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[REL] NFL Network

41john41john Channel DeveloperMembers, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Posts: 735 Forum Mod
edited August 2016 in Plex Channel Plugins

NFL Network Channel


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Updates

25/08/2016 Channel Update

NEW: Added 2016 Archived NFL Network shows in Gamepass International.


25/07/2016 Channel Update

Fixed: St Louis Rams replaced by Los Angeles Rams.


15/11/2015 Channel Update

NEW: NFL.com/Videos now shows 100 videos in a list.

Removed: NFL Now has had to be removed. I have kept the old code around in case I can later add it again, but it seems the changes they made to NFL Now around the start of the regular season are quite drastically different and so it makes it very difficult to grab all the videos.


04/11/2015 Channel Update

NEW: Added more 2015 Archived NFL Network shows in Gamepass International.


05/09/2015 Channel Update

NEW: Changed title of live gamepass games to include game start time.

Fixed: Gamepass archived shows now working.


04/09/2015 Channel Update

NEW: Added Total Access 2015.

NEW: Added Gamepass subscription preference.


02/09/2015 Channel Update

NEW: Added Hard Knocks 2015 and Superbowl Archives.

NEW: After live stream of game finishes, archive of game available (with commercials) from the live menu section until the fully edited version is available in the archive section.


10/08/2015 Channel Update

Fixed: NFL Network Live stream working for gamepass subscribers on Samsung client.

Fixed: 2015 folder for Gamepass US.

NEW: Added Preseason games to Gamepass US.


07/08/2015 Channel Update

Fixed: Game Rewind content rebranded to GamePass US and now working

NEW: NFL Redzone archives from 2014 and 2015 added.


03/08/2015 Channel Update

Fixed: Total Access 2014, NFL Films presents 2014 menus not loading on any plex client.

Fixed: NFL Network archived shows in the gamepass menu were not playing on any client.


13/05/2015 Channel Update

Fixed: Sometimes NFL Network Archive content in Gamepass menu would fail to load a submenu due to an error by NFL Gamepass where they list an invalid URL for one stream in the list.

NEW: Improvements to My Team, now lists NFL Now and NFL.com/videos as sources for My Team Videos.


10/01/2015 Channel Update

Fixed: Only show NFL Now streams that are currently live.


09/01/2015 Channel Update


NEW: added NFL Now.

NEW: added NFL Now live content, which includes NFL Network live channel.

 

05/11/2014 Channel Update

FIXED: NFL Network Live now working on Roku & Samsung.

27/08/2014 Channel Update

FIXED: NFL.com/videos teams sections will now work.

12/08/2014 Channel Update

NEW: Added 2014 NFL Network archived content to gamepass section.

30/06/2014 Channel Update

FIXED: gamepass and game rewind working again after nfl site changes.

12/06/2014 Channel Update

FIXED: All NFL Gamepass/Game Rewind archived games from 2013 working again.

05/06/2014 Channel Update

FIXED: All NFL Network Archived gamepass content working again.

24/05/2014 Channel Update

NEW: Added Top 100 players of 2014 to NFL.com/videos section
FIXED: NFL.com/videos section now working again following there new site design.

11/05/2014 Channel Update

NEW: Improvements to gamepass menus and submenus
NEW: Added Top 100 players of 2014 to Gamepass>NFL Network Archive
FIXED: Huge improvements to URL service code.

09/05/2014 Channel Update

FIXED: Another Bug fix for manual selected bitrate of live streams.
NEW: Tidied Main Menu so that nfl.com videos has a new sub menu.

08/05/2014 Channel Update

FIXED: Bug fix for bitrate value for manual selected bitrate of live streams.

06/05/2014 Channel Update

NEW: Added preference option to control selection of bitrate for gamepass live streams. Default is same as before (Auto) and should only be changed if you are having buffering issues.

04/04/2014 Channel Update

NEW: Added NFL Network Archived Shows section for Gamepass subscribers (2013 only, as couldn't get older shows to work)
FIXED: Made some tweaks to code to make it tidier

03/03/2014 Channel Update

FIXED: Changes to code for NFL Game Rewind subscribers

17/11/2013 Channel Update

NEW: Now on and Next on information for NFL Network Live TV Channel.

25/10/2013 Channel Update

FIXED: Changed code to fix Samsung client issue with Archived Games.

