Apple TV [Am I missing something] Plex on the ATV2 done via a JB iDevice (+AirVideoEnabler)

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by gianly1985, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. gianly1985 macrumors 6502a

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    You could JB your ATV2 and and install a beta-ish (or even alpha-y), buggy Plex plug-in to stream un-converted live-transcoded stuff from a Mac/PC with Plex Media Server running.

    Or you could install a proper non-beta-ish Plex client from the APPSTORE:

    http://appshopper.com/entertainment/plex

    on your JB iDevice and, thanks to the recent AirVideoEnabler tweak available on Cydia, you could beam movies via Airplay from the iDevice running Plex to the ATV2. This saves you from JB-ing your ATV2. You still need a Mac with Plex Media Server to live-transcode videos and send them to the iDevice.

    Mac [Plex Media Server] ------> iDevice [Plex from the Appstore + Cydia AirVideoEnabler] ------AIRPLAY-----> ATV2

    I don't own an ATV2, this is just speculation.

    Am I missing something? Has anybody already tried this?
     
  2. Evgenyy macrumors regular

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    That's what I thought too until I updated my ATV and installed airvideoenabler. It doesn't work as Plex app uses a custom player. I think another hack AllPlay works with Air Video but still no support for Plex. I am back to JBroken ATV with Plex on it...
     
  3. dongmin macrumors 68000

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    The AirVideoEnabler is a hack that applies to all video/audio apps on your iPhone/iPad/iPod?

    Has anyone tried this with their VLC app on their iPhone 4 (my preferred method for playing avi videos on my iphone)?
     
  4. BlindSpoTT macrumors newbie

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    so after you updated your atv2, is it still jailbreakable with pwnagetool 4.2.1? or did you have to downgrade it to the original FW?
     
  5. BlindSpoTT macrumors newbie

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    no, you can not use AirVideoEnabler with VLC app. it only works on apples stock video player. VLC, and Netflix use a custom video player.
     
  6. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    waiting for this answer as well, I don't want to upgrade, until I know I can get plex back
     
  7. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think pwnage tool has been updated to jailbreak :apple:TV on 4.2.1 yet...
     
  8. Karnivore macrumors 6502

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    It won't work because Plex, just like Air Video and StremToMe, use propriatory players which are not supported by AirPlay, yet.
     
  9. BlindSpoTT macrumors newbie

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    Well the new update for the AppleTV is only 4.1 now. The original is 4.0.
     
  10. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    so you were able to update the ATV and put plex back?
     
  11. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    The filename is called AppleTV2,1_4.2_8C150_Restore.ipsw. So it's a version of the 4.2 firmware, which is not yet jailbreakable on the apple TV as far as I know.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, I'd love to jailbreak it and put plex back on! :)
     
  12. gcmexico macrumors 6502a

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    there is another thread about this in the forums....as of now there is no way to upgrade the Appletv and put plex back...have to wait for the jailbreak of the new firmware
     
  13. FoxMcCloud macrumors 6502a

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    Im waiting for Plex on AppleTV

    I was hoping I could Airplay from Plex on my iPhone/iPad to the AppleTV as an interim measure 'till Plex on AppleTV, im a little disappointed.

    Still, the full AppleTV app would obviously be preferable.
    Stream from Mini to AppleTV is better than from Mini to iPhone to AppleTV.
     
  14. fpnc macrumors 68000

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    For VLC it probably wouldn't work even if it was using the standard video player. VLC doesn't transcode video into H.264 (which would be needed for AirPlay to work). VLC does offer direct playback from a variety of non-iOS-native video formats/codecs but none of those will work on a stock Apple TV. So even if you could stream VLC's output it wouldn't play on the Apple TV. This is significantly different than the way video transcoders like Air Video, StreamToMe, and Plex operate (where the Mac/PC converts the video into H.264 which is then streamed to the iOS device).
     

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