Version History - aTV Flash (black)

2.4 Jan-4-2014

  • NEW! Added support for untethered Apple TV 5.3
  • Improved reliability of installation process
  • Improved diagnostic reporting
  • Other various fixes and improvements

2.3 Jul-2-2013

  • NEW! Added Apple TV 5.3 compatibility
  • NEW! Added Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, and Slovak localizations
  • NEW! Media Player is now ‘Infuse for Apple TV’
  • Improved Dolby (AC3) audio
  • Improved metadata fetching
  • Improved detection of subtitle encoding
  • Improved reliability of settings backups
  • Other minor fixes and performance improvements

2.2.1 May-31-2013

  • NEW! Subtitle encoding type is now automatically detected
  • NEW! Added option to display both ‘bordered’ and ‘shadowed’ subtitle effects simultaneously
  • Updated movie search for recent TMDb API change 
  • Minor performance improvements and bug fixes

2.2 Feb-13-2013

  • NEW! Added support for Apple TV 5.2 and Bluetooth keyboards
  • Minor improvements to backups
  • Minor improvements to DVD playback
  • A handful of other bug fixes and improvements

2.1 Jan-11-2013

  • NEW! TV Show Playlists - easily pick up from the last unwatched episode
  • NEW! Custom Favorites - create favorites from almost anything, including search terms
  • Big speed improvements while browsing movies/shows
  • Library and Search items can now be hidden from main menu
  • Now showing ‘Writers’ instead of ‘Producers’ on pre-playback screen
  • .ite folders are now hidden from view
  • Hidden files are no longer included in slideshows
  • Better metadata fetching
  • Better trakt syncing and scrobbling
  • Better handling of network settings and errors
  • Many search related improvements
  • Many subtitle related improvements (special characters, performance, etc...)
  • Fixed rare Last.fm scrobbling issue
  • Fixed rare problems when playing audio files
  • Fixed a few memory related issues
  • iOS 6 support
  • Many other bug fixes and improvements

2.0.2 Nov-26-2012

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

2.0.1 Oct-3-2012

  • Improved trakt.tv syncing and scrobbling
  • Improved handling of nested favorites
  • Resolved issues with DRM file playback
  • Resolved SMB related conflicts with XBMC
  • Resolved minor conflict with Plex
  • Resolved rare issue with thumbnail loading
  • Resolved minor issue observed when clearing metadata
  • Resolved a number of rare crashes
  • Resolved issue that caused some music files to appear in 'Other' section
  • Enabled playlist option for top level music folder

2.0 Sep-11-2012

  • Added all-new Library View
  • Added integrated media search
  • Added trakt.tv 2-way syncing
  • Added Last.fm scrobbling
  • Added genre/artist based playlists
  • Added Recently Added display option
  • Improved handling of WTV files
  • Improved handling of DVD audio tracks
  • Improved AFP connections
  • Improved filename recognition
  • Improved subtitle handling
  • Resolved various navigation issues
  • Resolved rare DVD playback issues
  • Resolved rare subtitles positioning issue
  • Many other minor improvements and fixes

1.7 Jul-12-2012

  • Added trakt.tv integration (scrobbling and ratings)
  • Added localized movie poster art
  • Added localized movie ratings
  • Added AirControl (beta) - an open control API for Apple TV
  • Added support for embedded DVB subtitles
  • Added advanced read-ahead buffering for SMB and NFS shares
  • Added Simplified Chinese translation
  • Added 'Update All' option
  • Added support for secure web logins
  • Improved metadata fetching speed
  • Improved video rotation detection for MOV files
  • Improved support for YUVJ420 & YUVJ422 formats (used by digital cameras)
  • Improved top-level menu layouts
  • Resolved crash when accessing ISO files on certain shares
  • Resolved potential streaming issues when using an unstable network
  • Resolved AFP related memory management issues
  • Other minor improvements & fixes

