Digitally Imported XBMC plugin v1.0

Posted by | Posted in Python, Ubuntu, XBMC | Posted on 04-01-2012

UPDATE: Version 1.1.1 of  the Digitally Imported XBMC plugin has been released

I had holiday between Christmas and New Years, and pulled myself together and finshed up the Digitally Imported streaming music plugin for XBMC, finally hitting version 1.0.

This was actually quite lucky I had started work on it again as XBMC 11.0 Eden: Beta got release – which works great – and as Digitally Imported changed their website design at New Years, meaning: the plugin broke.

Version 1.0 means I’ve implemented all the functionality I originally set out to do:

  • Streaming of 96k public streams
  • The option to choose A-Z sorting or let the streams be displayed in the order they are at di.fm
  • A configurable cache function of stream URLs, for faster loading of the streamlist when using cached version + to not hammer DIs webserver (6 hours cache by default)
  • Unique channel icons for every channel – thank you to Ari Shohat from Digitally Imported for permission to use them
  • Premium login and premium streams
  • Premium users have the option to choose between 256k and 128k streams
  • Premium users may choose to use their ‘My Favorites’ playlist, only showing the streams they want

Download Digitally Imported XBMC plugin v1.0

What you need to do:

  • Make sure you have at least XBMC 10.1 – codename Dharma (XBMC 10.0 should work too)
  • Download Digitally Imported XBMC plugin v1.0
  • Unpack the archive, inside the archive is a folder called plugin.audio.di.fm, move it to one of the following locations, depending on your OS. Some unpacking programs extracts to a folder with the same name as the file it extracted from, meaning you could end up with a plugin.audio.di.fm folder within the plugin.audio.di.fm folder – Inception style – and that could screw things up.
    • Linux/Ubuntu – ~/.xbmc/addons/
    • Windows – C:\Users\<your_username>\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\addons\
    • OS X – ~/Library/Application Support/XBMC/addons/
  • From XBMC, the plugin is configured by left clicking or pressing C on the Digitally Imported folder in the music add-ons category and choosing Add-on settings.

The Digitally Imported XBMC plugin is broken

Posted by | Posted in Python, Ubuntu, XBMC | Posted on 03-01-2012

Around New Years Eve, di.fm changed it’s design, and thereby the plugin “broke”, or at least couldn’t find what it was looking for anymore.

Irony would have it that I had already started working on implementing the Premium settings the day before New Years, so I was made aware of the changes the day after.

I expect version 1.0 of the plugin to be out next weekend, around the 8th of January, with Premium, stream quality (premium has 256k and 128k) support and the option to use your ‘My Favorites’ playlist.

Download the updated Digitally Imported XBMC plugin v1.0 here