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trakkasure
October 22nd, 2008, 11:30 AM
Hulu is not streaming after the first advertisements.
Anyone else experiencing this?
It just hangs after the ad counter counts down to zero.
I can still stop and navigate elsewhere.. and other internet streaming works (CBS / On Networks.. etc)

I've tried rebooting the system and starting again.

Running Ubuntu 8.04 + latest software.

Any suggestions?

agentlame
October 22nd, 2008, 12:32 PM
confirmed... i am having the same issue.

tsella
October 22nd, 2008, 12:43 PM
@trakkasure & the venerable @agentlame ;) since earlier today we've been having trouble playing some hulu streams. working on a solution here.

agentlame
October 22nd, 2008, 12:48 PM
team-boxee, never sleeps...

thanks for the update!

trakkasure
October 22nd, 2008, 12:58 PM
@trakkasure & the venerable @agentlame ;) since earlier today we've been having trouble playing some hulu streams. working on a solution here.

Cool..
It looks like when choosing movies to watch, I see the MPAA rating, then the first advertisement (1 of 2) then when waiting for 2 of 2, it hangs.

Just some additional info in case you need it.

BobT
October 22nd, 2008, 02:16 PM
Cool..
It looks like when choosing movies to watch, I see the MPAA rating, then the first advertisement (1 of 2) then when waiting for 2 of 2, it hangs.

Just some additional info in case you need it.
Boy, am I glad to see this thread.

I just signed up to use Boxee (with Hulu), and encountered the streaming problem on movies and most videos (not all) I tried.

I thought it was an installation problem or cockpit error!

dee trollop
October 22nd, 2008, 02:55 PM
Comedy Central too.

CBS working fine.

trakkasure
October 22nd, 2008, 06:46 PM
@trakkasure & the venerable @agentlame ;) since earlier today we've been having trouble playing some hulu streams. working on a solution here.

Looks like the streams that work on hulu may not use the same player. The streams that are short don't have multiple breaks. Those work. The streams that have the limited commercial interruptions are the ones that don't start.

Vash
October 22nd, 2008, 07:27 PM
This is a little off topic, but is there anyway to enable Hulu's 480p mode through boxee at the moment? Granted, it looks like there are still some issues with getting it to play at all right now, but I was wondering if I had just missed a config option or if that has not been implemented yet. Thanks!

unclemurray
October 22nd, 2008, 07:38 PM
Same issue going on here. Glad to see its not just me... Thanks for the vigilance team Hulu!

agentlame
October 22nd, 2008, 07:57 PM
This is a little off topic, but is there anyway to enable Hulu's 480p mode through boxee at the moment? Granted, it looks like there are still some issues with getting it to play at all right now, but I was wondering if I had just missed a config option or if that has not been implemented yet. Thanks!

480p should be the default on everything other then the appletv. the appletv does not run 480p correctly.

zebbs
October 22nd, 2008, 09:59 PM
Saw the same issue here, though did not present itself when attempting to view a movie. If anyone else wants to try, here are the eps/shows I tried:

It's always sunny in Philadelphia - First Available Episode of Season 3 - Hung up after advertisement announcement (stated 'your selection will play after 0 seconds', play bar showed that content was playing (time was incrementing))

Naked Lunch (under Feature Films..awesome movie) - This played fine after 2 ads. One short, then a movie trailer. Looked nice too.

Will look at the traffic externally to see if there are any clues that would be indicative of a network problem....

Cheers,

z

agentlame
October 22nd, 2008, 10:01 PM
team-boxee knows about the issues, and they are hard at work on a fix:
http://twitter.com/boxee/status/970808514

trakkasure
October 23rd, 2008, 09:14 AM
Saw the same issue here, though did not present itself when attempting to view a movie. If anyone else wants to try, here are the eps/shows I tried:

It's always sunny in Philadelphia - First Available Episode of Season 3 - Hung up after advertisement announcement (stated 'your selection will play after 0 seconds', play bar showed that content was playing (time was incrementing))

Naked Lunch (under Feature Films..awesome movie) - This played fine after 2 ads. One short, then a movie trailer. Looked nice too.


I believe that it is the difference between a video ad, and a "programmed flash" based add. When I checked out "Naked Lunch" I only had 1 ad that was a movie trailer. Then the actual movie started.

In any case... I'm sure the boxee team is on it, and will have it cleared up soon....
I hope so... need that boxee -> Family Guy fix.... feels good to mark them with a fonzie

trakkasure
October 23rd, 2008, 09:21 AM
Naked Lunch (under Feature Films..awesome movie) - This played fine after 2 ads. One short, then a movie trailer. Looked nice too.


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea works too.

trakkasure
October 23rd, 2008, 10:21 AM
Patch is out.. awesome!

Thanks for fixing.

So...
Technically speaking.. what was the issue?

element
October 23rd, 2008, 11:25 AM
Patch is out.. awesome!

Where can I get it? Thx

ert3
October 23rd, 2008, 11:35 AM
I had a similar problem and also had the white out error http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=972#3

tatilsever
October 23rd, 2008, 11:49 AM
Confirmed, Hulu works now. I tested it with "The Simpsons".

Just go to Boxee/XMBC -> Update and chose the new Boxee Alpha version. It ends with a "...4", sorry forgot the number.

element
October 23rd, 2008, 01:16 PM
Looks like the update is only for Mac. Im running Ubuntu.

http://forum.boxee.tv/showpost.php?p=5980&postcount=1

Its not in the repos yet.