Firefox and Flash

Just before I invest any more of my time chasing my tail with Firefox/Flash/Air Mouse (ATVFlash people tell me I can only get Flash working in Firefox by using Air Mouse) has anyone here actually got Firefox and Flash working ?

Not for me…does not work.
zoomie

If you follow the steps in the guide below (with the proper CoreAudioKit.framework) Flash will work in Firefox.
http://wiki.atvflash.com/index.php?title=Enable_Flash

Unfortunately, it only works if you are using the MAC OS Tiger, according to the instructions in the link posted…I already upgraded to Snow Leopard…
bumer…

Are you saying you personally have actually got it working, or is this in theory. I followed that guide and I retrieved the appropriate coreaudiokit from an old Tiger disk by downloading another program called Pacifist, all seemed fine but doesn’t actually work. Then when I ask ATVFlash support they tell me it only works with Air Mouse and that led me into yet further problems of that not working (despite paying for it). I give up.

Yes, I’ve personally seen it working. It will require an INTEL TIGER version of CoreAudioKit.framework. PPC, Leopard or Snow Leopard versions will not work.

Your reference may be to how Firefox is controlled. Firefox cannot be controlled using the regular Apple remote. A USB keyboard/mouse will be needed. Mobile Air Mouse is essentially a replacement for a keyboard/mouse.

Works for me as well. I followed the instructions and use the Mobile Air Mouse for navigation in FF.

Hmm, I’d better try a regular keyboard in order to track down the problem

Well that’s encouraging to know, although I’ve spent hours on this problem getting nowhere.

Well I’ve now tried a regular USB keyboard and still no better. Can’t input .

So I spent $80 to find out I still can’t watch hulu on my Apple tv? Who has an intel mac running tiger now days? What else do I need to do? it’s only been a day and I’m already getting over this. And how do I get mobile air mouse working?

OK my frustrations are a little less now. I got the CoreAudioKitFrameowrk file off my install disks. I got it on my ATV. Now I don’t know if it’s working right or not. I can’t get my mobile air mouse to work to check it on firefox. Now my ATV doesn’t respond to my apple remote. It’s one thing at a time. I did the ATV Flash for the ease of it. Or so I thought. I’m thinking I should have just gone the free route. What else do I need to do? Someone please help. Flash on this thing so I can watch TV shows would be great.

Update: Read this for limitations for aTVflash 4.0.6 on the new 3.0.2 AppleTV release: http://forum.atvflash.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2673#p11155

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Also have had issues with flash, but this is how I got it working:

======================================================
Generic Install with Adobe Flash and smb/AFP Support:

  1. Update to the latest version of AppleTV, currently 3.0.2.
  2. Install aTV Flash 4.1 from the earlier created USB stick.
  3. Get a copy of the following files:
    A) OS X Intel Tiger (10.4.7-10.4.11) “CoreAudioKit.framework”, you will have to google for it, it is out there, I found it.
    B) “MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.9Intel.dmg”; http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/macosx1049comboupdateintel.html
    C) “recovery.dmg” (renamed from “OS-dot-DMG_1.0.dmg”), again you will have to google for it, it is out there, I found it.
    SSH into the AppleTV and SCP the files to the /Users/frontrow/Documents folder on the AppleTV.
  4. Run the Smart Installer to complete installation by navigating to Maintenance --> Settings.
    Select ‘nito Smart Installer’, the process will automatically download and install all required files. (This may take awhile to complete)
  5. On your AppleTV, go to Maintenance --> Install Extras, and select Adobe Flash.
    Let the sequence run and it should be successful.
    NOTE!! Never install Adobe Flash from Install Software through the nitoTV Settings Menu.
  6. Check that in Maintenance --> Manage Plugins that internet says “Enabled”.
    Also WebPlugins must be enabled, this is done in the Browser --> Settings menu in AppleTV.
  7. Check for updates. After installation, navigate to the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu on the AppleTV.
    If the word ‘Update’ appears next to any of the items in the ‘Additional Plugins’ menu, a newer version of that plugin is available.
    Highlight and click the item to install the latest version.
  8. Update XBMC & Boxee.
    Before launching XBMC or Boxee, each application must be updated to the latest version.
    Go to XBMC/Boxee --> Downloads. Highlight and click the item to install the latest version.
  9. Restart your AppleTV by holding down the Menu and Down (-) buttons on the AppleTV remote until it reboots,
    or by going to nitoTV --> Settings --> Utilities --> Reboot AppleTV, or by unplugging it for 10 seconds, and then plugging it in again.

After following the above, my AppleTV got a lot less laggy from the aTV as well compared to my earlier install of aTV. And ofcourse flash now works!

Running the Smart Installer will open up all kinds of new features on the AppleTV.
It will automatically enable:

  1. USB hard drive storage
  2. Mouse and keyboard support
  3. SMB and/or AFP network streaming support
  4. Improved DVD playback functionality

This is pretty much needed to get anything to work.

