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Perian on the apple tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gillilandboy, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    Hello all,

    I am thinking about buying an Apple TV and I would like to make it so I can take the plugins from perian and use them on the Apple TV. I have been read A LOT and it seems with all of these hacks you have to install a full blown copy of os x on your Apple TV. I also read a guide where you could SSH into your Apple TV but you have to open it up and all that. I basically want to be able to play most common formats on my Apple TV with out opening it.


    Thanks for the help,
    Michael
     
  2. macrumors regular

    #2
    Opening up your :apple:tv has been unnecessary for several months now. I hacked mine via the patchstick method, by following the step-by-step Beginner's Guide at the AwkwardTV wiki. Requires the 1.0 firmware... many of the hacks will not work on a factory 1.1 box.

    I would post the link, but I'm at work, and hacking sites are blocked.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    mr_matalino

    #3
    The full version of Mac OSX is not required for Perian.

    Have fun reading.
     
  4. macrumors demi-god

    GeekLawyer

    #4
    Depending on what happens tomorrow in the way of product announcements, I may do the same to my AppleTV. Thanks for the resources.
     

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