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  • #1195

    sansp00
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    The ship date was supposed to be this week afaik … Anybody got a unit and tried to use it with firefly ?
    Thanks !
    Patrick S.

    #9623

    CCRDude
    Participant

    I think Ron had mentioned somewhere that his was pre-ordered already?

    Anyway, since Firefly works with iTunes 7.1.1 which was probably released especially for AppleTV, I would assume that music shouldn’t be any problem.
    Not sure about videos, I guess that’s up to testing…

    #9624

    rpedde
    Participant

    @ccrdude wrote:

    I think Ron had mentioned somewhere that his was pre-ordered already?

    Anyway, since Firefly works with iTunes 7.1.1 which was probably released especially for AppleTV, I would assume that music shouldn’t be any problem.
    Not sure about videos, I guess that’s up to testing…

    I’ll have mine tonight, so we’ll see.

    — Ron

    #9625

    rpedde
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    I’ll have mine tonight, so we’ll see.

    So far doesn’t look promising. It won’t stream from an “iTunes” server without entering a key of some kind. Doesn’t just browse, like FrontRow (why not?)

    I’ll be dumping packets tonight to see what’s up, but I expect it might be ugly.

    — Ron

    #9626

    CCRDude
    Participant

    A key?
    Wasn’t there something during the keynote about this?
    I guess they have to have some kind of pairing (like Bluetooth) to be able limit the number of streaming sources to 5 (or whatever it is)?

    Or is it that finally this additional HTTP header thing is no longer optional for the server? That slighty modified MD5 hash of the request URL that the official clients & servers use? (I think I saw that implemented in daapd, but not mt-daapd?)

    #9627

    Srl

    AwkwardTV wiki – for discussing the appletv.

    http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

    #9628

    grommet
    Participant

    It seems my Apple contact was correct saying “it’s not going to be easy.” Oh, well.

    I have an Apple TV for evaluation right now. I’m underwhelmed so far. Not sure it’s going to be a hit. It might be good enough, though… we’ll see.

    #9629

    rpedde
    Participant

    @grommet wrote:

    It seems my Apple contact was correct saying “it’s not going to be easy.” Oh, well.

    I have an Apple TV for evaluation right now. I’m underwhelmed so far. Not sure it’s going to be a hit. It might be good enough, though… we’ll see.

    I think it will be the hacking that makes it worthwhile. They’ve got it playing xvid and divx and whatnot already. Hard drive size hakcs done, etc.

    That will make it a nice platform.

    — Ron

    #9630

    the_witness
    Participant

    Hello all. Got myself an Apple TV as well, and was wondering what I could do to help with the firefly dev. I’m no super l33t h4X0r, but I’d like to try and help, since I enjoy using the product!

    PM or whatnot

    Thanks ron!

    #9631

    grommet
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    I think it will be the hacking that makes it worthwhile. They’ve got it playing xvid and divx and whatnot already. Hard drive size hakcs done, etc.

    That will make it a nice platform.

    — Ron

    Yes, I think so. I have a feeling I’ll probably like a total port of XBMC running on this better than Apple’s code. 8) Too bad Apple TV is a bit overpriced.

    #9632

    sansp00
    Participant

    Overpriced for what it does NOW & STOCK, give it a couple of months to see up to where people can push it. The xBox is less powerful and does a heck of a job. My only concern is playback of higher def than 720p. I guess the video card can handle it, hell, my geForce go 6150 can do it and it’s a go 7400 series chipset, so Im a bit concern as to where the limitation is …
    Patrick S.

    #9633

    sansp00
    Participant

    @rpedde wrote:

    So far doesn’t look promising. It won’t stream from an “iTunes” server without entering a key of some kind. Doesn’t just browse, like FrontRow (why not?)
    I’ll be dumping packets tonight to see what’s up, but I expect it might be ugly.

    — Ron

    Just wondering if any progress was made, Im leaning more and more towards getting a unit, but I want it to run off my hacked NSLU2, not a PC running iTunes.
    Thanks
    Patrick S.

    #9634

    rpedde
    Participant

    @sansp00 wrote:

    @rpedde wrote:

    So far doesn’t look promising. It won’t stream from an “iTunes” server without entering a key of some kind. Doesn’t just browse, like FrontRow (why not?)
    I’ll be dumping packets tonight to see what’s up, but I expect it might be ugly.

    — Ron

    Just wondering if any progress was made, Im leaning more and more towards getting a unit, but I want it to run off my hacked NSLU2, not a PC running iTunes.
    Thanks
    Patrick S.

    Looks to me not doable. There looks to be x.509 certificates involved, and I suspect that even if a private key were dug out of iTunes to enable it to happen, apple would just revoke that cert in the next version. To me, it looks like apple doesn’t want it to happen, which means that you would always be chasing them every release.

    No, I think the best solution will be hacking the device to add features. Someone already built a plug-in for the user interface, and I think that’s the way forward… modify (or wholesale replace) the interface with a new one. Or even maybe multiple. Switch between built-in, myth fe, and xbmc for whatever you want to do.

    That’s my thought, anyway.

    #9635

    gordo
    Participant

    Since front row works with mt-daapd now perhaps the simplest fix is to have a new menu item added to the atv that just runs the osx standard front row which will take streams from any daap server

    #9636

    the_witness
    Participant

    I know it’s been mentionned already, but AwkwardTV has a listof hacks for the Apple TV, some of which don’t even involve opening the case!

    I’m sure answers might be found also at this forum.

    As you can see, I really want to have the Apple TV work with Firefly. Let’s not give up hope yet!

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