First of all, I'm not familiar with Unix, linux or even Terminal... I know a few things and I can Copy Paste... And i know how to read...
Needless to say I'm THE guy who actually NEEDS these forums in order to get anything done.
With your precious help i was able to setup my ATV in maybe 1 hour. Great tutorials for the patchstick, installed XBMC and Boxee in a few minutes, everything went perfect!! I then used the NitoTV add software to do a couple of things, but never managed to get USB enabled. And yes, i followed instructions and had the combo update in Documents... the easy NitoTV solutions gave me an error... nevermind that now.
My real problem is much simpler: .mkv HD (720p) doesnt play well at all!! full of hiccups, small freezes milliseconds long... really a huge let-down. OK, according to VLC (playing on my macbook) the stream bitrate at times was over 20000kb/s, but doesnt mean that much does it?
I know ATV handles (according to apple) only up to 6000... isnt that really slim for HD??
Am I doing something wrong or am I just asking way toomuch from ATV's hardware?
I loved Boxee and am currently devising a cunning plan to build a PC (or maybe mac mini) to use as a media center, any ideas on that as well??
Thanks again for all your help... I keep being amazed with how easy you all make this seem.