Re: suggested plugins. Given that Dashboard is primarily based on WebKit, wouldn't it be possible to copy Dashboard/associated frameworks from an Intel mac on to the ATV?
i was thinking about adding a bittorrent plugin to the apple tv. since azureus, one of the most full-featured and customizable BT clients out there, is open source and written in java, it probably would not be difficult to install a java runtime on the apple tv, then make a customized, slimmed-down version of azureus. i have a basic understanding of java, and i could try to help out as much as i can with this. we should definitely try this.
I would imagine something like transmission would just work perfectly without needing to be altered?
good idea. perhaps someone with some experience in xcode could even write a transmission plugin for tv, making it more user friendly.
Just a question and don't take it the wrong way but I don't get the reason for wanting or needing to run bittorrent client on ATV. Isn't BT simply a file transferring protocol? One that from my admittedly limited exposure usually tops out at somewhere in the neighborhood of 50-100Kbs?? I guess I just don't see the upside to this when you can usually jump onto a usenet server and transfer at 8+Mb/s. To me, transferring anything even nearing DVD or HD content would be the equivalent to watching grass grow.
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There is a BT client now, ATVTorrents!
BT isn't just a file sharing protocol :) When I get my ATV, I'm going add like 60 XviD DVDRips and then just wait and I'll have 60 movies anywhere I take the ATV. BT is the most versatile filesharing protocol out there now. You can get files more easy with BT, compared to GNUTella, DC++ and so on.
I request a TV Links plugin, and a web-browser plugin.
I know these are hard to make, but I at least want IR Controller support for Firefox, like a "Remote-to-Mouse" to control the mouse pointer with the remote.
TV Links ( if you dont know what it is, then Google it!) will give you access to a big varitey of TV series. Then I will buy at least 3 AppleTV boxes. ^^ Already know I have to buy one, because AwkwardTV has made it so versatile!