This page contains most of the questions that I get including the correct answers.
Is XOT-Uzg.v3 a script or plugin or add-on?
It’s all of the above!
What is difference between XOT-Uzg.v3 and XOT-Framework.v3?
More information on the difference can be found on the XOT-Uzg.v3 page.
What is de Advanced Plugin Mode
Starting from XOT-Uzg.v3.2.10 XOT-Uzg has an advanced plugin mode. This mode enables the following features:
- Context menu entries for the XOT-Uzg.v3 channels
- XOT-Uzg.v3 favorites are available from within the plugin (listing, adding and removing).
- Support for subtitles (just like script version)
- Items can now be played without the additional play/download listing.
- Multi-part items are now shown as a single episode and can be played back like that.
How can I update channels?
Starting with XOT-Uzg.v3.2.3 XOT uses the new XBMC Repository feature to update channels. After the first run of XOT, it will deploy the channels as Add-ons which can be updated via the Add-ons feature of XBMC.
Before possible channel updates are installed or visible within the XBMC Repository feature, you must have run XOT-Uzg.v3 once. That run causes prepacked channels to be deployed. After this, XBMC will be able to update them.
For those who still use XBMC4Xbox, you can update i two ways:
- Use the Auto-Update feature that can be found in the context-menu of the channel overview screen of XOT-Uzg.v3 (this option is not available for non-xbox versions). It shows all the not yet installed updates. This is only available in the script version.
Go to the XOT Googlecode page and download the channel updates there.
Keep in mind that updates of channels will not be in the XOT-Uzg.v3 downloads until a new version of XOT appears. The auto-update list will only contain the available updates that have not already been installed.
After running XOT-Uzg.v3 for the very first time on a fresh XOT-Uzg.v3 install no channels appear
XOT-Uzg.v3 dynamically determines part of the settings file. On fresh installs, XBMC sometimes picks up the not-update version of the settings resulting in no channels to appear. Running XOT-Uzg.v3 for a second time should solve your issues.
Can I use XOT without restrictions
Can you please add this channel?
Yes, we can try, but we are not making any promises! Please fill in a feature request on the Google-Code Page and we will see what we can do.
Playback of certain streams give ‘scrambled’ images
Some channels use DRM for certain broadcasts. XBMC does not support DRM so those streams will look a bit scrambled. This is something that cannot be fixed until XBMC supports it.
I use Linux to run my XBMC and XOT-Uzg.v3 does not play most of the stream, how can I fix it?
This is caused by some issues with libmms. The current working version of libmms is version 0.6. They are not included in the default XBMC build. If you want, you can compile your own XBMC with libmms-0.6 or install libmms-0.6 using these commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexandr-surkov/xbmc sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade libmms0 xbmc
Some MMS streams load very slow, can you fix that
Short answer: No. There are some bugs present in the libmms library that prevent the fast loading of certain mms streams. Long anser: Yes. There are some workarounds for the libmms bugs. One of them (for Ubuntu) is described in this thread.
Can I use XOT-Uzg.v3 using the new Add-on feature of XBMC?
Yes you can. You will need to install the XOT repository first. See here: Installing XOT-Uzg.v3 as an Add-on.
Will XOT-Uzg.v3 be added to the official XBMC (build-in) repository?
No, XOT-Uzg.v3 will not be included into the official (build-in) XBMC repository. This is due to the XOT License and due to the fact that the XOT Repository has some sophisticated stuff added (in php code) that do versioning and download counts.
I am Dutch, what should I do with the Swedish channels
Starting with XOT-Uzg.v3.2.3 you can hide channels based on their language. Visit the Add-on-settings and select those languages you would like to see.
I am Swedish, what should I do with the Dutch channels
Do the same as the Dutch do with the Swedish channels (see previous question).
Some streams have a too high bitrate and won’t play
Starting with XOT-Uzg.v3.2.3 you can select what quality you want to playback videos. Not all channels support this feature, but those that do, will obey these settings.
Why won’t the BCC iPlayer stream play
The BBC iPlayer can only be used from within the UK. If you are outside the UK or you need a specific proxy to access the internet you can configure such a (http) proxy via the Add-on settings. The proxy format is http://server:port.
Why won’t my RTMP streams play under Linux
The current Linux XBMC nighlty builds use LibRTMP 2.3 which is old. You can update them to a more recent version in these simple steps:
- Get all the required software:
sudo apt-get install git-core build-essential gcc make git libssl0.9.8 libssl-dev
- Then clone the latest sources for the rtmpdump from the git repository:
git clone git://git.ffmpeg.org/rtmpdump
- Then move to rtmpdump/librtmp folder and run a make:
rtmpdump/librtmp$ make SYS=posix
- Then use the following command to install it:
rtmpdump/librtmp$ sudo make prefix=/usr install