September 10, 2009

appletrailerfs Released

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elmar Weber @ 22:00

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 some bugs:

  • Most importantly it changed the database URLs, so you should definitely update because otherwise you won’t be getting any updates. I’m sorry for the inconvenience but I was forced change the update URLs and put the files behind a script to block excess downloads. Someone, either by accident or ill intent pulled the file every second and produced over 15GB of traffic in a few hours before I took the files offline.
  • fixed: –hide-*-trailers parameters did not work anymore
  • added: build flag for OpenTViX platform to set default update url and other parameters
  • fixed: unsupported parameter –sort-by-update is marked as deprecated
  • fixed: several bugs in the updater
  • fixed: cleaned up source code in the updater
  • added: new database for desktop systems that has only the mov and jpg files

An update is required for users because the old update URLs are invalid and thus you won’t get any more trailer updates until you upgrade the version.

Note: If you are using the application on the WDTV and made changes to the appletrailerfs.conf.txt file you should double check after this update that in case the parameter –sort-by-update is still there the line should be removed because in future versions it may produce an error.

The WDTV application image is available at
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 from your USB boot stick.

All project files can be downloaded from

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

SourceForge project page:


  1. Hello Elmar,

    your addon is the first one I try to use on my new WDTV. I´ve updated the firmware to WDLXTV-0.5.7 (and removed it from the boot usb stick).
    WDLXTV seems to work, because I see the right version number in the system info. The WDTV also gets an IP address from my DHCP in the right address range. Well.

    But your addon does not appear. It should be somewhere under “video”, but there is nothing except the usal menue items (play from usb stick).
    I changed nothing. Copy paste from the ZIP file to the usb stick root (fat32).

    Any idea?

    Comment by Zeitgeist — October 11, 2009 @ 16:27

  2. Hey! It works!
    I have to open “USB Drive” to find the trailers, who are not located on the usb drive… Maybe that´s not realy intuitive?!

    Anyway – thank you!

    Comment by Zeitgeist — October 11, 2009 @ 17:42

  3. Hi Elmar !

    THX for great Appletrailers plugin, its getting better and prettier by each release !

    But, one thing was lost… now cannot distinguish where you are browsing as the thumb frame is constantly white, only on the top the browsed item name gives the clue as where you are situated, if you happen to pay attention to the cover art :) Pls, fix this ! Thank You !

    Comment by slutka — October 11, 2009 @ 20:35

  4. Hey love the app but it is not updating with new trailers?

    Comment by Andrew — October 14, 2009 @ 23:22

  5. Any more people having problems with appletrailer ?

    As soon as i start an trailer i don,t get a picture but an black screen, the unit stay,s responsive,
    (next step) play a movie a see only a black screen (picture and nusic stay good
    after a reboot i can play a movie again.
    this error is reproducible.

    this all started a couple of day,s ago.

    Elmarweber doesn’t have much time but it would be nice if there is an solution for this favorite application.

    Comment by compostbak — January 25, 2010 @ 21:19

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress