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|2012-02-06 11:29 AM|
Since you mentioned Terminal, I assume you are using a Mac.
To get XBMC on your ATV2, you need to ssh into the ATV2. The command is
ssh [email protected] ipaddress
Then, enter these commands in order:
apt-get install wget
wget -O- http://apt.awkwardtv.org/awkwardtv.pub | apt-key add -
echo "deb http://apt.awkwardtv.org/ stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/awkwardtv.list
echo "deb http://mirrors.xbmc.org/apt/atv2 ./" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xbmc.list
apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
|2012-02-06 08:54 AM|
How do I get XBMC on my ATV2?
I am looking at the XBMC instructions and put the stuff into my terminal and nothing happens. I don't even get to the part that it asks me for a password...
It says installing from Cydia or Eden? What are these? The only thing I have done up to now is jailbreak with seasonPass.
Can someone help me please?!
|2011-07-10 01:03 PM|
thanks for the info. last question, any word on if Boxee will ever be done on the new ATV?
I'm tryng to decide between the two. They way boxee presents local files is much more user friendly for my family. I like the ATV2 smaller profile and the money saved
|2011-07-10 11:55 AM|
Yes, Netflix still appears under "Internet" in the ATV2 main menu.
Completely seperate from XBMC.
|2011-07-10 09:31 AM|
I'm totally new to anything related to apple tv.
My 360 that I use as a media extender is about to kick the bucket. When you jailbreak the ATV2 (I would love to have XBMC again), do you still have the ability to use Netflix?
|2011-03-18 11:12 AM|
|Coop||You have to enable the guest account on your pc and make sure it has access to your video files, this will give you a password free set up. I can't remember if you have to do anything other than that but you should check to see it only has access to your local network and not the internet.|
|2011-03-18 09:06 AM|
Originally Posted by Coop View Post
When I try to use SMP it always asks for a username and password.
I have never set any usernames or passwords on my desktop, so this step always stumps me.
It would be nice to have all the artwork and media information that a movie scrape provides, but it's really not vital.
UPnP just streams so well for me. I've read of some others experiencing issues with quality using SMP, so that too has kept me from using it.
Having said that, the XBMC crashing came back last night, so I will have to figure out how to SSH into the ATV2 to deal with the updating issues. Apparently UpdateBeGone didn't work as well as I thought.
|2011-03-17 11:47 PM|
|Coop||Have you tried SMB? thats what I use on my wifes iPad, it seems to fairly stable and have only seen it crash a few times.|
|2011-03-17 03:34 PM|
Maybe I should start a new thread, but now I'm having another issue.
XBMC crashes whenever I try to scrape my movie collection thru uPnP.
Anyone successful in adding titles to the library via this method?
|2011-03-16 07:02 PM|
Thanks for the replies.
I read a bit more on the subject after I posted and ran updateBeGone from within NitoTV, and XBMC seems to be working well again.
I already had the Apple Update feature disabled, so hopefully these together do the trick.
|2011-03-16 05:12 PM|
If you're on a Mac, just use terminal and SSH into the ATV2.
On another note, I've started to use Plex with my ATV2 instead of XBMC. I find the interface much nicer, not as laggy, and easier to work with. It does have its drawbacks, though. I can't browse a directory the way I can in XBMC, but I've read that so many people are upset that this feature was removed that tehy will be putting it back in again in the next release.
Either way, not having to convert all my videos to MP4 to satisfy ITunes is definitely the way to go.
|2011-03-16 04:38 PM|
This info was taken from another site:
Originally Posted by http://forum.xbmc.org/showpost.php?p=748981&postcount=1
|2011-03-16 03:39 PM|
You can open a SSH (secure shell) session on the ATV2 (hostname "apple-tv.local" with username "root" and password "alpine").
On Windows, you can use a client like PuTTY. On a Mac, open a Terminal window and type:
|2011-03-16 02:27 PM|
Originally Posted by habskilla View Post
Habskilla, I'm afraid I don't understand how to do what you're suggesting.
Could you possibly expand your explanation?
Do I have to hook the ATV2 up to a computer, or can I do this thru the ATV2 itself?
|2011-03-12 08:28 PM|
|habskilla||You're gonna want to get rid of that update message. If you don't it'll crash XBMC. It's easy to do, edit /etc/hosts and add 127.0.0.1 mesu.apple.com|
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