Installed codecs on ATV - now what?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tdotto, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. tdotto macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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


    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.

    Never heard of that....
     
  3. tdotto thread starter macrumors member

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    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.*.***
     
  4. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    contact me, I might be able to help you.
    Check my signature for my email.

    Tom
     
  5. tdotto thread starter macrumors member

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  6. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    That is a problem with your user profile.email me at appletvandmoreATgmailDOTcom
     

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