Super TV for XBMC

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New plugin for XBMC that I noticed and this one rocks, Super TV. It has live streams from U.S. as wells as other countries. It also includes a programming guide so you can see whats up next. here's the link to their homepage http://supertv.3owl.com/.

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Re: Super TV for XBMC

can you tell us more experiences with it?

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ktjensen wrote:

can you tell us more experiences with it?

It is pretty much like the liveTV add on or LiveStreams (by Divingmule), but with a little twist. The twist is a programming guide so you can see whats on and whats going to be on. So basically you have live streaming television, cable television channels, with a TV Guide all wrapped into one on your tv. The only bad thing is that if you are using this add on with ATV2 there is a glitch that makes it almost impossible to exit out of the addon. To the point of having to press and hold the menu and play buttons for 6 seconds to reboot your ATV2. I was just over at the XBMC forums though and a new version has been released that is supppose to solve this issue. If so this addon will be pretty good. There is another slight problem off sometimes the channel not being the channel it says it is..It will be streaming a different channel that is listed. but this is rare. I'm going to go hook up with the newest version of the addon and see what happens..oh they neeed to stick this in a repp so it will auto update..----Christopher Wells

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Just installed the updated version from there homepage and you can now exit out of the app, no more being trapped or having to do a MENU LEFT reset. You can see my post here

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=125291&page=35 where I explain how to exit the app. So is the addon worth it. I would have to say yes because the good outweighs the bad by enough margin that your brain isn't totally fried in the first hour. Well put together and the developer has been keeping up with the fixes and updates. The only problem that is annoying, but only happens occasionally so far, the guide will say one program and then when you enter the channel its not even close it will be a different broadcasting station altogether. Like now NCIS is suppose to be on USA Network but insstead I got the Late Night Show with Dave Lettermen. All in all it's good stuff and more importantly still better than paying Comcast $90/month for there crappy service!

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Assuming that the stream sources are international in nature. And there will of course be buffering issues. Will have to test and compare to

Navi-x

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Brilliant plug-in! room for some enhancements, however it is very good - i suggest if you haven't got it to take a look you will not be disappointed!

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Sorry motley but how do you update super tv to .5. on apple tv 1? I'm on 1.1 from the zip.

Thanks.

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1) SUPER is designed for europe TV streams in particular italy. but works in USA sometimes

2) after install it is listed as a PROGRAM.

3) It is still rather buggy as reported by a few users in discussions. can just lock up XBMC completely.

4) The libRTMP file that I tried had a virus in it. supposedly this file will help SUPER work better, but not with a virus.

It does work to play TV channels. so will do something, but expect unstable and not able to escape out.

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nickc.92877 wrote:

Sorry motley but how do you update super tv to .5. on apple tv 1? I'm on 1.1 from the zip.

Thanks.

think it is 1.105

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ktjensen wrote:

think it is 1.105

It is 1.105 and I just updated my atv 2 to 1.105 but haven't had the chance to update my atv 1 one yet. But my guess is you would do it the same with both but ya never know until you actually do it. Computers have their own personality sometimes. What I did on my atv 2 with xbmc eden RC2 version was first download the updated version from there site http://supertv.3owl.com/download.php. I then uninstalled the previous version of Super Tv from XBMC. Then SSH'd into my atv 2 with Cyberduck(because it works with my MacPro). Windows users might wanna try WINScP which is very good but no mac version. I'm assuming you installed previous version via SSH so you know how to do that. Installed the new version in XBMC by using install from zip method located in the System--Addons--Install from zip menu and Voila it works like a charm. I really like this now it has been updated.

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Thanks for getting back to me. Yes I'm on a Mac using syberduck.
When I download the new file it's not a zip it's another format? How do I get the new zip file?

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