JamanTV: a sneak preview

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on September 27, 2007


jaman appletv JamanTV:  a sneak preview
Introduction

Are you just bored sick waiting for iTunes to offer movie rentals? Yes, you’ve probably been hearing about it for weeks (months?) that Apple is going to offer movies for rent via iTunes soon. I guess, it is just not soon enough. It was a rumor then it STILL is today. Meanwhile, subscribers of services like Amazon Unbox, Movielink and CinemaNow are already enjoying their rented movies on their PCs, Xbox 360’s and Tivos. Yeah, I know, you’re contemplating listing your Apple TV on Craig’s list and trade it in for an Xbox 360 (Halo 3, anyone?).

But wait, there is still hope. OK, not just hope. It’s a soon-to-be reality. You WILL be able to watch rented movies on your Apple TV very very soon.

Jaman, a movie download service featuring some of the top movies from all over the globe, is gearing up for the release of their JamanTV player. You might have heard about this application when it was featured on gigaom back in June. In that post, Om Malik wrote about an application that allowed rented movies from Jaman to be viewed right on the Apple TV. And, boy, was he excited about it. However, since then, there had been no update on that news.

Then, it happened. Last week, I was given the opportunity to preview the upcoming JamanTV application when the company contacted me to take a look at it. Of course, I jumped on it. I couldn’t have waited another day to be able view rented movies on my Apple TV.

How it works

There are two components to getting Jaman movies to work on the Apple TV: the Jaman Player for your PC/Mac and JamanTV player for your Apple TV. The computer-based player behaves similar to iTunes, in which it manages the downloaded movies and also keeps track of external devices allowed to sync with it. Once the JamanTV player is installed on the Apple TV, it can then be added to the device list to be synced with the computer-based player.

player1 JamanTV:  a sneak preview

The Jaman Player for your computer is publicly available from the site and is actually required to view movies from the service. On the other hand, the yet-to-be-released JamanTV for the Apple TV has to be installed via a PatchStick.

For those not familiar with a PatchStick, it is bootable USB flash drive that contains scripts for enabling SSH and installing other 3rd party components on to the Apple TV. You can read more about it at awkwardtv.org.

Installation

Installing the Jaman Player on the computer was a no brainer. It installed just like any application out there. With the player installed, you can log in to the service and start renting movies right away.

Installing JamanTV via a PatchStick was relatively simple too. However, there was one major requirement: an Intel Mac. This is needed to run the script for creating the PatchStick. I am confident that this requirement will go away in the future but for now, this is the way it is.

A Jaman representative gave me a zip file called Patchstick.zip, containing applications and scripts to create my very own PatchStick.

patchstick content JamanTV:  a sneak preview

The Patchstick.zip file contains the main install script, createPatchstick, 2 instruction files in PDF and two folders caled “Patchstick” and “root”.

The install script needed the following:

  • Admin privileges
  • Apple TV 1.1 software update (found here)
  • USB flash drive with at least 128mb capacity

Before the install script could be run, the Apple TV 1.1 software update had to be extracted and mounted first. Opening it would mount a volume called “OSBoot” in the Finder. The script needed some files from the “OSBoot” mounted volume to be copied to the Patchstick.

I found the two instruction files to be very detailed and informative. Following the instructions in the “ModifyAppleTV2.pdf” file, I managed to run the install script with ease.

The install script partitioned the USB drive into two partitions: an Apple TV Recovery partition and a regular OS X partition. All the tools and software resided in the Apple TV Recovery partition to be copied to the Apple TV.

