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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.
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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.
  
= Installation Instructions for XBMC Media Center =
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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
  
A short and sweet install guide for XVMC Beta 1 "Atlantis"for AppleTV Take2
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=== XBMC Launcher Technique ===
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See [[XBMC Launcher]] page, it lets you install both Boxee and XBMC.
  
''Note:'' There is another guide which uses ATV USB Creator and a Patchstick: http://xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_for_Mac_on_Apple_TV
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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
  
''Note2:'' Another way is to use the [[XBMC Launcher]] technique, I think is easier and you can install boxee and XBMC
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=== Requirements ===
 
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*Apple TV OS 2.1 or later
== Requirements ==
 
*AppleTV Firmware 2.1
 
 
*[[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 ===
 
SSH into the AppleTV
 
SSH into the AppleTV
 
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/Applications/XBMC.app
 
/Applications/XBMC.app
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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/
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
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*[[NitoTV]]
 
*[[NitoTV]]
 
*[[XBMC Launcher]]
 
*[[XBMC Launcher]]
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[[Category:Software]]
 
[[Category:Software]]

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