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I only now installed this but as a vote of confidence rated it 5 stars unless it disappoints later on. For the time being the only issue I've had is in adding both of my YouTube accounts as Live Stream Notifier refuses to recognize one of them and I can't imagine why. If this is a limitation of the add-on I hope the ability to add more than one YouTube account is a feature that will be included. Maybe this is due to the problem account being through G+ and I see there is no option for Google Plus so maybe it is a linked account? Google stuff confuses me like this.
the YouTube issue may be related to one of your accounts having their subscriptions set to private. If you want a definitive answer, please contact me via the support email.
this addon is perfect
add an option to go to the channel from the "channels manager" by clicking on it.
add account names beside the name. chinese channels have them different.
It adds a bunch of random channels on its own(from twitch), without me adding them, I think it happens when I'm trying to add a channel when user is selected, pressing ok doesn't add the channel or when I follow a channel, or somehow else idk, it happens pretty often.
I had to go to the "inspect element" to copy the names into the twitch link to check them, because it doesn't allow to go to the twitch channel directly.
As the manager is for managing the channels I have opted to not have anything like that. Though I've thought about adding a way to see more details about a channel in the manager and eventually may add more information that may also include a link to the channel.
I've used this addon for years now and consider it the best stream notifier. However it's gotten pretty buggy. I can't remove any channels, they just reappear immediately. Even after pausing refresh, setting update interval to 0, and removing the addon completely and reinstalling. Not sure what to do, it's getting pretty annoying. Is there a time frame to when I might expect a fix?
Also, just a suggestion: would be nice to have uptime listed with the extra info in the panel.
Sorry about that issue, but it sounds like something with the database for the extension is really broken. Could you try using the beta version and report back to me (preferably via the e-mail address linked as support e-mail in the add-on listing) if that fixed it? If not I fear something in your profile is damaged. Else it would be fixed in the main release version in the coming week (that's when I'm planning to release the WebExtensions version)
Thank you for the suggestion, I've opened https://github.com/freaktechnik/justintv-stream-notifications/issues/359 for it.
Everytime I remove a channel it reappears 30 sec later...why??
That's a bug most likely related to the update queue. Try pausing it (context menu on the refresh button in the panel or setting it to 0 in the options), removing the channel, waiting a bit and then re-enabling it. This will be fixed in the upcoming webextension version.
Great idea, however no version appears to work at all (dev edition).
That's unfortunate. Let me know to firstname.lastname@example.org or @freaktechnik on Twitter if you'd like to solve whatever isn't working as expected. Be it adding users/channels, stream statuses not updating, notifications not showing up, I'm happy to try and find the issue.
I hope we can resolve this, since I'm not interested in bugs either.
Works perfectly well !
if i can just say something to make it even better , it would be maybe the possibility to edit a Youtube-live link toward a Youtube-gaming-live url but its not a big deal
Does a nice job. This does everything I want and more. :)
My suggestions: add "Favorites" tab for quick access to selected streams regardless of whether they are online or offline. Maybe add an option to display a pop-up notification only for the favorites.
Works flawlessly. Keep it up!
Your addon is making my life better, 10/10 would never uninstall, keep the good work :)
PS : np for livestreamer, I understand, I was just talking about the ability to execute any shell command on leftclick, not linked to livestreamer
As I said, being able to execute any shell command would require the user to install an additional binary on their machine. And it would require me to maintain such a binary.
I am open to suggestions to improve the new flow with copying, someone for example requested to get an access key to the context menu item. I am also looking into adding some keyboard shortcuts to the panel.
The best twitch notifier
Thank you. I am very honored by that and hope to keep it like that!
At first I really like this add-on and still do, but ever since using it there just have been problems over time such as the channel list not auto-updating and multiple times when updating the add-on it deletes the channels I follow. And now it has done it again. It just too much of a hassle doing this every few months.
I sadly let through a bug every now and then (like auto update being unreliable), but it should never've just delted the channels, unless the database was corrupted (which is either Firefox crashing or something similar going wrong). However I do feel like the past few updates have been way more stable (yes, the last update had some very quick patches until everything worked again). Further I am surprised that you just got an update, since the last update has been long ago.
To me its a super handy tool cause im shit at keeping track of when people i want to watch does stream, though the main reason why im giving it a 4 star instead of a 5 star is because adding youtube channels does not seem to work. Well, either it doesnt work or im doing it wrong.
The problem with youtube is that there are many ways to refer to a channel and it can sometimes be pretty complicated to figure out the one the extensions looks for, as explained on http://streamnotifier.ch/help/channels-manager/#youtube it takes the username in the URL. However there are like four different URL formats for channels. But it essentially isn't the name you see directly under videos and not the weird combination of letters and numbers, though I'm looking into also supporting adding by ID so all channels can be added, not just ones with an URL slug. If you have more questions, please contact me over one of the channels listed here: http://streamnotifier.ch/help/#contact
really good addon easy to use and many features, but after awhile if you put a short update interval like 5 or 10 it will slow down firefox and will start to lag firefox, if I disable this addon it doesnt lag for me... I have an i7 and 8 gb ram, tried this addon on firefox 84x, waterfox and nightly all do the same...
EDIT: I didnt know that about the twitch API thanks for the reply very helpful amazing developer!! :D
I tried to reproduce this with around 40 channels from mixed providers in the latest development version (an older development version is available on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/justintv-stream-notificatio/versions/beta btw) and did notice a memory leak in the update queue. I'm investigating if I can do anything about it, or at least avoid it as much as possible.