Just to be sure that the install script was solid, I ran it through about 10 – 15 times. On certain occasions, I ran into a minor glitch in the script. The script used the command “diskutil unmountDisk” to unmount the USB drive. This was not always successful. After changing it to “disktool -u”, the problem went away.

terminal JamanTV:  a sneak preview

Once the Patchstick was created, I plugged it into the Apple TV and booted from it (“menu” and “-” buttons). With the Patchstick connected, Apple TV booted from it and the install script copied necessary components to the Apple TV. After a couple of reboots, my Apple TV now had a new entry on the root menu called “Jaman Movies”.

jamantv JamanTV:  a sneak preview
At this point, there was just one more step left: adding the patched Apple TV to Jaman Player’s list of devices to sync with. The player required the serial number of the Apple TV for this. The serial number could be obtained from the following sources: iTunes, Jaman Movies menu and Settings menu.

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Once the Apple TV was added, the player immediately started the syncing process to transfer the downloaded movies to the Apple TV. It couldn’t be any easier than this.

Depending on your network speed, each movie should take only a few minutes to be transferred. However, some movies might take up a few gigabytes of storage. My network runs on Airport Extreme (802.11n) so transferring a few gigabytes of movies did not take long at all. On the other hand, downloading a movie from the service via the Internet took about 40 minutes to an hour.

configuration screen1 JamanTV:  a sneak preview

Conclusion

Overall, I am very impressed with the JamanTV software. Hats off to the developers for keeping the install process simple and making the players well-polished.

The only thing I would like to see in the future is maybe the ability to preview and rent movies right from the Apple TV without syncing with the PC.

Last I heard, Jaman is ready to get the JamanTV out to the public any day now. Once it is released, you can finally enjoy rented movies on your Apple TV too.

Update

I was given the permission to go ahead and post the Patchstick file for download. It is available here.

Enjoy.

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  • Maraklov

    It looks like a decent implementation, but the selection of pretty much indie/bollywood titles doesn’t grab me. I’ll probably give it a try when they release their AppleTV plugin.

    If nothing else I applaud the Jaman devs for turning the AppleTV into a proper rental movie player. Something Apple should be working on, if you ask me.

    Also, it’s nice to see some other groups using patchstick to start their projects. If anyone is interested, we still need a way to get windows/linux/powerpc users to roll their own patchsticks.
    http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Patchstick/Testing

  • rudiger

    What format were the download files in? Did you view the movies on a high definition screen? How was the quality when you viewed the movies on your television screen?

    rudiger

  • luck

    rudiger, the files were in MP4 format. However, without the Jaman player, I wasn’t able to play these files.

    I did view the movies on my 32″ LCD screen which displays up to 720p. The pictures were good. Though the movies were not HD in the traditional sense, the resolution of the movies was around 640×480.

    I did not see any difference between playing Jaman movies and the movies I downloaded from iTunes.

  • luck

    Maraklov, there are actually some good American movies too. However, I do understand your point of view.

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  • Mike Eisenman

    I was able to install the patch on my AppleTV, but so far have been unable to determine how I can add the AppleTV as a device to my Jaman Player (0.95.15.347).

  • Matt

    Installation no problem. Seeing the script I was hoping for to also enable ssh
    But why is sshd commented out in the createPatchStick script? (see below)
    Can I just un-comment them?

    #cp /usr/libexec/sshd-keygen-wrapper /Volumes/Patchstick-root/usr/libexec
    #sed -i”” -e ‘s;^exec;DYLD_FRAMEWORK_PATH=”/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames” exec;’ /Volumes/Patchstick-root/usr/libexec/sshd-keygen-wrapper
    }

    copy_stuff() {
    echo “Copying Patchstick files…”

    cp -R Patchstick/* /Volumes/Patchstick/
    #cp /usr/sbin/sshd /Volumes/Patchstick/ssh/

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  • http://www.godofbiscuits.com/blog God of Biscuits

    I’m in the same boat as Mike E. There *IS* no menu item in any of the Jaman Player menus to add a new device.

    This kinda sucks.

  • http://www.godofbiscuits.com/blog God of Biscuits

    AppleTV problem solved!

    Go to
    http://www.jaman.com/a/download/?f=appletv

    and download the *special* version of Jaman Player from that blog entry. (there’s a link for Mac & windows versions of the ‘modified’ Jaman Player.

