XBMC Online TV (a.k.a. XOT-Uzg.v3) is an XBMC add-on which allows playback of streams a number of online TV stream sites.
It originally started with streams from www.uitzendinggemist.nl which is a Dutch site. The script got it’s name from this site: ‘Uitzending gemist’ means ‘missed episode’ in Dutch.
Script or plugin or addon
XBMC supports two methods of custom content:
- Plugins: you browse them like you browse any other set of folders and files. They appear like the default XBMC views with thumbs, sorting and information. You can find them under the Video Add-ons.
- Scripts: actually starts a small application within XBMC and can be found under Program Add-ons. Such an application has its own interface with menus, buttons and animations.
With the introduction of plugins, I converted XBMC Online TV into both! Depending on how it’s called from XBMC. Visit the installation page for more information on how to install it as either a plugin or scripts.
XOT was originally designed to be a script and the plugin functionality was only there because some people liked it over the script version. With the plugin possibilities in XBMC becoming more and more advanced, the focus of XBMC Online TV is shifting from script to plugin. Nowadays the development is mainly done on the plugin and the script version is just maintained and kept up to date.
None-Xbox versions of XBMC use addons instead of plugins or scripts. XBMC Online TV is also available as an addon. The big benefit of the addon version is that it provides both the script and the plugin version in a single download.
XOT-Framework vs. XBMC Online TV
In 2009 more people started to use XBMC Online TV for their own channels. That introduced the problem that users from those derived-XOT’s came to use with their problems. There were even derived-XOT’s that used our update url!
So the XOT-Framework was introduced. The framework contains the basics from XBMC Online TV script minus the channels and skins and it is meant for others to use in their own streaming script. However, the XOT-Frameworks is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. So everybody is allowed to use it for non-commercial use, but not to change any part of it. This solved the problem of issues with derived-XOT’s because they now need to use the unchanged XOT-Framework.
More information about the licenses can be found here.
If you need a version of XOT and you need either XBMC Online TV or, if you are using a derived-XOT, you have to download the XOT-Framework.v3.
Download and Changes
Please sir, can you spare a dollar?
A lot of people are using XBMC Online TV now. On the 20th of januari 2008 we passed the border of 100.000 XOT-script starts. What if all those people would have donated 1ct each time they started XOT :D. It wouldn’t make me rich, but heck, why not try to earn a bit on the side with my hobby? So if you are enjoying XOT and you can spare a some change (1$ or 1€) just donate it via PayPal!
FAQ & Troubleshooting
More questions and answers can be found at the Frequently Asked Questions page.
If you are experiencing issues with XBMC Online TV please visit the Troubleshooting page to get tips on how to fix them or how to properly report them.