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    Hello everybody,
    I asked this before, but I would like to open a new thread (hope this does not bother the admins, please close the thread if you feel you should).
    It would be great if iOS programed apps could run somehow on ATV2. I'm thinking in video apps for custom needs, for example seamless loop and autoplay, or use it as a small/limited computer. Just a little more expensive than Arudino, really more powerful than it.
    I feel like it should be possible. The device has been jailbroken and 3rd party soft has been installed on it before, but I have no clue on how to do it.
    Do you find it useful? Any suggestion on it? Or could someone tellme where to ask?

    Best regards,
    Diego



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    I've already answered - you can do this - loop playback of one or more videos in a playlist with XBMC today on an ATV2.

    The two big barriers to apps on the ATV2 are:
    that iOS on the ATV2 has some missing or different components to the iOS platforms (sort of like the iPad was when it ran iOS 3.2). This has slowed the hacking/jailbreaking considerably.
    That the user interface is quite different to any other iOS device (big screen, no touch interface). This means apps need to be adjusted to work properly with the remote control instead of touch interface (or maybe controlled via an iPhone/iPod touch)
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    Hello and thanks for your answer.
    The thing about the looping is not the big point. I learned from your former answer how to do it By the way, it seems not to be seamless, I think it uses some blank frames between the last and first of the looped video.
    The point is in using it as a small com.
    What about the suppossed store for ATV2? Isn't any new on that? About controlling, is it possible to use a usb device using the miniusb port?
    Best,
    Diego

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    The USB port cannot be used for any USB peripherals (keyboard, mouse, game controller, hard disk etc). Think of the ATV2 itself as a peripheral like a disk drive or mouse.

    AppStore for atv2 is really up to Apple.
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    Uhmm then, applications should be self cointained... But if remote works, other remotes using IR or WIF could be implemented, couldn't they?


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    Probably via IR, also likely via bluetooth or wifi. Not via USB.
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    is one able to attach an external storage device to the ATV2? say i have a movie id like to watch off an external non networked device (ie thumb drive, ext hd etc). Can it be done?

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    Read my post from a few hours ago in this same thread: http://www.hackint0sh.org/f286/22665...htm#post725682

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    Thanks for all the info. BT conectivity for peripherals sounds great,it would be perfect for what I have in mind. I hope ATV app store to run soon Any bet?
    It would be great to have some one developing an installer...this is a really hard stuff, isn't it? Not for a newbie...

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    Default Apps / Pong / BTStack / ATV2

    Here's a simple example of what can be accomplished right now with some existing tools.

    Pong running on ATV2 with a WiiMote as a Controller using BTStack.
    Pong on the Apple TV2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    In order set yourself up for Development (Jailbreak required obviously for installing Lowtide frappliances)
    1. Get XCode from Apple
    Download Xcode - Apple Developer

    2. Compile and install the example Frappliance (app) from NitoTV:
    http://nitosoft.com/ATV2/helloWorld.zip

    for details how to build etc. see:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...1&postcount=45

    For instance, you might need to install ldid:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost...7&postcount=75

    When you get up to speed check the following resources: BTStack by Mathias Ringwald, Beigelist by DHowett, Tom Cool etc.
    https://github.com/DHowett/beigelist
    https://github.com/tomcool420
    matthias.ringwald - Project Hosting on Google Code

    For instance in the BTStack repository (svn checkout http://btstack.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ btstack-read-only) you will find the WiimoteOpenGLDemo:
    http://code.google.com/p/btstack/sou...MoteOpenGLDemo

    Some more HelloWorld type Frappliances (but not as complete as the one above):
    http://nitosoft.com/ATV2/frappliance_test.zip
    http://brandon-holland.com/downloads...0.1-src.tar.gz
    Last edited by Carlington; 02-23-2011 at 10:44 AM.

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