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#1  June 9, 2011 - 8:05pm
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Hey admins,

Can you shed some light on when beta6 for atv2 will be released and what fix or adds is going to be included. I am so excited waiting for beta6 to try it out.

  June 10, 2011 - 1:06am
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+1^

  June 10, 2011 - 2:54am
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+1

  June 10, 2011 - 3:04am
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Elsewhere in the forum, james has already said something like mid June.   As that is not far off, then my guess is that the next thing we hear may be the fact it is available.   I am looking forward to it.

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  June 17, 2011 - 1:55am
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This waiting around for the next update is really killing me. I'm hoping it will turn my new Apple Tv 2 into the box i hoped it would be.

  June 17, 2011 - 7:36am
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Beta6 will feature our new player which has been designed from the ground-up. It's been under development for quite awhile, and will provide a BIG leap forward in overall performance and usability. There are also a number of other new and exciting features included as well.

All in all, lots of goodness coming in Beta6 which should be available towards the end of the month.

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  June 17, 2011 - 9:22am
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@james: will this beta provide support for DVD image files? It's one of the top advertised items and was THE key reason for my buying firecore. Don't get me wrong, you guys are doing great work, but it was quite the let-down when i figured out that it doesn't work yet! Frown

  June 17, 2011 - 11:57am (Reply to #7)
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  dennisl.8014 wrote:

@james: will this beta provide support for DVD image files? It's one of the top advertised items and was THE key reason for my buying firecore. Don't get me wrong, you guys are doing great work, but it was quite the let-down when i figured out that it doesn't work yet! Frown

Honestly I can't say for sure whether images (ISO) files will be supported in Beta6.

Is there a reason you prefer ISO over a normal folder/VIDEO_TS format?

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  June 17, 2011 - 12:17pm (Reply to #8)
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  james wrote:

Is there a reason you prefer ISO over a normal folder/VIDEO_TS format?

Yes, the reason being that I have well over 300 DVD's saved as ISO's and was hoping to avoid the hassle of extracting all the VIDEO_TS folders ... - and I'm not savy enough to write a script or something like that for the job Blush

  June 17, 2011 - 12:21pm
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Oh, I do have another question: Streaming from the VIDEO_TS folder (which works like a charm :)) is it possible to switch between two audio streams (e.g. between the english and the german track)?

 

Thanks!

  June 17, 2011 - 1:49pm (Reply to #10)
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  dennisl.8014 wrote:

Yes, the reason being that I have well over 300 DVD's saved as ISO's and was hoping to avoid the hassle of extracting all the VIDEO_TS folders ... - and I'm not savy enough to write a script or something like that for the job Blush

Fair enough. Support for ISO files is on our roadmap, just probably not in Beta6.  Frown

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Oh, I do have another question: Streaming from the VIDEO_TS folder (which works like a charm  :)) is it possible to switch between two audio streams (e.g. between the english and the german track)?

Thanks!

Support for multiple DVD audio tracks will be available in Beta6.

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  June 17, 2011 - 2:34pm
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Fair enough; and thanks for the awesome response time! Smile

  June 17, 2011 - 3:11pm
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Hi James

 

In Beta 6 will there be any Ethernet controll avilable?

 

 

  June 23, 2011 - 12:25pm (Reply to #13)
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  GoPronto wrote:

Hi James

 

In Beta 6 will there be any Ethernet controll avilable?

 

 

Unfortunately not.  Frown

The main focus this time around has been on Media Player, but if you want to send in a suggestion with more details we'll definitely review it for inclusion in a future version.

http://firecore.com/contact

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  June 26, 2011 - 3:28am
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Great to hear Beta6 is coming soon with a focus on Media Player. Im love the idea of Media Player, have it set up ready to go, but don't use it as playback can be somewhat jaggered on panning and fast moving scenes, and buffering can seem to go on for eternity sometimes.

Looking forward to the improvements! Smile

  June 26, 2011 - 6:23pm (Reply to #15)
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  adrianamos wrote:

Great to hear Beta6 is coming soon with a focus on Media Player. Im love the idea of Media Player, have it set up ready to go, but don't use it as playback can be somewhat jaggered on panning and fast moving scenes, and buffering can seem to go on for eternity sometimes.

Looking forward to the improvements! Smile

I have a very similar experience! Am serving files via dockstar and both the devices are connected via ethernet which should be fast enough to play 720p without any hiccups. But theres a minor but noticable jerk. Same with buffering. One thing I have figured is that atv2 has 6.7GB of free space and the media player in beta5 stops buffering (am monitoring bandwidth on the dockstar with iftop) as soon as I pause the video which while on play mode leads to jerky playback. I might be completely wrong and you guys do know it better.

