Happy Holidays! 'Tis the season for holiday celebrations, and to kick things off we've got one final installment of aTV Flash (black) for 2011. Featured in version 1.1.1 are a number of goodies including: expanded support for subtitles, metadata performance improvements, and a stocking full of bug fixes. 

Full details on what's new and how to update can be found below.

What's new in 1.1.1?

  • 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

*Note: A one time re-cache will be required to take advantage of the new performance improvements. This will take place automatically when browsing through your media files.

Superb! Where can I get it?

If you're already running a version of aTV Flash (black) the new 1.1.1 version can be installed through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu. Links for the new version can also be found in your account under the Downloads tab.

If you're not yet using aTV Flash (black) you can get started here.

Happy Holidays. Smile

Comments

Submitted by bnick3 on December 22, 2011 - 11:11am

Great update!

Looks like many of the random low tide reboots have been fixed.

Great Christmas present!

Thx

Submitted by jose luiso.0243 on December 22, 2011 - 11:20am

The New 1.1.1 support Netflix in Latin America?

Submitted by oldpoldy on December 22, 2011 - 11:24am

Great

Thank you for your post.Cool

That`s a great service

Happy Christmas

siggi

Submitted by james on December 22, 2011 - 11:25am

Support for Netflix in Latin America was added in AppleTV 4.4.3.

Details for jailbreaking this new version can be found here.

http://blog.firecore.com/5606

Submitted by foreignthinker on December 22, 2011 - 11:26am

Thanks for maintaining focus and getting this out before the holiday partying started.  Now if pod2g can come through with his promised gift of an untethered boot.  :)

Submitted by apurvar.5756 on December 22, 2011 - 11:33am

Hi,

Can we have FTP support as well in Media Player? 

Submitted by Cybergy on December 22, 2011 - 11:34am

Why on earth would I want files that are 90% viewed to now be marked as watched?  It's watched at 100%, isn't it?  Maybe 99%?  Was this a feature request?

Submitted by omarcina on December 22, 2011 - 11:36am

question whit this update is possible use airplay mirror  in my iPhone 4s because i try on previous update and was impossible i know airplay can be use it but airplay mirror is the coolest one for video conference on Skype etc...

thank you:)

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 11:37am

THANKS! works really GREAT!

i think i found the Ac3 problem.

Atv2 and flash gives me ac3 static. (dts works)

Tested:
MacBook air new model with hdmi cable
Vlc player and a ac3 movie.
When I select play audio over tv true hdmi I get statc
When I select play audio over tv true hdmi coded I get DD!

You can found this option in vlc player audio tab.

So in my opinion the problem with atv flash is, that it is not
Decoding the ac3 to my tv/receiver.

If you can use the plugin from vlc (or something like this)
A lot of people will get ac3 out of atv!

Setup is: Sony Bravia nx710 harman kardon.

Hope I helped, keep up the good work!

Submitted by james on December 22, 2011 - 11:37am

This essentially allows you to skip the end credits and still have the file marked as watched.

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 11:40am

Looks good... in movie subtitle download and i am thinking about skipping XBMC

Submitted by Stormy2084 on December 22, 2011 - 11:42am

Thanks for the Christmas present guys. I look forward to installing it.

FWIW, I've been running my TETHERED ATV2 for just shy of one month now (soft reboots for updates only - have not had to do a tethered boot since my initial one). For me, the whole TETHERED vs NON-TETHERED issue is a NON-ISSUE. 

Submitted by Stingray88 on December 22, 2011 - 11:43am

I have a Harmon Kardon receiver as well and when I enable AC3 in the Media Player settings I get a perfect DD audio signal.

Submitted by Stingray88 on December 22, 2011 - 11:43am

Maintenance appears to fail to update through the "manage extras" menu. It just says "Installing Maintenance" indefinitely (over 25 minutes) on both of my AppleTVs (4.3 with ATV Flash 1.1).

I had to update by downloading the installer from the website and running that on my Mac. Obviously not a big deal, but something to think about.

Submitted by jerikschaeffer on December 22, 2011 - 11:44am

Support for .dvr-ms means all my old WMC dvd rips will not need converting! Excellent!

Submitted by Stormy2084 on December 22, 2011 - 11:45am

I like the concept. Seems lame to be asked if I want to resume a movie when it's at the credits. I know where you're coming from, but they had to find a happy medium to call it "watched". 90% seems to be a reasonable cutoff the more I think about it...

Submitted by Stingray88 on December 22, 2011 - 11:47am

Yes this was a highly requested feature. This is basically how it is with any other major media platform (Plex, XBMC), and it's purpose is to make it so that a video is considered watched without having to finish the credits.

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 11:47am

Question, can I update to latest apple tv update 4.4 or not yet?

Submitted by hoggdoc on December 22, 2011 - 11:48am

Has this version fixed the issue on Netflix where some of the streamed program do not have audio. These same programs when viewed on other devices play perfectly.

Submitted by larsosca on December 22, 2011 - 11:49am

I Cannot update using "Maintenance --> Manage Extras" menu, but it's nothing to install there!!  :(

Submitted by james on December 22, 2011 - 11:51am

If you're running one of the beta/rc versions you will need to run the 1.1.1 installer from a Mac or PC.

