Ok, try this one...ATV using USB Superdrive in enclosure...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by flanamac, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. flanamac macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I have an enclosure for my MB Pro Superdrive because I replaced the Superdrive with another hard drive.

    Ok, so I have this enclosure with the Superdrive and to use it, I plug it into the MB Pro USB port directly (meaning I don't use a USB hub because not enough power).

    I am wondering that after empowering the USB via ATVFlash on my new ATV, will I be able to plug in my Superdrive via USB and watch my DVDs same as I do on my MB Pro? Does the ATV has a DVD player?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    It is possible according to this thread: http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=3624

    In that thread someone mentions they needed to use a separate power supply for the external drive since the USB port on the AppleTV didn't provide enough, and they all recommended using NitoTV for playing DVD's.
     

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