Avi/DiVX not working with XMBC

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Metrocard, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Metrocard macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010
    Long time reader, first time poster.

    I have installed XMBC (and Boxee) on my Apple TV. I am trying to stream movies from my iMac to these programs, but I can't get either one to play Avi/DiVX files. I can get them to add the iMac as a source, play music/view photos that are in my shared folder, and list off the movie files I have. They play in quicktime on the iMac, so I don't think they are corrupt, but won't play in XMBC nor Boxee.

    I did a factory reset, and reinstalled from the patch stick but still no luck. Needless to say, I am quite frustrated.

    Any suggestions?
  2. Metrocard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010

    Today I tried to play a movie on my Powerbook that was in a shared folder on my iMac. An error came up that said something to the effect of not having sufficient privileged/permission to play the file. Gave me the same error no matter what movie I selected. Could get images and mp3s to play though.

    I presume this is the same error XBMC/Boxee is running into when I try to play movies with the Apple TV. Does anyone know what settings I might need to change?

    Thanks in advance.

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