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Has someone already tried Equinux MediaCentral? It's currently the only Mac application that's stable enough to be a recommenable replacement for the AppleTV's Finder.
 
Has someone already tried Equinux MediaCentral? It's currently the only Mac application that's stable enough to be a recommenable replacement for the AppleTV's Finder.
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UPDATE: If you run finder manually over ssh for a couple of seconds every 5 minutes, the machine does not reboot.

Revision as of 18:54, 25 March 2007

How to replace Finder

Find Finder.app on the OSBoot partition. Its in System/Library/CoreServices.

cd /Volumes/OSBoot/System/Library/CoreServices

Rename Finder.app to Finder.app.sav. Copy in your replacement app and rename it to Finder.app.

mv Finder.app Finder.app.sav
cp /<some-path>/CenteraStage.app Finder.app

Now, navigate into its Contents/MacOS folder and copy its bin to Finder.

cd Contents/MacOS
cp CenterStage Finder

For me, CenterStage worked with the remote, but failed to play a movie that I placed /Volumes/Media/Scratch/Users/frontrow/Movies

  • Note: The Watchdog issue is not yet resolved, so the system will reboot after a bit.

UPDATE: CenterStage will play mp4, mov, avi(xvid). The trick is to press and hold select when on the movie of choice.

Has someone already tried Equinux MediaCentral? It's currently the only Mac application that's stable enough to be a recommenable replacement for the AppleTV's Finder.

UPDATE: If you run finder manually over ssh for a couple of seconds every 5 minutes, the machine does not reboot.