One more reason why we love NitoTV: console emulators

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on November 29, 2007


appletv emulators One more reason why we love NitoTV:  console emulators

Let’s make that 5 reasons because, after all, you get not one but 5 emulators that come with the latest version (0.2.6) of NitoTV plugin. This proves once again that this plugin is one giant step ahead of all the other Apple TV plugins.

NitoTV 0.2.5 (final) already came bundled with 3 game console emulators: Nestopia (NES/Famicom emulator), BNES (Super Nintentdo emulator) and Genesis Plus (Sega Genesis emulator). Version 0.2.6 adds two more: Boycott Advance (Gameboy Advance emulator) and SMS Plus (Game Gear/Sega Master System emulator). These emulators were all written by Richard Bannister. We can’t thank you enough, Richard.

With all the things that NitoTV can do, it shouldn’t even be called a plug-in anymore. It’s more like an operating system now. It plays DVDs, streams photos, plays music, emulates game consoles, and supports all kinds of media file formats. It’s truly a Swiss Army knife of Apple TV plugins.

If you want to see the potential of what your Apple TV can do, you owe it to yourself to try NitoTV out.

  • urashid

    I was very excited about using nitoTV on my newly acquired AppleTV (160GB for $299 at Costco), but was rather underwhelmed by it. Don’t get me wrong, I think it is a great accomplishment to get that application integrated and running on AppleTV and I don’t mean to take anything away from that. But my simple goal is to use AppleTV as a video-end-point for playing my VIDEO_TS ripped movies store on a NAS. And nitoTV almost gets me there. Almost. There are just enough hiccups (that require my intervention) that it doesn’t pass the Wife test (and the pre-schooler test, who can work the DVD player and DVR no problem).

    If I could put together a wishlist, it will be like this:

    1. Play ripped DVDs from network
    2. Play like a DVD player (pause, ff, rew, menus, chapters)
    3. Remember last position on stop
    4. Show metadata

    And I can see how some people love the idea of emulators, but shouldn’t that go into a separate application.

    Anyway, keep up the good work and congrats on what you have achieved so far.

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