appletrailerfs

September 10, 2009

appletrailerfs 0.3.3.1-beta 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 http://sourceforge.net/projects/appletrailerfs/files/Western%20Digital%20TV%20HD%20Images/appletrailerfs-0.3.3.1-beta-wdtv/appletrailerfs-0.3.3.1-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

September 9, 2009

Database Updated Paused

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elmar Weber @ 22:40

The database update is currently paused and not available, i.e. you may get errors that the database download failed. You will still be able to use appletrailerfs but you won’t get new trailers. I’m restructuring the database update URLs and will release a fixed version tomorrow.

I was forced to move the database files from the server because from somewhere the file was requested every few seconds – either by ill intent or accident – and produced about 15 GB of traffic in a few hours which would have used my quota in a few days. As soon as i have time I will add GZIP compression to the download and also make sure that IP’s that request the file too fast are blocked for some time. I’ll keep you posted.

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

July 18, 2009

Automatic Update Process in Place

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elmar Weber @ 19:19

As promised a few posts ago a new automatic update process is in place. After I monitored it for a few days and everything works it is now live which means the trailer database is updated every few hours so you always have the latest trailers available on your WDTV or PC.

On another note: A new improved streaming mode is as good as done and has survived beta testing, streaming of 720p and 1080p trailers are now no longer a problem if you have the neccessary bandwidth. The new version will be released ASAP.

June 22, 2009

A Late Update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elmar Weber @ 12:04

I haven’t gotten around to set up an automatic update process, so updates will be more or less irregular for the next 2-3 weeks and maybe only every few days. As soon as an automatic update process is in place, so that updates are available every few hours, I’ll let you know.

June 14, 2009

First Auto Update / Fixed Sorting

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elmar Weber @ 05:08

I just uploaded a new database that contains the latest new trailers (Street Dreams, The Crypt and others) and also fixes the problem that the newest trailers were not on top. It will be pulled in by auto update, the OSD modifications etc. will be updated as well.

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