Happy Friday! Fridays are always a good time for progress updates so read on to see what we've been up to over the past few weeks.

Seas0nPass

We're working fervently to complete a Windows version of Seas0nPass. Assuming no unexpected issues come up this version will be available within the next 1-2 weeks in early February. Like its Mac based counterpart this will also be a freely available, open-source application.

XBMC

Thanks to some exceptional work from Scott Davilla and the XBMC Team a full version of XBMC is now available for the 2nd gen AppleTV. XBMC acts as a replacement for the AppleTV menus, though you can easily switch back and forth between XBMC and AppleTV whenever you please. With aTV Flash (black) installed, XBMC can be easily downloaded through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu.

Streaming internet video

Over the past few weeks we've spent a bit of time working towards enabling Adobe Flash and determining how usable it would be. Ultimately we did get it working (big thanks to Comex) however the end result was far less than ideal. Videos would load ok, but playback was limited to 1-3 frames per-second which by any standard is pretty awful.

Instead of pursuing Adobe Flash any further we've decided to work towards optimizing HTML5 streaming video, which many popular sites are already using. HTML5 streaming via Couch Surfer has been improved greatly in recent weeks, and we're working towards making it even better.

Additional codecs and NAS streaming

We're getting closer and closer to making native NAS streaming and video playback a reality. As of today the plan is to make the initial beta version of this feature available within the next 1-2 weeks in early February. Additional features such as cover art, metadata fetching, and full hardware video decoding will be available shortly thereafter.

A few new screenshots are below.

Comments, thoughts and suggestions are welcome below.

Comments

Submitted by blomman75 on February 7, 2011 - 11:06pm

had the same problem this will solve it   http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=91502&p...

 

//blomman75

Submitted by Anon on February 8, 2011 - 3:58am

xbmz only works with 4.1 and up.
Had the same problem on 4.0 had to take the update for it to work.

Submitted by blomman75 on February 8, 2011 - 10:06am

Think he´s on version 4.0 and iOS 4.1, correct me if i´m wrong Smile

Submitted by helmut8020 on February 9, 2011 - 10:06pm

hi guys .. great news! NAS streaming would also mean the AirPort Disk functionality of my Airport Extreme would stream media from the connected external USB AFP drive? would expect yes Wink

can't wait till you release this!

Submitted by Anon on February 10, 2011 - 1:58am

I had the same problem. I'm definitely located outside the US.
My problem was solved setting Country to USA - then everything works as a charm! Even in your native language!

J

Submitted by Tyson Edwards on February 11, 2011 - 11:02am

You mention that you expect to have NAS support shortly.

Any chance that this will include NFS support?

Submitted by Anon on February 11, 2011 - 3:59pm

sooo.....update on progress?

Submitted by Anon on February 12, 2011 - 5:37am

any chance of an update folks?

Submitted by robi666 on February 12, 2011 - 6:32am

Any news?

Submitted by Anon on February 13, 2011 - 11:46am

Hello,

The rc6 of greenpois0n works like a charm. After installing atvflash is got xbmc running. However xbmc has problems playing non h264 content, wil atv play avi and mkv files? And when will there be a next release?

Submitted by riend.6764 on February 19, 2011 - 1:28am

It's now more than 4 weeks, since the last update. What's going on ?

 

Also I don't understand why firecore put so much time in making jailbreaking easier, GP is working perfect and now I'm waiting for streaming movies from my NAS, which is the reason I bought the software. It was promised to be in beta release early february, but without any reason mentioned it's still not available.

 

Can't you get it to work ? If this is the case, just be honest with us.

 

/RdP

Submitted by christians.6163 on February 20, 2011 - 11:47am

Same for me.

As XBMC is not playing movies from my NAS very smooth I am waiting for something from you guys....

Any news???

Submitted by tpe on February 26, 2011 - 5:09am

I hope you also planning to support audio from NAS (like an extra topic under "computer"). Would be cool to be able to remote it via iphone remote app without the need of turning on a telly and a computer with activated home sharing.

I mainly use it for listening to music and this for, I dont wanna turn on the telly. For example the orgiinal apple remote app shows what song is on Air when i use the groovy App (ok I cant really handle it via remote, but I can skip to next song and see the Cover and Interpret/Titel info) - I dont know how thy manage it but I see it as a start....

For different movie formats I use XBMC - cause for this Ill need to turn on the TV anyway.

Remoteable NAS Music support would be the most important to me.

tpe

Submitted by Anon on May 18, 2011 - 7:32pm

So I didn't read the specs enough apparently. The only reason I bought this was for browsing sites using Adobe Flash - bugger - none of them work so I have no use for the software now.
Buyer beware I guess...

Submitted by paulphillips10 on July 11, 2011 - 2:30am

Flash streams play perfectly on atv2 via xbmc (e.g the excellent iplayer addon), so why is this not possible in couchsurfer?