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* [http://nightlies.mt-daapd.org/appletv.html Running mt-daapd/Firefly (iTunes server) on ATV]
* [http://nightlies.mt-daapd.org/appletv.html Running mt-daapd/Firefly (iTunes server) on ATV]
==How To==
====Hard Drive Preparation====
*[[Backup your original Hard Drive]] Methods of imaging your drive; a key safety measure.
*[[Prepare a Hard Drive]] for use in the AppleTV
====Alternate Bootstrap====
*[http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=634 Boot OS X from an External USB drive] without voiding your warranty! ''(hackint0sh)''
*Enabling [[USB]] and boot from [[USB]] External Hard Drive
====General Software Modifications====
*[[Install SSH]]
**[[Enable SSH Without Opening the Apple TV]]
**[[Install SSH without an Intel Mac]]
*[[Install SU and VI]]
*[[Mount ReadWrite]]
*[[Mount a Remote Drive via AFP]]
*[[Mount a Remote Drive via NFS]]
*[[Mount a Remote Drive via SMBFS]]
*[[Mount a Remote Drive from AirPort Extreme]]
*[[Enable Remote Desktop (VNC)]]
*[[Enable Quartz Extreme and Quartz 2D Extreme]] (To Speed Up Certain Applications)
*[[Enable AFP Server]] (Personal File Sharing)
*[[Enable WebDAV]] (Personal File Sharing - requires apache)
*[[Enable FTP Server]]
*[[Working with ASL]] (Syslog)
*[[Correct Time Zone]]
*[[XAMMP - Apache/MySQL/PHP5/Perl]] Howto install XAMMP on the Apple TV
*[[Install System Preferences]]
*[[Configure Firewall]]
*[[Enable Verbose Boot]]
=====OS Mods=====
*[[Removing unused buttons from the Frontrow menu]]
*[[Replace Finder]]
*[[AppleTV FrontRow on Intel Mac]] Installing ATV's FrontRow 2.0 UI on a Mac
*[[How To 'Enable' Mouse Cursor/Pointer on the AppleTV]]
*Uncompress [[LZSS]] compressed files like mach_kernel.prelink
*Connect the Apple TV to a TV with [[Composite]] (Monochromatic Picture)
*Connect the 2.5" IDE drive to a USB/FW bridge without having to remove it, use a M/M 2.5" ide adapter [http://www.cablesonline.com/44pinmalidc2.html from here]
* Here are some [http://matt.ethereal.net/BarsAndTone/ NTSC color bars] to use when [http://www.videouniversity.com/tvbars2.htm calibrating your TV].
* Some of the additional [[AppleRemote|Apple Remote]] key combinations for the Apple TV

Revision as of 08:48, 10 May 2007

Software - Hardware - Plugins - How-to Guides - Development - Potential Capabilities

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Welcome to the AwkwardTV Wiki

As you probably know, Apple TV is a set-top box manufactured by Apple. Out of the box, it is enabled to stream digital content from any computer running iTunes. As there is little information provided about what is going on "under the hood" of the Apple TV, this is a place to collect and share information.

This website is dedicated to finding additional uses for the Apple TV by (legitimately) enabling its Potential Capabilities, and is a place for the community to share ideas, discoveries and solutions. It is for informational purposes only. AwkwardTV is not responsible if you void your warranty or damage your device.


Plug-ins directory and instructions

Plugin Tutorials For Developers

FRAppliance_101 - Tutorial for creating new PlugIns

FRScreenSaver_101 - Tutorial for creating screen savers. Please read FRAppliance_101 first.

Advanced BackRow Coding - An Ongoing Series
  1. Introduction To Custom Controls
  2. A Custom Layer Controller
  3. A Downloader Controller

Plug-in Developers Note Pad - Snippits of information that may help others.

Alan Quatermain Video Tutorials


You can find us on IRC: #awkwardtv on irc.moofspeak.net. Register your Nick

Please feel free to contribute! We are all learners at this stage ;-)


How To Section

  • How To Section covering Hard Drive Preparation and General Software Modifications.

Latest News

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OS Related

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Outside Awkward


Does anybody fancy upgrading their RAM using a SMD removal kit? http://www.rsrelectronics.com/sdr_smd1.htm


Third party software

Potential Capabilities

Known Issues

Tried & Working Video

  • 720p Xvid
  • 720p Divx (Perian)
  • MKV with VLC (Coming in perian 1.0 for Quicktime)
  • .vob(DVDrip) with VLC (Menu, subtitles, 5.1 surround working). No skip on network play (802.11g) if you setup a buffer in vlc options.
  • MPEG2 using QT MPEG-2 Component. 720p and 1080i playback was very choppy.
  • WMV using Flip4Mac WMV Import component.
  • .vob on a DVD pl
  • Latest svn of Perian works with .srt subtitles.
  • List of file formats working on Apple TV

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