Problem with XBMC on ATV2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by apatel87, May 15, 2011.

  1. apatel87 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    Hi guys, I have a new ATV2 on the latest firmware jailbroken with SeasonPass and with ATV flash black beta 5 installed on it. I installed XBMC but I seem to have a problem with it crashing almost every time i try to play a movie. Does anyone else have this problem? I know that I didnt have as many problems with XBMC in the past on my jailbroken ATV2 so I am not sure why it is crashing all the time. It usually happens when I try to play a HD movie and these movies are not large files: usually 3 gb encodes around 720p in resolution.

    Any advice/help? Thanks!
  2. Ratatapa macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2011
    I have the saké problème with seasonpass on 4.2.2 didnt had it on 4.2.1

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  3. DrEnalg macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2011
    East Bay, CA
    I had the same problem but then installed the nightly build of XBMC and now it runs much, muuuuuuch better. I JB'd with PwnageTool RC6, IOS 4.2.2 (4.3.3) and haven't messed with Firecore's stuff yet, though.

    Try the nightie before anything else. Of course, don't blame me if it bricks your ATV2.... :)
  4. Enigmafan420 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2008
    Puget Sound, U.S.A.
    Please do share on how to dounload the nightly build. :)
  5. apatel87 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    any advice on how to install the nightly build would be appreciated
  6. ISO:HELP macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2006
    They have wiki information..

    I'm also a total n00b and would love to learn how to install the nightly..

    Also has an official come out yet for 4.3?
  7. apatel87 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2009
    I think this is what you do:
    - ssh to your atv2 as root
    - cd /tmp
    - wget
    - dpkg -i latest_atv2.deb
    - rm latest_atv2.deb
  8. ISO:HELP macrumors regular


    Oct 23, 2006
    Hey man sorry to bother ya..

    Could I borrow your brain on a quick AIM convo about this?

    I have a few questions...Keep reading about script and ssh cyberduck..but I'm to scared to mess something up..I know how to ssh into my atv2...
    just unsure of the process to get the new build..

    Also does the new build come with any benefits? or just less bugs?

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