How-to: Install boxee and XBMC on the Apple TV

Summary:If you have an Apple TV and you're tired of transcoding your media to H.264 you owe it to yourself to check out boxee and XBMC.

If you have an Apple TV and you're tired of transcoding your media to H.264 you owe it to yourself to check out boxee and XBMC. They take the Apple TV to the next level allowing it to play video in AVI, DivX, XVID formats and even stream content from the Internet.

Apple TV content is still playable but the Patchstick adds a whole new world of functionality and social elements to the platform. This YouTube video by Dave Mathews (no relation) show you how to set up boxee on your Apple TV. All you need is an Apple TV, a quality USB flash drive, then simply follow the instructions here.

Tip: Stuart Pomerantz

Topics: Hardware, Apple, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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