Perian on the apple tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gillilandboy, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. gillilandboy macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2007
    St. Louis MO
    Hello all,

    I am thinking about buying an Apple TV and I would like to make it so I can take the plugins from perian and use them on the Apple TV. I have been read A LOT and it seems with all of these hacks you have to install a full blown copy of os x on your Apple TV. I also read a guide where you could SSH into your Apple TV but you have to open it up and all that. I basically want to be able to play most common formats on my Apple TV with out opening it.

    Thanks for the help,
  2. wmealer macrumors regular

    May 7, 2006
    Opening up your :apple:tv has been unnecessary for several months now. I hacked mine via the patchstick method, by following the step-by-step Beginner's Guide at the AwkwardTV wiki. Requires the 1.0 firmware... many of the hacks will not work on a factory 1.1 box.

    I would post the link, but I'm at work, and hacking sites are blocked.
  3. mr_matalino macrumors 6502a


    Oct 14, 2005
    The full version of Mac OSX is not required for Perian.

    Have fun reading.
  4. GeekLawyer macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2007
    The post is coming from inside the house!
    Depending on what happens tomorrow in the way of product announcements, I may do the same to my AppleTV. Thanks for the resources.

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