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= Installation Instructions for XBM =
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBMC XBMC Media Center] is a free cross-platform media player software and entertainment system application framework for Linux, Mac (Leopard, Tiger, and Apple TV), Windows, as well as the Xbox. XBMC is capable of playing back all popular video, audio, and picture formats out-of-the-box.
  
A short and sweet install guide for XVMC Beta 1 "Atlantis"for AppleTV Take2
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== Automatic Installation ==
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=== ATV USB Creator Technique ===
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http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_for_Mac_on_Apple_TV
  
== Requirements ==
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=== XBMC Launcher Technique ===
*AppleTV Firmware 2.1
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See [[XBMC Launcher]] page, it lets you install both Boxee and XBMC.
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== Manual Installation ==
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A short and sweet install guide for XBMC Media Center 8.10 "Atlantis" for Apple TV Take2
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=== Requirements ===
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*Apple TV OS 2.1 or later
 
*[[ssh]]
 
*[[ssh]]
 
*[[NitoTV]]
 
*[[NitoTV]]
 
*Read/write enabled for OSBoot ([[Mount_ReadWrite]]).
 
*Read/write enabled for OSBoot ([[Mount_ReadWrite]]).
  
== Actual Instructions ==
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=== Instructions ===
*Download the Mac version of XBMC [http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=87054&package_id=283294&release_id=626840]
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SSH into the AppleTV
*Mount the disk image and copy it to your desktop
 
*Rename it to "XBMC"
 
*Open the terminal, type
 
<pre>scp -1</pre>
 
Now drag and drop the XBMC installer onto the terminal window.  Your terminal window should now look something like this:
 
<pre>scp -1 /Users/username/Desktop/XBMC.mpkg</pre>
 
Now append frontrow@''your.appletv.ip.address'' to make it look like this:
 
<pre>scp -1 /Users/username/Desktop/XBMC.mpkg frontrow@192.168.1.ipaddress</pre>
 
*When done copying SSH into the AppleTV
 
<pre>
 
ssh -1 frontrow@192.168.1.ipaddress
 
</pre>
 
*Run the installer
 
<pre>
 
installer -pkg /XBMC.mpkg -target /
 
</pre>
 
The output should be something like:
 
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
installer: Package name is XBMC for Mac
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installer -pkg XBMC.mpkg -target /
installer: Installing onto volume mounted at /.
 
installer: The install failed.
 
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
Ignore that last bit about installation failing, a perl post-install script has failed to run because perl is missing
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Ignore the message about installation failing, a perl post-install script has failed to run because perl is missing
  
 
This installs ;
 
This installs ;
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/Applications/XBMC.app
 
/Applications/XBMC.app
 
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</pre>
make a sym link from /Applications to ~/Applications so NitoTV app launcher can see it
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Make a sym link from /Applications to ~/Applications so NitoTV app launcher can see it
 
<pre>
 
<pre>
 
ln -s /Applications/XBMC.app /Users/frontrow/Applications/XBMC.app
 
ln -s /Applications/XBMC.app /Users/frontrow/Applications/XBMC.app
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== References/External Links ==
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=== Notes ===
*XMBC Download [http://xbmc.org/download]
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Attempts to get it running as-is on safe updated 1.1 ATV have come up short. Of course, this is to be expected.
*Forum Instructions [http://xbmc.org/forum/showthread.php?t=37345]
 
 
 
== Etc ==
 
Attempts to get it running as-is on safe updated 1.1 ATV have come up short. Of course, this is to be expected,
 
  
 
Here's the error in CrashReporter.log:
 
Here's the error in CrashReporter.log:
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   Reason: Incompatible library version: XBMC requires version 7.0.0 or later, but libiconv.2.dylib provides version 5.0.0
 
   Reason: Incompatible library version: XBMC requires version 7.0.0 or later, but libiconv.2.dylib provides version 5.0.0
 
</pre>
 
</pre>
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== References/External Links ==
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* http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_for_Mac_on_Apple_TV
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* http://code.google.com/p/atvusb-creator/
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* http://xbmc.org
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* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XBMC
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* http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_Online_Manual
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* http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=Frequently_Asked_Questions
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* http://xbmc.org/forum/
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== See Also ==
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*[[boxee]]
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*[[NitoTV]]
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*[[XBMC Launcher]]
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Latest revision as of 14:17, 6 February 2010

XBMC Media Center is a free cross-platform media player software and entertainment system application framework for Linux, Mac (Leopard, Tiger, and Apple TV), Windows, as well as the Xbox. XBMC is capable of playing back all popular video, audio, and picture formats out-of-the-box.

Automatic Installation

ATV USB Creator Technique

http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_for_Mac_on_Apple_TV

XBMC Launcher Technique

See XBMC Launcher page, it lets you install both Boxee and XBMC.

Manual Installation

A short and sweet install guide for XBMC Media Center 8.10 "Atlantis" for Apple TV Take2

Requirements

Instructions

SSH into the AppleTV

installer -pkg XBMC.mpkg -target /

Ignore the message about installation failing, a perl post-install script has failed to run because perl is missing

This installs ;

/Applications/XBMC.app

Make a sym link from /Applications to ~/Applications so NitoTV app launcher can see it

ln -s /Applications/XBMC.app /Users/frontrow/Applications/XBMC.app

Launch it under NitoTV

setting-> appearance-> resolution and pick the one with (FullScreen)

Notes

Attempts to get it running as-is on safe updated 1.1 ATV have come up short. Of course, this is to be expected.

Here's the error in CrashReporter.log:

Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libiconv.2.dylib
 Referenced from: /mnt/Scratch/Users/frontrow/Applications/XBMC.app/Contents/Mac OS/XBMC
  Reason: Incompatible library version: XBMC requires version 7.0.0 or later, but libiconv.2.dylib provides version 5.0.0

References/External Links

See Also