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  • Viny

    I Have tried everything! Can get this thing to work on my ATV. Unable to use the patchstick. Anyone could offer some help.

    Apple TV v.1.1

    thx

  • luck

    Viny, please explain in details. I should be able to help you out.

    -Luck

  • duggers

    Isn’t Jaman a peer network? You open a port to let others download from your computer any movies you might have that they want? No thanks.

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  • Viny

    Hi Luck,

    I have tried the Patchstick method on the AwkwardTV site and this one. None of both work for me. Ik followed the procedure. the atv does reboot only one tim with the method discribed above. No seceond reboot and no jaman menu item

    thx

  • rudiger

    Luck,

    Do you know why Jaman came up with their own Patchstick solution rather than release a JamanTV plugin solution and have it delivered through AwkwardTV? I don’t like the fact that I need separate Patchsticks for Jaman and nitoTV.

    Thanks.

    rudiger

  • luck

    rudiger, Jaman wanted to appeal to the non-technical audience so they streamlined the Patchstick process and made it easy for them to enjoy their plugin. Also, right now there is no standard way to modify the Apple TV though awkwardtv plugin way is more “standard” than the others.

    I am sure they can probably list this plugin with the awkwardtv.org plugin directory. Try writing to them and see what they say.

  • rudiger

    Some good advice luck, thanks. Do you have an Jaman email address I could write to? You can send it to my email addy if you don’t want to post it here.

    rudiger

  • luck

    rudiger, you can always try their contact page.

    http://jaman.com/a/download/?theAction=show_contact_us

    -Luck

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  • dusan

    I have Apple TV 1.1 that did not need to be updated, only a few weeks. Managed to make USB Patchstick but using the Patchstick routine does nothing to the Apple TV. It looks like the Apple TV is not booting from the USB stick.

    Has anyone updated one of the 1.1’s before?

    Thanks.

  • dongma

    I tried it on Apple TV 1.1, the initial screen with the kernel patches show up, but after the 2nd reboot, the Jaman menu is not there. Has anybody been able to patch appletv1.1?

  • luck

    dongma, I tested this plugin with the Apple TV 1.1 software.

    Would you mind taking a photo of what shows up on the TV when Apple TV boots up with the Patchstick?

    -Luck

  • Paul

    I just installed the JamanTV plugin for my appletv, but the like to download the update player for mac is broken? Where can I get it? I think its .9.6

  • Paul

    I was reading, and for those of you that are having probelms, I read somewhere that you can’t use usb drives that are too big, and sometimes certain usb drives dont work?

  • luck

    Paul, you can get the player right from Jaman’s Apple TV page at http://www.jaman.com/a/download/?f=appletv

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  • http://rentmovie.com Rent Movie Reviews

    JamanTV represents another forward thinking idea in technology that is quickly becoming common place. Technologies such as these are soon to replace plastic movie disks in the years to come. I have heard first hand that this type of media delivery are of great interest to companies like RentMovie.com in their attempt to compete against media giants like BlockBuster and Netflix.

  • http://www.eshop600.co.uk simon

    I have already patched my apple tv and installed a external 1tb hard drive, if I run the patchstick will it work or would it screw up my external usb drive?

    Anyone?

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  • Movies Don’t Display on ATV

    I went through the install process and have the Jaman Movies menu on ATV. Jaman shows sync process correctly. The details in ATV: Jaman movies > About gives details of the last sync time which matches with the time the Jaman player showed sync in progress.

    Problem: The movie does not display anywhere under the Jaman Movies menu on ATV.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks

  • luck

    Ross, please contact Jaman on this issue. Their email address is support@jaman.com.

    Thank you.

    -Luck

  • Wouter

    Hello folks,

    I’v tried for several times to do the Patchstick job, but it failed!
    Here is my listing of the terminal, there are several changes with your listing,
    What can I do?

