: ATV Flash: Media Player 0.6 Released

2011-07-21, 03:24 PM
I am a big fan of Firecore's ATV Flash. I have it running on my original ATV and am considering for my ATV2 at some point.

Media Player is the most useful part of it all for me so here is what's new in version 0.6

Added AC3 and DTS (5.1+ surround) sound
Added access to DVD menus during playback (press menu)
Added low buffer detection warning (prevents stuttering)
Improved playback of larger files
Improved buffering and re-buffering (when required)
Improved FF/RW controls for larger files
Improved audio decoding performance
Improved center channel (voices) audio mixing
Improved DVD file playback
Improved file sorting logic
Improved performance and memory management
Improved error handling
Resolved DVD subtitle issues
Resolved stalls observed with some files during and after FF/RW
Resolved synchronization issues observed after buffering some files
Resolved audio synchronization issues
Resolved rare floating crash observed at the end of some files
Resolved resume related playback issues
Resolved various screensaver related issues
Local files are now hidden when one or more remote shares are setup
Minor metadata fetching improvements
Minor UI improvements
Other miscellaneous fixes

2011-07-25, 10:53 AM
Hi Hugh,

The ATV Flash site mentions they add support for MKV, AVI, etc. video files. How exactly does this work? Is it somehow integrated with the native video player or is it simply XBMC that provides that functionality? I already have jailbroken ATV gen 1 and gen 2 devices so I'm wondering if ATV Flash buys me anything. I like XBMC fine but it would also be handy to be able to play movies, etc. through the native video player instead of having to load XBMC.