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A Quick Tip by TeamAWAC

  • Jan 21, 2011
The XBMC group has just announced a release of their software that will run on all [jailbroken] iOS devices. The already awesome AppleTV just cranked the volume up to 11!
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January 25, 2011
I managed to jailbreak my AppleTV last night using the Seas0nPass software. After that, the XBMC install was easy. I was getting some stuttering at first when watching movies encoded with DTS, but after finding a fix to allow DTS and Dolby Digital pass-through, video playback was smooth. Now my entire media library is available through the AppleTV.  Navigating the menus isn't quite as fast and as smooth as the native AppleTV interface, but the additional capabilities are more than worth it.  Can't wait to see what additional hacks are around the corner!
 
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XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, and the original Xbox. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages.
 
While XBMC functions very well as a standard media player application for your computer, it has been designed to be the perfect companion for your HTPC. Supporting an almost endless range of remote controls, and combined with its beautiful interface and powerful skinning engine, XBMC feels very natural to use from the couch and is the ideal solution for your home theater.
 
Currently XBMC can be used to play almost all popular audio and video formats around. It was designed for network playback, so you can stream your multimedia from anywhere in the house or directly from the internet using practically any protocol available. Use your media as-is: XBMC can play CDs and DVDs directly from the disk or image file, almost all popular archive formats from your hard drive, and even files inside ZIP and RAR archives. It will even scan all of your media and automatically create a personalized library complete with box covers, descriptions, and fanart. There are ...
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