1.6 Jun-1-2012

  • Added integrated subtitle downloads from OpenSubtitles.org
  • Added support for purchased iTunes content (matching iTunes login required)
  • Added video deinterlacing option
  • Added Wake-on-Lan (WOL)
  • Added Portuguese (Portugal) translation
  • Added support for displaying subtitles in lower 'black bar'
  • Added support for .WTV files
  • Added support for multiple simultaneous AFP connections
  • Improved bulk fetching & added automatic artwork caching
  • Improved automatic downscaling for large thumbnails
  • Improved metadata reloading for images
  • Improved buffering over AFP
  • Resolved various audio synchronization issues
  • Resolved possible overflow in 5.1 AC3 audio
  • Resolved issues with zoom for 4:3 movies
  • Resolved missing audio for .dvr-ms files (ASF containers)
  • Resolved rare SRT file crash
  • Resolved issues with slideshow animation
  • Resolved file specific metadata fetching issues
  • Resolved rare ISO file crashes
  • Resolved issue with displaying identical thumbnails for images with the same name
  • Resolved metadata loading issues for files containing non-latin characters
  • Resolved rare 5ch audio file crash
  • Resolved issues with incorrect metadata for files with '<TVShow Name>/S01E0.avi' pattern
  • Resolved auto-start issues in Couch Surfer
  • Reduced memory footprint for large software-decoded videos and slideshows
  • Other minor UI improvements & bug fixes

1.5.1 May-25-2012

  • Minor installer improvements
  • Minor fixes for Apple TV 5.0.1

1.5 Apr-17-2012

  • Revamped player with improved performance (Apple TV 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 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

1.4.1 Mar-30-2012

  • Added support for Apple TV 5.0 (iOS 5.1)
  • Improved memory management
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

1.4 Mar-8-2012

  • Added center channel audio boost (+6dB and +12dB) for 5.0 and 5.1 audio tracks
  • Added Finnish, German, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Swedish translations
  • Added '4:3 Crop' and '4:3 Stretch' zoom options
  • Added support for M3U and PLS playlists
  • Added EyeTV folder detection
  • Added TrueHD audio (downmixed)
  • Added 24-bit and 32-bit audio (downmixed) 
  • Added enhanced downmixing for 5.1 AC3 audio (Dolby Pro Logic II)
  • Added support for embedded MP3 covers
  • Added automatic EXIF-based image rotation
  • Added MP4s embedded subtitles
  • Added main menu clock
  • Improved poster art quality in list and grid view
  • Improved buffering logic for DVD files
  • Improved cover art fetching from Last.fm
  • Improved DVD menu highlighting
  • Improved photo viewer & slideshow
  • Improved slideshow to match native Flickr style
  • Improved Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish translations
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Resolved downmixing issues for specific audio tracks
  • Resolved playback issues for single ISO files in a folder
  • Resolved AFP login timeout issues
  • Resolved metadata issues for files that contain '/' in folder or file name
  • Resolved operation of the photo slideshow on iOS 4.x
  • Resolved issue with favorites removal when share password is changed
  • Resolved incorrect navigation in grid view on iOS 4.*
  • Resolved issue with DVD marked as watched after viewing menu
  • Resolved rare issue with incorrect pre-playback screen layout
  • Resolved rare crash in libdvdnav when playing DVD files
  • Resolved rare DVD playback error
  • Resolved rare 'Bad URL' error
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

1.3 Feb-8-2012

  • Added automated firmware signature backups
  • Added Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish translations
  • Added support for advanced (learned) remote commands
  • Added support for multiple external subtitles (movie.en.srt, movie.de.srt, etc...)
  • Added support for folder based organization/playback
  • Added support for embedded DVD chapters
  • Added chapters section heading to Playback Menu
  • Added global zoom setting
  • Improved playback performance for movies with invalid timestamps
  • Improved appearance of VobSub subtitles
  • Improved metadata fetching for localized file names
  • Improved audio track filtering
  • Improved playback bar to match native player
  • Improved metadata and bulk folder fetching stability
  • Improved Media > Settings menu layout
  • Resolved issues with folder name changing on metadata fetching
  • Resolved issues with buffering
  • Resolved rare DVD related crash
  • Resolved floating AFP issue that was causing connection issues
  • Resolved floating buffer overflow in software decoder
  • Minor changes to Grid View appearance
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

