iPlayer "error getting dynamic categories" (1 Viewer)


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February 19, 2010
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i started mediaportal, selected online videos, the update box came up, but I still get the error, live tv fails with a no data message. Logs attached



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  • March 21, 2007
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    You've definitely still got the old version of iPlayer. It looks like OV fails to update your sites, are you running the latest version of OV? Maybe @offbyone can help?

    Live streams aren't currently working, I will try and look into this when I get some time.


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  • April 26, 2008
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    I'll need debug logs from an MP run where OV tries to update the sites.
    A wild guess would be you are runnign win7 uac enabled and MP has no rights to update the dlls, so normally an UAV prompt would show up (unless you have MP set to always on top?)


    Portal Pro
    February 19, 2010
    England England
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    I turned off UAC, rebooted and tried an update, the update site box appeared but I still get the "error getting dynamic categories" box. logs attached. Interestingly if I try and access the site manager form OV i get a blank screen, is this normal?
    *EDIT, logs re-uploaded with debug setting in MP


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    Portal Pro
    February 19, 2010
    England England
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    that was the problem, i run a smoothwall firewall, and squid was blocking the http request for some reason, i added a rule to iptables and that sorted the problem.
    thanks for your help


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    Just a minor issue - the A-Z category doesn't seem to be working properly - selecting a letter returns an empty list.


    Portal Member
    February 5, 2008
    Anyone experiencing problems again?
    I just installed online videos for the first time in years and updated both MP to 1.9 and OV and now the only thing which plays is ITV,
    BBC content cannot be found?
    I did some googling and it seems the BeeB has changed from RSS feeds to their own API called Nitro - http://iplayerhelp.external.bbc.co.uk/tv/feeds
    Does this mean we no longer have the ability to access Iplayer via any source apart from through a browser?
    Anyone got any fixes in the pipeline?


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