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[MacMerc] aTV Flash Apple TV hack updated

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If you're one of those people who has the minerals to install non-Apple software on his Apple TV, you may be interested to know that the USD$59.95 aTV Flash USB drive has been upgraded to version 2.2 .

aTV Flash allows your Apple TV to...
  • Play most video formats (DivX, Xvid, AVI, WMV, RMVB + more)
  • Play DVD files WITHOUT converting them
  • Sync, organize and watch non-iTunes video files
  • Browse the web with a Safari based web browser
  • Rent & watch Hi-Def movies from Jaman.com
  • Stream media from UPnP(v1) media servers
  • View local weather forecasts
  • View RSS Feeds
  • Enable SSH access
It's able to do all this without messing with the original Apple TV code or making it necessary to void your warranty. Maybe you don't need that many minerals after all.
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something about paying 60 bucks for a flash drive with a bunch of free utilities on it makes me a sad panda
    
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Well, if they're all free, somebody's bound to create a copycat...
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hmm, idea forming...

EDIT: anyway... the software components that the aTV Flash installs (ATVFiles, nitoTV, MediaCloud, Sapphire, Couch Surfer, Jaman Movies, video codecs (Perian, Flip4Mac, Mplayer etc...) are all freely available from the site: http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/

so anyone with an appleTV can get the stuff on this flash drive for free, but they are going to have to configure each one on their own.

This site has a lot of other how-tos on appleTV hacking as well. Enjoy!
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