I’ve been using the Hulu plugin now for a few days and it’s great but I do run into the occasional problem. So I’ve been following the thread over at XBMC Forums about it as the plugin is under active development. In a recent post to that thread, one of the developers said:
Please use the google addons.
Right now google addons is more in sync.
Sometimes I use my personal googlecode just to back stuff up, or sync it between my home computer and the one at work. Anytime I’m ready for you guys to try something out I’ll just stick it in the google addons svn & if it’s broken I’ll just revert it.
Which is a good tip as the thread has links to a wide variety of versions of the plugin scattered throughout its 45 pages. Unfortunately the tip does not really clear things up in my particular case. As I stated previously I’m using a copy of the plugin from xbmc-hulu. The developer who made the above comment is recommending people use the version of the plugin from xbmc-addons instead of his personal version at rwparris2-xbmc-plugins but makes no mention of the version at xbmc-hulu which shows that developer’s username as one of the project owners.
UPDATE: I’m not seeing any difference between the xbmc-addons & xbmc-hulu versions so far. However after reading the thread on XBMC Forums, I did go through the trouble of configuring the plugin (under the XBox version -> Videos -> Plugins -> Hulu -> press the white button on your controller). Setting a default video quality makes using the plugin much nicer (cuts out 2-3 button presses when trying to watch a specific video). You can enter your Hulu account username/password but there doesn’t appear to be a benefit to doing so yet.
UPDATE: Per the XBMC-Hulu plugin release thread, there is no currently working version of the plugin.