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XBMC - Communication with JSON RPC

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Hi,

perhaps anyone of you is using XBMC which can be found on xbmc.org

I found The JSON RPC site on XBMC Wiki and all the possibilities to communicate with XBMC. http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=JSON_RPC

Can anybody here help me to initiate a connection to the Interface so that I can experience with the different methods.

I think this should work equal to a COM Interface.

Thanks a lot and regards,

B

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I know its late but i would certainly like to see this implemented. I've been using the Web API but its not as robust as I would like it to be. I tried dabbling with the JSON RPC interface but i cant get it to work for the life of me. I can connect successfully to port 9090 with TCPConnect but no matter what i throw at it i get errors in my xbmc log that it could not parse the information received. :)

Can anyone PLEASE assist with this??

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

No promises, but this sounds interesting enough for a weekend project as I'm an avid user of XBMC.

Your biggest problem is that there's no JSON RPC library for AutoIt.

Edit: By the way, why AutoIt? I immediately thought how much easier this would be in C# because there's an abundance of JSON RPC and even XBMC libraries available.

Edited by Manadar

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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

There is a JSON-library for AutoIt. Using WinHttp to send and receive and the JSON-libaray to encode/decode, it shouldn't be too difficult to access the API.

WinHttp in my signature.

Edited by ProgAndy

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Thanks for your help guys! I'll try to do some testing with that when I get home tonight. If I get it working I'll post up some code for anyone who would be interested.

By the way, why AutoIt? I immediately thought how much easier this would be in C# because there's an abundance of JSON RPC and even XBMC libraries available.

Because I wrote my own home automation system using AutoIt and I would like greater control over XBMC with it. For example, I have the automation system wake me up in the morning by booting up my media center in the bedroom, turn on my TV and it'll launch XBMC. i then want to have it play my last.fm personal radio station. Right now, i have it loading a playlist (using the Web API) that i created, but that gets old after a while and i dont want to be make new playlists regularly. So i figured it would be better to have it load a last.fm radio station so it could do that for me. I tried doing it through the Web API but i cant seem to figure it out (it may not even be possible).

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