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==Installing Plugins==
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==Installing Plug-ins==
To install, just copy the plugin to <tt>/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns</tt> on your Apple TV.
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To install, just copy the plug-in to <tt>/System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns</tt> on your Apple TV.
  
 
After it's in place on the Apple TV, you need to restart Finder (either with <tt>killall Finder</tt> if you have killall installed, otherwise use <tt>ps awx|grep Finder</tt> to get the PID and then <tt>kill PID</tt>.)
 
After it's in place on the Apple TV, you need to restart Finder (either with <tt>killall Finder</tt> if you have killall installed, otherwise use <tt>ps awx|grep Finder</tt> to get the PID and then <tt>kill PID</tt>.)
  
==Plugin Directory==
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==Plug-in Directory==
 
[http://plugins.awkwardtv.org/ http://plugins.awkwardtv.org/] (Submit yours here)
 
[http://plugins.awkwardtv.org/ http://plugins.awkwardtv.org/] (Submit yours here)
  
==Ideas for Plugins==
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==Ideas for Plug-ins==
  
 
(Please comment if you are working on one of these)
 
(Please comment if you are working on one of these)
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<li>OSX Mame loader, list provides selection of roms to play</li>
 
<li>OSX Mame loader, list provides selection of roms to play</li>
 
<li>YouTube Popular video browser</li>
 
<li>YouTube Popular video browser</li>
<li>Weather Plugin</li>
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<li>Weather Plug-in</li>
 
<li>Stocks</li>
 
<li>Stocks</li>
 
<li>Calendar</li>
 
<li>Calendar</li>
 
<li>System Stats (load, drive space, memory, etc)</li>
 
<li>System Stats (load, drive space, memory, etc)</li>
 
<li>Simple Web Browser (based on webkit, loads bookmarks, no text input)</li>
 
<li>Simple Web Browser (based on webkit, loads bookmarks, no text input)</li>
<li>A plugin downloader and maintainer (See [[Patchstick]] for more info)</li>
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<li>A plug-in downloader and maintainer (See [[Patchstick]] for more info)</li>
<li>A plugin to list your subscriptions and stream videos from Easyschmooze.com</li>
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<li>A plug-in to list your subscriptions and stream videos from Easyschmooze.com</li>
 
<li><s>RSS Reader</s> [http://blog.twenty08.com/2007/04/07/appletv-rss-plugin-beta-1-available/ see here]</li>
 
<li><s>RSS Reader</s> [http://blog.twenty08.com/2007/04/07/appletv-rss-plugin-beta-1-available/ see here]</li>
 
<li>iChat or Jabber</li>
 
<li>iChat or Jabber</li>
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<li>Address Book - [http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/package.php/contacts See this unix tool for accessing the OS X addressbook]</li>
 
<li>Address Book - [http://pdb.finkproject.org/pdb/package.php/contacts See this unix tool for accessing the OS X addressbook]</li>
 
<li>EyeTV</li>
 
<li>EyeTV</li>
<li>Plugin manager, so that you don't have all yout plugins in the main menu</li>
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<li>Plug-in manager, so that you don't have all yout plugins in the main menu</li>
 
<li>BitTorrent client</li>
 
<li>BitTorrent client</li>
 
<li>Player for Quartz Composer Compositions ( .qtz  files )</li>
 
<li>Player for Quartz Composer Compositions ( .qtz  files )</li>
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== ApplianceTest ==
 
== ApplianceTest ==
ericIII from the AwkwardTV crew has created a plugin for the Apple TV that, like Sabertooth’s plugin, hooks into the main Apple TV GUI. However, this one plays videos, and sports a (for now, hardcoded) list of .AVI files that are not located in the Media Library.
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ericIII from the AwkwardTV crew has created a plug-in for the Apple TV that, like Sabertooth’s plugin, hooks into the main Apple TV GUI. However, this one plays videos, and sports a (for now, hardcoded) list of .AVI files that are not located in the Media Library.
 
<br>[http://ericiii.net/sa/appletv/ApplianceTest.zip ApplianceTest Source Code].
 
<br>[http://ericiii.net/sa/appletv/ApplianceTest.zip ApplianceTest Source Code].

Revision as of 18:40, 9 April 2007

Installing Plug-ins

To install, just copy the plug-in to /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns on your Apple TV.

After it's in place on the Apple TV, you need to restart Finder (either with killall Finder if you have killall installed, otherwise use ps awx|grep Finder to get the PID and then kill PID.)

Plug-in Directory

http://plugins.awkwardtv.org/ (Submit yours here)

Ideas for Plug-ins

(Please comment if you are working on one of these)

Without fully knowing what kind of capabilities are possible, here are some suggested plugins. Someone with some more development knowledge can perhaps update this section letting us know what capabilities we have here (can we run any objective-c code? Can we display anything, or are we limited to the list view?)

  • OSX Mame loader, list provides selection of roms to play
  • YouTube Popular video browser
  • Weather Plug-in
  • Stocks
  • Calendar
  • System Stats (load, drive space, memory, etc)
  • Simple Web Browser (based on webkit, loads bookmarks, no text input)
  • A plug-in downloader and maintainer (See Patchstick for more info)
  • A plug-in to list your subscriptions and stream videos from Easyschmooze.com
  • RSS Reader see here
  • iChat or Jabber
  • Security Camera Video Surveillance
  • Salling Clicker or Romeo
  • iCal
  • Address Book - See this unix tool for accessing the OS X addressbook
  • EyeTV
  • Plug-in manager, so that you don't have all yout plugins in the main menu
  • BitTorrent client
  • Player for Quartz Composer Compositions ( .qtz files )
  • Player for Slingbox

Development

FRAppliance 101 - a great introduction to writing plugins.

ApplianceTest

ericIII from the AwkwardTV crew has created a plug-in for the Apple TV that, like Sabertooth’s plugin, hooks into the main Apple TV GUI. However, this one plays videos, and sports a (for now, hardcoded) list of .AVI files that are not located in the Media Library.
ApplianceTest Source Code.