apple tv 2 question

  Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Post Reply
lazo696 Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 0
Post: #1
does the apple tv 2 stream from the internet hd movies without lagging
or buffering
or does this all do with adding a hd video card to the apple tv's
thanks
find quote
jhsrennie Offline
Team-XBMC Developer
Posts: 7,248
Joined: Nov 2008
Reputation: 119
Location: Chester, UK
Post: #2
The ATV2 plays HD films just fine. Whether they will stream from the Internet depends on the speed of your Internet connection.

JR
find quote
lazo696 Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 22
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 0
Post: #3
hi so the apple tv 2 for HD does not require me installing a Broadcom Crystal HD card.
find quote
Memphiz Offline
Team-Kodi Developer
Posts: 11,169
Joined: Feb 2011
Reputation: 113
Location: germany
Post: #4
No (not even possible) but the content has to be in h.264 encoded to get the hardware decoder happy. Else only SD resolutions are able to be decoded.

AppleTV2/iPhone/iPod: HowTo find debug logs and everything else which the devs like so much: click here
HowTo setup NFS for XBMC: Wiki NFS
HowTo configure avahi (zeroconf): Wiki Avahi
READ THE IOS FAQ!: iOS FAQ
find quote
Ned Scott Offline
Team-Kodi Wiki Guy
Posts: 21,143
Joined: Jan 2011
Reputation: 276
Location: Arizona, USA
Post: #5
Apple TV 1 (silver) needs the Broadcom Crystal HD card, but can do more codecs when compared to the ATV2.

Apple TV 2 (black) does not require any hardware modification, but can only do h.264 (this is mostly all you need)

I need a little compare page that I need to update that gives the basic idea, but remember that the ATV1 and ATV2 are two very different beasts that share the same name:

ATV comparison guide

You can make easy links to the XBMC wiki using double brackets around common XBMC words: [[debug log]] = debug log, [[Video library]] = Video library, [[SMB]] = SMB , [[userdata]] = userdata, etc
find quote