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  # 439659 15-Feb-2011 10:36
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I haven't been bothered to try the new jailbreak, might just wait until an update comes out for XBMC so I can do it all at once.  On Demand seems a bit flaky at the moment.

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  # 439804 15-Feb-2011 13:46
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I'd only do it for the TVNZ ondemand stuff in XBMC.
So isn't it worth doing for that just yet?

 
 
 
 


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  # 439806 15-Feb-2011 13:48
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TVNZ On Demand works fine, TV3 is flaky but thats a plugin fault which may get resolved soon enough.

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  # 440165 16-Feb-2011 10:54
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PwnageTool for 4.2.1 is out, and is untethered.

http://blog.iphone-dev.org/post/3314130778/whats-in-a-name

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  # 441024 18-Feb-2011 09:26
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myopinion: Yes the Greenpois0n RC6 jailbreak works well on the ATV2. I cant get TV3 on demand to work, but TVNZ on demand does, via XBMC.


Have you had much luck with the TVNZ plugin? When I hit the first break it loops and starts over again, I followed suggestions from the xbmc forums to up the bitrate for the 1500k feeds but seem to have big time buffering issues, but no buffering issues when streaming directly to PC.

Cheers

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# 441040 18-Feb-2011 09:55
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stagnant16:
myopinion: Yes the Greenpois0n RC6 jailbreak works well on the ATV2. I cant get TV3 on demand to work, but TVNZ on demand does, via XBMC.


Have you had much luck with the TVNZ plugin? When I hit the first break it loops and starts over again, I followed suggestions from the xbmc forums to up the bitrate for the 1500k feeds but seem to have big time buffering issues, but no buffering issues when streaming directly to PC.

Cheers


Hi yes I managed to get the TVNZ plugin working though I haven't used it much. No luck with the TV3 one though.

By the way I emailed USVideo.org with my Netflix problem and this was their reply:

"No, there is nothing you can do... Netflix changed the way they check geo location yesterday. We have got it fixed this morning. Everything is running ok now."

They did indeed fix it, worked perfectly last night Cool

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  # 441483 19-Feb-2011 15:18
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rc6.1 seems to fix the wifi issues - by the way does anyone know how to connect a custom VPN (pptp or ssl)?

 
 
 
 


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  # 442042 21-Feb-2011 18:18
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Hey do you guys have the right time zone on xbmc?

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  # 442151 21-Feb-2011 22:27
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Decal, i believe it is the timezone you set your region of your ATV2 in the settings

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  # 442260 22-Feb-2011 10:07
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I have XBMC running on a jailbroken Apple TV 2. It works great for streaming from our desktop machine. We have also loaded the plugins for TVNZ ondemand and TV3 ondemand.

As noted by others, the TV3 plugin basically doesnt work at all (you can see the shows/channels but the stream will not open if selected).

We also have the same issue on TVNZ ondemand where at the end of each segment (where there is a break for ads), the stream loops back to the beginning of the segment - by fast forwarding through the segment the break works and the next segment plays fine, then the same issue occurs at the end of that segment. Overall though - its an amazing addition to the apple TV and well worth the relatively minor hassle of jailbreaking and Im sure these bugs will be ironed out.


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  # 442267 22-Feb-2011 10:23
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Just a quick question... has anyone tried to use BlueTooth keyboards with their jail broken Apple TV?
Entering info with the remote control is really starting to bug me.
Now... I don't have a Bluetooth keyboard, so I don't want to buy one and then discover that it doesn't work.
Any help?

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  # 442353 22-Feb-2011 12:35
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Decal: Hey do you guys have the right time zone on xbmc?



Hey,

There are no regional settings on the Apple TV2.

To change the time to NZ follow below, worked for me.

SSH into ATV2

cd /private/var/db/timezone
rm localtime
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/NZ localtime
killall AppleTV


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  # 442358 22-Feb-2011 12:42
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hereandthere: I have XBMC running on a jailbroken Apple TV 2. It works great for streaming from our desktop machine. We have also loaded the plugins for TVNZ ondemand and TV3 ondemand.

As noted by others, the TV3 plugin basically doesnt work at all (you can see the shows/channels but the stream will not open if selected).

We also have the same issue on TVNZ ondemand where at the end of each segment (where there is a break for ads), the stream loops back to the beginning of the segment - by fast forwarding through the segment the break works and the next segment plays fine, then the same issue occurs at the end of that segment. Overall though - its an amazing addition to the apple TV and well worth the relatively minor hassle of jailbreaking and Im sure these bugs will be ironed out.



Apparenly there is a new version of the plugin on it's way. The current version from what I can determine plays the first segment then has trouble picking up the next because there are multiple files in the smil. (Different resolutions).

You can edit the script to play only 1500k streams but unfortuantly enough hardware decoding is only for h264 and it falls over on TVNZ's HQ strream.


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  # 448207 14-Mar-2011 13:52
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I'm not sure if anyone else has been having instability in XBMC since 4.3 has been released. I was getting crashes every 5 minutes. The fix below solved the problem for me.

http://modmyi.com/forums/appletv/753989-atv-jbn-xbmc-causing-crash.html

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