atv 1st gen ques:

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by j2048b, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2009
    I have used atv flash and it is pretty cool, never hacked one of these before but did it recently!

    how would one go about mounting the atv hard drive on my mac? I know it can be done, not sure how though? i want to be able to see the drive and drag and drop movies and stuff onto it!

    also why does xbmc suck so bad? every movie is half the size and looks all grainy!

    also with atv flash does it activate the usb port?

    i have installed almost everything on this thing:
    firefox (where the heck is it?)

    thanks for the answers to a ton of ques!

  2. martin1000 macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2005
    Washington, D.C.
    I can answer one of your questions. ATV flash does activate the USB port. I have a 1TB hard drive connected to my AppleTV so that I don't have to stream.
  3. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2009
    thanks i appreciate it!
  4. milbournosphere macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Check to see that the streaming bitrate/quality settings are correct. Usually apps like Plex or XMBC will use a lower bitrate by default.
  5. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2009
    where r those settings in xbmc?

  6. natethomas1 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2011
    XBMC doesn't use a media streamer like plex. It allows the hardware to do all the decoding itself, so this is likely not the problem.

    Ordinarily, I'd suggest, if you're running the AppleTV 1, that you buy a CrystalHD card and a special version of XBMC that's linux based that plays really nice with your hardware. However, that doesn't seem to be an option with atv flash. My next suggestion is to ask on their boards.

    People over there might know what's going on with the version of XBMC you're running.
  7. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    If you are serious about hacking it install linux xbmc and a chd as was said previously.

    Can be done a number of ways but if your going to do it don't bother doing it half-assed. Just do it.

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