I am an new user of Serviio media server and also new user of Playlist plugin.
I have some problem when i use this plugin.
1)Introduction about what i try to do:
Serviio works very good with my Panasonic Viera TV, but it have no so big library of plugins
like XBMC. But XBMC have big library of plugins that provide access to lot of online media sources but it can't stream this media to my TV via DLNA
(My TV connected to PC via ethernet so that TV have no direct HDMI conneection to PC).Pay attention that local media files (located on my PC) can be streamed by XBMC to my TV without problems. In XBMC i have capability of replacement existing or registering additional media player. I used this capability to catch real media file URL (that send as first parameter to player) generated by XBMC plugin. So that i added to XBMC configuration my new media player that really is a number of CMD.exe commands (bat file). What my player do is receive one parameter (URL) and creates from it Play List XBMCDynamicPlayList.m3u
#EXTINF:1,XBMC - DynamicPlayList http://download.ted.com/talks/AdamSpenc ... EDDOWNLOAD
XBMCDynamicPlayList.m3u file was registered by me in Serviio online sources by this way:
SourceType: Web Resource
Source URL: http://-SW-ufile:///E:/VideoServer/XBMC ... -SW-tVIDEO
Display Name: XBMC Dynamic Play List
Media Type: Video
So when i select some media source accessed via some XBMC plugin, i select this source and from mouse right-click popup menu i choose option
"Play Using ..." and select my registered player (MyPlayer.bat). MyPlayer.bat generates new XBMCDynamicPlayList.m3u file.
After this i select (via navigation in Serviio online sources) in my Panasonic TV media source "1 - XBMC - DynamicPlayList" (that was extracted from XBMCDynamicPlayList.m3u by PlayList plugin) and i successfully can see streamed movie.
2) Problem description:
When i select in XBMC other movie (so the XBMCDynamicPlayList.m3u updated on my PC with other URL) i do not see this change on my Panasonic TV. It looks like XBMCDynamicPlayList.m3u file was cached by Serviio or "1 - XBMC - DynamicPlayList" medis source was cached by my TV.
I tried manually update XBMCDynamicPlayList.m3u file (also including Serviio stop/start) and i see same result, TV sometimes display "error file format", but if i try again number of times it sometimes start display "old URL" movie. If i create new file, for example XBMCDynamicPlayListNew.m3u and register it in Serviio, then it works without problems. But when update URL in this new play list, this update do not reach my Panasonic TV.
3) Additional question: probably i can solve my problem without use of Play List plugin if i will know how dynamically add new or update existing online source. Is it possible to write external program that will do this work? I need some capability of automation of Serviio administration. Is there exist such API ?