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Old 11-04-2010, 11:08 PM
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Arrow How To: Add custom online video feed definitions (default STV; v7.0+)

Note: This topic covers how to add custom online video links; to discuss custom links that you've added, see: Suggest Online Video Feeds (v7.0+)


Sample custom properties files are attached to this post showing example custom online video feeds.

Be sure to edit the custom online video properties files, or add your own additional custom files, instead of editing the original files that are installed with SageTV. If you edit OnlineVideoLinks.properties and OnlineVideoUIText.properties, your changes will be overwritten the next time a SageTV update is installed or when SagetV downloads updated online video files.


The attached CustomOnlineVideoLinks.zip file contains 2 files:
  • CustomOnlineVideoLinks.properties
  • CustomOnlineVideoUIText.properties.
These properties files can be added to the <install dir>\SageTV\STVs\SageTV7\OnlineVideos directory and then used to customize the online video feeds.

You will need to use the default STV from SageTV v7.0.23 or later in order to use these properties files.

See the comments near the top of the CustomOnlineVideoLinks.properties file for instructions for adding new links. The first time you access a new link in SageTV, the titles and icon URL will be automatically created in the CustomOnlineVideoUIText.properties file, which you can edit later, if you wish. The links are listed in the UI in alphabetical order, based on the feed's property name ('FeedName').


The custom files can also be used to modify the default set of links -- if the custom properties files contain the same properties as the default properties files, the custom setup will be used instead. Just remember, if you do this, your custom setup will still override the default definitions for every upgrade install afterwards.


Additional notes:
  1. One of the changes for v7 was to extend support for externally generated feeds; see the explanation of the new capabilities in the "Externally generated feeds" section of the sample CustomOnlineVideoLinks.properties file. See the "Movie Showtimes" plugin from SageTV forum user 'evilpenguin' for an example customization using externally generated feeds.

  2. The "Weather" item on the Online Services menu is not part of the online video properties files; it is part of the STV. Weather will always be 1st in the list.

  3. The default online video properties files will automatically be updated when updates are available. If you really insist on disabling updating the default properties files, and thus missing any fixes that the properties file updates would take care of, you can chnage the option in SageTV at Detailed Setup -> Advanced -> Automatic Update Checks. Please be sure to remember that you've done this if you have problems with the online feeds in the future.

- Andy
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