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RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - darthdiablo - 2012-04-30 17:41
Fake, fake, and fake.
(2012-04-30 17:11)Saux64 Wrote: most likely fake since firecore says nothing about it, i took it from a comment in appletvhacks
It indeed is fake, You might want to remove (edit) the link just in case that site has malicious scripts running
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - Jean-Max - 2012-04-30 18:09
(2012-04-30 15:26)darthdiablo Wrote: Instead of returning it fo refund, I sent out an email at work to see if anyone is willing to trade their ATV2 for my ATV3, and I found someone willing, and I now have an ATV2 which is now running XBMC. Yay :-DCan your ATV2 "jailbreaked", play HD 1080p videos with XBMC ?
Thanks for the info
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - darthdiablo - 2012-04-30 18:40
(2012-04-30 18:09)Jean-Max Wrote:(2012-04-30 15:26)darthdiablo Wrote: Instead of returning it fo refund, I sent out an email at work to see if anyone is willing to trade their ATV2 for my ATV3, and I found someone willing, and I now have an ATV2 which is now running XBMC. Yay :-DCan your ATV2 "jailbreaked", play HD 1080p videos with XBMC ?
No, it will not play 1080p in XBMC but it's irrelevant to me as even though I have 55" TV, i cannot really tell difference between 1080p vs 720p video. Maybe my eyes aren't as sharp as other "resolution whores" out there, but I'm happy just with the fact that my AppleTV2 can do XBMC now.
When they finally JB ATV3 (which very well might be months away still), I have the option of upgrading by buying new ATV3 and ebaying off my ATV2, but I doubt that'll happen.
Edit: I might be wrong about what I said. See http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBMC_for_iOS_specific_FAQ#Formats
It sounds as if I *can* play 720p and UP, as long as I use hardware decoding (H.264). That is awesome! Nearly my entire library is in H.264 anyway
Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - Memphiz - 2012-04-30 19:09
plays 1080p h.264 ( if encoded within the specs) but outputs only 720p (hardware limitation).
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - Jean-Max - 2012-05-02 09:28
Excuse me for this "out of XBMC subject question", from my "Apple" friend :
-> With ATV3, how can we have better 1080p HD video quality ?
-(1)- Linking ATV3 to MAC Pro with ethernet cat6 cable instead of WiFi ?
-(2)- Modify inside ITUNE software setting in MAC pro, the compression level of 1080p HD video (possible ?)
Thanks for your experience
PS : If my friend cannot have better 1080p HD video quality with his ATV3, he will look about an other media-player like ZBOX + XBMC
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - Ned Scott - 2012-05-02 10:47
(2012-05-02 09:28)Jean-Max Wrote: Hello,
As it is right now and for probably the next few months at least, he will have nothing because XBMC does not run on the ATV3. It won't run on it until there is a jailbreak.
In theory, yes, the ATV3 should provide 1080 playback, and have more CPU power for some HD codecs that are done in software. We don't know what exactly that means for XBMC until XBMC is tested on the hardware for the very first time.
Using wired ethernet is recommended over wifi.
XBMC doesn't use iTunes on the desktop at all.
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - Jean-Max - 2012-05-02 18:27
Yes, I know that XBMC doesn't use ITUNES
.. but my question "out of XBMC subject" was about ITUNES itself in MAC world :
-> Can ITUNE be set to store HD 1080 videos with a compression not so degrading ? (*)
Nb: When ATV3 will be jailbreaked (nothing is impossible), installing XBMC on ATV3 and reading the distant 1080 HD videos stored on the distant networked MAC would be the final solution
But actually, and waiting this future time, it would be useful to try to have better HD 1080 videos through the actual ATV3.. (*)
Thanks for any ideas and for MAC lovers experiences
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - blubberx - 2012-05-02 21:21
Pardon me if I'm wrong on this. But isn't it a key feature o0f the ATV3 to provide now 1080p playback? Also Apple now offers 1080p Movies and TV shows on iTunes. So yes, the ATV is able to play 1080p movies.
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - crawl - 2012-05-02 22:48
(2012-05-02 18:27)Jean-Max Wrote:
iTunes doesn't set the compression of videos, or change the video when you import it into the iTunes library. There are no settings to do what you're asking because it's not a function of iTunes. You can configure what resolution of videos you'd like to get when you rent/buy movies from within iTunes. So that if you buy a movie, you can specify whether you want it in 720p or 1080p. But regarding your existing movies not acquired through iTunes, the iTunes app doesn't/cannot do anything to the quality.
And don't confuse "resolution" with "quality". 720p and 1080p refer to the resolution (shape and size) of the video, not the quality. The quality is determined/set by whatever program was used to rip the movie in the first place. So if you don't like the quality of the movies, you'll have to re-rip the movies again from the source. If you used a program like Handbrake to rip the video from say a retail Bluray disc, you would specify in Handbrake what video quality you would like the video to have. Obviously the higher the quality, the bigger the file size, and the longer it will take to rip. If it's not good enough after ripping it, you'll have to redo it with higher quality settings.
So if you want "better HD 1080 videos", you'll have to re-rip them from the source. iTunes won't help you.
Also, keep in mind that you don't need iTunes to play videos from a remote networked Mac. For that, all you have to do is setup a network share on the remote networked Mac, and tell XBMC to look at that specific remote share for videos. No iTunes necessary.
RE: Jailbreak Apple TV 3? - darthdiablo - 2012-05-02 23:11
(2012-05-02 21:21)blubberx Wrote: Pardon me if I'm wrong on this. But isn't it a key feature o0f the ATV3 to provide now 1080p playback? Also Apple now offers 1080p Movies and TV shows on iTunes. So yes, the ATV is able to play 1080p movies.
Make sure you understand that there's also discussion of ATV2 in this thread, not just for ATV3, thus the confusion.
ATV3 of course plays 1080p, whereas ATV2 cannot (it can process 1080p, but will only output into 720p).