My favorite news that came out today with the 1.7 update to ATVFlash (Black) is the beta of AirControl. Not only does it open up lots of possibilities with regards to 3rd party remote control (Crestron, Control4) but it also works great with the free Mac application. Makes it super easy to control the AppleTV completely from Mac OS… and also to enter text (for searches, or inputting long URLs into Couch Surfer Pro.)
I thought I’d start a thread for more discussion. What other ideas do you have? How can the Mac app be improved?
I for one, would love to see an AirControl script (or better yet, a bookmarklet, and/or Safari extension?) to send the current URL to AppleTV’s CouchSurfer Pro. Navigating to launch CouchSurfer, and then copy-and-pasting the URL into AirControl’s text field works… but clicking a button sure would be easier. This workflow would make CouchSurfer a much more viable presentation tool.
I agree that I am really excited for the potential aircontrol provides.
Is there any way to get a copy for the source code for the mac app or aircontrol (mainly just to see if there are any more commands besides the ones listed available) I would really look forward to being able to launch a specific app ex media or tv shows, or even feedback of the current application or what app is currently highlighted. also it would be great to be able to change the port number aircontrol listens on.
This is a great addon I already have a working crestron module!
guess im a bit overdue to register on this forum… anyhow since i love working on aircontrol so much it was a good time for me to chime in on a discussion.
all you need to do is use the last component of the identifier (internet-youtube, netflix, movie-trailers, NHL… etc)
these /should/ all work in 5.0 + (the version with the redesigned main menu) in 4.4.4 only the internet based identifiers will work… mostly do to an oversight on my part.
re: any more api, there is none, you guys have smoked the whole thing out.
as for navigating into stuff like my files in media, thats when the path comes in (ie com.apple.frontrow.appliance.media/LocalSources) the way that one works is based on the plugins identifier and then each category inside those plugins also has its own unique identifier. snuffing those out takes some sneaky work with cycript.
@nitotv: thanks for this awesome plugin. is it possible to navigate o a specific playlist using folder structure commands?
It would be great to use Aircontrol to play a playlist… So that the AppleTV could be used as an alarm clock, for example