Well, well, well. What’s this? Apple just sneaked this update in without any fanfare? No announcement whatsoever.
After downloading and examining the new software update, I did not notice any new features for this update. It is likely that this is just a maintenance update.
There have been reports that you can now browse movies by genre under “My Movies” now. I haven’t checked this out. However, the one thing I have noticed so far is that the user interface is much more snappy now. Everything just loads much faster. That’s just my impression after playing around with it for about 15 minutes. I could be complete wrong on this one.
Here are some articles from around the web regarding this new “stealth” release:
Got an itch to run Apple TV Take 2 on your Mac?Â The guys at MacGeek have just released ATV4Mac 1.3 that allows you to run Apple TV Take 2 on your Mac.Â It is basically a Front Row replacement with Apple TV frameworks.
A few caveats though.Â ATV4Mac only works with Mac OS X 10.4.8 – 11 at the moment.Â Also, the resolution is fixed to 1280 x 800.Â Lastly, quitting the application doesn’t return the resolution back to the original settings.
So if you still haven’t upgraded to Leopard or have a Tiger partition, give this application a try.Â It’s almost like running the real thing.
iClarified has an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to update your Apple TV Take 2 to play movie files in Divx, Xvid and WMV formats.
So for those who have been holding off on upgrading to Take 2 because you’re afraid to lose the additional codec support, hold off no more. Just follow the simple steps laid out by iClarified and you too can enjoy your Take 2 with Divx, Xvid and WMV support.
OK, the forums are finally up. Feel free to use them. If you feel that you need more forums/categories, please let me know, I’ll try to accommodate. Just write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As like all forums, please do not post any spams or use any profanity.
It’s a work in progress so please be patient. There are always room for improvements.
It’s been a long time coming. But I promise that the forum will be up by this weekend.
Hopefully, this will give you a more structured way to communicate with each other rather than leaving each other comments.
Also, I’m finishing up a rewrite of the article to enable ssh on the Apple TV (and many more articles to come). With these new rewrites, newbies should have a better understanding of how to hack the Apple TV.
[Update] I am having problems with the database.Â So please bear with me for a few more days.