AirPlay hacks: AirFlick, Air Video Server, XBMC, live conversion, DVDs, DRM, screencasts

AirPlay hacks: AirFlick, Air Video Server, XBMC, live conversion, DVDs, DRM, screencasts

Erica Sadun from TUAW is relentlessly prosecuting her AirPlay and Apple TV hacks with a whole series of posts that include turning your Mac into an AirPlay server via the AirFlick app, transcoding AVI and other non-Apple supported videos for use with Airplay, running AirPlay on an XBMC Linux box, playing DVDs on Apple TV via AirPlay, playing iTunes FairPlay DRM protected videos, and sending Mac screencasts to Apple TV. Yeah. Phew.

A lot of this is strictly alpha and proofs of concept at this point and requires a good amount of ninja level skill to implement, but if that's the way you like your hacks, head on over and try them out:

Video after the break!

Rene Ritchie

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AirPlay hacks: AirFlick, Air Video Server, XBMC, live conversion, DVDs, DRM, screencasts

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Super way cool! I just bought an AppleTV two days ago and can't wait to install it on Friday after the kids open it. Heck with all this cool work I might not even have to jailbreak the sucker.

I am loving the continued AppleTV development and am patiently waiting for XBMC or Boxee to run on the new AppleTV. However right now my current AppleTVs are doing both just fine. But at $99 I would grab several more ATVs for the house.

I am not computer wizz. I will not jailbreak my apple tv. Air Video Server seems hard to me. I finally decided to convert my avi to MPEG-4 to airplay AVI to Apple TV. I find a detailed guide on how to make the things work:videoconverter: How to Successfully AirPlay AVI, MKV, WMV, DivX, MP4, MOV Movie Files to Apple TV?

Just google search Step by Step Guide on How to Successfully AirPlay AVI, MKV, WMV, DivX, MP4, MOV Movie Files to Apple TV?
you will find a simple solution

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