[REL] CcloudTv Channel (IPTV)


#1

CcloudTv.bundle

cCloud TV | A Community based Social IPTV Service for Live TV, Movies, TV Shows & Radio

This channel is also a stand-alone IPTV playlist player.



Features:

  • Search & Search Queue
  • Bookmarking (...is based on Channel #. If a Channel # gets reassigned on the website it will point to the new Channel.)
  • Pins (Since listing/redirects can change day by day, pin uses the final channel url)
  • Private playlists, EPG support, IMDB support
  • Updater (read below for compatibility with your OS)
  • Parental Control (Access Control) one can set permanent access option under the Channel Preferences.
  • For Temporary Access (available via all Clients) set an Access Key under Preference first (default is 00000). Then from any Client navigate to Access Control > Set Access Key and enter the same Key. Clear the Key when finished viewing.

Note: Preferences only works using the web interface. Access Control is also used by Updater.

Plex Media Server Tested:

  • Windows - (Updater works)
  • Linux (Ubuntu) - (Updater to work - cd to Plex Plugin's dir & use 'sudo chown -R plex:plex CcloudTv.bundle')
  • Mac - reported - (Updater untested)

Plex Clients Tested:

  • Plex Home Theater (Some working Channels report 'Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied')
  • Plex/Web (may freeze browser, Some working Channels report 'Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied')
  • To Fix 'Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied' - disabling direct play gets around this issue, but it may have issues playing other streams that previously worked fine - here
  • Samsung Plex App
  • Android Kit-Kat (Samsung Galaxy S3)
  • iOS (Apple iPhone6)
  • Plex 8.1 app and also LGtv thru medialink - reported here
  • Vizio CoStar - reported
  • rasplex - reported by User therudy

 

Known issues and future development:

  • Some channels will not play, if so check the cCloud Tv website in the web-browser before reporting with an issue.
  • Currently Radio Channels will not work - support to be added Support added
  • Compatible devices and limitations - Transcoder support is a work in progress - Read below under Transcoder
  • iOS Issues ? - Read Here

 

Installation:

  • This channel can be installed via WebTools.bundle or manually follow the directions below.
  • Extract zip file downloaded from github to the Plex Media Server plugins folder.

    • Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, or Server 2008: C:\Users\[Your Username]\AppData\Local\Plex Media Server\Plug-ins
    • Windows XP, Server 2003, or Home Server: C:\Documents and Settings\[Your Username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Plex Media Server\Plug-ins
    • Mac/Linux: ~/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins
  • Unix based platforms need to chown plex:plex -R CcloudTv.bundle after moving it into the Plug-ins directory (user:group may differ by platform)
  • Restart Plex Media Server 


How To Use:

  • No configuration required, however, one can set a private database web url under Preferences. Refer post #2 below.
  • Set the CcloudTv web url (below post #2) before usage without trailing slash under Preferences (Restart App maybe required) and might only work using the Plex-Web as reported - still not clear how to set web url -  click here
  • Search using Channel name 'CNN', Channel number '07', Channel range '5~15'
  • Tip - Search using '1~10', '11~19', '20~29' and so on... to create Search Queue filters for easy navigation

 

Transcoder:

Setting up VLC and Apache server for transcoding feature is discussed – here, here & here

 

EPG

Video tutorials:

 



Acknowledgements:

 

If you like my channels you can support my beer fund here.

My published channels and other work in progress can be found on github.


PS: Please Vote for Feature Request: Enable subtitles for Plex Channel


#2

This plugin does not require a Ccloud TV database (db) url anymore !

