Turned out to be very easy, so I thought I'll just post up the steps.
First, you'll need to download the SVN Repo Installer plugin from the XBMC site here.
Save the zip file (SVN_Repc_Installer.zip) to your ~/.xbmc/plugins/video folder and unzip it. It should create a folder with the unzipped contents. You should have the following folder structure:
~/.xbmc/plugins/video/SVN Repo Installer/
Now start up XBMC.
and you should now see "Video plugins" on the menu along with Moves, TV shows, etc.
Video plugins > SVN Repo Installer > xbmc-addons > pluginsYou will see xbmc load five items which are: music, pictures, programs, video and weather.
Once loaded select
videoXBMC will then load around 71 items (it takes a while) which are all the video plugins you can select from to install. To install a plugin, just select it. XBMC will indicate whether it is compatible or not. If compatible, select Install. Even after it installs, not all plugins will work. I presume you would need a US proxy for some of them. Once installed, the plugin will be listed under:
Video > Video plugins
If you try to install a plugin, post up the results so others will know the outcome. So far I have successfully installed (you may have to wait a while as it loads the buffer):
- TED Talks (looks interesting)
- National Geographic
- ESPN Video (mixed success)
- Yahoo Music Videos
- TV Shack
- The Simpsons
- CNN Video
- Google Video
- PBS Video
To delete a plugin, just right click it and select delete. I also noted that you can right click on a plugin and select plugin settings. This allows you to set a password - may be useful if you install some of the R rated plugins (assuming they work).
I haven't tried installing any plugins for music, pictures, programs, or weather. To do so, I presume you would need to save the SVN Repo Installer into the respective folder under ~/.xbmc/plugins/