Once you're on the 1.x track all future updates can be installed from the AppleTV itself.

Submitted by johnd.9893 on December 22, 2011 - 11:53am

Went to the "Manage Extras" and don't see anything new, All are installed. Also on the About Maintenance" page it says aTV Flash (black) RC1 is that correct? Also I have never seem to get anything working in XBMC except the Weather. Am I doing something very wrong?

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 11:53am

Hi,

Can you tell me if there will be .iso support in the future?

Submitted by GoPronto on December 22, 2011 - 11:59am

Hi still can not use grid view , i have left it for 40 minutes and all the cover art still hasn't loaded ( have installed all the new updates and do a reload of meta data)  

Submitted by james on December 22, 2011 - 12:05pm

If you scroll down while using the Grid View the cover art should load for the currently displayed files. The first time you do this in the new version it may take a bit longer as the covers need to be re-cached.

Once the re-cache is complete the covers will load much quicker (about 10x faster) the next time you visit the folder.

Submitted by james on December 22, 2011 - 12:06pm

ISO files are supported in the current version. :)

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 12:09pm

It would be nice to be able to remove nested options. Like NHL NBA under Internet and only have what I really want...

Just updated to 1.1.1 and hopefully using the original remote app will work fine. The scroll pad was continuing to fail after waking from sleep....

Love it so far...

Submitted by ahatheway on December 22, 2011 - 12:09pm

I bought mine via Mac Update about a week and a half ago.  There are no downloads showing in my account.

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 12:18pm

hey. any ETA on a UNTETHERED seasonpass for the new post 4.4 OSes? weeks or months if you had to guess. Thanks in advance

Also dealing with persistent Wifi drops (connect, IP lease, drop, repeat) with jailbroken 4.3 and Gen5 Airport Extreme while flat (origin) 4.3 does not have this problem.

Submitted by Cybergy on December 22, 2011 - 12:19pm

Ok.  My bad.

Submitted by colina.5973 on December 22, 2011 - 12:23pm

So wish plex was added in the jailbreak...

Submitted by GoPronto on December 22, 2011 - 12:28pm

Thanks for the reply , so do i have to view each page to cache the art work or will it cache them all if i leave it on the first page?

 

 

 

 

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 12:28pm

Thanks for all these updates and for the 90% as viewed, very handy improvement.

Submitted by stefank.1757 on December 22, 2011 - 12:29pm

Untethered Jailbreak please ... the rest is getting better and better. But the tethered JB bugs me Confused

 

Submitted by m.m.8607 on December 22, 2011 - 12:30pm

best (for the users) would be to define the percentage on our own....

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 12:30pm

Why no Plex update???

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 12:30pm

Why no Plex update???

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 12:31pm

Thank you, But still no "Arabic .srt" support!

Submitted by m.m.8607 on December 22, 2011 - 12:32pm

great to read. thanks a lot, i will try it when a untethered jailbreak with ios 5.0.x is possible, because for now, my atv2 works like a charm with your soft on it. no need to update (until the machine really gets new features).

thanks anyway. good work imho!

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 12:35pm

When i run a movie with ac3 true itunes DD works.

With wdtv live ac3 works. With xbox ac3 works. With ps3 ac3 works.

With firecore flash it is not working!! And i am not the only one!

Harman kardon is HS500

Submitted by landoncube on December 22, 2011 - 12:37pm

Maybe he means BD iso.
I, too, am hoping for Blu-ray iso support soon.

Submitted by Dryland on December 22, 2011 - 12:43pm

The updated plex app is still in beta, you can find instructions on how to install here:

http://forums.plexapp.com/index.php/topic/34029-09-beta-releases/

 

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 12:43pm

Up until this moment, no complains about ATV.
It was worth every penny!
Works great with Apple TV 2 + Airport Extreme + WD 3TB HD

Just wanted to congratulate the team for its awesome work and constant support/updates! Keep up the excelent work!

Submitted by james on December 22, 2011 - 12:58pm

Arabic subtitles are supported, you may just need to adjust the encoding type.

Details here: http://support.firecore.com/entries/20673923-subtitles-and-audio-tracks

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 12:59pm

Fantastic media player is the best out there. You should really consider making a mobile version . Better for us, better for you $$ Smile

Submitted by drmacman on December 22, 2011 - 12:59pm

This is the second update I've gotten since purchasing the software last month. Not a complaint, but an appreciation that the application receives periodic updates/maintainance. The update was easy to install through the maintenance, and was nice to see the instructions included for those of us new to aTV Flash. While I have not noticed any markably different features, the AppleTV does seem to be a bit slower in response to the remote's commands.

Submitted by james on December 22, 2011 - 12:59pm

The serial number you received from MacUpdate can be used as a coupon code on our site to 'purchase' aTV Flash (black) at no cost.

Submitted by james on December 22, 2011 - 1:01pm

Cover art is loaded on demand, so unfortunately you would need to view each 'page'.

However, once the cover art has been cached with the new version it will load almost instantly the next time you go to view it.

Submitted by james on December 22, 2011 - 1:02pm

If you're running RC1 you will need to run the 1.1.1 installer from a Mac or PC to update.

The 1.1.1 version will be available in your account.

https://firecore.com/user

Submitted by Anon on December 22, 2011 - 1:13pm

Will you ever have hard drive support?