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HGTV Plugin

beowulfebeowulfe Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
I've created a wife-requested HGTV plugin, giving access to the full episodes available for streaming from HGTV.com. It's my first attempt at a Plex plugin, and there is some left undone -- like the seekbar/rewind/ff not working -- but I've made this early version available at http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/HGTV in case anyone else is interested.
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  • jernomerjernomer Posts: 548Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    I bet my wife will be happy about this one. I'll try it out and let you know what I think.

    Thanks for the effort! :)
  • iordoneziordonez Mayor of Plexville Posts: 2,293Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    OH man I think you just made a LOT of wives happy! Your prize? a fixed site config!

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <site site="http://www.hgtv.com"
    		plugin="http://common.scrippsnetworks.com/common/snap/snap-portable-1.1.0.swf"
    			initialState="playing"
    			version="1.0">
    			
    	<crop x="0" y="0" width="574" height="432" />
    
    	<seekbar type="thumb">
    		<start x="37" y="441" />
    		<end   x="422" y="441" />
    		<played>
    			<color rgb="f1f1f1" />
    		</played>
    	</seekbar>
    				
    <!-- Set Colors for Paused Video -->
    	<condition name="paused">
    		<color x="12" y="445" rgb="b50938" />
    	</condition>
    	
    <!-- PLAYING -->
    	<state name="playing">
    		
    <!-- Click to pause -->
    		<event>
    			<condition>
    				<command name="pause" />
    			</condition>
    			<action>
    				<click x="13" y="444" />
    			</action>
    		</event>
    
    <!-- Detect paused video -->
    		<event>
    			<condition>
    				<condition name="paused" />
    			</condition>
    			<action>
    				<goto state="paused" />
    			</action>
    		</event>
    	</state>
    		
    	
    <!-- PAUSED -->
    	<state name="paused">
    		<event>
    			<condition>
    				<command name="play" />
    			</condition>
    			<action>
    				<click x="13" y="444" />
    			</action>
    		</event>
    				
    <!-- Go To Playing -->
    		<event>
    			<condition>
    				<not>
    					<condition name="paused" />
    				</not>
    			</condition>
    			<action>
    				<goto state="playing" />
    			</action>
    		</event>
    		
    	</state>
    		
    </site>
    
  • beowulfebeowulfe Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Thanks for the updated config, I see where I went wrong :)

    (Updated to 0.2)
  • bbfan23bbfan23 Posts: 38Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Hi- My wife will be so excited when I show her this.

    Unfortunately I am unable to get it to work. Choosing a show will generally not do anything and occasionally an Error dialogue reports "Playlist playback aborted The original fie may have moved, been deleted or is currently unavailable."

    Is this just me?
  • iordoneziordonez Mayor of Plexville Posts: 2,293Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    which show were you trying? I got color splash and Design star 2008 to work fine...
  • editordzeditordz Posts: 69Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Isaac Ordonez wrote on Apr 26 2009, 02:22 PM:
    which show were you trying? I got color splash and Design star 2008 to work fine...


    The HGTV plugin works great for me... and I'll start working on "Design Star" tomorrow, so timing's great :)
  • bbfan23bbfan23 Posts: 38Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Isaac Ordonez wrote on Apr 26 2009, 05:22 PM:
    which show were you trying? I got color splash and Design star 2008 to work fine...




    Weird. I tried a sampling of almost all the shows and none of them work. Any ideas?
  • hrcolb0hrcolb0 Posts: 1,239Members ✭✭
    you rock!! Glad to see this fixed. I tried to do it a few months back on xbmc and it was having trouble with the mms://
  • elanelan Sheriff of Plexville MauiPosts: 8,848Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    Nice work, we'll get this in the queue for the app store right away!
  • puithovepuithove Posts: 407Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    My wife will thank you - especially when I cut the cable. I'll give it a go tonight.
  • wally007wally007 Posts: 1,160Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited April 2009
    beowulfe wrote on Apr 26 2009, 04:57 PM:
    I've created a wife-requested HGTV plugin, giving access to the full episodes available for streaming from HGTV.com. It's my first attempt at a Plex plugin, and there is some left undone -- like the seekbar/rewind/ff not working -- but I've made this early version available at http://wiki.plexapp.com/index.php/HGTV in case anyone else is interested.


    oh oh. this is BIG.

    Will try it right away. Thanks

    EDIT : So far it works great. Tried with House hunter , Color splash and Curb appeal. Pause/Play works , didnt try forward , rewind.

    (just a note to others , this is yet another US only plug in )
  • beowulfebeowulfe Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    I've uploaded version 0.3 with series artwork and descriptions.
  • wally007wally007 Posts: 1,160Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    beowulfe wrote on May 2 2009, 05:45 AM:
    I've uploaded version 0.3 with series artwork and descriptions.



    thanks , will try it when i get home. Are forward / rewind function even possible with these plug ins ?
  • beowulfebeowulfe Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Fast Forward and Rewind aren't part of the SWF player on the site, so no. But thanks to the fixed site config from Isaac, you can skip forward and backwards. (Left/Right arrow keys)
  • ZoroasterZoroaster Posts: 38Members
    I tried about 5 shows and for all of them I either got nothing, or only an audio stream. Am I doing something wrong?
  • puithovepuithove Posts: 407Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Zoroaster wrote on May 10 2009, 09:37 PM:
    I tried about 5 shows and for all of them I either got nothing, or only an audio stream. Am I doing something wrong?


    It was working for me but that's all I'm getting now. :(
  • elanelan Sheriff of Plexville MauiPosts: 8,848Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee
    Likely a simple fix, I'll look into it when reviewing for the App Store.
  • beowulfebeowulfe Posts: 14Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    There's a new version (0.4) available to download from the wiki page. HGTV had changed the name of the SWF they use to play the video, but the plugin should now be more tolerant of minor changes like that.
  • puithovepuithove Posts: 407Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    beowulfe wrote on May 11 2009, 10:16 PM:
    There's a new version (0.4) available to download from the wiki page. HGTV had changed the name of the SWF they use to play the video, but the plugin should now be more tolerant of minor changes like that.



    Sweet - you rock.
  • ZoroasterZoroaster Posts: 38Members
    Works great for me now! Thanks!
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