We are pleased to announce the release of aTV Flash version 4.4 for the original silver AppleTV. Included are a handful of new features, as well as compatibility updates for the latest iOS 5 and OS X 10.7 software. Read on for more details.

What's new in 4.4?

  • Added support for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  • Added NFS file streaming (Lion compatible)
  • Remote HD: Added support for iOS 5 AirPlay streaming
  • Remote HD: Added support for playing DRM protected media from iOS devices and iTunes via AirPlay
  • Remote HD: Added support for doubleTwist + AirTwist add-on (AirPlay from Android devices)
  • Remote HD: Added supports enhanced slideshows with music when streaming via AirPlay
  • Updated metadata scrapers
  • Resolved VPN setup issues
  • Other miscellaneous fixes

Note: Remote HD's AirPlay features require the Remote HD iOS app, which is sold separately. [iTunes Link]

How do I use the new NFS streaming feature?

Full details on setting up NFS streaming from Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) can be found here.

How does Remote HD's AirPlay feature work?

Below is a short demo of AirPlay in action on the ATV1.

Great! Where can I get it?

aTV Flash version 4.4 is available through the Downloads tab in your account. If you're already running aTV Flash on your AppleTV you can update through the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu.

Enjoy! Smile

Comments

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 11:21am

Does this upgrade enable aTV1 to do mirroring with an iPad?

Submitted by tchazmat on November 1, 2011 - 11:22am

OUTSTANDING ! ! ! good to know your still thinking about #1 (ATV-1)

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 11:23am

Unfortunately mirroring is not yet supported. Sorry.

Submitted by jagoodie on November 1, 2011 - 11:27am

This is just for AirPlay audio, right? Still no video?

Are there instructions for how to go about doing the updates?

Thanks for keeping up the great work! Cheers!

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 11:29am

Mirroring of my Ipad is really something that you guys should enable. What is the streaming support then?

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 11:34am

Awesome! I was hoping gen1 was lost for good

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 11:36am

Both audio and video are supported.

A short video demo of Remote HD in action has been added to the post.

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 11:42am

Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.

Submitted by Fofer on November 1, 2011 - 11:43am

Will these NFS instructions apply to the ATV2 Flash (black) as well?  Or is this strictly for ATV1 users?

http://support.firecore.com/entries/20631337

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 11:43am

I also am pleased to see continuing support for 1st gen ATV. Thanks.

My ATV often stumbles when trying to play some mkv files. Amy suggestions as to how to handle this, other than conversion to another format?

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 11:51am

I found the same troubles with mine, but if I dropped the actual display settings down on my Apple TV to (I think) 720p that stopped happening when I played mkv files in XBMC

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 11:56am

There are a few things you can try to improve MKV playback.

  1. Change file playback mode to Quicktime in nitoTV --> Settings --> General
  2. Disable the 'Apple H.264' item located in the Maintenance --> Settings menu.
  3. Restart the AppleTV.

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 11:57am

The NFS instructions are for ATV1 users only. The ATV2 does not yet support NFS streaming. Sorry.

Submitted by lesleym.0067 on November 1, 2011 - 11:58am

I'm not seeing it under Maintenance/Manage Plugins on m ATV1? What am I missing?

All I am seeing is ATVFiles (beta) version 1.3.0b1

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 12:00pm

THIS IS AWESOME BUT WHERE IS HTML5 SUPPORT IN Couch Surfer guys?? I trade this for my wife Smile

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 12:02pm

THIS IS AWESOME BUT WHERE IS HTML5 SUPPORT IN Couch Surfer guys?? I would trade this for my wife Smile

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 12:06pm

Is the AirPlay feature compatible with Remote HD Lite, or just the full version? Thank you for bringing AirPlay to the original apple tv!!

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 12:09pm

If I go through Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu all i get is "an error occurred"
I get this since years. I always need to download it from the website and make a new USB flash drive and start all over again...

What do I need to do so I can do it from aTV directly?

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 12:16pm

If you're able to open a support ticket we can look into what may be going on.

http://firecore.com/contact

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 12:24pm

Will this also work if i have a ATV2 and a ATV1 running in my house? (how will it know which one im watching?)

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 12:29pm

Yes, the ATV1 and ATV2 will appear differently so you can know which you're connecting to.

Also, you can give each a unique name.

The ATV1 name can be changed in iTunes.

The ATV2 name can be changed through the ATV2's Settings --> General --> Name menu.

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 12:40pm

it works perfect! great job!!!!!!!!

