Well, it’s official. Sapphire, one of the best AppleTV plugins, has released beta 4. This is a major upgrade from beta 3, adding support for movies and improvements overall. One of the most interesting features is that this version also works as a frontrow plugin in Leopard. As far as I have been able to find out, this is the first plugin to do this, which means it could open up a whole new world for frontrow. Previously, it was limited to those with an AppleTV, but now, anyone with a mac can use it. The only question is how many would find it useful?
I have been thoroughly enjoying this baby on my AppleTV. Can’t wait to see what comes down the road.
Ville Rinne - Dec 9, 2007
This is very sweet. I actually coded a similar functionality a couple of years ago for the windows media center edition but in it I only had the ability to read Ant movie catalog files and map metadata and images contained in those catalogs to the files I had on my server. Sapphire sure looks a bit nicer, will have to try it out :)