appletrailerfs

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

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

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

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 http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=259619&package_id=320560&release_id=686218.
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.

For more details on the event-osd (GUI modifications) feature see the article at http://wdtv.elmarweber.org/index.php/2009/first-version-of-event-osd-released.

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

A video showing the new GUI modifications:

May 8, 2009

appletrailerfs 0.2.0-beta released

Filed under: releases, wdtv — Tags: , , , — Elmar Weber @ 00:07

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

Version 0.2.0 contains some new features and bug fixes, namely.

  • support for all JSON streams from Apple Trailers
    • more trailers
    • better sorted, e.g. by last update and genres
  • added movie posters to file system
  • fixed issue on WDTV when media database is disabled
  • option to redirect log output to log file
  • integrated WDTV scripts into build process
  • generated source code documentation

Most noticeable will be the new folder structure and the movie thumbnails. The new folder structure allows you to browse the trailers by updates, i.e. the newest trailer is shown first, or to browse the movie trailers by genre or just view movies were HD trailers are available. With the new movie poster support for each movie a thumbnail of the movie poster is shown in the movie’s directory. See the screenshots at the end of the post to get an impression of the new features.
The WDTV application image is available at http://sourceforge.net/project/platformdownload.php?group_id=259619&sel_platform=15736.

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/

May 1, 2009

Bug Fix Release for WD TV: appletrailerfs-0.1.1.1-alpha-wdtv

Filed under: releases, wdtv — Tags: , , , — Elmar Weber @ 04:28

This release fixes a bug in the start script. On some installations the filesystem was not started because the  FUSE device node /dev/fuse was missing. The start script creates this node now. The updated images can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=259619&package_id=320560&release_id=679574.

April 30, 2009

WD TV Images for appletrailerfs-0.1.1-alpha Added

Filed under: releases, wdtv — Tags: , , , — Elmar Weber @ 01:26

Application images for the Western Digital TV HD were added for the appletrailerfs 0.1.1-alpha version.

This is the first release for the Western Digital TV HD. The application image can be used with either Zorander’s ext3-boot or B-RAD’s WDLXTV. Simply extract the file and copy the appletrailerfs.app.bin onto a USB stick that you use while booting the WDTV.
After a reboot, to view the movies just navigate to the “Video” menu and select “Folders”. Then go into the “Apple Trailers” directory and browse for a movie and trailer.

Successfully tested on
- ext3-boot 0.8.7.2
- ext3-boot 0.9.2
- WDLXTV 0.5.2

The images can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=259619&package_id=320560&release_id=679334.

Some movie trailers won’t play because the trailers are no longer online, in the next releases there will be a filter mechanism.

appletrailerfs-0.1.1-alpha released

Filed under: releases — Tags: , , — Elmar Weber @ 00:11

A new alpha release that contains important fixes for the Western Digital TV HD device.

A direct IO mode was added that disables any caching in a temp file and thus improves the performance on devices with a very slow IO (like the WD TV HD or other flash based drives). This means that it comes down to the performance of the internet connection. To watch a 720p trailer live you need at least 6Mbit downstream. For 1080p 10 to 12Mbit are better.

Further improvements are more on the inside like source code cleanup and groundwork for other IO modes that are optimized for 1080p playback on slower connections.

The source package can be downloaded from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=259619&package_id=318742&release_id=679324.

April 25, 2009

appletrailerfs-0.1.0-alpha released

Filed under: releases — Tags: , , — Elmar Weber @ 20:00

First release, so it basically works. Currently only movies available via the HD feed are included and presented in a two level directory structure: Movie/Trailer.
The package contains already a database and no auto update feature is implemented yet.

You can download the source package from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=259619&package_id=318742&release_id=678340

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