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svuille
May 2nd, 2009, 10:57 AM
Dear all, I bring you my 4th Boxee application, which I suppose will appeal to a much more international audience.

That is right, ladies and gentlemen, I bring Pornhub to Boxee. Dowload the app from your appbox after adding my repository:

www.openix.org/simon/boxee/repository

This is the first rss application I code using the flash:// links, and while technically it works, I still have some issues with the video, ie, it seems cropped somehow. Also, sofar no possibility to pause, fast forward/backward.

Enjoy!

svuille
May 3rd, 2009, 03:15 AM
OK, so there are a number of problems with this app, which after some heavy testing, I attribute to a few bugs in Boxee. I post them here (is there a more appropriate place to report bugs to the Boxee team?).

The flash:// links have been very frustrating to work with. In my case, I've tried many different things, but ultimately, the behavior of the flash player remains mostly erratic. What you will see is typically that a flash player opens in the correct size for a fraction of a second, disapears, and reapears in a cropped version which is displayed in the left corner of the screen. Also, at this point, the player tends to flicker heavily. I have tried changing the wdth/height tags passed in the flash:// link, as well as cropping 1 pixel all around the player, but nothing helps. Boxee team, any ideas? Help would be much appreciated.

Lastly, more of a glitch than a bug, but the <private>true</private> tag which is present both in the descriptor.xml of the app and the index.xml of my repository does not get propagated correctly to sources.xml upon installation (effectively sources.xml for pornhub reads <private>false</private>, which could be embarassing for some of us). On the subject of privacy may I suggest the implementation of a <stealth>true</stealth> tag, which would prevent media from this source to be listed o the recently played item, on top of preventing any leaking to the social aspect of boxee.

svuille
May 3rd, 2009, 09:26 AM
Ok, I was fiddling with this again, and I actually found a way to drop the flash:// synthax all together and I now access the files directly. It works much better, though I find Boxee wants to cache quite a bit of the .flv before starting to play. Also, the only downside with this is the page listing the videos in each category takes a lot longer to be created (a lot of url parsing taking place).