aTV Flash (Black) Updates Apple TV With NFS Streaming, Better Playback And More

Posted on Apr 19 2012 - 7:12am by Editorial Staff

Back in 2007, we had seen the first incarnation of the Apple TV, the product which has received a lot of interest from developers in order to add more functionality into in it. Engadget reports that developer FireCore has updated today the aTV Flash (black) software for jailbroken Apple TVs to version 1.5. This new player improves performance for virtually all file type resulting in noticeably smoother playback. It will also be including NFS streaming, subtitle timing settings, additional translations and a mountain of other improvements and fixes.

Full Changelog:

  • Revamped player with improved performance (AppleTV 4.4 and later)
  • Added NFS streaming
  • Added Catalan, Czech, Korean and Traditional Chinese translations
  • Added support for localized TV show pattern: TV Show/Season #/S##E##.extension
  • Added manual subtitle time correction (-10.0s to +10.0s)
  • Added support for embedded .FLAC cover art
  • Added support for .AC3, .DTS and .MOD files
  • Improved .EYETV file handling
  • Improved audio synchronization in slow and unstable networks
  • Improved slideshow operation with small images
  • Improved movie folders detection logic to ignore hidden files
  • Improved metadata fetching to support movies split into multiple files (dvd#, cd#, disk#)
  • Improved zoom mode operation for non-square pixels
  • Improved DVD menu handling
  • Improved .OGG file handling (now correctly treated as audio)
  • Improved error handling for connection issues
  • Improved buffering logic
  • Improved installation routine
  • Other minor UI improvements
  • Resolved format detection that was causing rare playback issues
  • Resolved issue with volume level resetting during rw/fw
  • Resolved floating crashes usually observed when using SMB with Windows 7 shares
  • Resolved conflicts with XBMC related to SMB
  • Resolved issues with metadata fetching for ‘Show.Name.###.extension’ pattern
  • Resolved crashes observed in folders with significant number of files
  • Resolved playback error on DVD and ISO files observed when file path contains ‘?’ character
  • Resolved crashes when working with long file paths
  • Resolved rare issue with incorrect pre-playback screen layout
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes
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