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Development: SuperSport Kodi Add-on

UPDATE

Please do NOT contact me regarding this, I will not make it public no matter what you are willing to offer me. I appreciate the polite requests I have received for this, however recently I have been receiving many rude emails saying “How dare I not make this public.” I am astounded by some people’s stupidity and no, swearing at me will not make me suddenly hand this over to you. I made this as a proof of concept. That is all this will ever be. Thanks.

Original Post

The Plan: Make a nice wrapper for SuperSport’s online streaming for my Kodi Media Centre.

This is quite a difficult topic due to piracy. So I’ll start out by saying, I will NOT make this public. I do have login credentials to legally access SuperSport’s web streams. I DO NOT condone people using similar plugins for Plex or Kodi to bypass authentication.

Now that that is out of the way, lets have a look at what I managed to get done. This was never meant to be pretty, it was meant to be a proof of concept. This was my first Python Script and my first Kodi Add-on. As it turns out, it was a lot easier than I expected.

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In The Beginning

I have been wanting to do this blog for a very long time but have been really busy with both work and personal projects.

Over the next few days I plan to write a few posts about the tech I use, the development world, being a part of a growing digital agency, new things I am excited about as well as the personal projects I have done, starting with my Infinity Project.

My Infinity Project is just that, something that never seems to be finished. It is a home media centre that automates and organises all my home media. When I want to learn a new technology or programming language, I try to fit it into my Infinity Project. It has grown and evolved from a very basic collection of open source software with a single PHP page collecting and displaying information about it to a full MVC framework site with an API, authentication, and even weather updates.

The main hardware I use in my day to day work and personal projects includes my trusty 13″ Retina MacBook Pro, my iPhone 6, my iPad, and my old ASUS Laptop running as an always on home server permanently connected to my Samsung Smart TV.

On the software side of things I’m running OS X on my MacBook and Ubuntu 14.04 on my home server.

I have a few allegiances when it comes to brands but I generally pick functionality over a brand. I’m sure you’ll catch onto these pretty quickly the more I write.

Just a note, this is just a starter blog with a default theme. I plan to migrate it to various different technologies as I move along and evolve. It may very well become my next infinity project. I hope you enjoy the ride.

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