FireCore Releases aTV Flash (Black) Beta6 For Apple TV 2G; Includes Huge Improvements In Playback Performance

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

FireCore Releases aTV Flash (Black) Beta6 For Apple TV 2G; Includes Huge Improvements In Playback Performance

By IphoneHacks
FireCore has released aTV Flash (black) Beta6 for jailbroken Apple TV 2G. aTV Flash (black) is a software package that brings features such as the ability to surf the web, discover new music via Last.fm etc.
Apple TV aTV Flash black

aTV Flash (black) Beta6 brings a number of new features, improvements and fixes, which includes includes huge improvements in playback performance and a new light weight media player that has been written for iOS.
According to FireCore, the new media player will allow jailbroken Apple TV 2Gto play a wide variety of media formats using a familiar native Apple TV-like interface. aTV Flash (black) Beta 6 includes the following changes:
General
  • Added show/hide options for standard AppleTV menus
  • Added option to manually install if no AppleTVs are detected
  • Improved auto-update disabling
  • Improved installation error handling
  • Minor UI adjustments
Media Player
  • Added new lightweight player
  • Added recently played items to 'Top Shelf' in main menu
  • Added Favorites to main menu
  • Added option to manually mark files as watched/unwatched
  • Added 'Test Connection' option for AFP/SMB shares
  • Added support for DVD subtitles
  • Added support for multiple DVD audio tracks
  • Added basic support for M2TS files
  • Improved overall video playback (especially HD video files)
  • Improved thumbnail generation when cover art is not available
  • Improved FF/RW controls
  • Improved DVD menu and video playback
  • Improved DVD playback progress reporting
  • Improved memory management
  • Improved AFP/SMB streaming
  • Improved error handling for invalid files
  • Resolved most video stuttering issues
  • Resolved energy saver mode issue
  • Resolved issue that resulted in some DVDs being displayed in (squished) 4x3 mode
  • Resolved numerous DVD playback issues
  • Resolved flickering when navigating through certain menus
  • Resolved additional conflicts with XBMC
  • Reduced number of network connections used
  • Minor UI and other miscellaneous fixes
aTV Flash (black) Beta 5 added support for Apple TV 2G software update 4.2.2 that was released by Apple in May.
aTV Flash (black) is currently available for pre-order for a discounted price of $19.99, which will also give you access to the beta version. If you had bought aTV Flash for the old Apple TV then aTV Flash (black) is available as a free upgrade.
As always, please let us know what you think about the new version in the comments below.