Page 1 of 2

AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:19 pm
by gijski
Good news! ATV take 2 is out just a couple of minutes ago!

Code: Select all

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
        <key>OS</key>
        <dict>
                <key>BuildVersion</key>
                <string>8N5400</string>
                <key>UpdateURL</key>
                <string>http://mesu.apple.com/data/OS/061-3561.20080212.ScoH6/2Z694-5274-109.dmg</string>
                <key>Version</key>
                <string>10.4.7</string>
		<key>DownloadSize</key>
		<integer>176408698</integer>
        </dict>
	<key>EFI</key>
        <dict>
                <key>InstallerURL</key>
                <string>http://mesu.apple.com/data/EFI/061-3046.20080212.U7tgG/AppleCapsule.efi</string>
                <key>UpdateURL</key>
                <string>http://mesu.apple.com/data/EFI/009-7567.20080212.Vc45T/LOCKED_ATV11_00DA_00B.scap</string>
                <key>Version</key>
                <string>ATV11.88Z.00DA.B00.0601061206</string>
		<key>DownloadSize</key>
		<integer>2198592</integer>
        </dict>
	<key>SI</key>
        <dict>
                <key>InstallerURL</key>
                <string>http://mesu.apple.com/data/SI/061-3618.20080212.Pk8Bn/hdmiutil</string>
                <key>UpdateURL</key>
                <string>http://mesu.apple.com/data/SI/061-3617.20080212.Qvh6u/FW29050_20080205_dse_hex.sihex</string>
                <key>Version</key>
                <string>2.9.50</string>
                <key>AltVersion</key>
                <string>3.0.0</string>
		<key>DownloadSize</key>
		<integer>862796</integer>
        </dict>
</dict>
</plist>
Thanks for these guys for staying on top of it for weeks:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread. ... 56&page=20

:D :D :D

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:23 pm
by dynaflash
Well, here we go with testing. I dont have mine yet, but awkward.tv is reporting its still 10.4.

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:24 pm
by nightstrm
I will download this as soon as I get home... please have the AC3 thing figured out before then. :lol:

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:40 pm
by Cavalicious
...there goes my weekend! :(

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:46 pm
by nightstrm
That's really surprising to me... I don't know why they would want to have to work with both codebases (10.4 vs. 10.5). Oh well, I'm sure they have their reasons!

Anyone been able to test if ATV2 supports PASP?

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:49 pm
by daman123x
I think the most important question for us is actually a fairly obvious one:

Will the ATV 2 properly read our already-encoded anamorphic files.

As you remember HB uses both Apple and standard anamorphic flags, which screws it up bigtime on the newest versions of QuickTime, which I'm sure Apple kindly included in the new ATV release.

Testing is a must, but I don't want to "brick" my ATV (well really any of my files) until I know for sho about how it handles anamorphic video

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:04 pm
by realityking
I'm also interested if the multiple soundtrack features works and how so (interface wise). If that works good I'd probably buy one.

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:31 pm
by kagharaht
Yes on the properly encoded anamorphic files from HB. I just played a few movies encoded in Apple TV presets and they all played fine. :D

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:39 pm
by natasha69
Can someone point me to the "recipe" to encode DVDs that I own into files that the ATV can play back, with AC3 being sent through my receiver?

I have been holding back on backing all of mine up, until the take 2 release came out.

Thank you in advance.

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:41 pm
by nightstrm
natasha69 wrote:Can someone point me to the "recipe" to encode DVDs that I own into files that the ATV can play back, with AC3 being sent through my receiver?

I have been holding back on backing all of mine up, until the take 2 release came out.

Thank you in advance.
Can't we give them at least a couple hours? :lol:

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:44 pm
by flybynight
natasha69 wrote:Can someone point me to the "recipe" to encode DVDs that I own into files that the ATV can play back, with AC3 being sent through my receiver?

I have been holding back on backing all of mine up, until the take 2 release came out.

Thank you in advance.
Give them some time, friend! I'm sure it will take a little bit to figure out exactly what Apple is doing and then how to get HB to do the same. We are all [not so] patiently waiting for the magic recipe! :wink:

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:54 pm
by daman123x
awesome on the anamorphic! do you guys know if 6ch aac still plays fine (i dont care if it gets transcoded to ac3 OTF just want to make sure it works)

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:06 pm
by kagharaht
Did the specs just changed? I just visited the Apple site on ATV and it now says:

Compatible with enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs capable of 1080p/1080i 60/50Hz, 720p 60/50Hz, 576p 50Hz (PAL format), or 480p 60Hz

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:39 pm
by flybynight
kagharaht wrote:Did the specs just changed? I just visited the Apple site on ATV and it now says:

Compatible with enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs capable of 1080p/1080i 60/50Hz, 720p 60/50Hz, 576p 50Hz (PAL format), or 480p 60Hz
Nope. Google cached page from Feb 4 says the same. Google "AppleTV specs" and click on the "cached" link.

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:02 pm
by daman123x
ATV now outputs 1080p video, but can't process it or play it back. rentals are 720 (if you cough up for the hd)

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:14 pm
by flybynight
Cavalicious wrote:...there goes my weekend! :(
You don't think we are going to give you THAT LONG, do you??? :wink:

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:17 pm
by kagharaht
flybynight wrote:
kagharaht wrote:Did the specs just changed? I just visited the Apple site on ATV and it now says:

Compatible with enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs capable of 1080p/1080i 60/50Hz, 720p 60/50Hz, 576p 50Hz (PAL format), or 480p 60Hz
Nope. Google cached page from Feb 4 says the same. Google "AppleTV specs" and click on the "cached" link.
Oh okay.

Performance enhanced?

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:25 pm
by cbud
I have been playing a few old encodes (e.g. The Incredibles) that had stuttering problems and after updating my AppleTV it appears they are gone. I have not watched these videos in a while, so maybe I forgot exactly where the stuttering was...

Can anyone else confirm with some known stutterers you might have in your library?

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:30 pm
by nightstrm
I've also heard that the intermittent pausing with high resolution/high bitrate sources bug is gone... sounds to me like they have increased the AppleTV's H.264 specs (vbv-maxrate, etc).

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:44 pm
by Aldarion
Just wanted to report that I too had no problems with Anamorphic movies.

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:50 pm
by kagharaht
Okay, looks like ATV2 is simply awesome. It's time to get lot of sleep, because when the superb HB team release DD 5.1 support, I have a feeling I'll be up late for several weeks re-encoding everything from scratch!! :P

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:04 pm
by s55
HB team release DD 5.1 support
don't get your hopes to high.

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:14 pm
by milo
sr55 wrote:
HB team release DD 5.1 support
don't get your hopes to high.
Why not? People have managed to hack together 5.1 tests that have worked pretty quickly, is there reason to believe 5.1 won't happen with HB?

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:17 pm
by nightstrm
Because Handbrake isn't a hack job.

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:24 pm
by milo
nightstrm wrote:Because Handbrake isn't a hack job.
Could you please elaborate? Are you saying it won't happen soon or it won't happen at all?