C# for Vista Media Center (see TunerFree MCE.)

    In fact if you look at the website, the plugin appears to be BBC iPlayer, Channel 4 Watch Online, ITV Player, Five Demand and HULU all rolled into one interface with background images.

    As with many requests, it requires a C# developer (I assume based in the UK due to iPlayer restrictions) who wishes to use a lot of their spare time (and has an interest in) developing a MediaPortal version of the plugin.

    Mew
     
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    It's all open source too SourceForge.net: TunerFree MCE
     
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    unfortunatly i cant help in that area as i have absolutly zero programming knowledge
     
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    If the Boxee team have managed it's obviously possible, so I'd assume it's only a matter of time before someone adapts their code to work for MP.
     
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    tunerfreemce looks pretty good, unfortunatly dont have the skills to port that to mediaportal
     
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    Hi all

    I hadn't seen tunerFree till I saw this post, but I was thinking of hacking together a solution using mplayer, with get_iplayer. I think it should be fairly simple to use get_iplayer, to list all available shows via the myth xml file and then use it to download a show to a temp file that can then be played whilst downloading with mplayer. I'll try with the default medial portal player, but I'm not hopeful, but I know mplayer will work this way. Additionally the high quality flash files can also be streamed.

    I've done a fair amount of programming but never touched C#, so if anyone else wants to try I'm more than happy to sit out, otherwise I'll make a start in a week or two after I move.

    let me know if any one can see why this wouldn't work, or a neater solution.

    Simon
     
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    I seem to recollect seeing a plugin listed for GBPVR. Not sure how it works though.
     
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    So,

    I have started to look at this as a project as well as Simon_6162, but as I haven't ever programmed in anger this may take a while. Actually this project is just an excuse to learn some useful programming instead of just scripts.

    So far I have hacked around with TunerFree and now a have a naff/basic plugin that can collect the latest program data at the push of a button. It seems that is the easy bit.:)

    Now the UI bit. :eek:
    The interface for Tunerfree is in MCML - so I have to kinda learn a bit about that before I can convert. If anyone knows any cheats/pointers re: porting MCML stuff to mediaportal UI then that would be helpful.

    Anyway, I'll pop back up in a couple of weeks if I get any further along.

    Laters
    :D
     
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    sounds like a positive start! good luck with everything, looking forward to see how it goes. can't help you though sorry
     
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