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I ran into a problem when i tried to acces my movies while running ...
HOWTO: remote movie folder mounted in FRONTROW / BACKROW
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
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 /
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:
$ 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
$ 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,
Last edited by cousincocaine; 04-14-2007 at 01:07 AM.
Reason: i added howto install packages over ssh.
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