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[REL] ITV Player (UK Only)

reallyfuzzyreallyfuzzy Posts: 215Members ✭✭
edited January 2014 in Plex Channels

Jeez, dissapear for 6 months and your topics get locked!

 

As it would appear that the previous ITV thread has been locked down, it looks like we'll have no choice but to start afresh.

 

An updated version of this plugin is available via here. Github: https://github.com/ReallyFuzzy/ITV-Player.bundle

 

This uses the newest version of the Plex framework and, more importantly, leaves behind the ol'creaky Webkit Site Configs and moves to straight up RTMP streams. This a good thing as it should make the plugin available to servers on all platforms and more clients.

 

However, from reading about these forums it looks like this will still be broken for most clients out of the box as the latest free version of the PMS is broken when transcoding RTMP streams. If you're on 0.9.7.28 and not using the main desktop clients either downgrade to 0.9.7.22 or pony up for the latest Plex Pass version.

 

Edit (2013-08-01):

 

Updated version of the plugin (v.0.5) now available for manual updates via the link above. This adds more navigation options and search. The only thing left to do at this point is Live streams, which may or may not be do-able. Don't hold your breath waiting for those, unless if someone else kindly volunteers the code.

 

Additionally, the plugin will eventually (shortly?) end up in the UAS. Once it's in there, this will be the recommended way of installing the plugin.

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Comments

  • institute11institute11 Posts: 1,455Members ✭✭
    edited July 2013

    The linked page leads to an old version of the plugin, I think. Has it been updated yet? I also looked on your github page and didn't see an ITV plugin.

    Or maybe I do have the new one, it shows only one menu item "Most Popular Programmes". Is that the newest?

  • reallyfuzzyreallyfuzzy Posts: 215Members ✭✭
    edited July 2013
    institute11 wrote on July 30 2013, 2:40 PM: »

    The linked page leads to an old version of the plugin, I think. Has it been updated yet? I also looked on your github page and didn't see an ITV plugin.

    Or maybe I do have the new one, it shows only one menu item "Most Popular Programmes". Is that the newest?

    That is indeed the latest version (0.4). This release is mostly to get something out there so people can get their ITV Fix (anyone?) whilst the rest of the plugin is tidied up.

    And, yes, it's an update to the existing plugin (hence the updated release date and version number on the wiki).

  • institute11institute11 Posts: 1,455Members ✭✭
    edited July 2013
    OK, it works now on iOS. It did not initially but I then went to the itv.com web site with a browser and entered a UK postal code when prompted. Once I returned to the Plex Client the channel let me browse and play media. It does not work on Plex/web, however.   Update: Works on OSX Plex as well. Coronation Street works now.
  • gadget78gadget78 Posts: 33Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited July 2013

    not showing up here atall in channel listings, im presuming its because im on version 0.9.7.22-4b5280f ? and not 'ponied' up for latest ??

    would this be the same problem thats causing 4od, and channel5 issues/probs too ?

  • reallyfuzzyreallyfuzzy Posts: 215Members ✭✭
    gadget78 wrote on July 31 2013, 10:48 PM: »

    not showing up here atall in channel listings, im presuming its because im on version 0.9.7.22-4b5280f ? and not 'ponied' up for latest ??

    would this be the same problem thats causing 4od, and channel5 issues/probs too ?

    Which client are you using? If the plugin is installed correctly you should at least see it in the Video Channels and get the first few levels of navigations.

  • reallyfuzzyreallyfuzzy Posts: 215Members ✭✭
    institute11 wrote on July 30 2013, 4:01 PM: »

    OK, it works now on iOS. It did not initially but I then went to the itv.com web site with a browser and entered a UK postal code when prompted. Once I returned to the Plex Client the channel let me browse and play media. It does not work on Plex/web, however.
     
    Update: Works on OSX Plex as well. Coronation Street works now.

    It should work fine on Plex/Web under PMS 0.9.7.22.... Does for me at least with the latest version of Firefox and Safari on OSX 10.8.

