How do I copy files to the Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ThomasBags, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. ThomasBags
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    Okay, I see all these instructions for installing applications and whatnot to the Apple TV but I have NO idea how to get these files on there!
    How do you do this, and can it be done without removing the hard drive?
     
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    What exact Apple TV (flat, grey box or black, small box) do you have and what OS do you use on your computer (Mac OS X or Windows)? Do you have iTunes?
     
  3. Intell
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    The new (2010) Apple TV does not have a hard drive. It must be jailbroken using PwnageTool on a Mac. Then you use SSH to upload files.
     
  4. ThomasBags
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    Well I have an old Apple TV, which I thought you could figure out.

    But yes I have iTunes, Windows 7 and XP machines, and working Tiger and Snow Leopard virtual machines.
     
  5. ThomasBags
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    K how do I use SSH to do this
     
  6. spinnerlys
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    No need, if the following is true:


    Is your Apple TV not recognised by iTunes? How do you connect the Apple TV to your PC? Does the User Guide give you no clue?
     
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    Goolgle ATVFlash and atvusb-creator. One is paid and one is free. They'll get you where you need to go.
     
  8. ThomasBags
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    talking about adding PLUGINS for a HACKED apple TV

    I don't really care about moving apple propitiatory video files to it, what's the fun in that
     
  9. ThomasBags
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    k I'm not sure if anyone picked up on this yet, but my Apple TV is already hacked and stuff

    I just need to figure out how to access it and add new plugins and such
     
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    How has it been hacked?
     
  11. ThomasBags
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    basic patchstick hack with ssh boxee and xbmc

    still need to know how to remotely access the apple tv though

    on a side note, anyone know how to fix connecting to other windows pcs but being blocked by needing a username/pass
     

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