Aug. 5th, 2011 01:40 pm
[personal profile] abortrephrase
Now I have a TV which doesn't suck (I finally replaced my ten-year-old 32" widescreen CRT with a nice 46" LCD) I've felt inclined to poke around a lot more with XBMC on the AppleTV.

Skin-wise, really digging "Ellipsis". Nice clean design, everything's big and easy to see from a distance.

Much to my pleasure it turns out some people have made an unofficial add-on repository for Australian "catch-up" TV. You can find it here. Download the zip file, scp it to the aTV, use the "install from zip file" option in the add-on manager, install the ones you want from there.

They all seem to work just fine. The ABC iView one is the most useful as iView has a decent amount of content. ABC News24 is just a live stream, which I can get from my digital STB with better picture quality. Channel 10 has very little. Plus7 is kind of lacking in anything I care about, but may float your boat. SBS works properly too.

Now, if I could just get the Pandora add-on working properly I'd be over the moon. I've got Pandora working on desktops, and via the browser on the PS3, but the XBMC add-on can't log in. Looking over the forum thread on the subject it seems kind of dodgy. Oh well. Not the end of the world, I've got Radio Paradise…

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Date: 2011-08-05 05:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ideological_cuddle
Hm. For some reason the version of the Pandora add-on I'd previously installed was broken, but grabbing the zip file linked at the top of this thread and installing it with the "install from zip file" option rather than doing it by hand resulted in a working Pandora add-on.

So, yeah, w00t and all that.

Still can't get the Youtube-using stuff (like Youtube and Music Video Jukebox) to work, but not sure those really matter very much to me.


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