Live streams are still down here, only MNM and Studio Brussel loading. No issues with Het Journaal or other repeats in VRT.nu as far as I can notice. I notice in some free Android apps that have the Belgian streams VRT related channels are also down.
I was told by a VRT spokesperson that in order to stream the FIFA Worldcup in 720p they had to encrypt the stream, which means it can only be played using specific browsers that supported DRM.
Dan hebben wij goed nieuws voor u: de kwaliteit van onze livestreaming zal verhogen van SD naar HD, dus naar 720p. Maar door de regelgeving van FIFA zullen we dan wel DRM moeten toepassen, dit zal tot gevolg hebben dat bepaalde browsers een foutmelding zullen geven. Hieronder volgt een overzicht van wat er mogelijk fout kan gaan bij bepaalde toestellen en wat de mogelijke oplossingen zijn.
Apple – iphone/ipad:
Google Chromebrowser werkt niet
Firefox browser werkt niet
Safari browser gebruiken
Airplay werkt ook
Samsung – smartphones:
Samsungbrowser werkt niet
Google Chrome browser gebruiken
VRT laptops werken niet
Potentieel andere “bedrijfslaptops” ook niet
Normale laptops werken wel.
Google Chrome browser gebruiken
De browser binnen de Facebook app:
Als je VRT NU opent binnen de facebook app werkt het niet.
Op Apple: surf via Safari browser naar VRT NU
Op Android: surf via Google Chrome browser naar VRT NU
Chromecasten naar TV:
Chromecast werkt niet met DRM
Laptop via HDMI kabel verbinden met de TV of Airplay indien je een apple TV hebt.
Platformen die we standaard niet ondersteunen zoals smart TV’s of Kodi plugins: gedrag is onbekend maar zal waarschijnlijk niet werken.
Thanks for pushing the update, got it working now, but I need to change the home screen shortcuts in my build. Any chance of getting Sporza to live again., as i see it's missing from the live streams now. Anyway, your work is much appreciated by the Belgians here at the other side of the world
Thanks Bas, I'm familiar with that location and I downloaded the update from there, and it worked great. But for the future it would be good if I knew how to download an individual file like the vrtnu.py file you added earlier.
@Eric Baerts: you can always find the file you need via the "source" explorer in bitbucket and then use the 3-dot menu (...) to select "Open Raw". That opens the file in raw mode and you can then save it.
Bas, the updates work perfect if I go to VRT.nu in the National folder. Though the Kodi home screen shortcuts for the VRT channels, still give the error " the selected item has no streams". Is there an easier way to fix this without manually create new shortcuts? Thanks for pushing updates so fast.
Hi Bas, I realise it's weekend for you as well and i hope you enjoy it, but was there anything useful in the logs I send? I do notice that the website also doesn't allow me to watch live streams lately, since it detects I'm not in Belgium. This wasn't an issue about 2 weeks ago. I still can stream VRT repeats.
Well, I am not going to spend too much time on the live streams, as the majority is caused by the WC Soccer that is going on. Many had to add additional encryption and geo locking. I am monitoring and discussing with the other VRT add-on and see how he manages to get this to work.
It's working again Bas. Sporza still gives an on screen message " this live stream has finished " but I think Sporza now is only active during live events. I tested the alpha26 when it was released on 21 July, and live streams still wouldn't load, but today they work perfectly again. Thanks.
Correction to my above post. I was actually using Alpha25 and it worked with that version as of today, but not yet a few days after the WC had ended. It of course kept working after i updated to Alpha 26. What was changed in Alpha 26?
I notice when I open the repeats from " het journaal" that they are erroneous sorted. Difficult to explain, but look at the dates in the attached image. I sort by date. Zevende dag and de afspraak have disappeared from the menu. Have these been removed at the VRT side?
The missing show is in the Een section of the addon, so it might be my mistake as it may never have been available in VRT.nu. Apologies for bringing this up.
In the side menu of Kodi you can select sort order by date - descending, and in previous versions of the addon the last aired news would be at the top and properly sorted downwards.Now it starts at 30 June and at 25 June it will go to 24 July.