AppleTV jailbreak?

Discussion in 'iPad Hacking' started by Kenilik, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Kenilik

    Kenilik iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    45
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Hi all, I have some questions about streaming video, jailbreaking and AppleTV. My setup is as follows:
    - iPad2 3G 64gb (jbme.30)
    - Win7 high end PC
    - ReadyNAS duo 2Tb NAS device (built in DLNA server)
    - 46inch sharp lcd tv - only has hdmi input - no usb or wifi or cat5

    I have been steadily ripping my home DVD collection of movies and tv series to avi files and storing them on my NAS. I am now able to stream my movies directly to my iPad using Air Player. It all works pretty well with above average video quality. I'm no audio/video-phile so I can make do with some degradation from the original DVD's.

    I do have a few problems with this setup:
    1) the ipad is tethered to the tv for the duration of watching my movies. grrrr
    2) there is no remote for the ipad.
    3) Air Player is not very stable and i have quite a few problems getting the video to display on the tv through hdmi. It also occasionally drops out for no apparent reason.

    I have also trialled AirVideo which has it's own server app on the PC. It has much better video quality and functionality i.e. Resume playback from last position than


    I am considering another solution but I'm not really sure what to do. So can someone either confirm the assumptions or answer my questions below:
    1) AppleTV can only stream from movies from iTunes? If true and there is no way around this it'll be a show stopper for me - i hate iTunes with passion.
    2) Can AppleTV be jailbroken?
    3) What are benefits of jb AppleTV?
    4) Is there software available that would allow me to stream from dlna to AppleTV.
    5) Can you control AppleTV from iPad?

    Off the wall, should I just avoid AppleTV and go for some other hardware solution that will stream from DLNA natively AND allow control from my IPad? Any suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Kenilik - New Zealand - Sent from my iPad2 using iPF
     
  2. Poser

    Poser iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2011
    Messages:
    816
    Thanks Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    toronto
    Ratings:
    +27 / 0
    cool, checkout airserver
     
  3. DefBref

    DefBref iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2011
    Messages:
    978
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Egremont
    Ratings:
    +53 / 0
    The major benefit of jail breaking atv2 is that you can then install xbmc or plex and no longer have to rely on iTunes for your media, which is what you want.
     
  4. SweetPoison

    SweetPoison iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    Messages:
    14,913
    Thanks Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Sacramento, California
    Ratings:
    +134 / 0

    This is what I want after I get my ATV. So....look for a few kazillion threads.:D
     
  5. TheRambler

    TheRambler Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2011
    Messages:
    3,068
    Thanks Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Lancashire, England.
    Ratings:
    +125 / 0
    Jailbreak the Apple TV, it takes a few tries to get it right, but If I can do it anyone can!! Install XBMC and watch videos and listen to music to your hearts content, wirelessly from your PC!! Perfick!!
     
  6. Snakez69

    Snakez69 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    19
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Buy Apple TV 2 , JailBreak it. Install XBMC on it. Get your IPad , install XBMC Commander on it and then you can do everything you want and more....

    Sent from my iPad 2 3G using iPF
     
  7. GenerationX

    GenerationX iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Messages:
    166
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Whats xbmc commander. Is that the original xbmc app?
     
  8. Snakez69

    Snakez69 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    19
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    It 's à GREAT app to use as à remote for XBMC on IPad. Just check it out in AppStore .

    Sent from my iPad 2 3G using iPF
     
  9. D_LA_ROC

    D_LA_ROC iPad Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    364
    Thanks Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Columbus Ohio
    Ratings:
    +12 / 0
    I have a brand new Apple TV and can't use it because I don't have an HDTV. :/

    iLoveMyiPad2!
     
  10. cesctheman

    cesctheman iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Messages:
    40
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I have a brand new Apple TV and can't use it because I don't have an HDTV. :/

    Did you not research apple tv before, I don't know if there is a way around this.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2011
  11. Kenilik

    Kenilik iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    45
    Thanks Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0
    Ok went and bought atv2 tonight. I'm having real trouble with jbing it. Getting error 21 or 600x! Tuts are not fantastic for newbie like me... :(
     
  12. rsava

    rsava iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Messages:
    145
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Deltona, FL USA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    You just need to keep trying. Google some sites on JBing it.
    I know I had to try about 10 times before it "stuck".
    There are lots of sites out there with tips and tricks on doing it.
    Trust me it is worth it. It is good for more than just XBMC, although that in itself is great.
     
  13. Silent Assassin

    Silent Assassin iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    108
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    There are converters that will work for your problem..

    Here's one that I've read about others having success with.. It's available via Amazon..

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/HDMI-RCA-Component-AV-Converter/dp/B002WBOQPU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1295942245&sr=8-1[/ame]

    Sent from Jailbroken my iPad Deux (32gb WiFi iOS4.3.3).. d(-_-)b
     
  14. Silent Assassin

    Silent Assassin iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Messages:
    108
    Thanks Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0
    I had this issue on my home laptop when trying to jailbreak my ATV2.. I had to end up taking it to work and jailbreaking it on my work pc..

    Sent from Jailbroken my iPad Deux (32gb WiFi iOS4.3.3).. d(-_-)b
     
  15. Snakez69

    Snakez69 iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    19
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I had the same problems, specially to get it in dfu mode. Most tutorials tell you to keep the powercord of and only use microusb. But then i could not get it in dfu mode. With me it worked when i kept the powercord in till it was in dfu mode, after that i pulled the powercord out of the Apple tv, and then it worked in ITunes without errors.

    Sent from my iPad 2 3G using iPF
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
appeltv jailbreak dlna
,

apple tv 2 dlna

,
apple tv 2 dlna support jail break
,
apple tv dlna
,
apple tv dlna hack
,
apple tv dlna support hack
,
apple tv hacks benefits
,
appletv dlna
,
install dlna app on jailbroken apple tv 2
,
jailbreak apple tv 2 dlna