    Last login: Fri Jan 4 09:53:27 on ttyp1
    Welcome to Darwin!
    You have new mail.
    MacBook-WvG-2:~ woutervangoor$ cd Desktop/Patchstick
    MacBook-WvG-2:~/Desktop/Patchstick woutervangoor$ sudo ./createPatchstick
    — Generation of Apple TV Patchstick —

    Created by Marook.
    Thanks to: MacTijn, Alan_Quatermain & ericIII

    —————————————–

    Listing available disks:
    /dev/disk0
    #: type name size identifier
    0: FDisk_partition_scheme *111.8 GB disk0
    1: Apple_HFS HD 120Gb 111.8 GB disk0s1
    /dev/disk1
    #: type name size identifier
    0: Apple_partition_scheme *8.1 GB disk1
    1: Apple_HFS iDisk 8.1 GB disk1s2
    /dev/disk2
    #: type name size identifier
    0: Apple_partition_scheme *960.8 MB disk2
    1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 KB disk2s1
    2: Apple_HFS Naamloos 960.7 MB disk2s2
    /dev/disk3
    #: type name size identifier
    0: Apple_partition_scheme *100.0 MB disk3
    1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 KB disk3s1
    2: Apple_HFS Jaman Player 100.0 MB disk3s2
    /dev/disk4
    #: type name size identifier
    0: Apple_partition_scheme *725.1 MB disk4
    1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 KB disk4s1
    2: Apple_HFS OSBoot 725.1 MB disk4s2
    /dev/disk6
    #: type name size identifier
    0: Apple_partition_scheme *5.1 GB disk6
    1: Apple_partition_map 31.5 KB disk6s1
    2: Apple_Driver_ATAPI 4.0 KB disk6s2
    3: Apple_HFS Mac OS X Install Disc 1 5.1 GB disk6s3

    Please specify the disk to re-partition as argument one:
    ./createpatchstick /dev/diskX

    WARNING: The disk will be ERASED !!!

    MacBook-WvG-2:~/Desktop/Patchstick woutervangoor$ sudo ./createpatchstick /dev/disk2

    — Generation of Apple TV Patchstick —

    Created by Marook.
    Thanks to: MacTijn, Alan_Quatermain & ericIII

    —————————————–

    Are you sure you want to partition disk /dev/disk2? [yes|no]yes

    Checking path 2%
    Checking path /Volumes/Naamloos

    Partitioning /dev/disk2:
    Started partitioning on disk disk2
    Creating Partition Map
    5% ..Formatting Disk 10% ..Formatting Disk 100% ..
    Finished partitioning on disk disk2
    /dev/disk2
    #: type name size identifier
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *960.8 MB disk2
    1: Apple_HFS Patchstick-root 80.0 MB disk2s1
    2: Apple_HFS Patchstick 880.7 MB disk2s2
    Patitions done.
    Creating System folders…
    mkdir: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/sbin: File exists
    mkdir: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/etc: File exists
    mkdir: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/dev: File exists
    mkdir: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/OSBoot: File exists
    mkdir: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/stuff: File exists
    /Volumes/Patchstick-root ~/Desktop/Patchstick
    ln: bin/sbin: File exists
    ~/Desktop/Patchstick
    Copying System Extensions…
    cp: cannot overwrite directory /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Versions/Current with non-directory /System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Versions/Current
    cp: cannot overwrite directory /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Resources with non-directory /System/Library/Frameworks/IOKit.framework/Resources
    cp: cannot overwrite directory /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/Current with non-directory /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Versions/Current
    cp: cannot overwrite directory /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Resources with non-directory /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreFoundation.framework/Resources
    Copying System files…
    Adding Kerberos…
    cp: cannot overwrite directory /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/Current with non-directory /System/Library/Frameworks/Kerberos.framework/Versions/Current
    cp: cannot overwrite directory /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Resources with non-directory /System/Library/Frameworks/Kerberos.framework/Resources
    Copying Patchstick files…
    Changing Patchstick-root to Apple TV Mode…
    Disk /dev/disk2 unmounted
    gpt remove: /dev/disk2: 1 partition(s) removed
    Disk /dev/disk2 unmounted
    Disk /dev/disk2 unmounted

