AppleTV 1 (silver) - Is it possible to remove some of the default add-ons?

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SpaceCoyote Offline
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I am in the process of setting up my ATV 1 to replace my trusty WD TV Live. The plan is to use it solely for TV & Movies playback and with the limited capability of the ATV 1 in mind I am interested in streamlining the XBMC install to remove all the add-ons I know I'll never use, specifically the music oriented ones.

When I go to the add-ons area to remove them, most have the uninstall option greyed out.

Is there any way to change this?
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spiff Offline
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they are system wide installs, hence the greyed out uninstall.

you can get rid of them by nuking them from (assuming linux on the atv1) /usr/share/xbmc/addons
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Yup, Linux install, so that sounds pretty straight forward.

Is there likely to be any knock on effect of just removing them from the file system directly, menus, etc.

Plus I guess the obvious question is, will removing the addons save me memory and cycles?
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no savings. except for service add-ons, add-ons are only running when you manually launch them..

no consequences other than the functionality the add-ons provide disappearing.
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Thanks for the quick response, I'll have a play and see where I end up.
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