Apple TV 2 owners listen up! XBMC development has recently squared things away with the Apple TV 2 and iOS thru 6.1, bridging the ecosystem gap between Apple content and the rest of the world. Now, the fantastically easy to use interface of XBMC is available to your AppleTV, along with a plethora of additional content and viewing/streaming options! Here is a quick write up on the install of XBMC on an Apple TV.
XBMC, for those of you who don’t know, is a free, open source, cross platform media player that will stream almost all popular content formats, from most all popular online and network streams or disk. XBMC versions 10 and up provide support for the Apple TV to render 720P H.264 encoding directly from the stream.
We are working to get our hands on an AppleTV 2 to do some testing on this setup. Codec support is supposed to include MPEG-1, MPEG-2, H.263, MPEG-4 SP and ASP, MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), HuffYUV, Indeo, MJPEG, RealVideo, RMVB, Sorenson, WMV and Cinepak. Please send us your notes, feedback and experience relevant to this setup!