What if you have an FTP server in your Apple TV? Don’t you think it will be great to have a server sitting in your AppleTV (with Mac/Windows OS) that will take care of all your file transfers easily and quickly.
Appletvhacks member Ruben has brought out a nice tutorial the help of which you can install and Configure a FTP Server in Your 1st Generation Apple TV. Ruben presumes that you are having SSH access to your Apple TV. If you are not, you can find more details in our How-To category.
Note that this tutorial is only applicable to Apple TV1, since the Apple TV2 lacks a hard drive and FTP needs somewhere to store the files.
SeasOnPass lets you perform an untethered jailbreak to your Apple TV, allowing you to SSH into your set top box and play otherwise unsupported media. The current version of SeasOnPass by default supports to an untethered jailbreak for the 4.3 (iOS 4.3 – 8F455) software.
The released version of SeasOnPass can even supports a tethered jailbreak of the current 4.4.4 (iOS 5.0.1 – 9A406a). You can find out the details on using Seas0nPass to perform a tethered jailbreak of the new 4.4.4 (iOS 5.0.1) AppleTV software here.
“A hacker installed the Couch Surfer browser on a jailbroken Apple TV and was able to demonstrate an HTML5-based game, Casino BlackJack. Now, the game is fairly bare bones and although it may not be the most impressive of feats, it does remind us of Apple TV’s potential beyond movies and TV shows.”
Full XBMC install, this is not a remote or thin client streamer.
No longer is your AppleTV2 chained to iTunes.
Who wants transcoded video anyway?
Share files on your network your way.
Full hardware decode for 720p/1080p movies.
Everything else you know and love about XBMC.
“The XBMC team is proud to present our first ARM-based release, and it’s a big one. Scott Davilla, with the help of Edgar (gimli) Hucek and Zeljko (amet) Ametovic and several other developers and testers, is finally ready to pull the curtain off of his fun little secret.
Put SSH onto your Apple TV, then some crafty hacks will allow you to play your DivX (and other format) movies.
Video after the jump.
“In this season finale episode of Hak5 Paul cracks open the Apple TV for a little hacking, Wess shows us how to virtualize physical servers, Mubix joins us to show off some goodies for your USB drives, Darren benchmarks budget home servers, and we tread into web two-oh mashup territory. Plus more janky products for your rofling enjoyment, deets on the LAN party, trivia, poll, web 1.0 fan site contest, and info on a new show pilot.”