March 15th, 2012, 01:33 PM
Update XBMC without losing Boxee
Last time I did an update on XBMC to Eden (v.11) it removed my Boxee install, forcing me to bang my head for about 2 weeks while I learned how to manually re add it.
My question is this, can I update XBMC without losing Boxee, and if so, will I be able to simply re-add it back afterwards? My thoughts on this is that perhaps Boxee is reliant on the XBMC files and this is why this happened. Stop me if I'm wrong.
Any thoughts? Thanks is advance for the assistance and taking time to help me out.
March 15th, 2012, 02:13 PM
Absolutely not possible that simply installing XBMC removed boxee, unless you restored your atv, or you somehow corrupted the boxee.app folder screwing around with your atv folder structure.
Originally Posted by Decibel79
Unless you have some weird setup, NO you can add XBMC ad infinitum. It is is NOT dependent upon Boxee to run, different application support folders. If you used atvusb-creator, you should have no issue. That being said, there are so many variants out there, I assume you have 3.0.2, used atvusb-creator, ran nito smart installer, installed OS.dmg.
April 9th, 2012, 05:05 AM
Boxee is gone!
Hi guys, i updated to the latest version of xbmc a couple of weeks ago and it has removed my boxee install.. please help.!!
April 9th, 2012, 09:03 AM
Specifics please ?
Originally Posted by rishinicolai
April 25th, 2012, 02:16 AM
Installed the latest XBMC
I also updated XBMC and i can't get to the boxee installer anymore. anyone find a fix for this yet?
Originally Posted by nuggyblake
April 25th, 2012, 07:46 AM
August 20th, 2012, 05:07 AM
Manually put back boxee
Thanks to verbal who explain how to remove Boxee and helped me understand hot to put it back. I was lucky to still have boxee in my apple tv on:
It seems that by updating the menu (plugin of XBMS) the Boxee remain in your apple tv if you had it before.
You can put back Boxee but it does involve some hacking around through terminal Here's how I did it:
ssh into your AppleTV, you may use putty under windows:
sudo mount –uw /
cd to /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/XBMCLauncher.frappliance/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/
there you'll find InfoPlist.strings
Copy to /Users/frontrow and place it on your desktop using Cyberduck or any other SSH client (WinSCP)
Edit with some text editor, look for CFBundleName and change into "XBMC/Boxee", save and restore to it's original location (if you get permission errors try chmod 775 InfoPlist.strings to change permissions)
Now the menu item is changed into XBMC/Boxee
Next , change icon;
ls to /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/XBMCLauncher.frappliance/Contents/Resources and locate Preview.png
copy to /Users/frontrow and move to your desktop.
This file can be edited as you desire and saved as .png. Or you can replace with the one taken from http://code.google.com/p/atv-xbmc-la...view.png?r=796
Restore to it's original location and you're all set.
To add Boxee submenu to the main menu of XBMC/Boxee edit the file Info.plist from /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/XBMCLauncher.frappliance/Contents/ and add a new set of <dict> tags like below:
Note that prefered order real value needs to be changed as above for this submenu but also needs to be incremented by one for the following submenus: Downloads, Settings and About.
- Be aware, once you update any of the apps through Maintenance, all is reset to default.!
Hope this helps!
Last edited by alexg74; August 20th, 2012 at 06:06 AM.
August 20th, 2012, 07:07 PM
I see you are using firecore. You can save yourself a lot of bother by using atvusb, installing nito and running smart installer. It downloads the recovery dmg that adds the bits missing from the mutant version of the tiger OS. Add OS.dmg and its complete. Its all in my signature. I just re-did this over the weekend and boxee works okay with flash etc.