May 30, 2009

appletrailerfs 0.3.0-beta released

Filed under: releases, wdtv — Tags: , , — Elmar Weber @ 23:47

A new version of appletrailerfs has been released. appletrailerfs brings you the Apple movie trailers to your Western Digital TV HD or any other Linux.

Version 0.3.0 contains some new features and bug fixes, namely.

  • added auto update function
  • WDTV
    • integration with event-osd to display custom UI
    • added option to hide trailers of a specific resolution
  • reduced memory consumption
  • minor fixes regarding parallel file access

In general the auto update function is of course the most notable feature, but for the WDTV users the integration of event-osd in order to display a new UI is a nice addition as well (thanks to rezmus for the original design, his original looked better (with rating, etc), but the data is not grabbed yet).
Check out movie at the end of the article to get an impression of the WDTV UI in action.

The WDTV application image is available at
To also enjoy the new GUI features you need the event-osd application image fromĀ
As always, to use this you need ext3-boot or WDLXTV and you must copy the downloaded application images to your USB boot stick.

All project files can be downloaded from

For more details on the event-osd (GUI modifications) feature see the article at

SourceForge project page:

A video showing the new GUI modifications:


  1. Thank you! However I have a problem: video streaming works for me but the OSD integration doesn’t (I have the osd event lib). Do I have to enable it somewhere?

    Comment by Hubert — May 31, 2009 @ 00:18

  2. The OSD Integration currently only works if you have list mode enabled (not thumbs mode) for movies.

    There also seem to be some problems when the media library is enabled, but its not on every WDTV. The OSD integration is very beta and not very well tested, so there may be hickups.

    Comment by Elmar Weber — May 31, 2009 @ 04:28

  3. [...] For details about the 0.3.0-beta version see [...]

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  4. is it possible to adapt the sourcecode for a app which could read http mpeg2 streams? wouldn’t it be the same like mp4 streams??

    Comment by nedo — July 15, 2009 @ 21:43

  5. Its possible without changing the source code. You just have to adapt the database. But it is something that is currently not really supported just possible if you know your way around Linux and JSON. In the future the streaming part of appletrailerfs will be extracted and put into an extra application where everyone can easily define their own http sources.

    Comment by Elmar Weber — July 15, 2009 @ 23:11

  6. that’s a good idea!
    you’re doing a good job here
    i’m playing now for 2 days with your tutorials and sourcecode – but my problem is that i’m new into unix-developing (except the 3 days at school ;O) )
    but i’m very well into developing in general and especially M$ ;) so i think i will check this json-thing out ;)
    but keep this idea with the extra application going anyway!

    Comment by nedo — July 16, 2009 @ 00:19

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