Installing Divx, Xvid and WMV on Apple TV Take 2

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on March 10, 2008

3536 500 Installing Divx, Xvid and WMV on Apple TV Take 2

iClarified has an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to update your Apple TV Take 2 to play movie files in Divx, Xvid and WMV formats.

So for those who have been holding off on upgrading to Take 2 because you’re afraid to lose the additional codec support, hold off no more. Just follow the simple steps laid out by iClarified and you too can enjoy your Take 2 with Divx, Xvid and WMV support.

Forums are up

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on March 10, 2008

forums up Forums are up

OK, the forums are finally up. Feel free to use them. If you feel that you need more forums/categories, please let me know, I’ll try to accommodate. Just write to me at luckk@appletvhacks.net.

As like all forums, please do not post any spams or use any profanity.

It’s a work in progress so please be patient. There are always room for improvements.

Forum will be up by this weekend

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on March 7, 2008

It’s been a long time coming. But I promise that the forum will be up by this weekend.

Hopefully, this will give you a more structured way to communicate with each other rather than leaving each other comments.

Also, I’m finishing up a rewrite of the article to enable ssh on the Apple TV (and many more articles to come). With these new rewrites, newbies should have a better understanding of how to hack the Apple TV.

[Update] I am having problems with the database.  So please bear with me for a few more days.

I apologize. 

Video How-to: Share a hard drive

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on March 7, 2008

ATVForWindows has yet another how-to video on how to setup a shared drive using NitoTV and ATVFiles.

It’s about 9 minutes long but it sure is worth it.


Update: The previous method didn’t work 100%. Here are two new videos from them. Same topic delivered in two parts.

Jaman TV for Apple TV Take 2 available

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on March 4, 2008

jamantv20 Jaman TV for Apple TV Take 2 available

Did somebody not just ask me if Jaman TV was available for Apple TV Take 2?  Well, I guess, the answer is “yes”.

Jaman just informed me a few days back that the Jaman TV plugin is now available for Apple TV Take 2.  I played around with it and am happy to report that it works flawlessly on my updated Apple TV.

As far as I know, there are no new features.  Just the ability to work with the new Apple TV 2.0 software.

The Patchstick zip file is available for download here.   You can refer to the original Jaman TV post (located here) for installation instructions and how to use the player.

Creating Patchstick for Apple TV Take 2 under Windows

by editor @ AppleTVHacks.net on March 4, 2008

atvwindows Creating Patchstick for Apple TV Take 2 under Windows

Good news for you Windows folks. Now, you, too, can create Patchsticks for modding your Apple TV without the need of an Intel Mac.

The guys at ATV4Windows have finally figured what thought to be impossible only a few weeks back: a way to create Patchsticks under Windows. Not only that, they even have a video to prove it.

Congratulations, ATV4Windows team.

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