No Movies Folder in ATVFiles

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Donz0r, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Donz0r macrumors 6502a

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    I transferred transformers.mkv to the movies folder in ATVFiles per the instructions on some website, and i can't find the movies folder.
    I know it transferred b/c it took 1.5 hours and i saw it happening.
    Help?
     
  2. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    did you create a "Movies" folder in your frontrow folder?
     
  3. Donz0r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    no, how do I do that?
    I'm not very profecient at this hacking stuff?
    do I use a mkdir command or something?
     
  4. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    yes, mkdir Movies
    and then you copy all files and folders into the "Movies" folder
     
  5. Donz0r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, who knew my CS101 class would ever come in handy!

    so once I get into my apple tv via ssh
    I'm gonna do

    cd ~/frontrow
    mkdir movies

    and then copy my mkv file to the apple TV again?
    I already copied it to /frontrow/movies which apparently doesn't exist...

    Also, Have you been able to play mkv files on appleTV via perian, i've heard that the apple tv isn't powerful enough to handle the filetype
     
  6. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    skype me: appletvandmore - it is easier than question - reply....
    ATV has problems with mkv files, it is best to re-encode them. That is what I do.
     
  7. Donz0r thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did but you're not on, my name is Donz0r on skype.

    http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2008/qa1604.html

    I found this website, I have the h.264 , the 5.1 ac3, and the stereo aac. Now if only i could mux them to a .m4v as on this website then we'd be in business
     
  8. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a

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    hey i just hacked my appletv today. im very new to the hacking thing and i just used atv flash 3.0 (has ssh enabled already). how do i put mkv and such onto the apple tv? im having real problems enabling any ftp stuff.
     

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