Best Answer 2600Sam , 18 January 2014 - 12:27 PM
Thanks for your instructions, however they are in dire need of updating and fixing. Using your instructions, I've managed to set up everything except for the Apple TV itself (it's at my girlfriend's and I'll set up that portion this weekend). That said, I've already encountered a fair share of difficulty trying to understand your instructions, and I shouldn't have to search through 9 pages of this thread in an attempt to find answers. Here are the issues I've encountered so far:
- Not really an issue but more of an observation: the Light version of OpenSSL seems to work properly for creating the certificates, so you should be okay to recommend it.
- There are 2 lines that are very cryptic and ultimately unnecessary, i.e.: "in windows explorer navigate to the directory and LEFT click... etc. ...press the shift key and RIGHT click... etc." You're just looking to run the batch file, which can be accomplished by simply double-clicking on the .bat file. You don't need to be in a particular directory before running the batch file because the file contents already point to absolute locations (with exception to the incorrect directory naming conventions that I will mention in the next point below).
- The cert.create.bat file refers to directory names that have periods before the subfolder (e.g. C:.\trailers.key). Windows directories aren't named this way. This should be changed to C:\trailers.key. Ironically, the original link that you referred to from the langui.sh site has the correct directory naming convention, so I'm not sure why you went out of your way to change it?
- For the statement: "before the batch file finished it will run the trailers.der one of the 3 files that was just created", please correct the grammar and add brackets for the last part so that the statement is much easier to understand, i.e. "before the batch file finishes, it will run the trailers.der file (i.e. one of the 3 files that was just created)".
- "Your Cert directory should have 5-6 files now". No it won't, because your batch file instructed the trailers files to be created in the root of C:\ (assuming you first take out the periods I mentioned in point #3). If you really want the files to appear in the Cert directory, you'll have to update the batch file to reflect this, and instruct the users to create a directory that exactly matches what's listed in your batch file.
- "go to the assets directory and create a directory called certificates there". This directory already exists.
- "Give it a Name and Identifier" - Does the Identifier have to be in the format com.<whatever>.profile? I named mine com.appletv.profile and it seems to have worked, but I just want to be sure.
That's all I have for now. When I load up the certificate on the Apple TV this weekend I'll let you know if there should be any other updates made.
2. Those are Win7 specific (updated to reflect this) : see point 3 below
3. Maybe you should read up on batch file programing.....using C:.\name keeps it in the current directory (usually where ever the bat file was run) so that it can be executed in any directory anywhere and people won't have to use my archaic or complex directory naming system. Using C:\name would place the files in the root directory. I wanted to make it simple for people to use.
4. grammer nazi much (this obviously annoys you and that make me happy so it stays)
5. reread point #3
6. at the time this was written that directory did not exits it does now (updated)
7. did you see the picture "enter something" maybe it should say "enter anything" it doesn't matter, I called mine PlexConnect-Fix and it still works!!
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