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Addon template, make your own!
« on: November 22, 2017, 01:19:27 pm »
Noobs and Nerds has a template for anyone to use to make your own addon! You can literally have your own addon up and running in as little as 30 minuets with minimal coding knowledge.
It is based on the Bob unleashed addon so it uses nan scrapers and url resolver. Just added was the ability to add a search feature and there are other features in the works!
The thinking behind this template was to get a large variety of addons into the community instead of just having a couple of popular addons that everyone uses.
It really is simple to set up, here is a link to the forums page

http://noobsandnerds.com/support/showthread.php?tid=18211

And here is the readme that comes with it just so you can see the steps needed. You can easily skip the search feature and just have a playlist addon

https://github.com/midraal/plugin.video.jen/blob/master/README.org

The template is called jen and here are a couple of videos that show how to set it up also



If you have any questions, I can answer some, and you can ask on the Noobsandnerds forums. FYI, you donít need links to movies or tv shows, your addon will search the nan scrapers and you pick the source to play the video, just like Covenant.


« Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 01:24:16 pm by TonyH »

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Re: Addon template, make your own!
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 04:42:26 pm »
A few questions...


Where to get links?
What goes in the xml files (details please)?
Do we need a git site?
What goes on the git site if we need it?


Might sound stupid but..... :) consider the source.


I really want to try this it looks interesting.


BTW I can do some graphic work (did some for SALTS)...not a pro by any means. If you give me an idea of what you want for fanart.jpg and icon.png I might be able to help.

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Re: Addon template, make your own!
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 05:00:45 pm »
You donít (need) links, you can add them if you want. Your just making a list of movies and the addon scrapes multiple sites and lets you choose which one to use, just like Covenant.

Examples of the xmls are in the read me and on the videos, easier to just point you there than try explaining.

You donít need a git site, but you need somewhere to host your xmls, could even be pastebin or a regular hosting site.

Although if you want to share your addon with others and keep updates going, you should set up a github. There is a great tutorial on doing that on the Nan forums.

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Re: Addon template, make your own!
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 05:03:52 pm »
Thanks for the info...gonna need a lot for me to grasp this.

I have an empty git site. I suppose I can use it instead of pastbin?

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 05:07:06 pm »
Thanks for the info...gonna need a lot for me to grasp this.

I have an empty git site. I suppose I can use it instead of pastbin?

Sent you a PM

Ps, how do I post a screenshot here? File is too large...

« Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 05:09:57 pm by TonyH »

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Re: Addon template, make your own!
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 05:11:57 pm »
Thanks for the info...gonna need a lot for me to grasp this.

I have an empty git site. I suppose I can use it instead of pastbin?

Sent you a PM

Ps, how do I post a screenshot here? File is too large...

You have to post them on a site for photos...like imgur. Once it's there you can get an option to copy the BB code and just paste that into your post.

PM'd you right back! :)
« Last Edit: November 22, 2017, 05:14:27 pm by flhthemi »

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Re: Addon template, make your own!
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 05:38:53 pm »
http://imgur.com/PXZp39g
Thatís my addon so far..

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Re: Addon template, make your own!
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 06:59:12 pm »
Well!! That looks great! Hope I can do it!


Here's my art work






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Re: Addon template, make your own!
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2017, 07:21:35 pm »
Nice! I like that! Got any coors in there?

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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2017, 08:54:11 am »
Nice! I like that! Got any coors in there?


Coors? ??? ? That's for college girls! ;)


EDIT: I dunno what I'm doing wrong but I'll be hanged if I can make it work. Open the addon and all I get is:
« Last Edit: November 23, 2017, 12:34:02 pm by flhthemi »

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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2017, 02:21:21 pm »
That is the jen template? Did you put the path to your main.xml in the default.py?

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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2017, 04:43:04 pm »
That is the jen template? Did you put the path to your main.xml in the default.py?


Yeah. I tried using github and pastebin...no luck same thing. Followed the video to the "T". Been trying all kinds of crap all day and no luck at all. Always the same results. :(


Edited addon.xml, strings.po, settings.xml, default.py like they say to do...but maybe I missed something. Started over several times from scratch, even a fresh install of Kodi. All the dependencies got installed too. Frustrating the daylight out of me. It almost acts like it's not reading the main.xml file from github/pastebin. So I took out the link to the site in default.py. Got the same effect. So I figure I'm not getting the path to github/pastebin correct. But I am right clicking on the main.xml file and copying the link address and pasting that in and no workie!

EDIT: Ok got it to pull the main.xml file on github using the https: //raw.githubusercontent.com/flhthemi/XXXXX/master/movies.xml. They should maybe add that you need the RAW address. But still can't get the movies.xml file to display in the addon. Used the same type of RAW address to it too...


Edit 2: It's ALIVE! You need more than one entry in the movie list file!


Now, all I need to do is find a quick way to get my imdb lists into it!
« Last Edit: November 23, 2017, 05:20:13 pm by flhthemi »

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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2017, 05:35:21 pm »
The TMDB and trakt lists are accessible but you need to be in the telegram group to download the module to add to the addon

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Re: Addon template, make your own!
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2017, 05:35:52 pm »
Glad you got it going!

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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2017, 06:10:38 pm »
The TMDB and trakt lists are accessible but you need to be in the telegram group to download the module to add to the addon


well....next on my agenda is making a TV Show list work. Don't fret! :) I'll be in that group. Just want some experience with it first.

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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2017, 06:41:10 pm »
Just follow the example xmls and should be easy from here😁

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Re: Addon template, make your own!
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2017, 09:47:28 am »
A lot of new addons are coming to us all because of this template. If you haven't tried it yet and if you are adventurous enough, you should. It's a very good thing to learn how to use. It's growing and being enhanced by it's developer almost everyday.