    Your disk /dev/disk2 is now unmounted and ready to patch your AppleTV.
    Enjoy… :-)

    MacBook-WvG-2:~/Desktop/Patchstick woutervangoor$ a

  • sdkone

    Hi. Is anyone having trouble with the Jaman Movies showing up in the Jaman menu on the ATV? I ran the patchstick with the uncommented SSH lines and all seems to work well. I see the Jaman menu with successful syncing of Jaman downloads to my MacBook Pro (running Leopard). After a movie copies over via sync, it does not appear in any of the ATV menus. The only way I can see the movies file is with the awkwardtv “ATVFiles” plugin. When I go to the “frontrow” directory, there is a Jaman folder in there. Inside of that is a very long alphanumeric folder. When I select that, I see the film that was downloaded with the poster image and movie synopsis. When I select this title to play, there is only audio and no video. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

  • suz

    Hi,

    Does anyone knows if this patchstick will work on apple tv take 2 software? I have a apple TV running take 2 firmware & already have SSH enable by using awkwardtv.org patchstick. Do I need to re-enable SSH & perian or is there is a way to copy just jaman plugin by using already working SSH & installing it for take 2 firmware?

    Thx,

    suz.

  • http://allbestfilms.com buy movies

    Hello!. May be each have a problem with Cinema Jaman, coming up for menu Jaman on ATV? I started patchstick with uncommented lines SSH and all seem, work well. I see the menu Jaman with successful synchronizing the loading Jaman on its MacBook About (executing Leopard). After cinema is copied on through synchronizing, it does not come up for any one of menu ATV. The Single way, which I can see as file cinema was with awkwardtv ATVFiles plugin. When I go in directory frontrow , there is file Jaman in there. In this – same long text file. When I choose that, I see the film, which was loaded by image of the announcement and cinema of the synopsis. When I choose this name to be played, there is only sound and no video. Has anything else practised this problem?
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  • http://www.abdulqabiz.com/blog Abdul Qabiz

    128 MB usbstick would do? I looked into partition info in above article, I see it’s more than 900 MB or so?

    -abdul

  • Halloween Jack

    Tried making the patchstick for the Jaman on AppleTV Take 2. Getting errors. The USB drive is 2GB, and not short of space:

    Any ideas?

    Partitioning /dev/disk2:
    Started partitioning on disk disk2
    Creating partition map
    Formatting disk2s1 as Mac OS Extended with name Patchstick-root
    Formatting disk2s2 as Mac OS Extended with name Patchstick
    [ + 0%..10%..20%..30%..40%..50%..60%..70%..80%..90%..100% ]
    Finished partitioning on disk disk2
    /dev/disk2
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.9 Gi disk2
    1: Apple_HFS Patchstick-root 80.0 Mi disk2s1
    2: Apple_HFS Patchstick 1.7 Gi disk2s2
    Patitions done.
    Creating System folders…
    /Volumes/Patchstick-root ~/Desktop/Patchstick
    ~/Desktop/Patchstick
    Copying System Extensions…
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/usr/lib/dyld: No space left on device
    Copying System files…
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/mach_kernel: No space left on device
    Adding Kerberos…
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Headers/krb5.h: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Italian.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Dutch.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/zh_TW.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/English.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/fi.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/French.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/German.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/zh_CN.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/sv.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Japanese.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/da.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/no.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/pl.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/pt.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/pt_PT.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ru.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Spanish.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ko.lproj/InfoPlist.strings: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/Info.plist: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Resources/edu.mit.Kerberos: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/CodeResources: No space left on device
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Kerberos: No space left on device
    cp: symlink: A: No space left on device
    cp: symlink: Versions/A/CodeResources: No space left on device
    cp: symlink: Versions/Current/Headers: No space left on device
    cp: symlink: Versions/Current/Kerberos: No space left on device
    cp: symlink: Versions/Current/Resources: No space left on device
    Copying Patchstick files…
    Changing Patchstick-root to Apple TV Mode…
    Unmount of all volumes on disk2 was successful
    /dev/disk2s1 removed
    Unmount of all volumes on disk2 was successful
    gpt add: unable to open device ‘/dev/disk2′: No such file or directory
    Unmount of all volumes on disk2 was successful