Further each update will trigger an update to the panel, so updating this often will lead to constant update to the panel, which slows Firefox no matter what.
I also want to note that depending on the providers you're using and amount of channels such a small interval does not make sense. For example for twitch all channels are updated at once and the twitch API only updates the status of channels about every minute. On the other hand for youtube there is one request per channel, so if there are many youtube channels having an interval like 5 or 10 might make sense. The reason the extension doesn't update everything at once is to spread out the load on the APIs. If you send me details of the channels you have in your list to email@example.com I can help you optimize the preferences for your queue (including the hidden settings).
It really is a great addon, the best out there for notifying you of live streams.
I did read your reply about the sound notification though and I don't really care if there would be two sounds playing at once, Is it possible to make that an option anyway? I just want to be notified I don't care how it sounds.
First of all, thank you for the review :)
As I've stated before I don't want to incorporate this into the extension. I've decided to create such an add-on myself, since I haven't been able to find one so far. You can try it out on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/notification-sound/
I'm also adding the link to it in many relevant places like this add-on's description or the FAQ on the website.
Does what it promises, the notifications for the streams that I listed in the settings pop up reliable.
However, this addon also displays notifications for about 20 other twitch streams which I don't care about. I am not sure if these streams are the developer's recommendations, but since this is really annoying I'll give this addon only 4/5.
Edit: "Auto detect" is unchecked and I've tried to disable and enable the extension, the wrong notifications still pop up.
Edit2: I've got no about:config values which are called this way. Additionally, I've no Idea where you are gathering the bug reports.
Anyway, I recommend this other addon to every other user who has the same problem, since this one just displays the notifcations of the manually added channels (as it should): https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/twitch-live/?src=api
There shouldn't be any other channels observed other than the ones you entered. Do you have "Auto detect" checked? If so, maybe you have the credentials of a twitch account saved, which follows those channels.
If they still popup after disabling the option, try disabling and reenabling the extension.
EDIT: There are two ways to report issues: via the support e-mail linked on the add-on page, or on github, which is also linked on the add-on situe in the "Developer's Comments" section. To help you, I'd be interested in your actual config, if you're still interested. Further v3 will come out soon-ish, which will most likely fix this issue.
This plugin is really good, and extremely helpful. The only problem I have with it is that you'll miss streams if you're not always looking at the browser. An optional sound cue would be very, very helpful for catching streams.
I haven't replied to this so far because I've already addressed the idea of a notification sound in a response to an earlier review. However it is only fair to repeat my reasonning why I will not add such a feature to the extension.
The main reason is, that firefox tries to use the operating system's native notification system if possible. So it integrates with libnotify implementations that allow click actions on linux and the notification center on Mac OS X and I'm sure it will use the upcoming notification system in Windows 10, which was previously only available for modern UI apps. Most of these "native" notification systems use a sound by default. Sadly the API I'm using to play a notification doesn't allow me to override such a sound, so you'd get two sounds. Further I believe that a sound played upon a notification is the business of the operating system, since it knows (in most cases) when the user is notified. Now sometimes Firefox handles notification itself, but filtering for that case would be complex, and over all out of scope for this extension. I don't know if there are extensions for Firefox, that play a notification sound whenever a notification is displayed, however such an extension would be trivial to create and makes much more sense, as a user would only install it, if their notification system didn't play sounds but they'd like it to.
EDIT: See https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/notification-sound/ for an extension that plays a sound whenever a notification is displayed.
I like how I can see a list of people I follow even though they're offline and how it sends me directly to the vods.
nice Add-on genau was ich gesucht habe.
Kannst du vielleicht noch irgendwie einen Benachrichtungston einbauen?
Danke für die Bewertung!
Theoretisch wäre es ohne (grössere) Probleme möglich einen Benachrichtigungston abzuspielen. Ich möchte das aber aus mehreren Gründen vermeiden: zum einen wird dann erwartet, dass es einen Standardton bei der Erweiterung dabei hat, was ich nicht will. Zudem ist der Benachrichtigungston eigentlich eine Sache des Benachrichtigungssystems des Betriebssystems.
like the last reviewer said, random streams keep popping up for me. it was a minor annoyance at first but then it stopped displaying the streams that I actually follow.
For anyone having trouble with it auto-detecting your login information -- log out and log back in again on the site after you've installed this extension.
I'll try this addon again in the future to see if the bugs have been worked out and give another review but at this point it's just not there yet for my needs.
Thanks to MVNRS on GitHub I was able to isolate the issue and fix the bug. The version isn't fully reviewed by mozilla yet, but you can download it here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/justintv-stream-notificatio/versions/2.8.1 .
If you still miss something or something is weird for you, don't heasitate to contact me, open an issue on github etc.
Perhaps it may be because I use it primarily for Twitch but I have a few issues. 1: It gives me a list of a ton of other users I did not put in to follow (But I do like this because it allowed me to find some interesting streamers) and 2: It has a huge problem with not ever bringing up the notification that someone I follow is live and doesn't show some of my list that I know is live, as live.
Thank you very mich for the bug report! I will try to fix this asap!
only works 10% of the time. total crap
If you could be a little more specific about what doesn't work, I could possibly improove the extension. It's quite hard for me, who uses it regularily sucessfull, to determine, what the 90% of time are, when it doesn't work for you.
I look forward to improove the extension, so it works for everybody!