xbmc time capsule

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ogs, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. ogs macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Hey guys,

    just wondering if anyone can help me with clear step by step instructions on how to add time capsule as a source for xbmc.

    i was successful in jailbreaking, getting xbmc, adding ice films, canada on demand, and some other plug ins.

    i know that if i want hulu and some other content i'd need a vpn, so thats a paid service i can do at any time without hastle.

    so yeah, basically the only thing i'm missing is the time capsule functionality.

    thanks for the help in advance.
  2. immamac macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I don't think it's possible
  3. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011

    I recommend the first alternative.
  4. ogs thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2012
  5. ogs thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2012
    just can't figure out the user name thing... mine only has a password...

    when i went into the airport utility to the disks tab, there's a drop down tab where i can choose accounts, and add an account name that way.

    BUT .... my media isnt there :S
    (checked via MBP, HAVE NOT BOTHERED trying @ATV2)

  6. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    So instead of trying the recommended way and then the alternative solution, you're trying to figure out how to use the alternative solution without even incorporating the ATV2 into the equation?

    Boot up the ATV2, open XBMC, try the recommended way of adding a share. If that doesn't work, try the alternative solution. If you're still having problems, we'll look into it then.
  7. michaelgill, Jul 21, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2012

    michaelgill macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2012
    1. SSH (using Cyberduck or similar) to Apple TV
    (Password: frontrow)

    2. Find sources.xml
    1st Gen: /mnt/Scratch/Users/frontrow/Library/Application Support/XBMC/userdata
    ATV2: /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences/XBMC/userdata (unable to check)

    3. Add source into video section with following XML syntax:
    <name>Time Capsule</name>
    <path>afp://username: password@server.com/share/music/</path>

    NB: No space before password (this site sees colon p without a space as :p!)

    (i). My Time Capsule is ‘Michael Gill’s Time Capsule’
    For me, the username is ‘Michael’ – seems to be the TC's name but only up to first space
    (ii). ‘server.com’ can be replaced by IP address

    e.g. afp://Michael:****@

    4. Overwrite sources.xml on TC and enjoy!

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