It's not quite Valentine's Day, but we couldn't wait to show how much we love you all - so today we have a fresh new version just for you. Version 1.3 includes an all-new firmware backup option, new translations, playback enhancements and a whole slew of other improvements and fixes.

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

Automated Firmware Backups

New in version 1.3 is an option to automatically backup firmware signatures. This feature will integrate seamlessly with the upcoming version of Seas0nPass, allowing for one-click restores to the firmware of your choosing.

Full Changelog

  • 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 (,, 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

Hooray! Where can I get it?

If you're already running a version of aTV Flash (black) the new 1.3 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 learn about all the great benefits here.

Enjoy. :-)


Submitted by james on February 29, 2012 - 9:59am

A number of users have chosen to organize their media by creating an individual folders for each movie.

For example, you may have a folder named 'Inception' inside which you would have things like: Inception.mkv,, and Inception.jpg.

In the previous version you would need to navigate inside the Inception folder to view the metadata and play the movie. Now metadata will be shown for the folder itself, and clicking it will begin playback.

Submitted by Potshot Loki on February 29, 2012 - 5:43pm

Gotcha! Thanks.:)

Submitted by Potshot Loki on February 29, 2012 - 5:50pm

For some reason anything I have done in HD quality will no longer play after the last update. It includes media that I have played multiple times in the past. I get "Memory Warning. Your device is running low on memory." I have reset first through the relaunch function and then a hard reboot. Still same.

Submitted by Potshot Loki on February 29, 2012 - 6:01pm

I have tried to send in diagnostic, but it also errors with the same warning.


SD quality mp4's (all my stuff is mp4 H.264) continue to work, as does everything else. The HD mp4 works through iTunes.

Submitted by Phixtit on March 2, 2012 - 1:25pm

This does Not work for my Television Shows in Folders.

Submitted by Anon on March 6, 2012 - 9:28am


Is there a way to keep track of the watched movies outside the ATV ?
Like with or something ?

This would be reeeeaaally cool not to loose the watched list when moving movies' directory !

Thank You.

Submitted by Anon on March 6, 2012 - 5:43pm

Same here. Added support for this would be great. However it would have to be multiple nested folders as in :

Californiacation > Season # > List of shows for that season

But being able to pull meta data for the show as well as the artwork from the screen of shows would be sweet.

Submitted by Anon on March 7, 2012 - 12:49pm

Will the current version of the software be compatible with the new apple TV?

Submitted by Anon on March 7, 2012 - 3:32pm

I too would like to know how today's new Apple TV will be compatible with your product.

Submitted by Potshot Loki on March 7, 2012 - 5:56pm

I would like to know this too, but I have to assume that they yet don't have one to test with. I hope they will let us know when they know. I want to use this software, so I will wait till it is compatible, or they tell us it isn't. My hope is we won't have to re-buy the software.

Submitted by Potshot Loki on March 7, 2012 - 7:44pm

It started working again.

Submitted by adamw.3310 on March 8, 2012 - 10:44am

It's definitely a problem with the Media Player.  Things are very fast and spritely on the NW when I use Apple's native movie player.  The NAS is connected to the gigabit port, and I am running the wireless at 5Ghz (so 300 mbps)

Submitted by alexmslater on March 8, 2012 - 12:06pm

I have ripped Blurays to an  iso but I can not get the ATV2 to read them. I like to keep the full menus etc and this works fine with DVDs. I use AnyDVD HD to create the iso. Does the media player have the ability to read Bluray isos? Or do I need to be patient and wait for jailbreaking on the ATV3 with its added processing power?

Submitted by Anon on September 9, 2012 - 4:20pm

Also having the same problem. Message Installation Failed with nothing in the log. Any suggestions?