Apple tv 2 XBMC and Nas through wndr3700

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  1. DonKon macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    Hi, i am new to Nas and need some help with xbmc on atv 2.

    I have the Netgear wndr3700 v2 router, Apple tv 2 JB'd and a WD Elements 2tb drive. I have xbmc install on the apple tv 2 already. I am also on windows 7 64x

    I plug the hard drive in and it adds without problems with the router. The problem i have is how to setup it so it works in Xbmc. I was told to do SMB since i want to stream 1080p mkvs through xbmc and my hard drive. I tried searching google but havent found any good info for a newb like myself.

    I hope someone can help me step by step as how to get xbmc to detect the ReadyShare drive so i can access movies and media files.

    Also do i have to have xbmc on my pc for it to work with xbmc on apple tv??

    Thanks in advance
  2. HarryPot macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009
    The easiest way to get this to work is to first try it in your Mac/PC. Much quicker since you have a keyboard.

    Also, were exactly are you getting stuck? Have you selected the option to add and SMB Share?

    As far as I know, something changed in the latest nightly builds that makes the whole process much easier, since now you can browse your disk from the XBMC menu, without having to add your NAS IP Address or disk name.

    BTW, you need to have the latest nightly build to be able to play HD files.
  3. DonKon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2011
    I am trying to play media from my hard drive. The xbmc version i have is 10.0.0 which i downloaded from nitotv.
    The problem i am having though is that i have absolutely no clue what step to take so that i can access my movies on hdd. I went into network settings on xbmc but under SMB i see 2 fields, one has workgroup and nothing else. So i have no clue what to do from there to achieve the connection.
  4. eTip, Apr 27, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2011

    eTip macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    In Music, Movies, Videos or TV Shows with Library Mode *off*, select "Add Source" then "Browse" then "Windows Network" to choose your share.

    In my experience, there are two ways to learn your way around XBMC - experimenting or reading (or a combination of the two). Some good information here:

    Coincidentally, I just ran across this guide. Check out "Setup the Sources" beginnig on P. 5

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