A couple of quick questions about hacking the ATv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kiranmk2, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I'm quite happy with my default ATv, but I'm getting frustrated having to keep a computer running itunes running to stream my films. What's the simplest way to hack the ATv to simply allow streaming from a NAS unit that's on 24/7? And will I still see all of my meta data in the interface?

    2ndly, is there a free way to create a patchstick from Windows?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 20, 2008
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    New York, NY
    #2
    I would advise hacking the atv using instructions from

    wiki.awkwardtv.org

    They have a section on how to do it in windows.

    Also, I find that Boxee is a great solution to run videos from a NAS (has to be an smb share). It's a great interface and automatically scans folders and organizes files. I think it uses imdb to assign meta data to the files but don't know the technical details.

    Hope this helps.

    PM me if you need an invite for Boxee.
     

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