Problems with libwidevinecdm.so when installing zappn.tv

#1

Hey :sunglasses:

Today I wanted to install the addon for zappn.tv (https://github.com/fayer3/plugin.video.zappntv). This addon requires Widevine. When I start the addon it asks me if it should download a Chrome OS to extract the libwidevinecdm.so file but this never works.

So I tried to do it manually. Therefor I followed the steps from this tutorial:
https://github.com/emilsvennesson/script.module.inputstreamhelper/issues/35#issuecomment-419636872 (I also tried it with the download url for the most recent version: https://dl.google.com/dl/edgedl/chromeos/recovery/chromeos_12371.75.0_elm_recovery_stable-channel_mp-v2.bin.zip)

In both cases the zappn.tv addon finds the file but now it complains with the following error:

An update of Widevine CDM is required to play this content

No I do not know what to do. Does someone else has an idea? Would be great if there is some help :slight_smile:

I run OSMC on the Raspberry Pi 3 and the version is: OSMC Kodi 18.3 Kernel: Linux 4.14.78-2-osmc

#3

I don’t know your plugin, does it depend on inputstream.helper?

If it does, I would uninstall the zappnt.v, download the latest inputstream.helper zip from github, install that the lastest version of inputstream.helper and then reinsatll your video zappn.tv

#6

@joakim_s thanks for your reply :slight_smile: zappn.tv is an addon for Austrian TV and since I live in Austria this is a very helpful addon.

I’ve installed inputstream.helper and inputstream.adaptive. The strange thing is, that although both addons are installed and have the recent version, I can nowhere find the file libwidevinecdm.so. Not in /home/osmc/.kodi/cdm nor in /home/osmc/.kodi/userdata/addon_data/script.module.inputstreamhelper/cdm.

This is the reason why I tried to extract the lib on my own and place it into the correct folder :thinking:

I’m a little bit lost and do not know how to move forward with this problem