1. edyb's Avatar
    Hi folks,

    I've got some Apple TV's and tried the recent PlexConnect hack. It works fine on Windows 7. Basically it lets you play media from your computer drive (any machine running PMS and the Python script which can be Mac, Windows or Linux) and make them appear under the Trailer section on your Apple TV. No iTunes needed, no AirPlay, etc... Just copy all your movies to a hard drive, and share it with Plex Media Server and it will work... over Wi-Fi or Ethernet... doesn't matter.

    Here are the instructions and links in this video:





    You need to download for Windows:
    1. Plex Media Server (PMS)
    2. Python 2.7.5.
    3. PlexConnect scripts from iBaa/PlexConnect
    (full instructions here: https://github.com/iBaa/PlexConnect/...allation-guide)

    After you download, install and run PMS and set up your media-containing folders Library.
    Launch PlexConnect.py and it will open a console window and set up the server. You can watch what is happening in the console as your Apple TV talks to your computer.


    Then you set up your Apple TV....

    1. Configure DNS to your local machine (above) that you have PMS and PlexConnect running on
    2. Go to your Trailers app on Apple TV
    3. View your playlists/library from PMS showing up
    4. Select a video and press PLAY/PAUSE button directly (don't press circle button)
    - some videos won't show thumbnails but they will still play


    I've confirmed it works. Takes a bit of trouble-shooting but it does work.

    Common problems: PMS sometimes hangs, and the PlexConnect.py script says "No Plex Media Server running". To fix without rebooting, open TASK MANAGER and find all your Plex apps and also console and END PROCESS. Close Plex and everything down. Then run again in the following order.... Plex Media Server (will show up in icon tray), and then launch your PlexConnect.py script again and see if it finds PMS.

    Also, if Apple TV has issues then make sure you have the correct PlexConnect.py installed for the correct Apple TV OS (either pre-OS 5.1 or 5.2+). You can just back out of your menu and then enter Trailer section again.
    07-05-2013 11:19 AM
  2. edyb's Avatar
    Anyone else try this "hack"? It is jailbreak-free meaning you are not altering the Apple TV, just making it access another source of media (Plex Media Server). The YouTube video has gathered close to 25k views as of this posting, so seems to be something people want to try out. Someone mentioned there are limitations on the size of the library it can handle... has anyone done any load-testing on the PMS hack to see how much it can handle?
    10-12-2013 03:40 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    This won't work with the newest iOS on AppleTV...
    10-12-2013 03:49 PM
  4. Sajid Bashir's Avatar
    Hey Friends i wanted to ask you that i have recently saw a method which say says one can jailbreak apple tv 3 with the help of snow3rd...and here is the link.
    Apple TV 3 Jailbreak - TechGuru3D
    My request to all of you to tell me does it work or is fake?
    Regards
    10-19-2013 12:39 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Hey Friends i wanted to ask you that i have recently saw a method which say says one can jailbreak apple tv 3 with the help of snow3rd...and here is the link.
    Apple TV 3 Jailbreak - TechGuru3D
    My request to all of you to tell me does it work or is fake?
    Regards
    So you want us to risk damaging our Apple TVs on your behalf. Not gonna happen.
    10-19-2013 01:01 PM
  6. kch50428's Avatar
    I can tell you if you've installed the latest iOS on your AppleTV this supposed jailbreak will not work...
    10-19-2013 01:02 PM
  7. alex_i70's Avatar
    In addition to the steps specified in this forum,

    Imported trailers.cer certificate on the local windows computer
    Followed the steps in the link below to create a profile with Apple iPhone configuration Utility
    Applied the profile with the new certificate to the appletv3
    and now it works fine
    https://langui.sh/2013/08/27/appletv-ssl-plexconnect/

    The apple tv is running the latest available iOS as of now Apr7, 2014
    Last edited by alex_i70; 04-07-2014 at 09:54 PM.
    04-07-2014 09:39 PM

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