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  • in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24844
    WhizzBang
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    Awwwwwwee man!! Just found out from my buddy Turner that WiiMC is unable to play YouTube videos at this time!! I would expect if you directly linked to the .swf flash video file on youtube’s domain, you could play it back. Try just using Name and URL ONLY and it MAY ACTUALLY work!! Please let me know if it works for you cause based on Tantric’s feedback, you CAN play .swf files, so I think if WiiMC’s Navi-Xtreme version uses name and url only, it may actually work. Your feedback is appreciated on this as I’m pretty sure Turner doesn’t have a Wii to say this for sure, so try this!

    iRoNBiLL

    P.S. Here is what he said in our forums recently (make sure you have a Navi-Xtreme account to login to forums first)
    http://navix.turner3d.net/forums/?action=topic_view&id=540

    in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24843
    WhizzBang
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    LOL!! I think I know the problem… I don’t think WiiMC supports “thumbs” yet either. The point I’m trying to make is WiiMC doesn’t support anything other than Name and URL… that’s it. I would have thought Turner removed this if this was an issue, but I don’t know for certain. My hands are full as hell right now.

    Your picture looks good, but remove the thumb after getting that URL and try again. This should work. If not, does your WiiMC play YouTube video’s you download and put on a memory medium for transferring to WiiMC?? It’s supposed to play swf for sure.

    iRoNBiLL

    in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24830
    WhizzBang
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    Hey SageWolf,

    Processors are NOT yet compatible with WiiMC. You will have to read the instructions I wrote above AGAIN, in order to obtain the direct URL to the .swf flash video from YouTube in order to play this item via WiiMC. Directly linking to the webpage will do you no good. Unless you use a data sniffer to get the URL, you will have to get it via our URL processor at our Navi-Xtreme website! There should also only be a “name” tag, a “type” tag and a “URL” tag in the playlist for the item to work, no processor tag as it is not compatible yet with WiiMC.

    Let me know if this helps you understand. I promise no one here is trying to leave you hangin in the wind… this stuff isn’t difficult once you understand the basics of the system but with out it, you’ll want to stick with our troubleshooting staff at http://navix.turner3d.net/forums for thorough help either through our forums or live chat.

    iRoNBiLL

    DJCubed… go here and you can request whatever website you want to be added to Navi-X. Keep in mind though that without processor support in WiiMC at this moment, you will not be able to watch videos from websites without some serious “ghetto rigging”.
    http://navix.turner3d.net/forums/?action=topic_view&id=76

    in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24819
    WhizzBang
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    That is correct foxtwin, WiiMC is not yet able to play YouTube videos via Navi-X. We use what are called “Processors” which decode the final URL output on the fly via Navi-X, but this is not yet supported on WiiMC. The good news is, our good friend Turner on Team Navi-X is in the process of attempting to port over our language standardized “NIPL Engine” (hee hee!… nipple) to WiiMC!! This means people would be able to add links to videos on many popular websites and play them back on WiiMC. I will let you know when this becomes a reality if Team WiiMC doesn’t let you know first. 😀

    However… if you want to play a YouTube video via a playlist now, you can use the Navi-Xtreme website to get the final URL for the video, making your YouTube video playable in Navi-X. Here’s how to do it…

    1. Go to http://navix.turner3d.net and add a YouTube video link to a playlist… for example, here is “Hung Parliament in 3 minutes” from YouTube I found today:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS5tyfPztlY

    2. I pasted the link into a Navi-Xtreme playlist and it instantly decoded the final URL output to this for me:
    http://youtube.com/v/zS5tyfPztlY.swf , which is playable in WiiMC since it’s a direct link to a media file.

    3. Copy and paste this link with the extension .swf into your playlist and set the type as “video”. Give it a name and some details.

    4. Browse to your playlist in WiiMC via Navi-X online media and select it for playback. There ya go!

    The best news yet for WiiMC is that our chief engineer of the online playlist system is diverting some time over to WiiMC to make this something very special for you all, so don’t be suprised if WiiMC grows wings and flys once these things are in place!! Here is a list of 85 processors to major video hosting website we currently have… good news is nobody will ever have to update anything on their end… as long as our admins fix these things, they will always work for you! Beats having to update plugins every day. 😀

    http://navix.turner3d.net/proc_list
    (You need to create a free user id to view this list!)

