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
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. Hi,

    I have a problem with media library on and fw because it will scan for all trailers

    In fact to not scan a device you need to have a file called .dontAddMount on the root of it (found in procees

    But how can we create it on the directory /tmp/media/Apple Trailer
    I can’t do that with telnet : fuse file system

    Do I need to edit the json file and add for example
    “contentLength”: 0,
    “filename”: “.dontAddMount”,
    “paths”: [
    “type”: “LOCAL”,
    “url”: “/tmp/media/usb/usb1/uuid/.dontAddMount”


    Comment by SteveJC — September 7, 2009 @ 10:20

  2. Hi,


    “contentLength”: 0,
    “filename”: “.dontAddMount”,
    “paths”: [
    “type”: “LOCAL”,
    “url”: “/some/local/file”

    you must set a path, here / (which is the relative root to the appletrailerfs mount point).
    and the url should point to a local file that exists, e.g. /etc/hostname or something. It does not matter as long as it is there.

    I can add it automatically in the update process, but for some people it seems to work with the media library enabled and they use it to search the trailers. May I’ll provide another database file that does add the file and can be selected with an alternative update URL.

    Comment by Elmar Weber — September 7, 2009 @ 16:07

  3. Thanks a lot for your answer

    It works with apple trailer (more than 7000 files ) but if we can choose to have it or not it will be better

    Comment by SteveJC — September 7, 2009 @ 18:21

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