15/09/2013 Channel Update

NEW: Redzone Archive added to gamepass menu.
UPDATED: Removed game highlights as no longer exists on nfl.com/videos

08/09/2013 Channel Update 2

NEW: Added NFL Redzone for Gamepass subscribers (Only on clients that support encrypted HLS streams)

08/09/2013 Channel Update

FIXED: Game Rewind works for 2013 games.

05/09/2013 Channel Update

NEW: Added NFL Game Rewind (for US subscribers only).

19/08/2013 Channel Update

FIXED: Live feeds for NFL Network Live and Gamepass working again on clients that support encrypted HLS streams. Gamepass subscription now needed to make NFL Network live feed work.

13/08/2013 Channel Update

FIXED: Support for Gamepass users in the Netherlands that don't require Gamepass subscription/login.

05/08/2013 Channel Directory submission


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Features


  • Videos from nfl.com/videos
  • Videos from NFL Now
  • Archived games from 2012 onwards (full length or condensed) for gamepass or gamepass US subscribers
  • Archived NFL Redzone channel from 2012 onwards for gamepass subscribers
  • Archived NFL Network shows from 2013 onwards for gamepass subscribers
  • Live gamepass games for gamepass subscribers#
  • Live stream of NFL Network TV channel for gamepass subscribers#
  • Live stream of NFL Redzone TV channel for gamepass subscribers#.

 

# - Only on clients that support encrypted HLS streams.

 


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Troubleshooting & FAQs


If you have issues playing gamepass or gamerewind content make sure you have the quality settings set higher than the quality of stream that you are trying to play. e.g the highest quality that NFL offer is 4.5mbps 720p, so you need to have the quality settings in your plex player above 4.5mbps for it to play.

Clients that support encrypted HLS streams and can play live streams from this channel (regardless of PMS OS e.g. Mac, windows etc):

- Plex/iOS

- Plex Media Player
- PlexConnect
- Plex/Roku
- Plex Samsung Smart Hub (2011 or later)
- PS4
- Plex/Android (Seems dependant on certain settings and version of android so make sure you are up to date. Also try turning off experimental player in plex android settings)
- Plex/Amazon Fire TV

- Plex Client in Windows Store
- Possibly other DNLA clients? (Please post if you get live streams to work from this channel on clients not listed)

Q: I get an error message saying "Cannot play media" when playing live content from NFL Gamepass?

A: This is most likely because you are using a client that does not support encrypted HLS streams. See the above list for clients that support encrypted HLS.

Q: I get an error message saying "Cannot play media" when playing archived AND live content from NFL Gamepass or NFL Game Rewind?

A: Check your plex client preferences. You need to have the quality settings set higher than the quality of video you are trying to play. The highest quality that the NFL offer is 4.5mbps 720p, so have your quality settings higher than that.


Q: I'm using a VPN/Proxy/DNS service to give me access to NFL Gamepass but getting some problems, what can I do?

A: This will most likely be an issue with your VPN/Proxy/DNS service, you will need to take this issue to there support or start a separate thread in the forum. Please can I ask that you don't post any issues about this in this thread. I don't like this to be discussed as it breaks US/international copyright laws. Equally it would be hard to support something that is most likely an unrelated problem to the functionality of this channel.

Q: I can't see where to download this channel?

A: It is in the official Plex Channel Directory within a plex app or plex/web.

 

https://support.plex...ating-a-Channel

Q: How do I obtain logs?

A: View this guide - https://plexapp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201869908-Log-Files

Q: I have read all of this but have a question, or error I wish to report. What shall I do?

A: Please post your questions in this thread, and if you have an error please also include the PMS version, plex client version and logs files for the channel, plex media server and your plex media client.


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Current issues with Channel (do not post about these issues if listed here)

- (Gamepass) NFL Network Archived shows not working on Samsung.

- (Gamepass) No Gamepass content working on latest iOS Plex app due to a bug in the Plex App. Plex iOS team are working on it. However Plex/Web does work on Safari/iOS.

- (Gamepass) Plex/Web generally doesn't work with most popular browsers but I'm sure some web browsers are fine, apparently Microsoft Edge on Win10 is an example of a working browser.

- (Gamepass) Experimental player needs to be off for content to work on Plex/Android.



