i've hacked my appletv using the ATV PatchStick so that i can use xbmc (xbox media center) and boxee (kinda like last.fm for video). one of the things i wanted to do was to watch bbc iplayer on the appletv that someone wrote. however, it isn't able to run on the appletv because python is not installed.
there is already a guide on how to install python on appletv, but it is quite manual, so i tried my own way which worked just as well:
scp ~/Downloads/PythonInstall.dmg firstname.lastname@example.org:
$ ssh email@example.com
Welcome to the AppleTV (via atv-usbcreator)
tar cvf - -C/Volumes/PythonInstall/* | tar xvf - -C/
Python 2.5 (r25:51918, Sep 19 2006, 08:49:13)
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5341)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
once that is done, you can follow the instructions for installing bbc iplayer plugin for boxee/xbmc and get all the awesomeness of iplayer on your appletv.
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