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    Default Why hack ATV when u could just hack iTunes?

    I'm not much of an expert when it comes to these things but when I was contemplating ways of installing OSX on my ATV so that I can play DivX thru it I figured its a hell of alot of hassle to go thru for something that seems as tho it should be straightforward. Then I thought it would be so much easier if there was a hack that enabled iTunes to play DivX. What's the reason why noone has done this yet as I can't be the 1st person to have thought of that. Is it really that hard to hack iTunes software when people are so clever at hacking all this harware! Then again, what do I know!



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    Once you figure it out the DivX hack for iTunes is very easy. If a total novice like me can figure out how to Get DivX files and automount a NAS drive to ATV (Not using iTunes at all) Then pretty much anyone can do it.
    Having to keep a computer with iTunes on all the time to access networked movies is a total pain.
    I would imagine haking itunes would be a lot more difficult then you have to deal with all the iTunes updates every few months. Software hack on itunes are easy for Apple to fill in.
    Hardware hacks for ATV will be harder, plus if Apple closes the holes in second generation ATV's the first gereation will be worth a lot more than they are now.

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    Could you guys point me in the right direction on getting this done? I have recently gotten AppleTV and would love to watch divx files on it streaming from my Windows PC.

    From what I've researched, ATV is the way to do this but this requires opening up the Apple TV. Any way to do this without opening the unit?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Abbas; 05-24-2007 at 04:10 PM.

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    ^^Well, you can start off by making a Patchstick to install SSH and the like, and then work your way up to installing codecs and the like. I also reccommend the nitoTV plugin or the ATV Files plugin.
    There is one downside to this however.
    You will need a Boot.efi file from the AppleTV to make a Patchstick, meaning that you will either need to physically remove the drive and mount it on your computer and copy over the boot.efi file, or obtain it in some other way (which I will not discuss).

 

 

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