MP4 movies crash XBMC on my Apple TV 2

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lumberjackjohnn Offline
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I am a newbie when it comes to xbmc and apple tv's but I really need help with this....

I recently purchased an Apple TV 2, installed XBMC. Watching AVI's isn't an issue, just x264 .mp4 movies which is what I want the most so we can watch 720p movies!!!

When I checked the version on the apple tv it had the latest update downloaded to it which I have read is my issue and that installing the latest nightly build is my only option right now which is fine by me!

My question is how do I install the nightly build via ssh? I'm not to great when it comes to using SSH so any help would be great.

Thanks
(This post was last modified: 2011-04-13 01:08 by lumberjackjohnn.)
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To install the nighties follow these steps
INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING/UPDATING THIS BUILD:

Find the IP of the device
$ ssh root@<your iOS IP address>
$ root@<your iOS IP address>'s password: ''enter your password here, it should be "alpine" if you haven't changed it''
$ cd /private/var/tmp
$ wget (url below for LATEST APPLICABLE .DEB)
$ dpkg -i (file from url) (if this fails, run 'apt-get -f install' to resolve dependencies)
$ rm -rf (file from url)

the File from URL is the one within the following link:
http://hadm.net/~keith/xbmc_atv2/

so in this case it would be http://hadm.net/~keith/xbmc_atv2/latest_atv2.deb
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lumberjackjohnn Offline
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This is the part i get stuck at....

$ dpkg -i (file from url) (if this fails, run 'apt-get -f install' to resolve dependencies)

It did fail here, so i simply entered

apt-get -f install

then

rm -rf http://hadm.net/~keith/xbmc_atv2/latest_atv2.deb

after this is would still not play mp4 movies!!!! How can I check that I installed the nightly build correctly?

This is very frustrating!

Thanks
(This post was last modified: 2011-04-13 17:41 by lumberjackjohnn.)
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Code:
wget http://hadm.net/~keith/xbmc_atv2/latest_atv2.deb
dpkg -i latest_atv2.deb
rm -rf latest_atv2.deb

Always read the XBMC_Online_Manual,Frequently_Asked_Questions and search the forum before posting.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting use -> Log_file.
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lumberjackjohnn Offline
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AMET! Thanks a lot you saved me!!! One last quick question...If I want to turn off auto updates from apple which I have heard crashes XMBC how do I do that?
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lumberjackjohnn Wrote:AMET! Thanks a lot you saved me!!! One last quick question...If I want to turn off auto updates from apple which I have heard crashes XBMC how do I do that?

first thing that comes to mind is stickies, have you checked them? Wink

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Good point! I did see something about that on there. My problem is I need to learn command line better to fully understand it.

Thanks for your help though its much appreciated.
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I just updated to the latest version but still have the problem. It's just with mp4 files. Al other video files play just fine. Please some help.
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I know people get weird issues/crashes if they have the Firecore Mediaplayer installed. Make sure that isn't installed.
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jaimeserranoh Wrote:I just updated to the latest version but still have the problem. It's just with mp4 files. Al other video files play just fine. Please some help.

Debug log please

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amet Wrote:Debug log please

Here is my debug log. Thanks for the help

http://pastebin.com/NhTpAYuM
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jaimeserranoh Wrote:Here is my debug log. Thanks for the help

http://pastebin.com/NhTpAYuM

FULL debug log please

firecore player installed?

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dazex Wrote:I know people get weird issues/crashes if they have the Firecore Mediaplayer installed. Make sure that isn't installed.


Anyway to uninstall this if it is currently installed? I would love to narrow this problem down and if that is what is causing mkvs to always crash to home with hardware acceleration on then I want it off.

I'll check in the nitotv thing, I think maybe I saw an uninstall thing there.
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amet Wrote:FULL debug log please

firecore player installed?

I just uninstalled firecore player and now xbmc is working fine. Still, here is my full debug log

Thanks.
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jaimeserranoh Wrote:I just uninstalled firecore player and now xbmc is working fine. Still, here is my full debug log

Thanks.

I can confirm also that this is the case and that was causing the problems. Oh btw a hint, click right to get to the menu to uninstall. For some reason that wasn't obvious to me at first.
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