I have an Apple TV 2. I jailbroke it using Seas0nPass, according to the directions here. I was getting errors (like 1600, etc) every time I tried it, using 2 different Windows computers, and 2 different cables. Finally I just plugged my device back into my TV, and it came up and told me I had successfully jailbroken it. :-)
So then I installed aTV Flash (black) and that was successful. And I installed XBMC. And I then added some video sources (such as Revision , TWIT and YouTube). But whenever I choose to play any of them, XBMC just crashes - screen goes black, and then I get back to the main Apple TV menu. If I choose YouTube, I can sign in, see my subscriptions, but when I choose to play one, it just goes back to the thumbnails page of my subscriptions. Choosing a YouTube "Suggestion" for streaming just crashes everything, and I end up back at the main Apple TV menu. So at the moment, XBMC is totally broken for me,
I'm guessing I did something wrong, but can't figure out what, since the installs all seemed to be successful. But XBMC doesn't play, nor does media player - it says it sees no shares. Does it work with SMB? I only have Windows clients, and standard Windows shares.
Apple TV, IOS 4.2.1, wired. aTV Flash (black) beta 4.
Where to go from here, to troubleshoot/resolve? I tried removing XBMC, and re-installing, with no difference.