After a recent update on my Vero 4K, I am no longer able to use my IPTV subscription.
The first error in the log file is
CCurlFile::CReadState::FillBuffer Failed: HTTP returned code 401 and afterwards all connection towards the provider return a 401.
After trying all kind off options I am at a dead end.
Here is what I already tried:
- Full reinstall of osmc on my Vero 4k
- Tried the osm devel repository
deb https://apt.osmc.tv bullseye-devel main
- Added a userAgent config within the pvr.iptv add-on.
Nothing solved the problem.
The weirdest thing is, when I run
curl -v <link to the IPTV provider on the Vero 4K from the cli there is no 401 and I get the expected data.
Again, at a dead end, any help would be greatly appreciated.
Some extra information:
PRETTY_NAME="Open Source Media Center"
ii mediacenter-addon-osmc 3.0.771 all OSMC addon for mediacenter
ii mediacenter-eventclients-common-osmc 1.0.5 all Eventclient common resources for mediacenter
ii mediacenter-send-osmc 1.0.0-7 all Eventclient send for mediacenter
ii mediacenter-skin-osmc 20.1.1-1 all OSMC skin for mediacenter
ii vero3-mediacenter-osmc 20.2.0-12 armhf Media Center package for OSMC
Check if they are blocking OSMC or Kodi. Some providers do.
Thanks for the reply,
Wouldn’t then the
curl -v ... also fail, and as mentioned I also configured the userAgent
cur/7.74.0 option the same version as
curl on the cli.
It will send Kodi as the user agent if I recall. We used to send OSMC but some providers blocked it.
One can alter the userAgent in
<setting id="defaultUserAgent" default="true" />curl/7.74.0</setting>
A small update from my side, this has taken already to long, multiple hours over multiple days.
To test the hypothesis that 'kodi and or osmc` is blocked I used curl from the command line.
curl --user-agent curl <link> is working, when trying
curl --user-agent kodi <link> we receive a 401.
So one would expect that the
instance-settings-1.xml change with
<setting id="defaultUserAgent">curl</setting> should fix this. Well it isn’t.
I guess maybe a bug in pvr.iptvsimple or a config setting that is still missing.
I can’t find an example on what is expected in
instance-settings-1.xml if anybody has one that is working, please let me know.
I would ask the provider to unblock Kodi, it’s probably the simplest way.
In a world where being a customer still counts, this would indeed be easy …
There are plenty of examples where the supplier keeps insisting that nothing has changed on their end … Even the curl output isn’t convincing.
It’s possible your provider is a reseller and doesn’t have such control.
My understanding is it is now possible to change the user agent. See add option for change "user_agent" · Issue #225 · kodi-pvr/pvr.iptvsimple · GitHub.
I know and tried multiple versions, but nothing solves the problem.
Therefor the question, what is the exact xml syntax to use.
In the real world
userAgent variable isn’t just a single word, but a complete string.
"Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/81.0.4044.129 Safari/537.36"
Even the pvr.iptvsimple source on github has no example.
And the search continues and during that search I ran into this: Opening stream fails with error 401 · Issue #720 · kodi-pvr/pvr.iptvsimple · GitHub
This could also be related to a new curl lib or similar used by osmc.