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#1  June 21, 2011 - 2:08pm
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We're looking for a handful of advanced users who are interested in testing a pre-beta version of the new Media Player app that is set to be released in Beta6. 

This new version of Media Player is brand new, and has been built from the ground-up. There has been rigorous testing on our end over the past few weeks, but due to the number of core changes we'd like to have some outside feedback before the new version is made public.

Advanced testers must:

  1. Have aTV Flash (black) currently installed
  2. Be experienced with SSH
  3. Possess a collection of mixed media that is available for testing (AVI, MKV, MP4, VOB, etc...)
  4. Be willing to provide detailed feedback on features and performance

If this sounds like you, shoot me a PM and I'll put you on the pre-beta list.

We're expecting the pre-beta version to be ready later this week.

  June 21, 2011 - 5:51pm
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Cool

  June 21, 2011 - 9:28pm
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yep count me in Smile

  June 22, 2011 - 4:39am
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i am also in 2.

  June 22, 2011 - 4:43am
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Hi, Yes I'd love to help.

  June 22, 2011 - 5:20am
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Please count me in Smile

  June 22, 2011 - 8:38am
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If this would let me play media on my remote server 100 miles away via atvflash. Then yes I will do this. Have had no success with xbmc yet, so would love to try new media player for long distance media.

  June 22, 2011 - 9:18am
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Count me in also!

  June 22, 2011 - 9:20am (Reply to #8)
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  ktjensen wrote:

If this would let me play media on my remote server 100 miles away via atvflash. Then yes I will do this. Have had no success with xbmc yet, so would love to try new media player for long distance media.

It really depends on the file type.

Most likely, the internet connection will become a bottleneck for streaming large files over the internet.

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  June 22, 2011 - 5:14pm
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Message sent.

  June 22, 2011 - 9:32pm
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Definitely keen

  June 23, 2011 - 1:51am
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PM sent

  June 23, 2011 - 3:14am
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Sent you a PM James.

  June 23, 2011 - 4:08am (Reply to #13)
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  james wrote:

It really depends on the file type.

Most likely, the internet connection will become a bottleneck for streaming large files over the internet.

If Netflix can do it. And amazon video on demand can also. And I have great upload speed. There should be no bottleneck. Not looking for 1080p as that requires too much upload speed. Would by happy with 480p of my *.m4v (aka mp4) files.

 

Definately want to trial the beta if all it takes is the transfer of a deb file and installation of it.  Relatively easy if you have used these tools already.

  June 23, 2011 - 12:14pm
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Alright, we should have enough testers for now.

Keep an eye on your inbox tomorrow for more details. :)

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  June 23, 2011 - 10:32pm
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sure. Add me to the list please.

  June 24, 2011 - 1:00pm
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Count me in.

  June 24, 2011 - 1:26pm
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Emails have been sent! :)

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  June 24, 2011 - 2:03pm
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Count me in, would love to have the opportuninty to assist in testing and improving the product for the community.

  June 24, 2011 - 4:20pm
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Do you want errors reported here or via email? First impressions are that performance is dramatically better (as had been promised).

EDIT:  Read email more carefully about reporting errors - so will follow the route suggeted.

I AM A USER - NOT A FIRECORE EMPLOYEE

  June 27, 2011 - 6:26am
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Contact me if needed.

Have a brand new AppleTV 2G with a fresh installed aTV Flash (black), tons of media on my QNAP NAS and use SSH in my daily work (web application developer).

Thanks.

  June 29, 2011 - 10:32am
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sure, why not. Smile

contact me if you still needs testers.

  June 29, 2011 - 1:08pm
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Would love to be involved. Have been using the original ATV flash for ages and now using both original and ATV black. I use iplayer plugins with xbmc, plex etc etc.  I have 1800 movies, vob, mkv, mp4, iso, video ts, iso. I would look forward to helping you make AVT2 a top hit. I also used to help the old swisscenter forums with the old pinnacle media servers.

 

Lee