Transfer files into ATV from within ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by vzmr82, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. vzmr82 macrumors newbie

    Dec 15, 2007
    Hi everybody

    I have just got an ATV and I have it working as it should, i.e. patched. I have installed Sapphire, ATV Files and Nito TV. I have been able to authomatically mount my NAS through mount_smbs on startup, which is where I keep all my AVI+SRT files. As subtitles are more easy to read with mplayer, I use nitoTV to play them (99% of movies around here are subtitled, not dubbed).

    Unfortunatly, I have a performance issue with my wireless network (it is a draft N, but my ATV is too far from the wireless router), and playing files directly over the network leads to constant hanging of file play, or framedrops. I have tried to update the /etc/sysctl.conf file but I didn't notice any real improvement.

    So I need to copy the AVI+SRT files into my ATV before playing them. The problem to do this is that I need to boot up a computer (either by Windows PC or my Mac Mini) and work with it to transfer the files into its destination.

    My question: isn't there any application/plugin we could use from within ATV to transfer the files into it, without needing to use a 2nd computer? Something like XBMC has, which allows to manage files from 2 different directories, and enables to transfer, delete, rename,..., all files in those places.., and all that using the IR control? Eventually a standard mac application exists and only needs to transferred into ATV...

    Thanks for your help.


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