July 25, 2009

appletrailerfs 0.3.2-beta Released

Filed under: releases — Tags: , , , — Elmar Weber @ 20:59

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 introduces a new cache mode that improves performance, especially for 720p and 1080p trailers. The new cache mode is the default one, so no changes are neccesary to any config files.

*NOTE: A bugfix release that fixes problems with the Apple servers is available in the mean time. The download link below has been adapted.

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. Thanks for the new release!

    I have a question:
    Does appletrailerfs have a 2gb filesize limitation?
    I’m trying to get this to work correctly on my tvix, but the filesize is reported invalid (exactly 2gb).
    See for my situation.

    I’m not sure if it’s a FUSE or appletrailerfs limitation.

    Thanks in advance for your answer!

    Comment by sdvv — July 25, 2009 @ 21:46

  2. Hi,

    I just checked it and the content-length field was read as an integer from the JSON file. It’s fixed in the subversion repository, so you have to recompile it from there for the opentvix platform.

    As a general note, if someone can post a build script for the opentvix environment I can publish a version for it as well as soon as a new release is out. This way you always have the latest version available.

    I also read something about high CPU usage and memory consumption for the opentvix. The new cache mode uses 4 MB cache by default, this can be reduced by setting STREAM_IO_BUFFER_SIZE during compilation. CPU usage should be a little lower than direct-io. However, when the buffer runs out the CPU usage is a little higher.


    Comment by Elmar Weber — July 25, 2009 @ 22:32

  3. Thanks!

    Comment by sdvv — July 25, 2009 @ 22:55

  4. Hi Elmar,

    I must say that the latest release is pretty nice! One minor thing though – for us tvix users – is that the icons won’t be displayed as such but rather as files to view. So I’m asking for a slight modification for the tvix community if possible.

    What we need is a file named icon.tvix in the folders where we want it to show the trailers as icons rather than in a list. So my question to you is if you can add a switch to the command line to add such files in all folders? And, optionally, a switch to turn off the jpg files if you don’t want to use icon mode?

    Let me know what you think.

    Comment by Moinois — August 2, 2009 @ 22:23

  5. Hi Elmar,

    Could you please double check if the 2gb filesize limitation is fixed (with a real example)?
    I compiled from trunk and it still reports max 2gb on files.


    Comment by sdvv — August 8, 2009 @ 16:16

  6. Hi sdvv,

    to make sure we have the same source files, can you post the JSON file you use for testing? I’ll test if I can reproduce the problem.


    Comment by Elmar Weber — August 8, 2009 @ 16:34

  7. Ok. I have sent you a message trough sourceforge.

    Comment by sdvv — August 8, 2009 @ 16:53

  8. Thanks, it’s fixed in SVN, there was a problem with the datatype (for the interested: size_t instead of off_t for filesize).

    Comment by Elmar Weber — August 9, 2009 @ 19:59

  9. Hello Elmar,

    I´m recently using your great Application. But I´ve got a issue with the osd I guess…the menu which is in this Screenshot shown does not appear:

    I just did it as everyone said…put everything on the usb stick and powercycle the wd tv live ( I´m currently using 1.02.21_B-RAD.CC_WDLXTV_LIVE- ). Also I really don´t know if i installed appletrailerfs on the wd because it also did not appear under : . Changing the config file has also no impact…( wanted to remove the small, large and 420p trailers )

    Thank you :)

    Comment by gotteN — May 21, 2010 @ 10:27

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