I jailbroke my ATV2, now what?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by spotsphill, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm brand new to the ATV2 JB scene, and all I've done so far is install XBMC (which is great!). What have you guys done with your modified ATV2s!?
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    You have plex, nito tv and xbmc for now and that's it.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    There's also "Groovy" a Grooveshark app for jailbroken apple TVs.

    (I haven't tried it yet myself as I'm waiting for an untethered apple tv jailbreak.)
     
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    I thought groovy was a plugin when you installed Nito Tv.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Purchased ATV Flash (Black) from firecore. 20 bucks for the beta program. Comes with Media player that finds shares very quickly, Couch Surfer Pro which is a basic web browser with trackpad support and an iPad user-agent, LastFM, Weather, a better installer, a fast way to install NitoTV, etc. I'm pretty satisfied with ATV Flash. Worth the $20. Media player is a little choppy on stuff streamed from my USB HD connected Airport EXtreme, but it's only like version 0.4. The plus side is, unlike PleX, you don't need any additional software running on your Mac/PC.

    Installed PleX, but it's still buggy. Some movies stop playing, and when you go back into the app, your progress is gone. Also the desktop server is slow and unreliable, and not great with tagging media files. This would be so much better if other apps could tap into the PleX services.

    Installed Rowmote Server... awesome, works with the iPhone and iPad apps. So much better than the official Apple Remote app.

    Installed RemoteHD Server... cool, supports VNC view on the iPad app with overlay buttons for controlling stuff. Works well with Couch Surfer Pro and XBMC. VNC access is quite slow.

    Installed BTStack for using a bluetooth keyboard. Rowmote is still more useful.

    Installed Main Menu Weather to get the weather forecast on my Top Shelf. Removed the Top Gradient. Very convenient and looks great.

    Installed updateBeGone to get rid of those pesky update dialogs from Apple.

    Installed netatalk so that I could visually access the ATV's filesystem via Finder, and add support for Folder Actions and Hazel automation from my Mac (auto copy media files, screensaver photos, etc.)

    Installed groovy - very happy with it.
     
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  8. macrumors 65816

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    Mines untethered. Probably not the latest firmware though.

    There's a new version of plex out, a lot less buggy.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    I JB my ATV2 with Seas0npass, works just fine. Can you install Plex when you already have XBMC installed, will the two conflict at all?
     
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    No conflicts and both can be installed concurrently, though depending on how large your media collection is, all the metadata, posters, etc. stored for XBMC can eat up a lot of space on the device. The Plex app has a very small footprint on the :apple:Tv2.
     
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    S-Man

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    I'm in the same position as the OP. I JB'd the other day, installed NITOTV but don't know what to do next. I also installed XMBC but don't know how to use it. Where do I play movies from? Does PLEX allow for a Hulu app?
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Install icefilms (streaming movies,tv shows etc) :http://code.google.com/p/anarchintosh-projects/

    Install navi-x (streaming movies, tv-shows etc) :http://website.navi-x.org/downloads.html

    Navi-x is less pretty, but more userfirendly imo.

    Here`s how to install them:http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Unofficial_Add-on_Repositories
     
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    Dustman

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  14. macrumors 601

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    Lets be honest

    If you dont download music or movies for free

    Jailbreaking the atv2 is not for you

    The point of xbmc is to play mkv's 720p & 1080p without dealing with iTunes & mp4 or m4v

    Along with add-ons that let you stream movies & tv shows for free


    So OP unless your into all the above you wont find it useful to jailbreak



    This is not like the iPhone where good Christians can feel good about jailbreaking because they pay for cydia apps


    There are no cydia apps to buy on the appletv2
     
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    VPrime

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    This is oretty wrong. A lot of people rip their physical media and store it on the comouter to stream to the TV. One less DVD, CD what ever to deal with.
    The beniofit of dong this with XBMC is that it has a content scraper where it will sort your content find images, ratings and various other information. It is actually quite useful and makes the whole process more enjoyable.

    So instead of having to find the correct DVD or blue ray, you can sit comfotably on your couch and browse your library and select a movie or show.
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    This.

    I'm taking my macbook pro to the Genius Bar tomorrow for a random shutdown problem. I'm pretty sure I'm going to walk out of the store with an AppleTV in tow for the purpose of streaming my ripped blu ray and TV collection on my mac pro to the TV upstairs (using xbmc or Plex). And that's about all I want it to do. As long as it does this well, it will be worth it for me.
     
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