USB drive connected to ATV. Can I copy to ATV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Mascat, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Mascat macrumors newbie

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    I have a bunch of movies on an external USB drive attached to the ATV that I want to copy directly to the ATV. Can I do this?
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    No unfortunately not. Why don't you just take all those movies and move them to itunes then you can sync them or stream them right to your apple tv :)
     
  3. Mascat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick reply :cool:

    I don't want to stream them because I don't want to keep my computer on all the time. I can sync them but I was actually hoping for a much quicker copy with a drive directly connected to the ATV.

    What is the fastest way to copy the movies? Can I connect the ATV to my computer via ethernet and copy over? Syncing wirelessly via iTunes is really slow for me.
     
  4. markintellect macrumors member

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    Connecting via Ethernet is fine; even though 802.11n is theoretically faster than 10/100 it is in practice a lot slower, due to the interference and the fact that a lot of the advertised bandwidth is used for correcting errors.
     
  5. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    Of course you can do that. Use Fugu or Cyberduck and off you go
     
  6. Mascat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the suggestions and advice all.

    I just tried Cyberduck and the copy from attached USB drive took as long as if I transferred the file wirelessly. I really have no idea what I'm doing with ssh and/or Cyberduck but it seems that Cyberduck was actually wirelessly retrieving the file from the USB drive (attached to the ATV) and wirelessly resending (copying) the file to the ATV. I was looking for a direct copy via USB to the ATV. A file that would have taken a minute to copy to my computer from the USB drive took about 20 minutes to copy with Cyberduck to the ATV.

    So I'm still clueless :( Can a transfer to the ATV be done from an attached USB drive at USB speed?
     

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