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Copyright (c) 2007 Eric Steil III (ericiii.net)
 
Copyright (c) 2007 Eric Steil III (ericiii.net)
  
=DESCRIPTION=
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== Description ==
 
Simple file browser plugin for Apple TV Finder.  Think XBMC, it can play video files without transcoding and syncing/streaming them.  Perian (http://perian.org)
 
Simple file browser plugin for Apple TV Finder.  Think XBMC, it can play video files without transcoding and syncing/streaming them.  Perian (http://perian.org)
 
and A52Codec (http://trac.cod3r.com/a52codec/) are highly recommended.
 
and A52Codec (http://trac.cod3r.com/a52codec/) are highly recommended.
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See http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/ for more details.
 
See http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/ for more details.
  
=INSTALLATION=
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== Installation ==
 
1. Copy ATVFiles.frappliance to this folder: <code>/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns</code> on the Apple TV.  You may want to create a symlink from there to some more convenient place.
 
1. Copy ATVFiles.frappliance to this folder: <code>/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns</code> on the Apple TV.  You may want to create a symlink from there to some more convenient place.
  
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then running <code>kill PID</code> will kill it.
 
then running <code>kill PID</code> will kill it.
  
=USAGE=
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== Usage ==
 
Enter the new "Files" menu on the main menu.
 
Enter the new "Files" menu on the main menu.
  
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in that folder.
 
in that folder.
  
=RELEASE NOTES=
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== Release Notes ==
 
0.1.0 (2) March 30, 2007
 
0.1.0 (2) March 30, 2007
 
* First release
 
* First release
  
=KNOWN ISSUES=
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== Known Issues ==
 
* AFP mounts don't seem to show up if they're in a location symlinked to. Mount them directly under Movies instead.
 
* AFP mounts don't seem to show up if they're in a location symlinked to. Mount them directly under Movies instead.
 
* Non-video files are played back using the QT player.
 
* Non-video files are played back using the QT player.
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* A <code>NSGenericException: backtracing</code> is raised during Finder startup.  This is normal.
 
* A <code>NSGenericException: backtracing</code> is raised during Finder startup.  This is normal.
  
=PLANS=
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== Plans ==
 
In no particular order:
 
In no particular order:
 
* Implement media previews and fill in the blank space on the left side of the screen.
 
* Implement media previews and fill in the blank space on the left side of the screen.
 
* Non-video playback support?
 
* Non-video playback support?
  
=LICENSE=
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== License ==
 
Right now, it's free to use, however don't redistribute it without my
 
Right now, it's free to use, however don't redistribute it without my
 
permission.
 
permission.
  
=NOTICE=
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== Notice ==
 
This program is provided at your own risk.  The author claims no responsibility
 
This program is provided at your own risk.  The author claims no responsibility
 
for any damage or other outcome that may occur from use of this software.
 
for any damage or other outcome that may occur from use of this software.
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The author is not affiliated with Apple, Inc.
 
The author is not affiliated with Apple, Inc.
  
=SPECIAL THANKS=
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== Special Thanks ==
 
Thanks to alan_quatermain (#awkwardtv) for his magic code to bypass the plugin
 
Thanks to alan_quatermain (#awkwardtv) for his magic code to bypass the plugin
 
whitelist.
 
whitelist.
  
==SOURCE CODE==
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== Source Code ==
 
The source code is not yet available.  I have not yet decided on anything on that matter.  I do not have any plans to charge for the plugin though, so don't worry about that.
 
The source code is not yet available.  I have not yet decided on anything on that matter.  I do not have any plans to charge for the plugin though, so don't worry about that.

Revision as of 08:22, 30 March 2007

ATVFiles README
Version 0.1.0 (2)
March 30, 2007

Download: http://ericiii.net/sa/appletv/ATVFiles-0.1.0.dmg

Copyright (c) 2007 Eric Steil III (ericiii.net)

Description

Simple file browser plugin for Apple TV Finder. Think XBMC, it can play video files without transcoding and syncing/streaming them. Perian (http://perian.org) and A52Codec (http://trac.cod3r.com/a52codec/) are highly recommended.

See http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/ for more details.

Installation

1. Copy ATVFiles.frappliance to this folder: /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns on the Apple TV. You may want to create a symlink from there to some more convenient place.

2. Restart Finder. The command ps awx|grep Finder will list the PID as the first number, then running kill PID will kill it.

Usage

Enter the new "Files" menu on the main menu.

It lists files in /Users/frontrow/Movies, so mount or put your video files in that folder.

Release Notes

0.1.0 (2) March 30, 2007

  • First release

Known Issues

  • AFP mounts don't seem to show up if they're in a location symlinked to. Mount them directly under Movies instead.
  • Non-video files are played back using the QT player.
  • No previews, etc.
  • The icon is ugly and scaled way up.
  • A NSGenericException: backtracing is raised during Finder startup. This is normal.

Plans

In no particular order:

  • Implement media previews and fill in the blank space on the left side of the screen.
  • Non-video playback support?

License

Right now, it's free to use, however don't redistribute it without my permission.

Notice

This program is provided at your own risk. The author claims no responsibility for any damage or other outcome that may occur from use of this software.

The author is not affiliated with Apple, Inc.

Special Thanks

Thanks to alan_quatermain (#awkwardtv) for his magic code to bypass the plugin whitelist.

Source Code

The source code is not yet available. I have not yet decided on anything on that matter. I do not have any plans to charge for the plugin though, so don't worry about that.