    Anymore questions, fire away!

    iRoNBiLL

    P.S. As for your error with initializing online media, I would maybe try the IRC chatroom for this because there will be questions best asked during troubleshooting that can only be answered in turn. Im sure someone in the IRC chat can troubleshoot with you.

    in reply to: How to set up (functioning) radio streams ?? #24926
    WhizzBang
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    Ah ha! As for video streams, I wouldn’t worry about it for now… Team WiiMC is still weeding out the playback issues at the moment I’m sure. 😀 As for why one thing would play and not the other??? That would be because of WiiMC’s ability to playback and parse one video via a codec from one file extension to another. I would expect since Team WiiMC is having troubles with playback of some popular formats, they are investigating this now. I could easily understand WiiMC playing back something in a playlist format as opposed to a direct link… it’s ingenuity in the works so give it time. Just notate what you experience down to technical specifics and leave the rest up to them.

    iRoNBiLL

    in reply to: Problems with streaming video #25113
    WhizzBang
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    Well as long as you all recognize Team WiiMC has to address these issues, that’s all that matters. This issue is related to WiiMC’s ability to playback video content, so whenever Tantric and Rodries can address these concerns, you will be able to play these video types successfully. Remember, the project is only a week old so give it some time! They will get to it!

    iRoNBiLL

    in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24818
    WhizzBang
    Participant

    Thanks for the feedback! Hopefully your heads up will help others. Navi-X is kinda empty right now, but I got good news for everyone… looks like our programmer Turner is going to take a shot at porting over the processor engine to C code for WiiMC!!

    If you’re wondering what this means, it means you’ll be able to watch videos from the following websites from inside WiiMC!! More news to come!!

    Bill

    in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24835
    WhizzBang
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    http://navix.turner3d.net/wiilist/28122/cartoon_network.plx

    My good friend Dominater over at Team Navi-X wanted to make sure you all have access to Cartoon Network as well… so he chopped up a playlist for you guys with TONS of episodes from Cartoon Network for WiiMC users… enjoy Saturday morning cartoon from your WiiMC! Have a good weekend!!

    iRoNBiLL

    in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24834
    WhizzBang
    Participant

    Hey folks,

    I recently uploaded a couple of demo tracks from my buddies, JSinn and MOE. If you guys want to check out the playlist to hear 2 demo tracks, it’s located in Navi-X… under “User Lists”…”iRoNBiLL’s Playlist” or you can add this somewhere in WiiMC. This is from JSinn’s mixtape series hosted by Navi-X!

    Good rap demo for you rap folks out there, lol!

    As Real As It Gets: Volume 3 – Out June 10th!!
    http://website.navi-x.org/networks/non/artists/jsinn3/index.plx

    iRoNBiLL

    in reply to: Problems with streaming video #25111
    WhizzBang
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    Well this is an issue with a WiiMC codec then. I was told yesterday a recently discovered issue with .flv files causes them to not playback correctly. I am assuming you are talking about this. REMEMBER, Navi-X DOES NOT host video files, just links to them on the internet. If something is not working correctly during playback, this issue has something to do with the codecs or how WiiMC plays back content. All content in Navi-X works fine via a browser or Navi-X on Windows, Mac, Linux, AppleTV, and Original Xbox as well and everything plays fine there. Need proof?! Check the Navi-X Simulator at http://navix.turner3d.net for evidence.

    I don’t know what the procedure for reporting playback errors is, but if someone from Team WiiMC wants to chime in, be my guest.

    iRoNBiLL

    in reply to: How to set up (functioning) radio streams ?? #24924
    WhizzBang
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    Just curious, does this also apply to live video streams??? Cause if so, I got an HBO video stream for you guys. 😀

    iRoNBiLL

    in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24831
    WhizzBang
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    Okay, now that I can see the Navi-X main menu for WiiMC, I figured I would explain what each section is in the Navi-X portal.

    Here is a list in order of the menu selections and what each section is for. If you don’t understand this stuff, read above to get more details on what Navi-X is.