Anyway am looking forward to beta6 and keep up the good work Smile

  June 27, 2011 - 10:43am (Reply to #16)
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  fsalgo wrote:

I have a very similar experience! Am serving files via dockstar and both the devices are connected via ethernet which should be fast enough to play 720p without any hiccups. But theres a minor but noticable jerk. Same with buffering. One thing I have figured is that atv2 has 6.7GB of free space and the media player in beta5 stops buffering (am monitoring bandwidth on the dockstar with iftop) as soon as I pause the video which while on play mode leads to jerky playback. I might be completely wrong and you guys do know it better.

Anyway am looking forward to beta6 and keep up the good work Smile

These stuttering issues should be resolved in Beta6. :)

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  June 29, 2011 - 6:25am (Reply to #17)
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  james wrote:

These stuttering issues should be resolved in Beta6.  Smile

 

Definitely. Wink

  June 29, 2011 - 4:05pm
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Is it possible to use Digital Audio out like Dolby 5.1 and DTS with the beta 6 version?

  July 1, 2011 - 9:44am
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Hopefully the sound is sorted on the media player was never quite right maybe just me seemed to stutter a little so i always still used plex

  July 1, 2011 - 12:27pm
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  July 1, 2011 - 12:35pm
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Thanks James!!!  Can't wait to try it out when I get home.

  July 1, 2011 - 3:28pm (Reply to #22)
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  james wrote:

Beta6 is out!

http://blog.firecore.com/4786

 

Thanks for latest beta6, very nice!  :-)

However..

The jerky/stuttering playback is still there when playing .MKV movies or TV shows  (H264 MPEG-4,  1280x720, 720P )

My old Popcorn Hour has stil superiour playback quality with MKV HD-files. I had high hopes that the beta6 should fix these problems but I'm sorry to report that its not good enough yet...

 

Thanks, and keep up the good work! (keep focusing on the core playback optimizing)

 

 

  July 1, 2011 - 3:30pm (Reply to #23)
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  jesperp.4134 wrote:

 

Thanks for latest beta6, very nice!  :-)

However..

The jerky/stuttering playback is still there when playing .MKV movies or TV shows  (H264 MPEG-4,  1280x720, 720P )

My old Popcorn Hour has stil superiour playback quality with MKV HD-files. I had high hopes that the beta6 should fix these problems but I'm sorry to report that its not good enough yet...

 

Thanks, and keep up the good work! (keep focusing on the core playback optimizing)

 

 

Hmm, those files should be playing just fine. Did you use Seas0nPass for the jailbreak?

Which software version is your AppleTV running?

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  July 1, 2011 - 3:31pm
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Hiya,

 

I've updated with no problem but I'm getting a playback error with .mkv files? Error occured loading this content.

 

Can you help?

Sian

  July 2, 2011 - 7:20am
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Also Installed Beta 6 yesterday.  No improvement at all concerning MKV files.  They won't start.  Sometimes all it says is Buffering......    I also get a lot of low memory messages.   

 

My set up is:  Apple TV Seas0nPass jailbreak, Hard drive connected directly to Airport extreme.  Apple Tv connected directly into the Airport Extreme.

 

The only thing is that I never updated the Apple Tv to the latest version (a month ago can't remember).  Would it help?

Thanks for all your hard work.

  July 2, 2011 - 7:44am
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Strange!   What resolution are these mkv files?   For me 720p ones play perfectly, although I am getting stuttering on 1080p files. 

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  July 2, 2011 - 7:45am
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I was in the beta and I've had no issues with MKVs. I had one issue with a bad AVI container with H.264 inside it but FC's working on that, too.

  July 2, 2011 - 8:34am (Reply to #28)
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  itimpi wrote:

Strange!   What resolution are these mkv files?   For me 720p ones play perfectly, although I am getting stuttering on 1080p files. 

 

 

720p.  was not working in beta5 also.  

  July 2, 2011 - 8:54am (Reply to #29)
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  nekep wrote:

    720p.  was not working in beta5 also.  

Agreed, but we are talking about beta 6.   In beta 5 720p files would stutter so badly as to be unsable, and have constant buffering messages.   In beta 6 720p now work fine with smooth payback on my system.

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  July 2, 2011 - 9:37am
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I just reinstalled everything,  Jailbreak with SeaOnpass with latest appletv software.  MKV 720P still don,t play correctly.   At some point, also get the message Your system is running low in memory or it will say Buffering...   and will come back to the menu.

 

Beta 6 may work for some but still not the solution to all.