Apple TV2 – XBMC semi-nightly build

For the adventurous, you might want to explore XBMC semi-nightly builds. There are no new features but sometimes bugs are fixed. Certainly not for the faint hearted. For those who are on iOS 4.3, you might want to explore nighties as it fixed hardware decoding on iOS 4.3.

Before you proceed, ensure that you have installed the XBMC Official Build. Once you get the official build up and running, do the following:

  1. SSH to your Apple TV2
    Hint: use “root” and “alpine” for the username and password respectively
  2. Type “cd /private/var/tmp” without the quotes
  3. Type “apt-get install wget” without the quotes
  4. Type “wget” without the quotes
  5. Type “dpkg -i latest_atv2.deb” without the quotes
  6. Type “rm latest_atv2.deb” without the quotes

You have successfully upgraded the XBMC, reboot both the XBMC and Apple TV2 and you are good to go!


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2 thoughts on “Apple TV2 – XBMC semi-nightly build

  • September 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Hi there,

    Have you tried setting up your ATV2 with your DNS-320 for smb streaming? I’m curious if you have since I have both atv2(xbmc) and just got a DNS-320 which I’m having troubles with xbmc scanning the drive for media. If I search for files I have no problems. Just wondered if you played around with it.


  • September 5, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Hi mike,

    Yes, I did set the XBMC to play videos off a SMB share on my DNS-320. Did you add the network share in your XBMC?

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