IceFilms XMBC Plugin Fix for when IceFilms is down

A few months ago we wrote a tutorial on how to install IceFilms XMBC plugin that allows you to stream Movies and TV Shows to your AppleTV. It came to our attention from our readers that there are sometimes issues with IceFilms streaming videos. Apparently this is due to the IceFilms server having issues for one reason or anther.

Here is how you can fix the problem:

Step 1: Download this alternate version of default.py

Step 2: SSH into your AppleTV and locate the IceFilms XMBC plugin directory plugin.video.icefilms

  • For Apple TV 2G it will be located in /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/addons/plugin.video.icefilms/ 
  • For Apple TV 1G it will be located in /mnt/Scratch/Users/frontrow/Library/ApplicationSupport/XBMC/addons/plugin.video.icefilms/
Step 3: Rename the current default.py that is located in this folder to default.bak(DO NOT DELETE IT).
Step 4: Copy the new default.py that you downloaded in Step 1 to this folder.
Everything should work now(there may be a few issues with the search function). Remember, that when IceFilms server is back up and running you will have to go back into this folder and restore the old default.py file to get things working again(this is why it is important not to delete the old default.py).

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22 Comments

  1. Hi ,

    I made the steps below, but when i try to load some video library it doesn’t load and i get an error script.

  2. Same here script error but I get it for all Xbmc add-ons

  3. I did what was told but it seemed to have some meta error that could be fixed with an update. Pressed install. 260 MB was downloaded and installed. Looked like normal icefilms but there was nothing to be found in there.

    • IceFilms is a super small download, so I don’t know what you downloaded that was 260MB but it was not the right thing. I followed this tutorial on my ATV 2G on 4.3 jailbroken with Seas0npass and it worked great! Thank you!

  4. It worked… You are the man!

  5. copy default.py to where help

  6. copy drop to where

  7. don’t get it copy to where

  8. Hi,
    I accidentally replaced the original default.py file. Is there any way to download the original??

    Thanks

  9. doesnt work,

    error script…

  10. hellow im new in this kind of great things! but i all ready put to work the xbmc but tod instal the ice films i have to Download this alternate version of default.py

    whats thaT??? SSH into your AppleTV and locate the IceFilmsand where i locate thar? XMBC plugin directory plugin.video.icefilms
    cated in putty o in the apple tv? /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/addons/plugin.video.icefilms/

  11. hmmm. too fast i am. I already overwrite this file. Where can ik get the original again?

  12. I BEEN TRYING TO LOAD ICE FILMS ONTO XBMC ON APPLE TV 2 GEN FOR A MONTH NOW I GO TO SYSTEM THEN INSTALL FROM ZIP FILE THEN TO HOME FOLDER THEN TO MEDIA FINALLY CLICK ON THE FILE AND NOTHING HAPPENS AS IF SOMETHING NOT TURN ON HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Me to, same thing, did you get answer. Not recognizing (or able to open) the zip file?

      • After u install the zip u have to back out of xbmc and shut it down. When u restart xbmc it will recognize ice films as a new zip to install. Then it will show up under video add ons ice films is down anyways. U have to do this process for most zip file add ons

  13. I’ve been using Icefilms on XMBC on an ATV2 so some time. However, now Icefilms is “practically” not working now because the FBI have busted down the doors of Megaupload (being where the content was actually hosted). Does anyone have a solution or replacement for Icefilms on the XMBC?

  14. ok i did all this but it says incorrect structure any one knows wazup I’ve been on this for couple days frustated

  15. hi, i have put in icefilms but it says update avalble which i press on to up date but nothing still says same ?? but a little window pops up saying its insatlled ?? what to doooooo ;) thank you

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