What if I told you that somewhere on this island there’s a very small box that can play DivX video?
Clever clever hackers! Some clever folks have opened up their Apple TVs, taken out the hard drive, and installed an SSH client as well as some video playing codecs. The result? An Apple TV that plays DivX, albeit with some difficulty.
They’ve also discovered that the device runs a stripped down version of OS X, which is essentially BSD and Linux. Clearly, the hack isn’t for everyone, but it’s still great to see that the Apple TV is actually quite open and just waiting for hacks, hacks, and more hacks.
Apple TV already hacked to run XviD, other formats [Electronista]