I’ve bought ATV Flash a few weeks ago, and have been enjoying the additional features. Unfortunately I have noticed that ATV crashes (GUI reset or device reboot) a lot more often now, and it seems to follow the installation of the extra apps (When I did a factory reset everything was fine again for 5 days, reinstalling ATVFlash, and the problems come back). Granted, these are fairly minor issues to me, and frankly I could live with them…Unfortunately my wife doesn’t see eye to eye with me on these things, and if it doesn’t have the stability of an appliance device, I’m the doghouse :-). (This is the main reason I dumped Windows Media Center).
Anyway, I was wondering if there was a way to just get the CODECs working with the standard ATV video player, and not even enable any of the third party apps/tools? I’ve fond several programs that ‘wrap’ non iTunes media formats into a format iTunes will accept and xfer to the Apple TV (but ATV doesn’t know how to play them) - so it seems if I could just get all the codecs on the ATV, I’d be set. Is this doable? I think my only other option at this point is to transcode everything to .movs, but that takes forever.
Any input appreciated.