[APPLE TV] XBMC for Mac (Atlantis Beta 1) on the Apple TV - Printable Version
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- xeonicxpression - 2008-10-02 22:32
turbinez Wrote:ok guys how long would it take to create a patchstick? since i don't have a ppc mac. i was planning on stopping by the apple store and doing it on there machines if the process doesn't take too long.
It took about 10 minutes on the imacs at my school. A part of the time was spent downloading the dmg file. I don't know if the apple store computers are connected to the internet, haven't been in one in a long time, but you need to be in order to make the stick. You can download the dmg file ahead of time I think, but I don't know where.
- turbinez - 2008-10-02 22:34
ok i found an old 512mb sandisk cruzer usb flash drive laying around. how can you t ell if its U3? I open it on my mac and see a file called LaunchU3.exe
will i be able to use this flash drive to make the patchstick?
- davilla - 2008-10-02 23:04
some called "LaunchU3.exe" is a pretty good indication that this flash drive is U3. It will not work so find another.
You don't need any OSX cds. You do need network access to download the AppleTV update. The can be downloaded in advance and you can use the select button to select it.
- turbinez - 2008-10-02 23:13
what flash drive do you recommend i get? will it say on the packaging that its U3 so that i can avoid it?
- davilla - 2008-10-03 00:11
If the Flash drive says "bootable" on the package labeling it should be fine, Don't go larger than 2GB.
- yzeyze - 2008-10-03 01:43
davilla Wrote:XBMCLauncher.frappliance.tar.gz, the tar.gz is a clue that the file is tar'ed and gzipped. Under linux and OSX ;woohoo thanks davilla - worked perfectly.
Now can run XBMC in 1280x720 (what my ATV is set to).
- tuckbodi - 2008-10-03 06:37
davilla Wrote:I only see SapphireAppliance being loaded, you say you do see boxee. Hum, maybe some interaction with SapphireAppliance. If you could just mv SapphireAppliance out of the Finder plugins, reverify xbmc/boxee are present in Finder plugins, then reboot and check to see if they appear.
I had removed Boxee sometime previously.
Okay, through trial and error I figured out a couple of things but in the end I finally got it running.
1) I was having trouble with Safari (3.1.2 on 10.4.11) bringing down a good copy of the file. I figured this out early on and switched to Firefox (how I got Boxee working).
2) With XBMC I was unarchiving it locally on my Mac and then moving it up to the ATV. Finally saw your tar command post and it hit me I should try that. Bingo, it worked.
Thx again for a great plugin!
- thundershare - 2008-10-03 11:55
davilla Wrote:Need to see the console.log
- live4ever - 2008-10-03 16:43
turbinez Wrote:what flash drive do you recommend i get? will it say on the packaging that its U3 so that i can avoid it?Worked with an older generation Sony Microvault 2GB for me.
- xeonicxpression - 2008-10-03 19:34
davilla Wrote:If the Flash drive says "bootable" on the package labeling it should be fine, Don't go larger than 2GB.
I used this 4gb HP stick. It worked like a charm. It was only $20 too. It was the only thing in that price range that I could find that wasn't U3 enabled and was in stock at my local BB.
Edit: I would also like to make a suggestion. On the first post, you should mention that the screensaver in frontrow needs to be disabled. Is there anyway you could make the patchstick disable the screensaver? I kept having to ssh in and reboot the appletv because I kept forgetting to do that.