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

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.

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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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  • Or Spend the extra money on a Mac Mini

    That's what I did and I love it. I went Plex though as it seems a little more mature and is VERY girlfriend friendly.

    I think Boxee is the future but it is not as "clean" to operate as Plex yet and the Music organization is very lacking. Music orginization was just important to me as Hulu and Revision 3.

    The lack of an "App Store" was the deal breaker for me with XBMC.

    I love the fact that the Mini allows you to play DVDs and quickly organize photos with iPhoto. The less electronics the better in a crowded condo. I also wanted to avaoid the cat and mouse jailbreak game with Apple
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