XBMC Transforms Apple TV Into a 1080p Media Centre

But before saying anything, the hack is for a jail broken Apple TV Box.

XBMC, the open-source media center software that is responsible for the more celebrated offshoots like Plex and Boxee, is installed on to Apples new Apple TV box, to transforms the $99 Apple TV into a 1080p media centre.

XBMC provides full hardware video decoding using Apple’s ‘VideoToolBox’ private video acceleration API. This allows XBMC to access Apple’s A4 SOC hardware video acceleration and allows the Apple TV to now stream 1080p video rather than the standard 720p.


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