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jl9148
Nov 20, 2008, 03:55 AM
is it possible?

i know its possible to play divx from apple tv's internal storage using hacks.... but basically, i want to transfer all of my divx movies from my macbookpro to my external hard drive, and then connect my external hard drive to the apple tv, and then play divx movies from my external hard drive via apple tv.

also, i plan on getting the 40gb version and using apple tv's 40gb storage solely for mp3s, and then putting divx movies on the external hard drive.

thanks in advance



staka69
Nov 20, 2008, 06:21 AM
real simply, just install the boxee patch (patch it using a usb stick). Just look around here if you have question.

Once boxee is installed, you have ssh installed, so install nitotv.

Then plug in your usb hdd, turn on, and simply browse the files/movies. The hdd needs to be formatted in

**the hdd needs to be formatted in the mac extended journal format not ntfs** at least that was the case with me.

OldGuyDave
Nov 23, 2008, 09:26 AM
real simply, just install the boxee patch (patch it using a usb stick). Just look around here if you have question.

Once boxee is installed, you have ssh installed, so install nitotv.

Then plug in your usb hdd, turn on, and simply browse the files/movies. The hdd needs to be formatted in

**the hdd needs to be formatted in the mac extended journal format not ntfs** at least that was the case with me.
Hi, this answers my question as well.
But can you tell me if I can join an external source into Boxee or does it have to be nitotv? :confused:

HardHatMac9
Nov 24, 2008, 11:32 AM
Hi, this answers my question as well.
But can you tell me if I can join an external source into Boxee or does it have to be nitotv? :confused:

bump. wondering the same thing.

tom1971
Nov 24, 2008, 12:01 PM
Hi, this answers my question as well.
But can you tell me if I can join an external source into Boxee or does it have to be nitotv? :confused:

you need neither of them, could also use ATVFiles to play them. Installation is not necessary related to nitoTV

OldGuyDave
Nov 24, 2008, 12:54 PM
you need neither of them, could also use ATVFiles to play them. Installation is not necessary related to nitoTV
That's pretty cryptic, could you explain please?:eek:

tom1971
Nov 24, 2008, 01:48 PM
That's pretty cryptic, could you explain please?:eek:

You can istall the USB enablement through nitotv, however you have to download a whole bunch of files and install nitoTV just to install the USB patch.
Once the USB patch is installed, you can play your files either with ATVFiles or nitoTV.

staka69
Nov 24, 2008, 06:08 PM
Once you install the boxee patch stick, about as simple as it gets..even a caveman can do it!

Once boxee is installed, that allows you to ssh into the system. Then: http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/ATVFiles

Boxee will see your external hdd, I think you might have to set it up but it's real simple, under setting or something. I did it a few weeks back and can't remember, it's a graphical interface so no termial work required.

OldGuyDave
Nov 25, 2008, 02:21 AM
Once you install the boxee patch stick, about as simple as it gets..even a caveman can do it!

Once boxee is installed, that allows you to ssh into the system. Then: http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/ATVFiles

Boxee will see your external hdd, I think you might have to set it up but it's real simple, under setting or something. I did it a few weeks back and can't remember, it's a graphical interface so no termial work required.

Thanks Tom and Staka,
I'll give it go on the weekend. The Boxee install with a patchstick i did already so the rest should be easy... I hope! :)