Optional:

To enter text in the standard AppleTV menus, the Keyboard Magic plugin will need to be installed through
the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu.

Under Maintenance --> Install Extras, it is recommended to install the following:
Flip4Mac
Quicktime Web Plugins
Mozilla Firefox

All this found and puzzled together from these forums.

Good luck!

Thanks for this. I think I have C on my tiger restore disks from my mac mini right? Or do I need to download it? Man it sounds like a process. I’ll try it though.

Up to you, but it is probably easier to download just the coreaudiokit from the web as opposed to going through the extraction process using pacifist. I did not have the Tiger CD available, so for me the choice was easy!

Remember it has to be OS X Intel Tiger (10.4.7-10.4.11) “CoreAudioKit.framework”

odinb, Thanks for all the help. It worked perfectly. Once I got all the files.

Sure, no problem! Good to hear it got solved!

Hi
I am having trouble viewing videos in Boxee. I have followed all the instructions given except for “Also WebPlugins must be enabled, this is done in the Browser --> Settings menu in AppleTV” as I do not have the option on my AppleTV and am wondering if this is the reason.
I was able to watch the videos with no problem in Boxee Alpha but not in the Beta version. One of the main reasons I got Apple TV was to be able to queue and watch Youtube videos but sadly am unable to at the moment.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Also have had issues with flash, but this is how I got it working:

======================================================
Generic Install with Adobe Flash and smb/AFP Support:

  1. Update to the latest version of AppleTV, currently 3.0.1.
  2. Install aTV Flash 4.0.6 from the earlier created USB stick.
  3. Get a copy of the following files:
    A) OS X Intel Tiger (10.4.7-10.4.11) “CoreAudioKit.framework”, you will have to google for it, it is out there, I found it.
    B) “MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.9Intel.dmg”; http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/macosx1049comboupdateintel.html
    C) “recovery.dmg” (renamed from “OS-dot-DMG_1.0.dmg”), again you will have to google for it, it is out there, I found it.
    SSH into the AppleTV and SCP the files to the /Users/frontrow/Documents folder on the AppleTV.
  4. Run the Smart Installer to complete installation by navigating to Maintenance --> Settings.
    Select ‘nito Smart Installer’, the process will automatically download and install all required files. (This may take awhile to complete)
  5. On your AppleTV, go to Maintenance --> Install Extras, and select Adobe Flash.
    Let the sequence run and it should be successful.
    NOTE!! Never install Adobe Flash from Install Software through the nitoTV Settings Menu.
  6. Check that in Maintenance --> Manage Plugins that internet says “Enabled”.
    Also WebPlugins must be enabled, this is done in the Browser --> Settings menu in AppleTV.
  7. Check for updates. After installation, navigate to the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu on the AppleTV.
    If the word ‘Update’ appears next to any of the items in the ‘Additional Plugins’ menu, a newer version of that plugin is available.
    Highlight and click the item to install the latest version.
  8. Update XBMC & Boxee.
    Before launching XBMC or Boxee, each application must be updated to the latest version.
    Go to XBMC/Boxee --> Downloads. Highlight and click the item to install the latest version.
  9. Restart your AppleTV by holding down the Menu and Down (-) buttons on the AppleTV remote until it reboots,
    or by going to nitoTV --> Settings --> Utilities --> Reboot AppleTV, or by unplugging it for 10 seconds, and then plugging it in again.

After following the above, my AppleTV got a lot less laggy from the aTV as well compared to my earlier install of aTV. And ofcourse flash now works!

Running the Smart Installer will open up all kinds of new features on the AppleTV.
It will automatically enable:

  1. USB hard drive storage
  2. Mouse and keyboard support
  3. SMB and/or AFP network streaming support
  4. Improved DVD playback functionality

This is pretty much needed to get anything to work.

Optional:

To enter text in the standard AppleTV menus, the Keyboard Magic plugin will need to be installed through
the Maintenance --> Manage Plugins menu.

Under Maintenance --> Install Extras, it is recommended to install the following:
Flip4Mac
Quicktime Web Plugins
Mozilla Firefox

All this found and puzzled together from these forums.

Good luck![/quote]

Ok, I need some help here, please. For anyone that has been successful in using these instructions, I am referring to the CoreAudioKit.Framework. When I downloaded this (did a Google search), it came in a series of subfolders. There were actually two files in different subfolders with the same name of “CoreAudioKit” - one of them was like 29 bytes and the other one (in another subfolder) was like 239 KB. Does anyone know which one of these files need to be copied over to the AppleTv directory?

Would appreciate any help on this!

When you download it, it comes as a Zip-file, when you unpack it you will get a directory called “CoreAudioKit.framework”. Do not mess around with anything inside it, just place it in the Documents folder and run the smart installer.