How to play xvid?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by California King, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. California King macrumors 65816

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    So after I SSH'd into my ATV and install the Perian plugins to play xvid files, how exactly would I get the video files onto my ATV? It won't go through iTunes, so does that mean I need an external HD? I tried a USB stick, but nothing pops up when I put it in. Please help
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Funny, I was looking at xserve earlier and xvid somehow came up. Then this article and it actually pertains to your question.
     
  3. California King thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, but do you or anyone else have an updated tutorial? That one's from 2007 and doesn't explain how to do it on the newer ATVs.
     
  4. OldMike macrumors 6502

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    I have been running XBMC and Boxee on my Apple TV, and love it.

    I use the Apple TV interface for music, pictures and youtube. I use the XBMC interface for watching all of my movies. It is the best of both worlds since I had converted a lot of my movies to XVID when I was on Windows. I stream from my iMac to the Apple TV via wireless. The only files I actually store on my Apple TV are pictures.

    XBMC allows you to watch pretty much any format, even DVD iso. I was pretty impressed by the fact that I can stream an uncompressed DVD iso via wireless without a hiccup.

    So far, the only thing I use Boxee for, really, is to use ShoutCast to listen to some stations...

    For info on how to install XBMC and Boxee, follow the instructions at this link:
    http://www.xbmc.org/wiki/?title=XBMC_for_Mac_on_Apple_TV#HOW-TO_install_XBMC_on_your_Apple_TV

    For me, the Apple TV + XBMC is excellent. The only functionality that it does not provide is NetFlix, but that has to do with the issue of Silver Light running on the Apple TV...
     

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