Submitted by uweb.6439 on November 1, 2011 - 12:48pm

Great work, I am happy for the continueing support of atv1. Now I'm waiting for foto stream and mirroring! Thanks

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 12:48pm

Are you guys going to bring Grid View in to ATV1?

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 12:55pm

Hi,

Sounds great. I purchased ATV last week and was a little
disappointed that I couldn't get video to stream from my iPhone
4S. Could you tell me how I upgrade to 4.4 please?

Thanks

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 12:58pm

Hi there, I'm happy to see this update. However, I'm getting an odd error when I attempt to use Airplay from my macbook air's iTunes to my gen 1 ATV. I get an error in iTunes that reads: "An error occurred while connecting to the AirPlay device "Apple TV-RHD". An unknown error occurred (-50)."

Any idea why this is happening and how I can get airplay to stream movies? It works fine for audio.

Submitted by Remote HD Support on November 1, 2011 - 1:17pm

Full version is required to activate Remote HD plugin for ATV1.

Submitted by djdundee on November 1, 2011 - 1:25pm

I´m not able to download the .dmg. What´s the problem?

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 1:31pm

I purchased ATV Flash years ago, but only purchased the one year subscription, not the forever option. Will I be able to update to this?

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 1:35pm

I'm still not getting mine to work.
When I go to Mounts in NitoTV - Network and try to mount my drive, it gives me this:

"Network Mount Failed!
mount_smbfs: could not find mount point/mnt/Scratch/Volumes/Media: Socket is not connected"

I tried creating a new mount with the same information and this did not work either. I recently installed an external hard drive to my TimeCapsule and it was working fine prior to upgrading to LionOS.
Any ideas?

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 1:38pm

Ok...I updated the remote HD on the ATV gen 1 and now the error is "The selected video could not be played."

Does anyone know what is going on?

Submitted by stuartgmatthews on November 1, 2011 - 1:50pm

Just as lesleym I can't see anything in Mainteance that allows me to update - James can you please assist?

Submitted by stuartgmatthews on November 1, 2011 - 2:02pm

Unless you just update Remote HD?

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 2:08pm

Part of iOS 5 is that any video from safari can be sent via AirPlay to an apple TV. This doesn't seem to be supported so what's the difference in what I had with remote HD before?

Submitted by henner.eurich on November 1, 2011 - 2:35pm

I have the same problem here; cannot install any updates through Maintenance, allways crashes before you can choose what to update. With older versions of avtflash it worked, I remember.

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 2:40pm

Thank You!

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 2:40pm

Thank You!

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 3:01pm

Thank you all for keeping ATV 1 alive!

Submitted by bluevoice on November 1, 2011 - 3:04pm

I'm getting an error when I attempt to add a folder on my mac to the NFS preference panel. This is what I did:

1) installed NFS preference panel

2) Added a folder

3) Pressed on "Apply", I'm asked to type my password to authenticate

4) I'm getting: Error 16: Failed to save changes. UUID changed for /, was 2104D921-E18A-38AE-9950-BCF57AD4BE39 now 7879267D-4E6A-3E91-8A6F-CE1FDE09070F

 

What do I do wrong?

Submitted by leec.00056 on November 1, 2011 - 3:22pm

Im able to stream movies from my Macbook Pro is there anyway i can also stream a DVD from the DVD drive on my MacBook Pro??

Great job by the way

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 3:35pm

Awesome guys! Video and YouTube playback works great. Photo playback didn't work though. Very very happy ..... Keep up the good work

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 3:48pm

Unfortunately not from the drive itself. You'd first need to backup the DVD using something like RipIt.

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 3:49pm

Hmm - would you mind opening a support ticket?

http://firecore.com/contact

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 3:51pm

You should see updates for Maintenance and Sapphire via Maintenance --> Manage Plugins. The Remote HD update will be available through Maintenance --> Install Extras.

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 3:52pm

If you're running Lion you will need to stream via NFS instead of SMB.

Details for streaming via NFS from Lion can be found here: http://support.firecore.com/entries/20631337

Submitted by Anon on November 1, 2011 - 3:52pm

What firmware does the atv2 need tO be running for this update

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 3:52pm

If you're still having trouble please send us an email.

http://firecore.com/contact

Submitted by james on November 1, 2011 - 3:53pm

If you have a valid license you can download the latest version in your account.

https://firecore.com/user

Submitted by leec.00056 on November 1, 2011 - 4:09pm

Cheers James for info yeh I already use RIpit best bit of ripping software for Mac Smile

Would like to see mirroring in the future tho any ideas of time scale..?..

Submitted by leec.00056 on November 1, 2011 - 4:11pm

This is for ATV 1 not ATV 2!!