Streaming from URLs on Apple TV
by Erica Sadun
So I wrote this plug-in that takes a URL and attempts to connect to it and play it back. To test, I used the recent Apple Keynote (http://stream.qtv.apple.com/events/jan/j47d52oo/m_8848125_350_ref.mov). I get the audio just fine, but the video is all white. I checked out my codecs and they seem fine. So you all QuickTime experts out there, any hints as to where I might be going wrong? A similar test with a Comedy Central FLV stream failed completely. Just a black screen and an infinite wait loop(http://a25.c.akamai.net/n/25/9950/v001/comedystor.download.akamai.com/9951/_!/com/southpark/1011_cake_480.flv?__gda__=1176235556_733620de7b3346f8ad188c52111702d1)
My URL test plug-in. [Click to open at full resolution]
The QuickTime Keynote streamed audio but not video and displayed this white screen. [Click to open at full resolution]
The Comedy Central FLV source did not stream at all. [Click to open at full resolution]
|M. Scott Ford
I am still a little new to Cocoa, so forgive me if this is wrong.
Hi, It's a great plugin and I can confirm that things like Club 977's itunes feed work fine but there are some issues with it. Firstly, I can't use this plugin with your perl frappliance - it just pops up the perl plugin directory if you have both installed.
|Steve: Because these were proof of concept rather than delivery items, I just reused the code and Apple TV has a hard time distinguishing between them. (And between them and ATVFiles which they're based on.) If I get a few moments, I'll recompile versions that should not interfere with each other.|