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It’s here, it’s here!

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on February 12, 2008

Apple TV Take 2 update is finally available. Go get yours while it’s fresh. Apparently, it takes only about 5 minutes to download.

Let me know how it goes.

Oh and by the way, make sure you back up your Apple TV first.  There’s no telling what’s gonna happen to all your hacks.

Skype Plugin Instructions and tutorial posted

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on February 7, 2008

Brandon has just posted instructions and tutorial for his popular Skype Plugin for the Apple TV.

You can find the article here.

Access UPnP Media Servers with Home MediaCloud

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on February 6, 2008

banner Access UPnP Media Servers with Home MediaCloud

UPnP Media Servers have been around for awhile now. You can store all kinds of media like photos, music and video files on them. It is just a convenient way to store all your media files and have them accessible from anywhere on your network. Of course, you do need a UPnP client to access these servers. These clients are available on many hardware and software platforms but so far none for the Apple TV. Well, thanks to Bruno Keymolen, the Apple TV is no longer left out.

Introducing Home MediaCloud, a UPnP Client for the Apple TV. Now, not only can you access those media files from your PS3, Xbox 360, Macs and other devices, you can do it via the Apple TV too.

Like most hacks available here, you do need an ssh-enabled Apple TV (with software version 1.1). You also need to install a few libraries in order to get it to work. And, lastly, to support a wide range of video formats, it is advised that you also install Perian and Flip4Mac on your Apple TV.

Any questions or suggestions, you can contact Bruno directly.

Skype plugin coming today, hopefully

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on February 1, 2008

skype interview Skype plugin coming today, hopefully

In an interview with Skype’s Halina Mugame, Brandon Holland, the developer of the upcoming Skype plugin for the Apple TV, mentioned that he will release his long-awaited plugin to the public today (February 1st, 2008).

Some of us have already caught a glimpse of the upcoming plugin in action when he published a video of it on his web site.  We just can’t wait.

One minor complaint about Brandon’s interview with Skype.  At the end of the interview, he thanked Awkward TV, Alan Quatermain and God, which we are all in favor.  But what about us, Brandon?  We’re the one promoting your work everywhere for you.

Just kidding, Brandon.  Anyway, all of us are looking forward to your plugin.

Apple TV Update Delayed

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on January 30, 2008

Oh, the wait is so painful.  Why, oh, why, Apple.  You don’t just announce this on the day of the two-week mark you promised.  You should have told us last week or at least a day or two earlier.

Anyhow, two weeks is it, Apple.  If you don’t deliver in two week, then………   I’ll just keep waiting.  Well, what else can I do?

In the mean time, I’ll be waiting here in the corner until you come knockin’, OK?

Skype Plugin coming in one week

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on January 26, 2008

skype video Skype Plugin coming in one week

Brandon just posted a video demo of his Skype plugin.  Using a Skype USB headset, he was able to make calls to the Skype test service as well as using SkypeOut to call to his cell phone.  Very impressive, Brandon.

One important note I gathered from watching the video, you need to first install Skype on to the Apple TV before you can actually use the plugin.

At the end of the video, Brandon promises to get the plugin done in “maximum one week”.  Let’s see the video was posted on January 24th (Thursday) so that the latest should be by the last day of January.  Brandon, we’re holding you to it.

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