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    Hi there, I'm waiting on my Apple TV to arrive and before it does I thought I'd ask for some help on hacking it.

    I don't require that much out of it really, mainly just USB Support so I can play movies off my External HD, but any other additional hacks that'd be useful to me are cool.

    I've had a look around and I've found various hacks that will enable me to do what I need, I just don't know which one to choose or how I'd go about installing it, I assume I have to install SSH first? But then what? I'm fairly knowledgable about computers, so I should be okay with all of this - I just like to be sure that I'm doing everything correctly!

    So, if someone could give me some short, simple instructions on everything I should do, I'd be extremely grateful.

    Thanks



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    Quote Originally Posted by Kee440 View Post
    Hi there, I'm waiting on my Apple TV to arrive and before it does I thought I'd ask for some help on hacking it.

    I don't require that much out of it really, mainly just USB Support so I can play movies off my External HD, but any other additional hacks that'd be useful to me are cool.

    I've had a look around and I've found various hacks that will enable me to do what I need, I just don't know which one to choose or how I'd go about installing it, I assume I have to install SSH first? But then what? I'm fairly knowledgable about computers, so I should be okay with all of this - I just like to be sure that I'm doing everything correctly!

    So, if someone could give me some short, simple instructions on everything I should do, I'd be extremely grateful.

    Thanks
    you will need a usb thumb drive and some patience for this process.

    http://code.google.com/p/atvusb-creator/

    start there, make a patchstick. patch

    http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/NitoTV_Take_2

    scp over to the AppleTV, install. run the smart installer (nitotTV-> Settings -> Install Software - > Smart Installer)

    Reboot AppleTV

    i would also recommend installing Software Menu, it enables you to install other plugins without doing it manually in the terminal, it also has many other useful features as well.

    http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/SoftwareMenu

    after that USB will work and nitoTV has both mplayer and QuickTime playback support. You can also check out Sapphire, ATVFiles, XBMCLauncher for media playback as well.

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    Alright, cool, thanks. I've managed to do it all now I believe.

    One more thing, how would I go about accessing the movies on my USB Ext HD in the Apple TV interface? I know I can do it in Boxee or XBMC, but I don't really wanna use them.

    Thanks!

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    NitoTV, ATVFiles, Sapphire can all play files off a USB drive from within the ATV interface without needing to run a standalone app like Boxee or XBMC.
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    I've installed Sapphire now which is working fine, but where do I find the option to choose my External HD?

    As a matter of fact, I'm not entirely sure I have enabled USB access, how can I be sure?


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    Have you run the smart installer that is part of the nitoTV plugin? You need to run this with at least an intel 10.4.9 combo updater in the ~/Documents directory on your AppleTV.

    http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/NitoT...mart_Installer

    Once you run this and restart, the kernel is repatched and the required system files to mount USB drives are loaded.

    Then you should be able to plug in a USB drive and see it is available in nitoTV (and other plugins)
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    Yeah, I think I've done that. Where about would I see my HD in NitoTV and Sapphire?

    Edit - Nevermind, got it! Thanks!
    Last edited by Kee440; 11-25-2009 at 07:43 PM.

 

 

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