A couple of quick questions about hacking the ATv

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

  1. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2008
    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. evildarklordude macrumors newbie

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


    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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