View Full Version : Got an idea...need some techie help

January 8th, 2010, 09:59 AM
So I got to thinking that since were working with limited hardware to begin with, why not cut as much fat as we can to make it work a bit better.

So I got an idea to make the ATV a boxee only machine. I saw a youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKQdxqu4iSY) of someone who installed Word of Warcraft on their ATV. Essentially he VNCs into the AppleTV and using ssh kills the finder and the watchdog. He then launches World of Warcraft.

So what if could modify the AppleTv that instead of launching the Finder on startup, it just launches Boxee? So here's what we need to find out:
-How to kill the finder and the watchdog. Reading the comments on the video it seems like renaming the Finder might be needed. We'll have to check permissions on that.
-Install Boxee...perferably Beta if we have a choice here.
-Run Boxee.

Since frontrow app wouldn't be running in theory we should get better performance from Boxee.

Anyone want to help with this project?