  • adam@jangobritt.comadam@jangobritt.com Posts: 18Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    I've got 0.9.8.5 running on my server, and have installed the new ITV Plugin.

    It works on my Mac, but not on my Apple TV. I can browse the show list, but when I select an item, it errors out.

    Any ideas?

  • institute11institute11 Posts: 1,455Members ✭✭
    It works for me on Plexconnect. I just played a an episode of Emmerdale and one of Coronation Street and they both played. Occasionally an episode will not successfully load the first time but if I try again I am usually successful. My only problem is that I use a DNS service to get around geoblocking (I am in Canada) and I often have to visit the ITV site via the web or my iOS app before things will play of Plexconnect.
  • adam@jangobritt.comadam@jangobritt.com Posts: 18Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Ah, I'm using the native app on atv2
  • institute11institute11 Posts: 1,455Members ✭✭
    Yeah, that would make a difference.
  • KeelanKeelan Posts: 175Validating, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Does this still work? I cant seem to get it to work in plex/web, latest PMS (plexpass).

  • futurismfuturism Posts: 2Members

    hi

     

    ive just installed the latest plex version 0.9.8.10.215 on windows . I am trying to get the itv player channel working but whenever i try to play anything i get a sad face saying this channel is currently unavailable. 

     

    please help

     

    thanks

  • cmmjenkinscmmjenkins Posts: 2Members

    I am using plex 0.9.8.6.175 on Windows and have the same problem. i.e. When I try to play something I get a sad face and the text "This channel is currently unavailable".

    The "Plex Media Server.log" file shows HTTP code 404 (not found)...

    Nov 08, 2013 19:48:30:964 [1528] DEBUG - Request: GET /system/:/services/url/lookup?url=http%3A//www.itv.com/itvplayer/the-only-way-is-essex/series-10/episode-10 [127.0.0.1:60577] (3 live)
    Nov 08, 2013 19:48:30:964 [1528] DEBUG -  * url => http://www.itv.com/itvplayer/the-only-way-is-essex/series-10/episode-10
    Nov 08, 2013 19:48:30:964 [1528] DEBUG - We found auth token (dFpD5WNnJoYyypNqHtbA), enabling token-based authentication.
    Nov 08, 2013 19:48:30:964 [1528] DEBUG - Came in with a super-token, authorization succeeded.
    Nov 08, 2013 19:48:30:964 [1528] DEBUG - [com.plexapp.system] Sending command over HTTP (GET): /system/:/services/url/lookup?url=http%3A//www.itv.com/itvplayer/the-only-way-is-essex/series-10/episode-10
    Nov 08, 2013 19:48:31:044 [1528] DEBUG - [com.plexapp.system] HTTP reply status 404, with 0 bytes of content.
     

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

  • puttneyputtney Posts: 2Members

    hi im new to plugins but get same error as above im on pms ror windows 9.8.10.215-020456b

  • institute11institute11 Posts: 1,455Members ✭✭
    The plugin is working for me

    Remember, ITV Player is region restricted to the UK, so you will need to use a DNS or VPN service to use it outside of the UK.
  • cmmjenkinscmmjenkins Posts: 2Members

    Strangely its now working. 

  • puttneyputtney Posts: 2Members

    working for me know strange

  • bmann008bmann008 Posts: 7Members

    It works just fine through Strong VPN http://bit.ly/19fIoZ2. Sometimes it can fail to start the stream, however this is a problem with ITV Player itself.

  • darciliciousdarcilicious Posts: 507Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    How does one get this plug-in now? The link in the original post no longer works since the wiki was relaunched and it doesn't show up in Foreign (Region-Restricted) Plug-ins (where the BBC iPlayer plugin shows up just fine and I can use it just fine). Thanks.

  • sander1sander1 Channel Developer/Admin Posts: 3,299Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja
    edited January 2014

    This channel is fairly old and will not work as long as it is not updated by the original author or anyone else. This channel is and has not been included in the Channel Directory. For now it's dead and gone.

    Edit: https://github.com/ReallyFuzzy/ITV-Player.bundle

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