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Internet archive plugin?

institute11institute11 Posts: 1,452Members ✭✭
edited August 2013 in Plex Channels
I have been searching for reference to an archive.org plugin for Plex. There was one request I found which was marked as "invalid" for some reason. There is also a badly designed iPad app. I was thinking of the video and audio categories especially the old time radio stuff, as constituting an interesting channel.
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  • mikedm139mikedm139 Plugin Developer Posts: 3,023Members, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Ninja

    There is a "Last Music Archive" or LMA channel. It includes a pretty extensive offering of the music catalog from Archive.org.  I'm not entirely sure if old radio shows are included in the music section of the site or a separate area. The PlexIt bookmarklet should work for music and videos from archive.org so that would be one way to add content for consumption via Plex. If someone wants to tackle creating a channel for video, the URL Service is already done so, navigation would be the main obstacle.

  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    The site seems to have RSS feeds for the videos, so maybe I can have a look after I finish up work on BBC iPlayer

  • institute11institute11 Posts: 1,452Members ✭✭
    edited August 2013
    Thanks Meo, I listen to a lot of old radio shows like Suspense, which I highly recommend. And you too, Mike, as always.
  • shopgirl284shopgirl284 Posts: 2,097Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Since there is already a URL service for Archive.org. You can use the Webisode channel I created to watch the RSS feeds of the videos at Archive.org. I just did a quick check load of one of the video RSS feeds and they seem to play.

    To watch the Archive.org videos with Webisodes, the channel is available for download here - http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/69553-new-channel-webisodes/

    It does not work with audio. Looking at the logs, it appears that the URL service presently only works with video and not audio files.

  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    shopgirl284 wrote on August 13 2013, 1:15 AM: »

    Since there is already a URL service for Archive.org. You can use the Webisode channel I created to watch the RSS feeds of the videos at Archive.org. I just did a quick check load of one of the video RSS feeds and they seem to play.

    To watch the Archive.org videos with Webisodes, the channel is available for download here - http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/69553-new-channel-webisodes/

    It does not work with audio. Looking at the logs, it appears that the URL service presently only works with video and not audio files.

    I think it's because you have to use an AlbumObject for those URLs(instead of EpisodeObject/VideoClipObject)

    institute11 wrote on August 8 2013, 9:34 PM: »

    Thanks Meo, I listen to a lot of old radio shows like Suspense, which I highly recommend. And you too, Mike, as always.

    I've now drafted a channel for this, but it is dependent on an updated URL service. Will do some more testing myself, but should get a Beta version going very soon

  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited March 2014

    UPDATE, March 8, 2014:

    The Internet Archive channel is now also available via UAS:

    https://forums.plex....icial-appstore/

    Installing the channel via UAS is now the recommended method(since updates will be pushed automatically)

     

    Manual install can still be done though:

    https://github.com/meriko/InternetArchive.bundle/archive/master.zip

    1. Unzip and rename to InternetArchive.bundle
    2. Place in PMS plugin directory
    3. Restart PMS
  • institute11institute11 Posts: 1,452Members ✭✭
    Thanks Meo, this is great. I have briefly explored and the links I tried are working. Would it be possible to add a favourites or saved search feature. This would let me create a list of media using my iPad which would also then be available via Plexconnect on the Apple TV. This is useful since one cannot search via the ATV channel interface. Thanks again. I appreciate your efforts.
  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    institute11 wrote on October 26 2013, 4:09 PM: »

    Thanks Meo, this is great. I have briefly explored and the links I tried are working. Would it be possible to add a favourites or saved search feature. This would let me create a list of media using my iPad which would also then be available via Plexconnect on the Apple TV. This is useful since one cannot search via the ATV channel interface. Thanks again. I appreciate your efforts.

    I'll look into that

  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    An update now available:

    • Favorite section added to main menu
    • The favorite section also contain a subsection to manage your favorites(rename or delete)
    • Almost everything can be added to Favorites

    Note:

    - This is really Beta and future updates/fixes may crash the Favorite section

    Download instructions:

    - See previous post(http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/77105-internet-archive-plugin/#entry485398)

  • roku01roku01 Posts: 54Members ✭✭

    Nice work meo :)

  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
  • Ann ErgiaAnn Ergia Posts: 84Members ✭✭

    Just discovered this.  Kind of fun!  Two requests:

    1.  Can we get this listed with the other links at https://forums.plex.tv/topic/96063-support-find-my-plug-in-here-for-support/#entry561709

    2.  A search function would really help a lot.

    Thank you!

  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Ann Ergia wrote on March 24 2014, 8:50 PM: »

    Just discovered this.  Kind of fun!  Two requests:

    1.  Can we get this listed with the other links at https://forums.plex.tv/topic/96063-support-find-my-plug-in-here-for-support/#entry561709

    2.  A search function would really help a lot.

    Thank you!

    Hi!

    A mod can probably help to add the link?

    Regarding the search function, which client are you using? A search function exist and it should work in the following clients(at least):

    • Plex/Web
    • Plex Home Theater
    • iPad/iPhone apps
  • bustercatbustercat Posts: 23Members ✭✭

    LOVE this channel.

    But as of this week, nothing seems to work. Some message about not being able to find any content when clicking on the moving image archive.

    Is it related to their site redesign?

  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Yep, the redesign broke the channel.

    I'll have a look at it

  • EddieAEddieA Posts: 304Members ✭✭

    Guess that affects the Live Music Archive channel as well.

    Shame really, as I was hoping that the latest server update fixed this: https://forums.plex.tv/topic/134331-live-music-archive-channel-not-responding/

    Cheers.

  • TornadoContestTornadoContest Posts: 111Members ✭✭

    How's the redesign going?

  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    The redesign has been performed but is awaiting an update in the Plex services in order to work.

    Meanwhile, I temporary placed the dependent update locally inside the channel, so please try it out:

    https://forums.plex.tv/topic/77105-internet-archive-plugin/#entry485398

  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Also, in this update, the Favorite section/functionality has been removed.

    It's on my list to look into if I can get that back working

  • meomeo Posts: 1,100Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    meo wrote on May 17 2015, 5:56 AM: »

    The redesign has been performed but is awaiting an update in the Plex services in order to work.

    Meanwhile, I temporary placed the dependent update locally inside the channel, so please try it out:

    https://forums.plex.tv/topic/77105-internet-archive-plugin/#entry485398

    A new version of the Plex services is now released! (your Plex Media Server will download it automatically)

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