    Having troubles getting to Navi-X??
    Here is the direct link to the playlist for you to include in your onlinemedia.xml file…
    http://navix.turner3d.net/wiilist/index.plx

    MAIN MENU FOR NAVI-X IN ONLINE MEDIA SECTION

    My Playlists – This is where you can go directly to your playlists you create on Navi-Xtreme at http://navix.turner3d.net
    Apple iTunes Podcasts – I was pretty sure I was told WiiMC cannot parse RSS feeds yet, so I’m confused as to why it’s in the Wii version of Navi-X in the first place… I will find out more about this and report back.
    Search navi-xtreme – should be a search query for finding content in Navi-Xtreme. I don’t think WiiMC allows for search queries, but I will investigate this more as well.
    Most-viewed lists of the last 24 hours – The most viewed lists in Navi-X are tallied every time someone visits a playlist hosted on Navi-Xtreme… the more popular the lists are, the higher up the list they are, giving you access to the most and best working content.
    Most-viewed lists of the last 7 days – Same concept, but longer average rates.
    Most-recently updated lists – The most recently updated playlists on Navi-Xtreme… looking for the newest stuff, check here first.
    Latest media entries – Broken down into single entries, from newest to oldest.
    User media – full list – This is an alphabetized list of playlists that users create in Navi-X. These are the main entry to playlists which sometimes expand and have tons and tons of other links to other playlists nested inside of their primary playlist. My playlist is called “iRoNBiLL’s Playlists”, but sometimes people just want to promo new stuff or make sections titled differently, like “Boseman’s Movies” or “BBC News” or “Horror Films”. This is the main directory of all content on Navi-Xtreme.
    User media – by user – Same as above, but organized alphabetically by your Navi-Xtreme user name you choose when first creating a Navi-X account.

    As more and more information comes in using whatever means necessary to get it, I will let you all know as soon as I do. If you work on Team WiiMC or Team Navi-X, feel free to chime in about inconsistencies or things that need to be changed. Thanks.

    iRoNBiLL

    in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24827
    WhizzBang
    Participant

    For those of you still learning about the Navi-X playlist system, I have included a link to my WiiMC compatible playlist of Adult Swim shows with almost full episode lists… best part is, you can watch all the Adult Swim shows in WiiMC right now from my online playlist!!

    Here is the link to Adult Swim shows:
    http://navix.turner3d.net/wiilist/19201/episodes.plx

    You can add this to your onlinemedia.xml or browse for it in Navi-X under Online Media… take your pick. If anyone else has a playlist they would like to share and make known, please post here the details and location of your playlist!

    iRoNBiLL

    in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24826
    WhizzBang
    Participant

    Well I’m no WiiMC tech, but from my understanding, you have to have an onlinemedia.xml file in your WiiMC build to access Online Media. By default, from my understanding one should come with WiiMC when you download the files from here. Someone from Team WiiMC would be appreciated right about now 😀

    iRoNBiLL

    in reply to: How To Use Navi-X and Online Playlists #24824
    WhizzBang
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    Okay… unfortunately I just spent 20 minutes detailing something really, really cool for you, only to see the post disappear… so this time, I’m saving my post in notepad first so I don’t have to type this again!

    Here is the short version of my previous post…

    Who would like to be able to stream movies and tv shows RIGHT NOW from Navi-X in WiiMC without having to wait for new updates to WiiMC?!?!

    I thought you would! 😀

    What I am outlining now is a “beat-around-the-bush” way of streaming tv shows and movies right now from popular hosts like Videofriender and MegaVideo inside of a playlist in Navi-X on WiiMC!! You wouldn’t have to wait for updates to WiiMC to do this and it’s fairly easy to do!!

    1. Go to http://navix.turner3d.net and create a free account with Navi-Xtreme, our Navi-X Media Portal for users of Navi-X. Here’s the link to creating a free account if you have trouble finding it. 😀 http://navix.turner3d.net/members/
    2. Once created and logged in, go to the Home Page and click on “Navi-X Simulator”.
    3. Once the simulator is opened, click on Navi-Xtreme > Search. You can then search one of many popular items not yet available in WiiMC’s Navi-X, including movies and tv shows from Videofriender and MegaVideo, our 2 most popular processors.
    4. Once you found a link to a movie or tv show, click on it and a static URL website link will appear at the top of the simulator.
    5. Copy and paste this link to notepad or wordpad for later use.
    6. AT THIS POINT, you have 15 minutes to an hour to add and playback these links in a Navi-X playlist, after getting the static link. I would make your playlist “Private” so when you browse to your playlist, only you will see this. Note: The links are only good for clicking once, which is why you should make your list private!!
    7. Once you added the links to your playlist on Navi-Xtreme’s website, go to Navi-X in WiiMC and browse for your list in “My Playlists”. Any playlist you make shows up here!
    8. Click on the movie or tv show link in your playlist to play it back in WiiMC! Enjoy!

    If anybody needs this process explained another way, let me know and I’ll try to explain it another way until you understand… it should be pretty straight forward though 😀

    Enjoy the start of something beautiful!

    iRoNBiLL

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