Netflix Manager (Updated 02/10/07)

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  1. hobbes487

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    I have created a new Netflix Manager for Media Portal.

    Features:

    - View Netflix queue
    - Customize RSS feeds for browsing (i.e. New Releases, Top 25 Drama, etc.)
    - Search for movies
    - Add movies to top or bottom of queue
    - Delete movies in queue
    - Move movies in queue to the top
    - Browse all award winning movies by award
    - WMP previews are viewable


    TODO:

    - open to suggestions! :)


    02/10/07 Updates:
    - search feature has been fixed to work with 0.2.2
    - when browsing search results, Watch Now is available for movies that can be watched now
    - selecting Watch Now will open IE and begin streaming
    - when browsing search results, Watch Trailer is only available for movies with WMP trailers


    SCREENSHOT:

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    DOWNLOAD:

    You can get the most up to date version of the plugin in the download section here.


    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Download Plug-In
    2. Extract the files.
    3. Copy "NetflixManager.dll" to
    c:\program files\team mediaportal\mediaportal\plugins\windows\
    4. Copy "NetflixManager.xml" to
    c:\program files\team mediaportal\mediaportal\skin\BlueTwo\
    ***you can also copy it to your other skins
    5. Start MediaPortal Setup, Go to Plugins, Right Click on Netflix Manager and click on Configuration.

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    At the top, you will find a box for ShopperID (or RSS FeedID) and a CookieID.

    To find your CookieID, Open Firefox and Log In to your Netflix Account. Then Click on Tools--->Options and Click on the Privacy Tab.

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    Find the Netflix Cookie in the Scrolling Box. Click on the "+" and scroll down the list to find "NetflixShopperID" **Please note, this is not your "ShopperID" this IS your CookieID.

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    Copy and Paste the string of characters listed under "Content:" to the CookieID in the NetflixManager MediaPortal Plug-in. In Firefox, Close out the Cookies and Options Dialogs to return to the browser screen. You should still be logged in to Netflix.

    To find your ShopperID (or RSS FeedID), in Firefox, Click on "RSS" at the bottom of the Netflix Web Page. Your ShopperID is the string of characters in the Personalized Feeds links after "id="

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    Copy and paste that string of characters to the ShopperID box in the NetflixManager MediaPortal Plug-in.

    Then you can add any of the Public RSS Feeds listed for Netflix. Your Queue and Recommendations are already coded, so you do not need to add them. In the first box, Type in a Name for the feed. In the second box, copy and paste the link from Netflix RSS Feeds (should be open still in Firefox). Then click the Add button.
     
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    Thank you , I started using mediaportal a week ago ( moved from meedio ) and the first thing i searched on this forum was Netflix :)
     
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    Yes, this plugin allows you to add as many RSS feeds as you like in the congiguration:

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    As far as changing the config so you dont have to put in the cookie ID. I havn't figure out how to do it another way. If anyone can give a tip as to how to just use the login/pass and Netflix ID that would be great and I will definately change it.
     
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    New version released.

    Added:

    - User can now now browse through all of the award winning movies.
     
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    This seems like a cool plugin but a little installation and how to use instructions would be very helpful for people like myself.

    Thanks for making the plugin anyway.
     
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    I have added the installation instructions written by rayrob to the first post.
     
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    I have added a new skin file for use with 16:9 skins.
     
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    So there hasn't been much activity on the thread at all. Does this mean the plugin is working fine for everyone? I hope so.
     
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    working fine for me ... Its a Great help .. :D

    Do you think its possible to interlink this with the "NEW TRAILERS" plugin , so that when a user is watching trailers ( esp. something like DVD Released this week ) , on the left menu add a tab which says "add_this_movie_to_netflix" or "search this on netflix". Once the user clicks that it brings the user to Netflix plugin's search page with "movie_name" already in it ...

    -amiable
     
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    That is a good idea. I didnt know there was a new Trailers plugin. Who is the author of it? If I can get in contact with the author I will see if it is at all possible.
     
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