Firecore Releases Media Player 0.7 for Apple TV 2

by tomek on August 15, 2011


media player for apple tv 2 Firecore Releases Media Player 0.7 for Apple TV 2 Firecore has released another major update to its Media Player for the 2nd generation (black) Apple TV. Version 0.7 adds a number of new features (like support for chapters and .srt subtitles) and resolves a number of bugs. According to Firecore it’s a “solid update” that moves aTV Flash developer one step closer to the final version of Media Player for Apple TV2.

Here is the complete list of new features and improvements:

  • Added new playback menu (hold select during playback)
  • Added support for .srt subtitles
  • Added support for multiple audio tracks
  • Added support for chapters
  • Added support for localized metadata
  • Added support for local cover art
  • Added option to refetch metadata for a specific file
  • Added option to clear all metadata
  • Added toggle setting for volume control
  • Improved metadata fetching (courtesy of themoviedb.org)
  • Improved progress bar controls
  • Improved DVD playback and ff/rw controls
  • Improved audio track selection logic
  • Resolved aspect ratios issues for certain video types
  • Resolved file browsing related crashes
  • Resolved metadata fetching related crashes
  • Resolved audio queue related errors
  • Resolved Top Shelf related playback issues
  • Resolved playback related memory leaks
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Many other miscellaneous fixes

The new playback menu provides quick access to chapters, audio tracks and subtitles. To access this menu simply press and hold the center (select) button during playback. Press the menu button to return to the movie.

Note: Chapter controls can also be accessed by pressing the down arrow on the remote during playback.

Media Player 0.7 can be installed on your ATV2 (with aTV Flash black already installed) through the Maintenance –> Manage Extras menu.

You may also want to read:
Apple TV Software Update 4.3 Adds TV Show Purchases and iCloud Support
How to Jailbreak Apple TV 2 on iOS 4.3 or iOS 5 Beta with Seas0nPass 0.7.7 (untethered)
aTV Flash (black) Beta6 for Apple TV 2 Now Available

  • engberg

    i’ll never understand, why they’re doing this sh*t.
    would be better to contribute to the XMBC community instead of making just another player which is ordinary.
    on the other side, i really like their program of making the jailbreaking of an ATV1+2 easier and easier, while earning some money with it. good work people at firecore. go on….

  • atv

    there is nothing wrong with a developer asking to get paid for what he does… there software is pretty cool it would be better if the browser had flash support.

  • John Whittle

    I like this media player better than xbmc for a couple of reasons. 
    1. It keeps the look and feel of the apple tv menu.
    2. xbmc was not stable.  It would crash randomly and even made my apple tv unstable when playing rented movies from the itunes store.  Waiting for xbmc to scape the data seemed to take an eternity… and if I started to play a video before it was done scraping the audio was very choppy.
    3. Adding shares to media player was easy, and it even has support for AFP (which xbmc either doesn’t have or I could not make it work).
    4. My Apple TV doesn’t have to reboot to use media player.

  • Colonica

    I actually kinda like it better than xbmc setup, but of course xbmc has ice films so best of both worlds. 

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