XBMC, the open-source media center software that created offshoots like Plex and Boxee, has now been installed on to Apples new Apple TV box (a jailbroken one) and transforms your $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.
To load the XBMC onto your Apple TV you will need to jailbreak it first, but if you fancy giving it a go full jailbreaking instructions can be found here, using the PwnageTool and XBMC can be download from here.
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