[AppleTV] CrystalHD Driver for XBMC Launcher

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andy204 Offline
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This is the easiest way to install the CrystalHD driver onto your AppleTV!

To make this easy install available log into your AppleTV
Code:
ssh frontrow@appletv.local

and enter:
Code:
defaults write com.teamxbmc.xbmclauncher XBMCAdditionalDownloadPlistURLs -array-add http://crystalhd.sartori.at/files/crystalhd.plist

This will add a new download source to your "Downloads" section in Launcher.

Current revision: r174 (Build Date: 20101027)

If you have Problems with a new build, you can enable the last working release CrystalHD r156 (20100826):

Code:
defaults write com.teamxbmc.xbmclauncher XBMCAdditionalDownloadPlistURLs -array-add http://crystalhd.sartori.at/devel/crystalhd.plist

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CrystalHD Installer XBMC Community Forum Thread -
Apple TV CrystalHD Installer Announcement - Broadcom CrystalHD Installer
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(This post was last modified: 2010-10-27 08:54 by andy204.)
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Thanks for the update, andy204!

Once this is tested by a few users, we'll integrate it into Launcher.


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Does it push also the firmware in the ATV?
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sure,

it installs everything you need for working crystalhd environment.

-andy

CrystalHD Installer XBMC Community Forum Thread -
Apple TV CrystalHD Installer Announcement - Broadcom CrystalHD Installer
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Wow this is awesome. I already have it installed on mine. But it cant possibly get any easier than this. Next thing you know one of you guys is gonna come over the house and install it.
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andy204 Wrote:
Code:
defaults write com.teamxbmc.xbmclauncher XBMCAdditionalDownloadPlistURLs -array-add http://crystalhd.sartori.at/files/crystalhd.plist

Great. But what is the reverse command? I managed to put it in two times Rolleyes
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mauzzz Wrote:Great. But what is the reverse command? I managed to put it in two times Rolleyes

read the manual Tongue

Code:
man defaults

i assume it is Smile

Code:
defaults delete com.teamxbmc.xbmclauncher XBMCAdditionalDownloadPlistURLs -array-add http://crystalhd.sartori.at/files/crystalhd.plist

CrystalHD Installer XBMC Community Forum Thread -
Apple TV CrystalHD Installer Announcement - Broadcom CrystalHD Installer
http://www.sartori.at/ - my weblog

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andy204 Wrote:
Code:
defaults delete com.teamxbmc.xbmclauncher XBMCAdditionalDownloadPlistURLs -array-add http://crystalhd.sartori.at/files/crystalhd.plist

Actually it is

Code:
defaults delete com.teamxbmc.xbmclauncher XBMCAdditionalDownloadPlistURLs

The nightlies and crystalhd entries are all removed then. After that you can add again. Thanks Smile
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in the next 2 -3 hours there the download server will be under maintenance.
server switch is upgraded.

-andy

CrystalHD Installer XBMC Community Forum Thread -
Apple TV CrystalHD Installer Announcement - Broadcom CrystalHD Installer
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Is there a known build of XBMC that does not have the wierdness of slowing and speeding up video which seems to be relating to ins and outs of the Crystal Driver?

Its nice to have it installed but I can't really use it.
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garyi Wrote:Is there a known build of XBMC that does not have the wierdness of slowing and speeding up video which seems to be relating to ins and outs of the Crystal Driver?

Its nice to have it installed but I can't really use it.

this appears with some hd content, with sd movies i have no problem at all. i have not found any build that is running 100%. i am sure, that the developers are working on that. lets be happy, that we have a working hardware+driver. the rest will come soon!

-andy

CrystalHD Installer XBMC Community Forum Thread -
Apple TV CrystalHD Installer Announcement - Broadcom CrystalHD Installer
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Hi Andy,

I have tested it and its working like a charm Smile, Thanks!

one comment, since the ATV needs a reboot after the installation, might be a good idea to have the install script do it.

Good job on creating this.

Zeljko


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Amet Wrote:Hi Andy,

I have tested it and its working like a charm Smile, Thanks!

one comment, since the ATV needs a reboot after the installation, might be a good idea to have the install script do it.

Good job on creating this.

Zeljko

why need a reboot? i havent tested that, but i cant imagine why. i am loading the kext in the install script. so it should run without reboot.

CrystalHD Installer XBMC Community Forum Thread -
Apple TV CrystalHD Installer Announcement - Broadcom CrystalHD Installer
http://www.sartori.at/ - my weblog

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Living Room: HFX Micro black - Zotac IONITX G - Intel X25V - Hama remote
Bedroom: Linux AppleTV - CrystalHD
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andy204 Wrote:why need a reboot? i havent tested that, but i cant imagine why. i am loading the kext in the install script. so it should run without reboot.

sorry, my mistake, I missed the

Code:
echo $PW | sudo -S kextload /System/Library/Extensions/BroadcomCrystalHD.kext > /dev/null 2>&1

Ignore my comment.

Zeljko


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Looks like the server is down. Anyone else successful grabbing this file?
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