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    Default HOWTO: remote movie folder mounted in FRONTROW / BACKROW

    Hi,

    I ran into a problem when i tried to acces my movies while running appleTV on my macmini. Because the files need to be in you Movies folder located in
    /Users/frontrow/Movies
    Now i found a way to mount every folder you want in that movies folder.
    I think hack also works with appleTV itself.

    I ran appleTV's backrow on my macmini, but with this thing going i put frontrow back because now it works like i always wanted.

    here it is:


    STEP: MAKE SHURE YOU KNOW HOW TO SETUP A ssh CONNECTION SO YOU DONT NEED TO FILL IN A PASSWORD.
    guide can be found here: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/wire...re_webcam.html


    STEP: MAKE SHURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT MATERIALS:
    open website: http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/downloads/list
    download / install MacFUSE Core (this can be done over ssh).
    $ sudo -s
    # installer -pkg MacFUSE\ Core.pkg -target /
    # reboot

    download sshfs on your computer and put the sshfs application in your /Applications/Utilities/ folder on your ATV.
    (in this case your download location is your desktop)
    $ scp -r ~/Desktop/sshfs.app/ appleTV.ip:/Applications/Utilities/

    STEP: EXTRACT sshfs BINAY FROM THE sshfs APPLICATION:
    open terminal
    $ ssh appleTV.ip
    $ cd /Applications/Utilities/sshfs.app/Contents/Resources/
    $ ls -la [NOW YOU SEE SOME FILES LIKE: English.lproj askpass ssh.icns sshfs-static]
    $ sudo -s [ENTER YOUR PASSWORD, NEED TO HAVE ADMIN RIGHTS]
    # cp sshfs-static /usr/bin/
    # chmod 755 /usr/bin/sshfs-static
    # exit
    $ sshfs-static -V [TO CHECK IF IT WORKS, IF SO YOU SEE THE VERSION AND MOUNT OPTIONS]





    Howto do it:
    To mount network folders for use in FrontRow or BackRow follow these steps:

    MAKE SHURE YOU HAVE A FOLDER WHERE YOU CAN MOUNT THE REMOTE FOLDER
    I would like to mount my iBook Movies folder in my frontrow Movies folder. (make shure you have the rights to do so)
    This only has to be done once.

    $ cd /Users/frontrow/Movies
    $ mkdir Remote
    $ cd Remote
    $ mkdir iBook

    Mount the network folder in that folder
    $ sshfs-static 192.168.2.40:/Users/cocaine/Movies/ /Users/frontrow/Movies/iBook

    The folder might be invissible for you as a normal user, but frontrow is able to use it.
    There are several ways to check if it's there. These are a few:

    See if it's mounted (it should be shown in terminal):
    $ mount | grep ssh

    See if your folder exists and has some contents (it should be shown in terminal):
    $ cd /Users/frontrow/Movies
    $ ls -la

    To unmount your network disk:
    $ umount /Users/cocaine/Movies/Mounts/iBook/

    I think it's possible to use sshfs-static to mount a folder in your system in another folder on your system so you dont need to move your movies folder to /Users/frontrow/Movies.

    Remember that you can use Automator to automate terminal commands!

    Good Luck and say thanx,

    CousinCocaine
    Last edited by cousincocaine; 04-14-2007 at 01:07 AM. Reason: i added howto install packages over ssh.



 

 

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