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If you have any questions on the NFL Network channel please read this post first for a list of FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Click here for how to obtain logs


Please click here to donate to the development of the NFL Channel - Many thanks for your support!
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Comments

  • irishvirishv Members Posts: 61
    Working for me in the US. Thanks for this plugin, it looks like a great start. I had no idea how much content is on NFL.com. One bug I've noticed is that Shows, Spotlight, Events all show up as Teams when you drill into them.
  • 41john41john Channel Developer Members, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Posts: 735 Forum Mod
    irishv wrote:

    Working for me in the US. Thanks for this plugin, it looks like a great start. I had no idea how much content is on NFL.com. One bug I've noticed is that Shows, Spotlight, Events all show up as Teams when you drill into them.


    Thanks irishv for the feedback, I have now fixed the code so the titles in the menus are correct. However I won't release a new version just yet as I'm hoping to have a new release out in the next few days, if I get the time and can figure out the login process. The new version will add NFL Network Live. However you will need to have a subscription for that section to work.

    If you have any questions on the NFL Network channel please read this post first for a list of FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Click here for how to obtain logs


    Please click here to donate to the development of the NFL Channel - Many thanks for your support!
  • irishvirishv Members Posts: 61
    Sounds great, can't wait to see the new release.
  • marklightmarklight Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1,006 Plex Pass
    This plugin is sweet! Hopefully we actually get to use it this year ;-)
  • 41john41john Channel Developer Members, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Posts: 735 Forum Mod
    Slopduck, if you have a game rewind login please email it to me if you wish me to attempt to add this feature.

    Living in the UK, I have gamepass which is the international version of game rewind. Game rewind is US only. I should be able to use a US VPN though to get rewind working.

    If you have any questions on the NFL Network channel please read this post first for a list of FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Click here for how to obtain logs


    Please click here to donate to the development of the NFL Channel - Many thanks for your support!
  • boomstickboomstick Members Posts: 5
    Continuous play on the latest videos tab would be pretty awesome too...
  • lingpandalingpanda Members, Plex Pass Posts: 159 Plex Pass
    Tested on my Roku2. Seems to work great. Thanks.

    PlexPass Lifetime Subscriber
    Plex Media Server Win 7 64bit

  • tonydiftonydif Members Posts: 127
    NFL Channel has never stopped working form me on the ROKU.....great channel, my favorite plug-in.

    Roku2 XD/Plextest app/Win7Pro + Ipad4/plexapp/ATV3/Plexconnect + Android + HTPC


    always the latest PMS, Canada
  • 41john41john Channel Developer Members, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Posts: 735 Forum Mod

    I'm in the process of a massive re-write with this plugin.

    It should hopefully be complete by the start of preseason.

    If you have any questions on the NFL Network channel please read this post first for a list of FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Click here for how to obtain logs


    Please click here to donate to the development of the NFL Channel - Many thanks for your support!
  • institute11institute11 Members Posts: 1,454 ✭✭✭

    Good news, I look forward to it.

  • stbloungestblounge Members Posts: 1
    41john wrote on July 3 2013, 5:03 PM: »

    I'm in the process of a massive re-write with this plugin.

    It should hopefully be complete by the start of preseason.

    Sweet. I was just about to ask about that, as the Gamepass option is not working (I assume it is running to the old 2012 link). I tried to modify that line of code to the newer link, but my xml knowledge is only partial and failed to get it going right.

  • robbieyrobbiey Members, Plex Pass Posts: 28 Plex Pass

    yep also looking forward to the update to this - especially for gamepass in the new season. appreciate all the work on this plug in!

  • 41john41john Channel Developer Members, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Posts: 735 Forum Mod

    Good progress is being made, so there may be a release in the next week but I'm sure it will be around by at least by the time preseason starts. There is one part of the plugin that I need help with, and another Plex plug-in developer, Sander is helping with this so he deserves some of the Kudos too.

    On the surface it will look really similar. However behind the scenes the plugin has had an almost full rewrite. Hopefully this will mean it should work a lot better on any plex client. I know some have had some difficulties in the past depending on the PMS and Plex client they used. This was due to two reasons.

    First, the plugin code was an older version of the plex plugin framework and secondly because the videos used in the old plugin were flash based. The code has all been updated to the latest version of the plex framework, and the plugin will be playing mp4 files instead. Obtaining the mp4 files has been tricky as NFL do there best to hide them in the embedded flash player, but I have got it all working for the free content. Myself and Sander are working on the "paid" gamepass content, which is much harder but I think we are almost there.