1.2 Jan-17-2012

  • Added video zoom options (available through Playback Menu)
  • Added watched indicators to grid view
  • Added 'Recently Visited' section to Browser top shelf
  • Added support for MicroDVD .SUB files
  • Added screensaver during pause
  • Added file delete option
  • Added activity indicator for metadata clearing
  • Added 'tune' icon placeholder for audio files without metadata
  • Added episode number to the fetched name the list view
  • Added Reload Metadata' option in contextual menu for folders
  • Added 'no items' message to the 'Unwatched' filter of the list view
  • Added gray ticket image caching
  • Added loading screen when opening Manage Extras menu
  • Improved scrubber bar logic
  • Improved audio feedback for watched and pre-playback screens
  • Improved poster loading for large folders
  • Improved support for DVDs without menus
  • Improved subtitle support for right-to-left languages (e.g. Hebrew)
  • Improved installer device detection
  • Resolved minor memory management issues
  • Resolved issues with subtitles settings while playing a playlist
  • Resolved issues with yellow subtitles displayed for movies converted with Handbrake
  • Resolved conflicts with default audio player
  • Resolved issues with passwords that contain @ symbols
  • Resolved issues with metadata loading for files that contain '/' in folder or file name
  • Resolved buffer overflow in libafpclient observed when navigating folders with long names
  • Resolved issues with installer Bonjour detection
  • Resolved rare crashes during web browsing
  • Changed metadata format to S.# / Ep.# for TV Shows
  • Disabled metadata processing during movie playback
  • Corrected audio feedback when pressing Menu while in grid view
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

1.1.1 Dec-22-2011

  • Added support for embedded 'Timed Text' subtitles
  • Added support for external SSA subtitles
  • Added support for .dvr-ms files
  • Added background audio looping for DVD menus
  • Improved metadata loading performance
  • Improved .SRT subtitles parsing
  • Improved compatibility with AirPlay
  • Improved filter bar selection in list view mode
  • Improved support for special characters
  • Improved file name parsing
  • Improved playlist behavior
  • Resolved rare DVD playback and menu issues
  • Resolved floating crash when accessing remote files
  • Resolved floating crash when audio queue service is not available
  • Resolved rare crash when opening pre-playback screen
  • Resolved playback issues when attempting to use corrupt subtitles
  • Resolved issues related to hiding menu items
  • Resolved issues with installer version check
  • Removed white line visible on some h.264 videos
  • Files that are 90% viewed are now marked as watched
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

1.1 Dec-6-2011

  • Added support for .IMG files
  • Added option to mark specific folders as grid or list view
  • Added subtitle position setting
  • Added support for larger thumbnail images
  • Added support for UTF-8 paths in DVD files
  • Added web page auto-loading feature
  • Added screen position setting in Couch Surfer
  • Added show/hide menus option
  • Improved audio synchronization in DVD and AVI files
  • Improved metadata fetching logic
  • Improved filenames parsing logic
  • Improved playlist logic that marks files as watched
  • Improved buffering performance
  • Improved ISO files handling (resolved network error warning)
  • Improved error handling for DVD files
  • Improved growl notifications display logic for audio files
  • Improved warning messages for unplayable files
  • Improved grid view stability
  • Improved fanart loading
  • Improved memory management
  • Improved installation routine
  • Improved installer device detection
  • Resolved issues with long DNS names
  • Resolved issue with extra period appearing at the end of some DNS names
  • Resolved crash observed when audio subsystem could not be initialized
  • Resolved issues with chapter handling logic
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Many other miscellaneous fixes

1.0 Nov-16-2011

  • Added support for FLAC and MTS files
  • Added support for files with 5.0, 4.0, 3.0 and 2.1 audio tracks
  • Added support for embedded covert art (m4a, m4v, mp4)
  • Added fanart backdrops for TV Shows
  • Added new folder artwork in Grid View
  • Added loop and shuffle playlist options
  • Added TV Show series cover art in Grid View and Top Shelf
  • Added top to bottom and right to left navigation in grid view
  • Added global setting for enabling/disabling subtitles
  • Added support for large photo collections
  • Added support for folders containing dot ('.') in their name
  • Added (watched) view options in List View (use Play/Pause button to switch mode)
  • Added backup type options
  • Added relaunch prompt after restoring from saved backup
  • Improved folder cover art logic
  • Improved setup of new shares
  • Improved handling of invalid XML files
  • Improved cursor handling in DVD menus
  • Improved recently watched item handling
  • Improved metadata caching logic
  • Improved TV Show filename parsing
  • Improved Grid View stability
  • Improved metadata fetching speed
  • Resolved issues with audio file metadata fetching
  • Resolved floating crashes related to metadata fetching
  • Resolved issues with metadata overriding when starting playback from top shelf
  • Resolved issues with chapter selection screen layout observed on short files
  • Resolved issues with metadata reloading in Grid View
  • Resolved issues with TV Shows aired date
  • Resolved issues with hangs on certain DVD menus
  • Resolved minor memory management issues
  • Resolved issues with scrolling in Top Shelf
  • Resolved issues with folder names overlapping in Grid View
  • Minor UI improvements

