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I just got this working on a verison of AppleTV running on a MacMini. Thanks so much. This is great and a real good step in the right direction. Is there anyway to change the default location that ATVFiles looks for files besides /users/frontrow/movies/  ? I have a collection of xvid/divx files that require more space than is on my internal hard drive and adding an alias to its location doesn't work.

Thanks for the great work!!!

You can mount drives from the terminal to point to other places. ATVFIles doesn't seem to get on with simlinks though.

I just downloaded SymbolicLinker [1] which adds a "Make Symlink" to the contexual menu (right click). I place this file in the /Users/FrontRow/Movies folder and success. ATV Files was able to access all my xvid files on an external HD.

I know you don't have plans to release the source code, but could you maybe update your Appliance101 guide with instructions on how to display images. I have been trying to figure it out, but it is hard to understand what I can/can't do just reading the private headers. I would love to try and help out documenting the headers, and such so that full plugin development can take off. Thanks - kupan787 (4/7)

Can we get ATVfiles to automatically start playing the next file if there are only music files within a folder? You know, for playing albums etc. etc.?

I just installed the latest release (0.2.1) on my intel mac running apple tv. i am unable to browse any files on it. The previous symlinks show up (i.e. TV) and it will let me select it, but instead of showing me what is in the folder, it's just screen with the selection bar on the right of the screen on an empty item. For example: Before I would goto Files--->TV---->TV show 1  ; now it's Files--->TV--->[blank item] Nothing shows up. Anyone else with this problem?

Great plug-in!

Great plug-in....

not only does it add an enormous feature in its own right! It also has gobs of possibilities as a starting point for other projects. I guess this is why so many people have been looking for the source code. Don't rule out the 'cooca hackers' of the world... You know, people who are at the point where they might not **fully grasp** all the principals behind cocoa but at the same time still have enough in the way of skills to modify existing code and make it do something fresh and new.

Ideas I'd love to see somewhere before ATVFiles v99.9 :)

Ability to:

- define extensions to be shown (done I think) - define a PROCESSOR for said extensions.

Think of the probabilities

Sure .avi could be played with VLC or MPLAYER Sure .iso (dvd image files) could also be by VLC

These are obvious...

How about this now...

items in folders that end in .arcade get played with the command-line mame for OS X items in folders that end in .nes get played with the command-line nes emulator for OS X items in folders that end in .snes get played with the command-line snes emulator for OS X

Tons more examples could be shown but you get the idea....


What is the current 'outlook' on launching a 3rd party app (like mame) from WITHIN the FRONT-ROW2 environment. (aka via an .appliance)



Covers and artwork: If there is a cover artwork inside a folder (cover.jpg), it would be nice that ATVFiles displays this cover art for all the files in that folder, which don´t have an own artwork.

Thanks! oorosh