appleTV hacks gone quiet!?!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by speakerwizard, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    havnt noticed much on the apptv hacks front lately, i would love to see a version of the software with dvd capabilities and add it to a mac mini, (eyetv would also be nice) so anyone heard of anything interesting lately?
     
  2. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    From what I understand, a group of individuals are testing a hack that will install a menu item that will allow you to download any of the available plug-ins (hacks) that are out there. Apparently you will be able to do the install without opening the box up.

    Once this happens, it will be much easier for anyone to install the hacks without voiding the warranty.
     
  3. clevin macrumors G3

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    i though OSX system is difficult to hack? doing it wirelessly would be nice tho.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    :rolleyes: they're talking about doing it from a USB stick, using the built in restore functionality, install the plugin that will then let you install other code. Nothing to do with "hacking OSX" wirelessly.

    B
     
  5. speakerwizard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    we need a nice installer package, that does codecs, eyetv etc, that'd be nice, not that i have one just yet
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    u still need a bootable OSX environment that can interact with appletv, which, in my opinion, is beyond what average user can do. but again, maybe average appletv users don't need xvid/divx at all, who knows.
     
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  8. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Wouldn't any OS that can read/write HFS be sufficient?
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    You are probably right. altho extra learning curve of a different OS (Linux etc,) might not be easy for some ppl.
     
  10. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    nope, we're in the eye.
    furry of hacks only to be followed by greater hacks later on.


    question:
    what more do you want your :apple:TV to do?
     
  11. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    If the AppleTV hackers take a clue from the TiVo hackers, they'll make an image that easily installs to a USB drive that will simply ask the user a few questions (like "would you like SSH enabled?", "would you like the PERIAN codecs installed?", etc) and then do all the work behind the scenes via scripts.

    We'll see. :)
     
  12. princealfie macrumors 68030

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  13. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    I can imagine getting Linux running vlc going on the :apple:tv
     
  14. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Any sort of magic abilities will do.

    Oh and it should allow for integration with an iPod via the USB port.
    eg: I plug in my step-nephew's iPod and we can all watch his movies and listen to his music via :apple:TV without first accessing the host mac.
     
  15. JAT macrumors 603

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    How about.....match up to my TV? I haven't missed anything, right? It still won't do any decent HD?
     
  16. d1g174l macrumors newbie

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    easy:
    I want it to mount the external USB port from within the native install. This would enable both external media storage (there's an unclaimed $1000 bounty on this one) and eventually, the use of external DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-Ray drives.

    harder question:
    Does the AppleTV video card support HDCP?

    d1g174l
     
  17. iW00t macrumors 68040

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    OS X has been hacked recently via Safari, nothing hard about it :rolleyes:
     
  18. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I believe HDCP is a requirement of HDMI, so one would think so. However, the AppleTV doesn't have the horsepower to decode HD DVD or Blu-ray. It can barely manage 720p24 H.264 Main Profile, to say nothing of the codecs (and frame sizes) used on those sorts of media.
     

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