    Your disk /dev/disk2 is now unmounted and ready to patch your AppleTV.
    Enjoy… :-)

  • screaming winds

    Hi, am getting the same error as halloween jack, the patchstick formation process in terminal shows an error “No space left left on device” while “Adding the kerberos”.But still finishes the process and unmounts the USB with a “patchstick successful message”.
    When tried ti install to atv, the process freezes at some point.

    Any work around will be greatly appreciated.

  • http://none Tom

    I’m getting a wicked error while putting the hack on my MEMORY CARD NOTE: not a “patchstick” or USB stick.

    Any help please

    Are you sure you want to partition disk /dev/disk13? [yes|no]yes

    Checking path 408212
    Checking path 3%
    Checking path /Volumes/Patchstick
    Checking path 8068
    Checking path 91%
    Checking path /Volumes/Patchstick-root

    Partitioning /dev/disk13:
    Started partitioning on disk disk13
    Creating partition map
    Formatting disk13s2 as Mac OS Extended with name Patchstick
    Formatting disk13s1 as Mac OS Extended with name Patchstick-root

    Finished partitioning on disk disk13
    /dev/disk13
    #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
    0: GUID_partition_scheme *488.7 Mi disk13
    1: Apple_HFS Patchstick-root 80.0 Mi disk13s1
    2: Apple_HFS Patchstick 408.7 Mi disk13s2
    Patitions done.
    Creating System folders…
    /Volumes/Patchstick-root ~/Desktop/Patchstick
    ~/Desktop/Patchstick
    Copying System Extensions…
    Copying System files…
    boot.efi not found! Do you have a mounted OSBoot volume?
    Can’t complete process. Exiting..
    tomaellis:Patchstick tomaellis$

  • ggyenyen

    I too am experiencing the same problem of no space on a 4gb usb drive when it comes to install the kerberos. My apple tv has the 2.02 firmware installed and are unable to find the dmg firmware to obtain the osboot files it needs to install onto the usb drive.

    Now that I mention it I am unable to hack anything on my apple tv CAN ANYBODY HELP!!!!

  • Rocco

    Sorry guys, but i need help… everytime I try to create the Patchstick, i’ve got an error:

    Creating System folders…
    /Volumes/Patchstick-root ~/Desktop/Patchstick
    ~/Desktop/Patchstick
    Copying System Extensions…
    Copying System files…
    Adding Kerberos…
    cp: /Volumes/Patchstick-root/System/Library/Frameworks/OSXFrames/Kerberos.framework/Versions/A/Kerberos: No space left on device
    Copying Patchstick files…

    It seems that there’s no space left on the usb drive…. but it’s a 4GB … i’ve got everytime the same error! the patchstick-root partition is too small for the 329MB Kerberos file.
    Somebody could tell me what i’m doing wrong?!
    Thanks a lot

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  • Gabriella

    Well, in that case, can someone get Slingplayer to work on Apple TV?

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  • Gravis

    I just recently bought apple tv and this information is very useful for me. Thank you!
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  • new2appletv

    The plugin folks for Jaman don’t seem to read this thread any more. Many of us are facing this “no space” problem, but no responses. I posted on Jaman website as well, but no response so far.

  • http://www.jaman.com Curt Larson

    Jaman has just released an updated version of the Jaman player for AppleTV that works with the current version – visit http://www.jaman.com/about/appletv for details

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