RC1 Oct-27-2011

  • Added grid view and pre-playback view options
  • Added bulk metadata fetching with growl-like status
  • Added fetched names in list view
  • Added hardware decoding for .m2ts files
  • Added support for embedded subtitles (MKV, M4V, etc...)
  • Added support for ISO (DVD) files
  • Added TV Show metadata fetching
  • Added metadata correction for Movies and TV Shows
  • Added movie title in Top Shelf (instead of filename)
  • Added DSI ping for better operation with AFP shares
  • Added folder tagging
  • Added metadata view indicator
  • Added support for metadata overriding using xml files
  • Added DVD menu buffering
  • Added support for subtitles with invalid timestamps
  • Added support for Apple TV 4.4 (iOS 5)
  • Added subtitle 'Weight' setting
  • Added option to show/hide local files
  • Improved data buffering and playback performance
  • Improved XSUB subtitle support
  • Improved network error handling
  • Improved filename parsing for metadata fetching
  • Improved NAS drives support and increased connection timeout
  • Improved video loading process
  • Improved DVD menu handling
  • Improved playback position detection
  • Improved memory footprint
  • Improved SMB share handling
  • Resolved DVD subtitle issues
  • Resolved Voiceover related issues
  • Resolved audio synchronization issues
  • Resolved problems when streaming from an AirPort Extreme
  • Resolved AFP related issue when resuming after a long pause
  • Resolved issues that caused the first subtitle section to be skipped
  • Resolved performance and crash related issues for certain DVD files
  • Resolved audio playback issues when the connection to Last.fm fails
  • Resolved potential issues in shares handling and filename processing
  • Resolved AFP related crashes
  • Resolved .dvdmedia extensions and folder images not hiding
  • Resolved floating crash during metadata fetching
  • Resolved various cloud backup issues
  • Many other miscellaneous fixes

Beta7 Sep-6-2011

  • Added support for music files (mp3, aac (adts), wav, aiff, m4a)
  • Added AC3 (5.1+ surround) sound
  • Added playback menu (hold select during playback)
  • Added support for .srt subtitles
  • Added support for multiple audio tracks
  • Added support for chapters
  • Added cloud backup for 3rd party settings
  • Added three metadata views (overview, synopsis, technical)
  • Added MPAA rating to metadata
  • Added support for localized metadata
  • Added support for local cover art
  • Added option to refetch metadata for a specific file
  • Added option to clear all metadata
  • Added toggle setting for volume control
  • Added access to DVD menus during playback (press menu)
  • Added low buffer detection warning (prevents stuttering)
  • Improved metadata fetching (courtesy of themoviedb.org)
  • Improved progress bar controls
  • Improved AFP/SMB reliability
  • Improved DVD file playback
  • Improved playback of larger files
  • Improved buffering and re-buffering (when required)
  • Improved FF/RW controls for larger files
  • Improved audio decoding performance
  • Improved center channel (voices) audio mixing
  • Improved file sorting logic
  • Improved performance and memory management
  • Improved error handling
  • Resolved screensaver/slideshow related issues
  • Resolved playback issues for files with 20+ streams
  • Resolved issues with AFP volumes with long file names
  • Resolved floating issues with subtitles
  • Resolved issues related to 3rd party remote apps
  • Resolved floating crash in SMB library
  • Resolved aspect ratios issues for certain video types
  • Resolved file browsing related crashes
  • Resolved metadata fetching related crashes
  • Resolved audio queue related errors
  • Resolved Top Shelf related playback issues
  • Resolved playback related memory leaks
  • Resolved DVD subtitle issues
  • Resolved stalls observed with some files during and after FF/RW
  • Resolved synchronization issues observed after buffering some files
  • Resolved audio synchronization issues
  • Resolved rare floating crash observed at the end of some files
  • Resolved resume related playback issues
  • Resolved various screensaver related issues
  • Local files are now hidden when one or more remote shares are setup
  • Minor UI and other miscellaneous fixes

