Where has BOXE

I have just done a new clean install on my white ATV and there is no BOXEE

Has support for this completely gone?

Yup, as of Tuesday I believe, Boxee has pulled all client software.  They completely sold out and the only way to get Boxee is on their Boxee Box.  I am absolutely furious about this as I hate XBMC in comparison.  I found out the hard way when i did an update to XBMC.  The client downloads for Mac are still around the net and I have been scouring for way to manually add it back to my ATV.  If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know.


I attempted to transfer the app back into place using Cyberduck (SFTP/SSH), but with no luck.  I highly suggest downloading and archiving the boxee installs from download.com in the event you still use the software.  Perhaps if someone zipped up the files directly from their working ATV w/Boxee they can be restored that way.  All of the “installers” try to fetch it from Boxee’s site, but since it no longer exists…not going to happen.





There has to be a work around.  If whoever coded the USB installers would change the address to boxee to an online source or give you the option to choose it locally, then that would be the business.  I downloaded the Mac, PC, and Linux versions from download.com.  Get it while the getting is good.  I’m going to work on the installer if I really have to, but i’m no programmer.  Surely it would be that hard to include the installer on the flash drive verses performing a git from boxee website.

Now that i think about it, it may just be as simply as configuring a web server with the boxee install on it and change the Mac/PC/Linux Host file to point back to it… Think I may be onto something!

Has anyone tried my suggestion yet? My router and modem got hit by lightning and I haven’t gotten a chance to do so. Of course like a retard I changed my ATV root password and forgot it so there is no way for me to edit the host file locally, do I have to do so on my router. I don’t see why that wouldn’t work. I would love to roll the install to my flash drive with ATV Flash on it, but for now that won’t work unless Firecore does an edit allowing us non-programmer types to do this easily.

anyone need help to get back boxee

See http://forum.firecore.com/topic/7268#comment-33140 for help reinstalling 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 bash 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-launcher/source/browse/tags/Launcher-3.2.5/Preview.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.

The easiest way is to copy the following files: Info.plist, InfoPlist.strings, Preview.png (attached all as archive renamed to txt to be uploaded) into /mnt/Scratch/Users/frontrow the do the following commands:

bash-2.05b$ sudo bash

-bash-2.05b$ sudo mount -uw /

-bash-2.05b$ cp InfoPlist.strings /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/XBMCLauncher.frappliance/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/

-bash-2.05b$ sudo mount -uw /

-bash-2.05b$ cp Preview.png /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/XBMCLauncher.frappliance/Contents/Resources/

-bash-2.05b$ sudo mount -uw /

-bash-2.05b$ cp /mnt/Scratch/Users/frontrow/Info.plist /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns/XBMCLauncher.frappliance/Contents/

restart apple

- Be aware, once you update any of the apps through Maintenance, all is reset to default.!

Hope this helps!