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View Silver Screen Media on Your Apple TV from another Disk

Want to watch movies via Silver Screen that aren't in your Movies folder? Just create an alias in your Movies directory and select that as your Media Directory in Silver Screen's preferences. It will even be automatically mounted if needed when the folder is browsed in Silver Screen. To make the alias, mount the server or other disk in the Finder, locate the folder containing the movies and Command-Option-drag the folder's icon into your Movies directory.

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TidBITS Watchlist: Notable Software Updates for 13-Jul-09

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Safari 4.0.2 from Apple is a minor security and stability update to the browser. The update enhances the Nitro JavaScript engine's stability, and addresses basic cross-site scripting vulnerabilities that could stem from visiting maliciously crafted Web sites and result in application crashes, arbitrary code execution, or cross-site scripting attacks. Apple recommends the update for all Safari users. The update can be downloaded via Software Update or from Apple's Safari Download page. (Free, 40.2 MB)

Default Folder X 4.2.1 from St. Clair Software is a minor update to the Open and Save dialog-enhancement utility. Changes include new pop-up file previews, improved support for the OpenMeta tagging standard, and support for Path Finder. Also, the Rebound feature has been refreshed, and a handful of unspecified compatibility issues have been addressed. ($34.95 new, free update, 11.1 MB)

VLC 1.0 from VideoLAN is the first official release of the open-source multimedia framework and player that offers wide support for various video types. The player also features live recording capabilities, frame by frame support, and full-screen video scaling. A lengthy list of features is available on VideoLAN's Web site. (Free, 19 MB)

Electric Sheep 2.7 from Scott Draves is the latest version of the dazzling community-based screensaver. The update brings an enhanced client, higher resolution, an improved codec, new frame interpolation modes that can adjust playback speeds, and a new server with greater capacity. To learn more about Electric Sheep, see "Top 10 Screensavers for the 21st Century," 2009-02-23. (Free, 4.9 MB)

 

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