atvTorrents for ATV V 1.0.2 Copyright © 2007 AK2007 and Nakko of AwkwardTV. All Rights Reserved. June 22, 2007
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--- This Plugin has been updated to run with AppleTV Update 1.1 ---
atvTorrents plugin allows you to run and control rtorrent on AppleTV. It installs rTorrent to an AppleTV automatically as a LaunchAgent which will automatically start when the AppleTV boots. rTorrent is set to watch the directory "/Users/frontrow/Torrents" for new torrents. Whenever it finds a new torrent file it downloads its contents to "/Users/frontrow/Movies".
This is a follow-up to the earliear work by Nakko of researching and compiling rtorrent to run on AppleTV. Once we got rtorrent running we realized that there ought be a be a better way than ssh to manage it.
====IMPORTANT NOTE:==== If you already have a "/Users/frontrow/.rtorrent.rc" in your system please either remove it rectly. This page has a sample rtorrent.rc file with comments in it http://www.jonypawks.net/.rtorrent.rc Also see How_To_Install_rTorrent page for additional information and resources Contents of .rtorrent.rc included with awkwardTV
## ATVrTorrent max_peers = 60 max_peers_seed = 20 max_uploads = 8 # Don't touch max_open_files!! Do not use it!! # max_open_files = !DO NOT USE! # Not sure what a nice value is for sockets yet.. may not be becessary # max_open_sockets = max_memory_usage = 128M directory = ~/Movies/Downloads session = ~/.inprogress # Do Not change session and watch_direcotory # if using with atvTorrents schedule = watch_directory,15,15,load_start=~/Torrents/*.torrent # ################## schedule = tied_directory,15,15,start_tied= schedule = untied_directory,15,15,close_untied= schedule = low_diskspace,5,60,close_low_diskspace=100M on_start = link2,create_link=base_path,,.In_Progress on_finished = link2,delete_link=base_path,,.In_Progress on_erase = link2,delete_link=base_path,,.In_Progress on_finished = link3,"create_link=base_filename,~/Movies/,"
- You DO NOT need to install rtorrent yourself, the plugin will do that for you ****
Here are some things you can't or shouldn't change: 1. Location of rtorrent watchfolder - Required /Users/frontrow/Torrrents 2. Location of rtorrent session folder - Required /Users/frontrow/.inprogress 3. Location of .rtorrent.rc file - Required /Users/frontrow/.rtorrent.rc
Controlling rtorrent from using atvTorrents
The Agent Status Menu shows the current status of the Launch Agent and lets you toggle it.
The Running button lets you start and stop rTorrent.
The Schedule Torrents button allows you to browse the file system starting from /Users/frontrow and select files. Once you select a file it is automatically copied to the ~/Torrents folder.
The Stop Active Torrents button lets you view active torrents, if you select one it will delete the torrent from ~/Torrents folder. This will force rtorrent to stop the download. The download files will have to be deleted manually.
The Clear Cache buttons clears the rtorrent caches. rtorrent keeps a cache of all torrents that it processes over time this cache can grow, this button clears the cache.
Controlling rtorrent from ssh
rTorrent is launched using screen. When rTorrent is running you can attach to the running instance of screen by using the following command, You can either run it from the ...Plugins/ATVrtorrents.frappliance/Contents/Resources/screen or put a symlink to it to a friendly place as detailed further down:
screen -r -S atvrtorrent
If you did a standard install of ATVTorrent - the command to create a symlink would likely be:
ln -s /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/ATVrtorrent.frappliance/Contents/Resources/screen ./screen
Once that command line is run you can access the screen program using: ./screen -r -s atvrtorrent
Once the screen is loaded you can view the speed and download progress etc of your torrents.
To exit the screen and close it properly - CTRL-a-d
This will attach to the current running version of screen that is running rtorrent. The package includes the OpenDarwin version of screen since AppleTV doesn't have screen in it.
If you try to run this on any machine other than an AppleTV you must modify the org.awkwardtv.atvrtorrent.plist in ~/Library/LaunchAgents and fix the appropriate paths in it. This file requires fully resolved paths. [image:]
Copyright © 2007 AK2007 and Nakko of awkwardTV. All Rights Reserved.
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