Beta6 July-1-2011

  • Added new lightweight player
  • Added recently played items to 'Top Shelf' in main menu
  • Added Favorites to main menu
  • Added option to manually mark files as watched/unwatched
  • Added 'Test Connection' option for AFP/SMB shares
  • Added support for DVD subtitles
  • Added support for multiple DVD audio tracks
  • Added basic support for M2TS files
  • Added show/hide options for standard Apple TV menus
  • Added option to manually install if no Apple TVs are detected
  • Improved overall video playback (especially HD video files)
  • Improved thumbnail generation when cover art is not available
  • Improved FF/RW controls
  • Improved DVD menu and video playback
  • Improved DVD playback progress reporting
  • Improved memory management
  • Improved AFP/SMB streaming
  • Improved error handling for invalid files
  • Improved auto-update disabling
  • Improved installation error handling
  • Resolved most video stuttering issues
  • Resolved energy saver mode issue
  • Resolved issue that resulted in some DVDs being displayed in (squished) 4x3 mode
  • Resolved numerous DVD playback issues
  • Resolved flickering when navigating through certain menus
  • Resolved additional conflicts with XBMC
  • Reduced number of network connections used
  • Minor UI and other miscellaneous fixes

Beta5 May-12-2011

  • Added Apple TV 4.2.2 compatibility
  • Added SMB streaming
  • Added photo slideshows
  • Added basic video playlists
  • Added 'Favorites' section
  • Added individual photo browsing and viewing
  • Added support for 'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/folder' shares
  • Added support for guest/anonymous NAS logins
  • Added volumes list sorting
  • Added option to disable metadata fetching
  • Added option to hide file extensions
  • Added HTML5 audio support (for sites like http://tv.tunein.com/)
  • Added EyeTV streaming
  • Added new SSL indicator
  • Added lightweight Last.fm audio streaming player
  • Added 5-day forecasts
  • Added weather location search option
  • Added automatic weather location detection
  • Added day/night weather forecasts
  • Added 'Feels Like' temperature info
  • Improved installer routine
  • Improved handling of failed installations
  • Improved error handling
  • Improved handling of HD video files
  • Improved memory management
  • Improved DVD file detection
  • Improved remote share folder browsing (root folder issue)
  • Improved Remote.app support
  • Improved web pages scrolling and layout handling
  • Improved iOS-optimized JavaScript support
  • Improved highlighting of large web elements
  • Resolved artifact issues (green line near bottom of screen)
  • Resolved rare crashes related to AFP streaming
  • Resolved issues in share navigation resulting in incorrect 'menu' button handling
  • Resolved issues resulting in incorrect video playback after rewinding on 'fastest' speed
  • Resolved issues related to removing saved shares
  • Resolved duplicate AFP share entries
  • Resolved conflicts with XBMC
  • Minor UI adjustments
  • Other miscellaneous fixes

Beta4 Mar-25-2011

  • Added 'alpha preview' version of new Media Player
  • Added native Weather and RSS apps (will appear under Internet menu when installed)
  • Added support for Remote HD iPhone/iPad app
  • Added option to restart 'Lowtide' via Maintenance menu
  • Added support for Apple TV 4.2.1 (iOS 4.3)
  • Added Google search suggestions to Couch Surfer Search menu (iOS 4.3+ only)
  • Added ability to delete bookmarks
  • Improved animations, HTML5 and CSS3 support
  • Improve iPhone/iPad Remote app navigation
  • Improved text box handling
  • Resolved issues related to Facebook and similar sites
  • Many other performance improvements and bug fixes

Beta3 Feb-12-2011

  • Added one-click XBMC install option
  • Added support for iOS 4.3
  • Added support for touch and double-click events in web browser
  • Added one-click diagnostic report submissions
  • Added support for Last.fm Scrobbling 2.0
  • Improved installer to better handle iOS updates
  • Improved installer error handling
  • Improved web page rendering
  • Improved web history; filtered duplicates
  • Improved handling of video elements
  • Eliminated 'flickering' during page loads
  • Resolved issues with auto-completion (search and URL entry)
  • Many minor UI improvements

Beta2 Dec-10-2010

  • Added Apple TV 4.1 (iOS 4.2.1) support
  • Added Windows compatible installer (requires Windows XP or later)
  • Added optimized web navigation when using the standard Apple remote
  • Added web search and url suggestion engine
  • Added browser user-agent toggle setting
  • Added Last.fm streaming support for Australia, Canada, Germany, and New Zealand
  • Added Last.fm 'Growl' style notifications
  • Improved error handling during installation (no more mysterious password prompts)
  • Improved version checking for app downloads
  • Improved Last.fm scrobbling
  • Many additional improvements and bug fixes

Beta1 Dec-1-2010

  • Initial beta Release

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