Installed codecs on ATV - now what?

tdotto

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Nov 7, 2007
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So I followed the instructions on Engadget to be able to play XVIDs etc. I got as far as installing the plugins and codecs.

Question 1: How do I get the actual movie files (divx, xvids etc.) to my Apple TV? same as MOV/MP4s via iTunes or some other way? What is the path where I can save the movie files?

Question 2: Do I need to copy and store the files on ATV HD? Can I simply stream files from my PC Desktop to ATV?

Question 3: I am screwing up somewhere in my ssh.plist config.... for when I have that file on the ATV, it fails to boot. If I delete the file, it works ok.
 

tom1971

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So I followed the instructions on Engadget to be able to play XVIDs etc. I got as far as installing the plugins and codecs.

Question 1: How do I get the actual movie files (divx, xvids etc.) to my Apple TV? same as MOV/MP4s via iTunes or some other way? What is the path where I can save the movie files?

ssh via Fugu
you put your movies into the "Movies" sub-folder of the "frontrow" folder


Question 2: Do I need to copy and store the files on ATV HD? Can I simply stream files from my PC Desktop to ATV?
Yes, to do that you need to set up a share using nitoTV and some other commands. This is not really trivial, but there is a solution. PM me for more info.

Question 3: I am screwing up somewhere in my ssh.plist config.... for when I have that file on the ATV, it fails to boot. If I delete the file, it works ok.
Never heard of that....
 

tdotto

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Nov 7, 2007
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Toronto
Thanks Tom
I have followed most if not all instructions from here:

http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Install_SSH

Here's where I am stuck. While trying to SSH into ATV, I receive following error:
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host


My ATV info:
Name: sa_Apple TV (good? bad?)
Software Version: 2.1 (Build: 227)
IP Address: 192.168.*.***