Resolved issues in AFP navigation resulting in incorrect 'menu' button handling
Resolved issues resulting in incorrect video playback after rewinding on 'fastest' speed
Resolved duplicate AFP share entries
Other miscellaneous fixes
How do the photo slideshow/video playlist features work?
When browsing files stored on your remote share Media Player will automatically detect folders that contains supported photos for the slideshow, or supported movies for video playlist. These folders will be designated with special icons as shown below.
To start a photo slideshow, or video playlist simply highlight the folder, hold the center select button and choose the appropriate option.
Accessing photo slideshow and video playlist features
How do I get it?
Media Player 0.2 can be installed on your ATV2 through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu.
Today we are pleased to announce the release of aTV Flash (black) Beta4. In terms of features, this is the most substantial release since Beta1 first became available in early December 2010.
The marquee addition found in Beta4 is an 'alpha preview' version of our brand new Media Player that has been under development for the past few months. This player enables the playback of non-iTunes media (streamed from a network source) on the AppleTV with no special software or transcoding required!
More details on what's new and improved in Beta4 are below.
What's new in Beta4?
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 AppleTV 4.2.1 (iOS 4.3)
Couch Surfer Pro
Added Google search suggestions to 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
What can I do with the new Media Player?
What's included in this version
Support for many non-iTunes media file types (MKV, AVI, MP4, etc...)
Watched, unwatched and partially watched markers (includes resume support)
Volume control (up/down arrows during playback)
What we're still working on
Better support for HD video files
SMB network streaming
Alternative file browsing options
Improved memory management
Countless other bug fixes and performance improvements
A brief demo of the Media Player in action can be seen here.
Great! Where can I get it?
Beta4 is now available through the Downloads tab in your account. If you already have aTV Flash (black) installed all the new features and updates can be downloaded on your AppleTV through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu.