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How to kodi => KODI XBMC QUESTIONS => Topic started by: Styx_N_Stones on April 24, 2015, 06:55:07 PM

Title: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Styx_N_Stones on April 24, 2015, 06:55:07 PM


     I understand that the site is undergoing many changes, but I have questions... Please don't take this post as a complaint. Far from it. I just want to get the best stuff this site has to offer!   :D

#1  On the home page the part about EPG Coming Soon vanished. Is it still in the works (or has this idea been dropped)? The EPG is very important in my case... because the wife just won't be able to work it if not. If you've ever been married you understand... LOL!  :-*

#2   The home page now talks about 'Sidebar Widgets'. Then it says Appearance>Widgets. Where do I find this setting? I looked on the home page and the forum (Profile> Account Settings, and a few other places). Can you point me in the rite direction? Any clue what kind of widgets are available? Such things could be very cool!   8)

     I know the site is under construction and there is much work involved, so I understand some parts will show up in stages. I just don't want to miss something.

Thanks for all your hard work!
S_N_S

Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Blackhat on April 24, 2015, 09:00:24 PM
I know EPG is in the works. The issue with epg is that it will not work with playlist loader. So the channels show up with code instead of just the name. So I guess we can have 2 lists or wait until addon is finished. Having 2 lists is a huge pain in the ass. Very few people take their time to help and maintain and just up keeping the other lists is time consuming.

What do you mean widgets?

BLACKHAT...
Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Styx_N_Stones on April 24, 2015, 09:18:57 PM
I dont care about having more than 1 list (at this point). But the EPG is a must!

Last night the home page (http://iptvxbmc.com/) changed to a different format with all sorts of different stuff. Then this morning it came up 503 error. Then it came up with a very nice looking format... same info and text (rite down to the mis-spelled words). On that one the right side of the screen said about widgets? Now that site is back the way its been for the last 2 weeks.

I figured they must be testing the new site. Maybee up long enough to look at it, then back to orig. I dont know... just guessing?
Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Python_Admin on April 25, 2015, 12:22:15 AM
That is correct, iptvxbmc.com will be redone in the next day or so. Entire new look! we are also switching servers and migrating plus working on addons and a few other things. That is why things are moving a little slow at the moment. But I can guarantee, you will like all of the new changes! If there is anything that you can help with, please do. As we grow, we will make sure to give posting priorities and extra freebie things to those that truly put some time and knowledge into it.
Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Styx_N_Stones on April 25, 2015, 08:44:23 AM
From what I saw of the new site format, it looks very well done.

I know from experience writing the website for my radio station that its quite a task! My site is static (no daily info changes) and it was grueling. This site would have changes a few times each week (very time consuming). Then there's the server migration. Sometimes that can be a breeze... but usually not (LOL).

I'm pretty new at Kodi, so I wouldn't be of much help... or I certainly would jump rite in!
Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: haxor on April 25, 2015, 10:50:04 PM
Have fun here. What is your radio station?
Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Styx_N_Stones on April 26, 2015, 09:54:55 AM
It's Voice Of Belle Plaine 92.9fm, stream is Styx N Stones Radio Net. The website is is in my signature. You can stream it through Shoutcast, TuneIn, and many others... just search VOBP.
Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Blackhat on April 26, 2015, 12:10:33 PM
I added your station to the top of special.m3u. Please let me know if there is anything you can help volunteering here in the site. The idea is to all help each other. restart kodi and go to the special list.  8)
Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Styx_N_Stones on April 26, 2015, 01:19:27 PM
Many thanks for adding the station to the list! Way Cool...

As far as helping out... Id be more than happy to lend a hand. I am very new to IPTV, but I have other qualifications.

I have a degree in EE and one in Computer Science. My Gkids laugh at me because I have an orig Xbox (11 years old) that I modded for the current XBMC4XBox. So it runs as a media server, game server, and a few other things as well.

So... if you can think of anything you think I can help with, just let me know. If its something Im not familiar with Ill let you know.
Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Styx_N_Stones on April 26, 2015, 04:34:53 PM
   Just wanted to add the stations stream IP to make it easier...

Audio
http://99.198.118.250:8060

Icons
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/58516990/sns_sd_small.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/58516990/SNS%20Avatar.gif
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/58516990/vobp_oval.jpg

   Any chance of getting a list that includes radio stations? On Kodi under Live TV there's a tab for Radio. Would that take a separate m3u, or would/could they both be in one file and the software know what goes where?

   Like I say, I'm still very new to this (Kodi), but I've written scripts for PlayOn and also a Roku channel (sideload VOBP because it's a private channel).

Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Python_Admin on April 26, 2015, 05:39:03 PM
Radio stations can definitely be added to the lists. The only thing is that we are overwhelmed with work but I am sure in a few days we can add to list. You can open a topic for radio stations. The only issue is I do not want live links pointing to stations as you know we will get tons of spam and people posting there site to get traffic and the user's will be IP blocked. 

I will send you a PM message if you want to help and I will teach you.
Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Styx_N_Stones on April 26, 2015, 06:27:06 PM
Great,

     Tomorrow (probably) I'll start a thread on the subject. What section do you think it should be in?
     I understand about the live links and such... would the format I posted be OK...
http://99.198.118.250:8060
     Should I state that they change http to hxxp or something like that? I have been hanging around the satellite forums for alot of years, and thats how we did it there. They could always PM the info to me, but then the rest of the forum dosen't learn from it. Or do you have a better suggestion?
     Would the radio links be under a different tab then the live TV? Can Kodi do a m3u address for radio by itself?

S_N_S

Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Python_Admin on April 26, 2015, 11:06:55 PM
I created a main topic for you so it shows on main page. Have at it. Did you get my pm on how to sniff urls? Just not sure if it went through as I had a loss of connection that split sec. Thanks
Title: Re: 2 Questions...?
Post by: Styx_N_Stones on April 27, 2015, 08:25:25 AM
I got your PM. Ill get on it today...