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Streamer README
Version 0.1.1 (ALPHA)
14th May 2007

Digg Streamer!


© 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) or post in the Streamer forum here.

See for more details.


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1. Extract the files from the .tar.gz.

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

0.1.1 - ALPHA - 14th May 2007

  • Simpler Installation, no longer need to copy MPlayer to /usr/bin.

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).

Known Issues

  • None at present.


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


For support please use the IRC channel or visit the Streamer forum. 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.