appletrailerfs

March 28, 2010

Database Update Fixed

Filed under: updater — Tags: , , — Elmar Weber @ 01:29

For a few days the trailers where not up to date due to Apple no longer updating their database files at the old URL. The appletrailerfs updater now uses the new URLs and you should get the newest movie trailers again.

February 28, 2010

Trailer URLs fixed

Filed under: updater — Tags: , — Elmar Weber @ 00:23

Apple moved the trailers to a new domain and the updater was still verifying the URLs against the old one, so the last two days no movies showed up. The problem is fixed and the next update will pull in the full list again.

November 6, 2009

Database Update Fixed

Filed under: updater — Tags: , — Elmar Weber @ 16:49

The last few days there was a problem that only a few trailers would show up. The problem is fixed now and the next update should give you the normal experience again.

August 30, 2009

Database Update Error

Filed under: updater — Tags: , — Elmar Weber @ 17:19

There was a glitch with the database update yesterday. If you got an empty list of movies please just restart the device or appletrailerfs and everything should work again.

August 26, 2009

appletrailerfs 0.3.2.1-beta Released / Fixes Movie Trailer Playback Problem

Filed under: releases — Tags: , , , , — Elmar Weber @ 00:29

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 fixes the download problem that occurred with the movie trailers in the last few days. All users should upgrade because, well, it probably doesn’t work otherwise anymore =)

The WDTV application image is available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/appletrailerfs/files/Western%20Digital%20TV%20HD%20Images/appletrailerfs-0.3.2.1-beta-wdtv/appletrailerfs-0.3.2.1-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

August 24, 2009

Update on Defect Update Process

Filed under: updater — Tags: , — Elmar Weber @ 16:18

There seems to be a problem with the Apple trailer website. Users of QuickTime have the same problems of not being able to play back a trailer. So even with the restored database you won’t be able to play the listed trailers until apple has fixed their website. I’ll keep you posted.

*UPDATE 1*

It seems to be related to the user agent. I fixed the updater, but the problem will persists in appletrailerfs itself, i.e. you won’t be able to play back the trailers. I’ll wait until tomorrow to see if Apple has fixed this, otherwise I will post a new version of appletrailerfs that fixes the problem on the client side.

*UPDATE 2*

Bugfix available, for download and more details read the blog post.

Database Empty / Update Process Defect

Filed under: updater — Tags: , — Elmar Weber @ 15:19

The last few days the update process seemed to produce an empty database. I noticed it rather late because I just got a mail yesterday. I restored a backup from a few days ago and I’m starting now to debug the problem, I’ll post more info as soon as I have found the problem.

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 http://sourceforge.net/projects/appletrailerfs/files/Western%20Digital%20TV%20HD%20Images/appletrailerfs-0.3.2.1-beta-wdtv/appletrailerfs-0.3.2.1-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

June 11, 2009

appletrailerfs 0.3.1-beta released

Filed under: releases, wdtv — Tags: , , , — Elmar Weber @ 03:59

A new version of appletrailerfs has been released. appletrailerfs brings you the Apple movie trailers to the Western Digital TV HD and your PC.

Despite the small version jump this release contains a bunch of new cool features. There is lot of new eye candy due to more thumbnails and also updates to the WDTV OSD. A real auto update mode is added and some long awaited options have been added. Screenshots of the new features are at the end of the article. See the following list for more details.

For the impatient: Download WDTV application image

  • auto update improvements / fixes
    • added: movie posters and OSD files are downloaded on the fly (they were excluded from autoupdate until now)
    • fixed: when auto update failed during startup appletrailerfs did not start
    • fixed: on WDTV auto update was skipped while the filesystem was running
    • fixed: HTTP error codes were not handled correctly
  • WDTV OSD (see screenshots)
    • added thumbnails to all folders and trailers
      • this will make navigation in thumbnail mode easier
    • added support for OSD mod in thumbnail mode
    • added IMDB rating to OSD screens
    • added 3D effect to movie poster display
  • WDTV general
    • a user config file was added to allow users to specify custom options
      • take a look at appletrailerfs.conf.txt and edit it
      • you can simply hide trailers of a specific resolution or change how trailers are sorted
    • log files are created on boot USB stick if it is writeable
      • this will make debugging easier
    • fixed: folder names with special character’s where not supported correctly
  • added: option to specify auto update interval (–update-interval=SECONDS)
  • added: option to disable auto update (–update-interval=0)
  • added: timecode is added to log messages
  • fixed: database file contained obsolete fields

Thanks go to rezmus for the OSD layouts and cgreenle for the genre icons (they can be found in original at http://forums.sage.tv/forums/showthread.php?t=32317).

The WDTV application image is available at http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=259619&filename=appletrailerfs-0.3.1-beta-wdtv.zip.
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

May 31, 2009

appletrailerfs 0.3.0.1-beta released

Filed under: releases, wdtv — Tags: , , , — Elmar Weber @ 20:24

This is a bug fix release for the 0.3.0-beta version released yesterday. It fixes a bug that would occur sometimes when the movie database was loaded. All users are recommended to upgrade to this version.

For details about the 0.3.0-beta version see http://appletrailerfs.elmarweber.org/index.php/2009/appletrailerfs-030-beta-released

The WDTV application image is available at http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=259619&filename=appletrailerfs-0.3.0.1-beta-wdtv.zip.
To also enjoy the new GUI features you need the event-osd application image from http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?group_id=261153&filename=event-osd-r112-wdtv.zip.
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 http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=259619.

Homepage: http://appletrailerfs.elmarweber.org
SourceForge project page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/appletrailerfs

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