Hacked ATV, Take 2 & Sorenson

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Exidor, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have posted this question at awkwardtv.org but no one was able to help, so I thought I'd try here. I have a hacked AppleTV running Take 2 and I have ATV Files and Perian installed. ATV Files will play most of my vids but it won't play any encoded with the Sorenson Video 3 codec. It used to back in the 1.1 days, though. I am wondering what has changed and if there is a codec I can drop in somewhere or something else I can do to get it to work again. A lot of the video that I watch is encoded with Sorenson 3 and I would like to avoid converting it all.

    BTW, NitoTV will play these files, but it's so wonky that I prefer using ATV Files if I can get it to work.

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    sorry, I never heard about that format.
    Can you play these files on your mac ?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, my mac plays them fine. Sorenson used to be a pretty big deal with QuickTime back before h.264 kind of took over. Some people still use it though.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    did you try copying over the codecs from your mac to the respective ATV folder?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I did try that, but I'm not 100% sure I did it right. Plus, I'm using a G5 and I don't know if there's a difference between it's codecs and the codecs for an Intel.
     

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