Ccloud Channels/Web support

https://facebook.com/ccloudapp
https://tlk.io/ccloud
http://ccld.io
http://ccloudtv.org
http://ccloud.corrent.org



Coder-Alpha Private db url:


  1. If you would like to use a private list of channels one can include them under the 'Private (database) url' option in Channel Preferences

  2. Copy above url http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=hv7pTgmu (new format) or

    http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=pEh1qXiV (old format)

  3. Paste into 'Private (database) url' under Channel Prefs field of plugin


  • - limited lineup maintained by coder-alpha for testing & development
  • - only legit, free and public links
  • - if you have a .m3u8 link that adheres with the above guideline you can PM me with its source page


Use your own Private db url:

  1.  Visit http://pastebin.com/hv7pTgmu

  2. Clone > Make your edits (additions and deletions)

  3. Submit (keep Pastebin either Public or Unlisted)

  4. Copy RAW link of Pastebin file http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=hv7pTgmu

  5. Paste into 'Private (database) url' under Channel Prefs field of plugin


Looking forward to your feedback !

Cheers, :)

CA




#3

this is freaking awesome, will test when I get home cheers


#4

Pink channels are working... Sky are buffering all the time.


Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk


#5

some work some dont, but alot of the ones which refuse to load on my desktop pc version work on ios due to I think the iphone supporting this kind of playback natively, works fine when sending from ios to chromecast too.


#6

some work some dont, but alot of the ones which refuse to load on my desktop pc version work on ios due to I think the iphone supporting this kind of playback natively, works fine when sending from ios to chromecast too.

Do you know which one and what device are you using ? Most of my testing has been on Samsung Plex App and Android. Plex Web sometimes seems to have freeze issues and reports 'Cannot load M3U8: crossdomain access denied' for working Channels as in the case of #19.


#7

Sky F1 Keeps buffering every 10 seconds or so, but a very good start!

Using the chrome browser on windows


#8

Awesome! Can't wait to get home and try thus out.


#9

I get an icon that says Channels(refresh list) then no channels available in Roku. I'm in Canada if that makes a difference?


#10

I get an icon that says Channels(refresh list) then no channels available in Roku. I'm in Canada if that makes a difference?

Have you set the website url under Preferences as mentioned under 'How to use' ?

I'll make the plugins message more clear to check under Preferences when no Channels are retrieved. I'm sure there is nothing geo-specific about the website which is also viewable in the browser.

Cheers


#11

Where is this channel preference? I only get one icon in Plex and it says Channels(refresh List)

I do have cCloud installed from a couple weeks ago with 10 live channels working.


#12

Where is this channel preference? I only get one icon in Plex and it says Channels(refresh List)

I do have cCloud installed from a couple weeks ago with 10 live channels working.

Via the Plex Web interface (the cogwheel icon)

![post-306352-0-22431700-1433896793.png|509x467](upload://9fnt3tciweRjHNrOGVh2O7GosaP.png)

Not sure what you mean by cCloud installed previously, I'm sure that's probably a seperate channel and wont conflict.


#13

Thank you. That helped. They start to load then Video Unavailable on all using Roku 3.


#14

None of these channels work in Plex but several do work in Plex Rarflix. This would be the holy grail of streaming live tv. Great job so far! Thank you!!


#15

Go buy yourself a couple beers coder-alpha. Nice work and thank you!!

Transaction ID: 6GN90452FB3285228

Any chance on getting the bookmarks working so we can save our favorite channels?


#16

 Thankyou for this, it works great on Plex 8.1 app and also LGtv thru medialink. Great job!


#17

Release version 0.02

  • Radio channel support added (mp3, aac might need device dependant support for it to work)
  • Basic link checker for channels to see if they are online
  • Icons & Text updated

#18

Go buy yourself a couple beers coder-alpha. Nice work and thank you!!

Transaction ID: 6GN90452FB3285228

Any chance on getting the bookmarks working so we can save our favorite channels?

Thanks CHILL for your support :)

Hmmm... Bookmarks should be working fine. It does need the Channel list to be retrieved first before you can use it. Similar should be the case with Search Queue.

What does it say/do for you when you try bookmarking ?

 Thankyou for this, it works great on Plex 8.1 app and also LGtv thru medialink. Great job!

Thanks for reporting back and that its working well for you !

Cheers,

CA


#19

You can also add Mac as a tested Media Server.   Works great!


#20

wow this is great.

any chance you can get this added to the unofficial app store?