Updated: XBMC update for iDevice/AppleTV2
We expected a good amount of interest from the last post, but the response was overwhelming.
As a result, we have been hard at work fixing bugs and adding missing features from the first release. So here it is, v2 of XBMC for your AppleTV2/iDevices.
Update: A last-minute build-bug caused the SMB+Live Essentials fix to be left out. This is fixed now, users still experiencing this bug should update to get the fix.
- GUI speedup
- Webserver enabled
- RTMP support
- AC3/DTS Audio Dialogs
- Rotating for the iPhone and iPad
- Black and Dim screensavers working
- Bluetooth Support
- SMB shares with Windows Live Essentials should work.
- Sleep timer works
- Add-on updates now working
- Decrypted ISO playback works
- Thumbnail creation fixed
This question of 1080p display has come up very often, so here’s the answer: XBMC can decode 1080p video but for now the ATV2 is limited to display 720p output. Its still unknown whether this is a hardware or software restriction.
For more FAQ see this page.
AppleTV2: Connect via SSH in and run “apt-get update && apt-get install org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2′”
iOS: Upgrade through Cydia.
The XBMC developers are hard at work on non-apple related features as well, expect a post in the next day or two outline what else we’ve been doing.