appletrailerfs

August 31, 2009

appletrailerfs 0.3.3-beta Released

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elmar Weber @ 11:56

A new version of appletrailerfs has been released. appletrailerfs brings you the Apple movie trailers to the Western Digital TV HD and your PC.

This release fixes several bugs and introduces some new features (see screenshots below):

  • added: complete OSD mod for the WDTV; all folders are now skinned and all appletrailerfs OSD pages are consistent
  • fixed: some movie trailers were not parsed, about 30 new movies are available now
  • updated moviejukebox (fixes problems with missing images and movie descriptions)
  • files > 2 GB are supported
  • several minor fixes in the database updater
  • database support for OpenTViX platform
  • new database format (see below)

The new database format is no longer specific for appletrailerfs but instead entries can be specified freely allowing anyone to create listings of remote files. For details take a look at the supplied JSON database file or the documentation.

An update is recommended for every user because the old update process will only be in place for a few weeks and then it will be discontinued.

The WDTV application image is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/appletrailerfs/files/Western%20Digital%20TV%20HD%20Images/appletrailerfs-0.3.3-beta-wdtv/appletrailerfs-0.3.3-beta-wdtv.zip/download.
As always, to use this you need ext3-boot or WDLXTV and you must copy all files from the downloaded ZIP file to your USB boot stick.
If you don’t want to use the GUI modifications just delete the file appletrailerfs.app.event from your USB boot stick.

All project files can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=259619.

For future developments and time frames have a look at the roadmap.

Homepage: http://appletrailerfs.elmarweber.org
SourceForge project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/appletrailerfs

August 30, 2009

Database Update Error

Filed under: updater — Tags: , — Elmar Weber @ 17:19

There was a glitch with the database update yesterday. If you got an empty list of movies please just restart the device or appletrailerfs and everything should work again.

August 26, 2009

appletrailerfs 0.3.2.1-beta Released / Fixes Movie Trailer Playback Problem

Filed under: releases — Tags: , , , , — Elmar Weber @ 00:29

A new version of appletrailerfs has been released. appletrailerfs brings you the Apple movie trailers to the Western Digital TV HD and your PC.

This version fixes the download problem that occurred with the movie trailers in the last few days. All users should upgrade because, well, it probably doesn’t work otherwise anymore =)

The WDTV application image is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/appletrailerfs/files/Western%20Digital%20TV%20HD%20Images/appletrailerfs-0.3.2.1-beta-wdtv/appletrailerfs-0.3.2.1-beta-wdtv.zip/download.
As always, to use this you need ext3-boot or WDLXTV and you must copy all files from the downloaded ZIP file to your USB boot stick.
If you don’t want to use the GUI modifications just delete the file appletrailerfs.app.event from your USB boot stick.

All project files can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=259619.

For future developments and time frames have a look at the roadmap.

Homepage: http://appletrailerfs.elmarweber.org
SourceForge project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/appletrailerfs

August 24, 2009

Update on Defect Update Process

Filed under: updater — Tags: , — Elmar Weber @ 16:18

There seems to be a problem with the Apple trailer website. Users of QuickTime have the same problems of not being able to play back a trailer. So even with the restored database you won’t be able to play the listed trailers until apple has fixed their website. I’ll keep you posted.

*UPDATE 1*

It seems to be related to the user agent. I fixed the updater, but the problem will persists in appletrailerfs itself, i.e. you won’t be able to play back the trailers. I’ll wait until tomorrow to see if Apple has fixed this, otherwise I will post a new version of appletrailerfs that fixes the problem on the client side.

*UPDATE 2*

Bugfix available, for download and more details read the blog post.

Database Empty / Update Process Defect

Filed under: updater — Tags: , — Elmar Weber @ 15:19

The last few days the update process seemed to produce an empty database. I noticed it rather late because I just got a mail yesterday. I restored a backup from a few days ago and I’m starting now to debug the problem, I’ll post more info as soon as I have found the problem.

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