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Plex & Firecore aTV Flash (black) 1.7 Conflict Issues!

PlexmarkPlexmark Posts: 55Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
Just a heads up for all jailbroken ATV2 users with Firecore aTV Flash (black). Note today's release of version 1.7 appears to have severe conflict issues with Plex (if installed). Scroll down on the Firecore user forum feedback page on this current release for further details:

http://blog.firecore.com/8555

Recommend holding off from updating to v1.7 until this issue is sorted out as it appears that if Plex is installed and the "Maintenance" link is updated, this will result in a perpetual rebooting loop of your ATV2, requiring you to SSH into your ATV2 and then having to perform a re-jailbreak...Yikes! Plex may or may not be functional afterwards. A real pain! :(

I hope PLEX will continue to support ATV2 (and future jail-broken ATV3), although it's recognized that resources and the associated development effort for this platform is limited as it remains an "unofficial" Plex client which sadly lacks an App Store.

I'm sticking with v.1.6 as everything works for now and off course I'm on this forum so obviously PLEX is important to me with a daily serving - breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Comments

  • ITNOWSTORE.COMITNOWSTORE.COM Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Plexmark wrote:

    Just a heads up for all jailbroken ATV2 users with Firecore aTV Flash (black). Note today's release of version 1.7 appears to have severe conflict issues with Plex (if installed). Scroll down on the Firecore user forum feedback page on this current release for further details:

    http://blog.firecore.com/8555

    Recommend holding off from updating to v1.7 until this issue is sorted out as it appears that if Plex is installed and the "Maintenance" link is updated, this will result in a perpetual rebooting loop of your ATV2, requiring you to SSH into your ATV2 and then having to perform a re-jailbreak...Yikes! Plex may or may not be functional afterwards. A real pain! :(

    I hope PLEX will continue to support ATV2 (and future jail-broken ATV3), although it's recognized that resources and the associated development effort for this platform is limited as it remains an "unofficial" Plex client which sadly lacks an App Store.

    I'm sticking with v.1.6 as everything works for now and off course I'm on this forum so obviously PLEX is important to me with a daily serving - breakfast, lunch and dinner.


    Any idea where can I download v1.6? I updated to 1.7 and run into the plex problem, and since I mostly use plex I would rather revert to 1.6
  • gluzygluzy Posts: 2Members
    Hi,
    There it is à link where you can find the old version : http://www.sinfuliphone.com/showthread.php?t=108862
  • kkanuckkkanuck Posts: 2Members
    I tried to go back to 1.6 but fire core checks for version, and then tells me I have an old version and it will not allow me to in tall 1.6? Any ways around this by chance? I have the 1.6 dmg file on my computer but it is useless.
  • PCKidPCKid Posts: 104Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited July 2012
    kkanuck wrote:

    I tried to go back to 1.6 but fire core checks for version, and then tells me I have an old version and it will not allow me to in tall 1.6? Any ways around this by chance? I have the 1.6 dmg file on my computer but it is useless.


    Try restoring ATV2 with iTunes to the original. Then use Seas0nPass to jailbreak it and then run your Black 1.6.dmg via the Mac and update it that way. That should work. I've just restored to the non jailbroken ATV2 on my iTunes. I think I'm going to leave it that way. If I want to watch any TV Series our Movies I can use Handbrake with the default Apple TV2 preset and batch convert them. It does my mkvs and m2ts files just as well and the end result on my 200hz 55" LCD screen looks fantastic. So that way I don't have to go through all these steps and heartaches to get it to work. That time spent could be used to do the Handbrake conversions. I do love the look of Plex but now don't think it's worth all the hassles anymore. Just my 2 cents worth.
  • gluzygluzy Posts: 2Members
    I have do that but is not working, it install the lastest version of Atv Flash :(
  • PlexmarkPlexmark Posts: 55Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    This is Firecore's official response regarding Plex & v. 1.7

    http://forum.firecore.com/topic/8560?page=2#comment-51721

    It appears that the Plex plugin will no longer be supported on this and future Firecore updates unless the Plex Devs throw some effort into updates for the ATV2 platform.
  • ITNOWSTORE.COMITNOWSTORE.COM Posts: 5Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    I did the following as a workaround.

    Jailbreak with Seasonpass
    Installed ATV 1.7
    Installed XBMC from the maintenance menu

    Loaded XBMC and install Plexbmc plugin/addon & configured to the plex server ip
    Install Confluence.xbmc skin
    Enable plexbmc integration

    Works a treat :)
  • furbysfurbys Posts: 383Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    Looks like they've fixed it :)

    Update: We've managed to build a new version of Plex that includes a workaround for the looping/crashing issue. This updated version (0.10.0.101-6) is now available through the Maintenance --> Manage Extras menu. This build includes no new features, it just prevents the Apple TV from crashing when is Plex installed.
  • dreamcodedreamcode Posts: 10Members
    omg thanx to you all who ever you are for fixing the plex loop on apple tv.
    :D
  • youngdreamersyoungdreamers Posts: 28Members
    Interesting.. I updated my ATV2 with the latest firecore 1.7 but I'm not experiencing such issue....
  • ChrisOSXChrisOSX Posts: 23Members
    edited July 2012

    Interesting.. I updated my ATV2 with the latest firecore 1.7 but I'm not experiencing such issue....

    Maybe they updated it before you updated yours. You wouldn't experience the bugs like other people.



    For the update at hand it is working, Icon missing from home, and Grid view still not functioning in Movie view, but it functions.

    For the time being I was doing what dinoc@spamarrest.com a few posts up did and used XBMC. It's totally not ideal, but it got the job done.


    Here's a icon I got from somewhere else on the forum. SSH and install to root/Applications/AppleTV/Appliances/PLEX.frappliance. Leave it named AppIcon.png
    [attachment=11406:AppIcon.png]
  • elstreifelstreif Posts: 509Members ✭✭

    I did the following as a workaround.

    Jailbreak with Seasonpass
    Installed ATV 1.7
    Installed XBMC from the maintenance menu

    Loaded XBMC and install Plexbmc plugin/addon & configured to the plex server ip
    Install Confluence.xbmc skin
    Enable plexbmc integration

    Works a treat :)


    Could you do a step-by-step tutorial on how you did this, please? I installed XBMC On mt ATV2 but I can't add shares for some reason and the plexbmc plugin fails to install.
  • ChrisOSXChrisOSX Posts: 23Members
    edited July 2012
    All is working now for Plex. I can verify for 5.0.2 and 4.4.4 on the Main Menu. No more need for XBMC.

    Just run a apt-get update.....and apt-get upgrade through terminal, or your fav terminal program.
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