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 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
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:

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.


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.


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.

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