Thinking of ading DivX to AppleTV; Patchstick.ca or ATVFlash?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MrMister111, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    I got an Apple TV for Xmas. I knew it wouldn't play DivX etc. But I'm finding the converting of my stuff to M4 for APpleTv to be a long process.

    I basically want no bells and whistles just a way to play DivX wirelessly over my network. I want to keep the Apple v3 interface etc (wife and kids use it to, so has to be easy!), and just a way to access the files.

    So I have read u[ and bit, and although theres free ways, it seems a ot of manual input to get it all working. I then read about ATVFlash and Patchstick.ca.

    I dont mind paying although they do seem a bit expensive for what I want..ie 1 menu item for access and playing of DivX files

    Anyone got either of these? which is best? any discounts available etc?
    cheers
     
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    ATVFlash is 49.99 per year, patchtstick.ca is 39.99 per year and they include additional functions such as twitter, bittorrent, openvpn etc.
    patchstick.ca offers a free base version to test, ATVFlash does not.
     
  3. mcdermd macrumors regular

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    Make your own patchstick with Perian codecs for free
     
  4. jlasoon macrumors 6502

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    I'm not a coding geek, but even I managed to get get Boxee, XBMC and Perian on my AppleTV without any issues.
     
  5. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok decided on ATV Flash, read around web, and some said about patcchstick support probs. Patchstick was $40/yr, or $70 for lifetime

    Bought the 2yr for $55. I know you can do a own brand install but looks a lot of hassle, and I couldn't be bothered with that. I didn't really want to do this to my AppleTV at all, but to release the rest of the functionality I thought I had to.

    All I have installed is the extra codecs and NitoTV for playing over a wireless network. Easy setup, and couldn't get connected 1st, but ATV support emailed few times to help. Now connected ok.

    Seems a nice easy interface and can then update apps without having to do a full install again.

    I now want a way though of having some cover art as at the moment its just a list of files - anyone?

    cheers
     

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