We’ve been on anTV tear as of late, so how appropriate that the fine folks over at FireCore update their excellent aTV Flash (black) tool for TV jailbreakers.
aTV Flash (black) version 1.2 brings quite a few new features to the table, especially when it comes to the media player that comes bundled with it.
Included with the latest version are new video zoom options, and a Kindle Fire inspired “recent” pages addition to the web browser.
The easy to use and built in media player is perhaps the most compelling reason to use aTV Flash (black), and as usual with FireCore, there’s some real attention to detail here:
If you stream a lot of video from your computer, or NAS device, then you’ll no-doubt appreciate the new zoom and watched indicators.
For those of you that like to browse the web from the comforts of their couch, FireCore has made that easier with a previously viewed pages implementation:
Still not convinced you should update? Then check out FireCore’s full change log:
- Added video zoom options (available through Playback Menu)
- Added watched indicators to grid view
- Added ‘Recently Visited’ section to Browser top shelf
- Added support for MicroDVD .SUB files
- Added screensaver during pause
- Added file delete option
- Added activity indicator for metadata clearing
- Added ‘tune’ icon placeholder for audio files without metadata
- Added episode number to the fetched name the list view
- Added Reload Metadata’ option in contextual menu for folders
- Added ‘no items’ message to the ‘Unwatched’ filter of the list view
- Added gray ticket image caching
- Added loading screen when opening Manage Extras menu
- Improved scrubber bar logic
- Improved audio feedback for watched and pre-playback screens
- Improved poster loading for large folders
- Improved support for DVDs without menus
- Improved subtitle support for right-to-left languages (e.g. Hebrew)
- Improved installer device detection
- Resolved minor memory management issues
- Resolved issues with subtitles settings while playing a playlist
- Resolved issues with yellow subtitles displayed for movies converted with Handbrake
- Resolved conflicts with default audio player
- Resolved issues with passwords that contain @ symbols
- Resolved issues with metadata loading for files that contain ‘/’ in folder or file name
- Resolved buffer overflow in libafpclient observed when navigating folders with long names
- Resolved issues with installer Bonjour detection
- Resolved rare crashes during web browsing
- Changed metadata format to S.# / Ep.# for TV Shows
- Disabled metadata processing during movie playback
- Corrected audio feedback when pressing Menu while in grid view
- Minor UI improvements
- Other miscellaneous bug fixes
For existing aTV Flash (black) users, updating is as simple as using the update option from the Maintenance page. For new users, you can head over to FireCore’s website to download version 1.2.
If you’ve yet to install aTV Flash (black), or have yet to jailbreaking the Apple TV for more information., check out our tutorial on
What do you think about this most recent update?