This plugin allows watching videos from various websites, using their RSS feeds, parsing html pages, coding against provided APIs or directly adding urls of live streams. Supported sites include: YouTube, MetaCafe, DailyMotion, iTunes Movie Trailers, DasErste, ZDF, RTL, SVT, Break, CNN, VeryFunnyAds, MSNBC, Yahoo MusicVideos, MTV MusicVideos, wwiTV, Southpark and many more. A list of all supported sites can be found here. You can also add and even publish your own sites without coding skills, generic functionality is included (RSS feeds or regular expression knowledge required).
download a video for later viewing
paging and filtering (on websites that support those)
thumbnails for videos and categories
pin protection for adult sites
added options to configure remote server authentication or proxy server authentication for HTTP, AFHS, MSHS and M3U8 protocols
BrowserPlayer changes to support MediaPortal2
Far away better than any SmartTV's YouTube implementation
I use OnlineVideos mainly to play YouTube videos in my HTPC and some of spanish television channels online broadcasting services. Specifically talking on YouTube functionality, I have to say it's easier, faster and overally talking so much better than any of Samsung, LG or even my cable provider Tivo'S smartTV implementation of the official YouTube web-application.
Conceputally this is a great plug-in. A lot of respect to the developers for the hard work they have put in.
It requires a lot of work to maintain it as most of the feeds do not work - Unfortunately eg. Tvlinks.cc. This plugin would have made the mediaPortal a strong competitor to the XBMC. Pity I'm unable to code, I would have love to help.
Is there UnP access to the center. I would love to access my playon server via UnP.
Not much else I can say, i installed sopfilter and now stream football whenever i want, can find practically any tv show from UK/US and stream good quality movies. Easy to configure and tons more can be done. Developer really out did themselves with this one; coupled with the streamedmp skin it is a world beater
At last my wife and I are able to watch ABC Australia's iView service inside MediaPortal - almost brings tears of joy to my old eyes. Being an old fart (60 next month) I didn't find configuring the plugin as intuitive as I would have liked but then old age is slowing me down ;) I still don't understand what the difference is between sites management from within MediaPortal and using MediaPortal.Plugin Configuration but I'm quite sure it will eventually dawn on me. Many thanks to all those involved in this excellent and indispensable plugin.
Thanks! There's no real difference between the two configuration options. It's a convenience for the user allowing it from both inside and outside MediaPortal to manage your Sites ;-)