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Streamer README
Version 0.1.0 (ALPHA)
11th May 2007


© 2007 Dakaix & Alan Quatermain. All Rights Reserved.


Streamer provides the ability to listen to Internet Radio through your AppleTV. It works by acting as a wrapper for MPlayer (the popular Unix media player). Additional functionality has been planned, and will be introduced in new versions.

Want to suggest a new feature? Contact either Dakaix or Alan Quatermain on the AwkwardTV IRC Channel ( #awkwardtv).

See for more details.


1. Extract the files from the .tar.gz, and copy the mplayer binary to: /usr/bin on your AppleTV

2. Copy Streamer.frappliance to this folder: /System/Library/CoreServices/ on the Apple TV.

3. Restart Finder. Use this command, which will kill Finder - it should restart itself automatically however.

kill `ps ax|grep [F]inder|cut -b 2-5`

If you have the drive installed in the Apple TV, you will likely have to mount the root partition as read-write (using sudo /sbin/mount -uw /) to copy it. The command sudo /sbin/mount -ur / will reverse the above action.


Once you have restarted Finder, a new option will be listed "Streamer" - this is the interface you will use when listening to Internet Radio.

Release Notes

0.1.0 - ALPHA - 11th May 2007

  • First release


  • Recent Streams
  • Displaying details about the stream (Name, Owner, Duration, Position etc.)
  • Progress Bar
  • Ability to Pause the Stream
  • Community Stream Directory (So that everyone can post their own streams and favourites).
  • Use media parades for folders without explicit cover art?
  • Non-video playback support?


The MPlayer Binary is included under the GNU Public License, however the Streamer plugin is free for anyone to use - although please do not redistribute it without first seeking permission from Dakaix.

For source and more information on MPlayer, go to http://www.mplayerhq/hu.


For support please use the IRC channel. Please do not contact us via e-mail for support with the plugin. Thanks :)


If you wish, you may donate to Streamer via PayPal here.


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

The authors are not affiliated with Apple, Inc.