    If you have any questions on the NFL Network channel please read this post first for a list of FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Click here for how to obtain logs


    Please click here to donate to the development of the NFL Channel - Many thanks for your support!
  • institute11institute11 Members Posts: 1,454 ✭✭✭
    Sounds great, Last year I had GamePass and streamed games to my ATV from my iPad via Airplay, Hopefully, this year I will be able to play them directly using Plexconnect, and from what you are saying here, I think that will be possible.
  • 41john41john Channel Developer Members, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Posts: 735 Forum Mod
    institute11 wrote on July 18 2013, 10:30 AM: »

    Sounds great, Last year I had GamePass and streamed games to my ATV from my iPad via Airplay, Hopefully, this year I will be able to play them directly using Plexconnect, and from what you are saying here, I think that will be possible.

    I just tested plexconnect with the version of the plugin i have in development and the free content worked fine. I have not yet got the gamepass content working to test that.

    If you have any questions on the NFL Network channel please read this post first for a list of FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Click here for how to obtain logs


    Please click here to donate to the development of the NFL Channel - Many thanks for your support!
  • institute11institute11 Members Posts: 1,454 ✭✭✭
    Sweet. Nice work, I appreciate your efforts.
  • 41john41john Channel Developer Members, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Posts: 735 Forum Mod

    Thought I would give an update of how things are going with the development of this plugin.

    1) All free content from NFL.com/videos is working fine on all devices.

    2) 95% of archived games in gamepass from 2012 are working, only a few preseason games from that season are not working.

    3) 2009-2011 games are not working as the hosted files are very different and I can't find a way of getting them to work. I don't think this is a big deal and won't stop me making an initial release, but I may come back to this another time (I like to watch the 2009 superbowl!)

    4) The gamepass games are only working on the mac client at the moment, I will work on this bug during the coming week and it should be an easy fix as I know the reason behind this (cookie data not being correct on other clients).

    5) NFL Network Live is working on all clients.

    6) As this is a major rewrite I have not gotten to test the way the NFL provide the data about the URLs for live games, it might be exactly the same as the archived content but I won't know until preseason starts, fingers crossed it will be the same as the archived games but otherwise I will need to make some further tweaks to get it working.

    Once I have got the gamepass content working on all clients I will provide a first release.

    If you have any questions on the NFL Network channel please read this post first for a list of FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Click here for how to obtain logs


    Please click here to donate to the development of the NFL Channel - Many thanks for your support!
  • 41john41john Channel Developer Members, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Posts: 735 Forum Mod

    I have fixed the issue where gamepass content was only working on the mac plex client, it now works on all clients.

    I have decided to get this app into the channel directory rather than posting it on the forum. I have removed the link on the start of this thread and will post again once the plugin is live in the channel directory. it might take a week or so to get added into the app store as I know sander1 who looks after this is quite busy at the moment. it is not a case of simple adding it to the channel directory, the code needs to be verified and tested.

    If there is anyone from the US that has a game rewind account please feel free to PM your username and password for game rewind as I'm happy to try again at getting game rewind into this plugin.

    If you have any questions on the NFL Network channel please read this post first for a list of FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Click here for how to obtain logs


    Please click here to donate to the development of the NFL Channel - Many thanks for your support!
  • wmandrewwilsonwmandrewwilson Members, Plex Pass Posts: 1 Plex Pass

    Just wanted to say that this is awesome! Thanks so much for implementing this. I am a hardcore Falcons fan and it pains me to be nice to a Saints fan, but you deserve it! :P

  • 41john41john Channel Developer Members, Plex Pass, Forum Moderator Posts: 735 Forum Mod
    wmandrewwilson wrote on July 31 2013, 9:30 PM: »

    Just wanted to say that this is awesome! Thanks so much for implementing this. I am a hardcore Falcons fan and it pains me to be nice to a Saints fan, but you deserve it! :P

    Thanks. It was hard implementing an Atlanta Falcons section in the my team preference list, I considered leaving them out as I didn't think anyone would notice ;-)

    If you have any questions on the NFL Network channel please read this post first for a list of FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Click here for how to obtain logs


    Please click here to donate to the development of the NFL Channel - Many thanks for your support!
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