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
A short and sweet install guide for XBMC Media Center 8.10 "Atlantis" for Apple TV Take2
Note: There is another guide which uses ATV USB Creator and a Patchstick:
Note2: Another way is to use the XBMC Launcher technique, it is easier and you can install Boxee and XBMC.
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 ;
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)
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