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    I recently purchased a used Apple TV unit that has XMBC and Boxee already installed. So far I am liking it. However, I do have some newbie like questions.


    1) How do I know what Software Mod version I have (ATV?)

    2) Is there a guide on how to map a NAS to the unit for media files?

    3) Is there a PC based tool to move media files over to the Atv unit?


    Thank you.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhound89 View Post
    How do I know what Software Mod version I have (ATV?)
    Do you mean the atv os version? That can be accessed from the settings/general menu

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    Is there a guide on how to map a NAS to the unit for media files?
    Depends on which protocols your NAS supports and also potentially which app you want to use this under on you atv.

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    Is there a PC based tool to move media files over to the Atv unit?
    You should be able to move files via sftp but again it depends on which protocols have been installed on the device.

    Most of what you want requires that you install/run nitoTV's smartsetup (and verify that it ran correctly) - maybe the previous owner did that already - but you haven't mentioned this.
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    Olethros, thank you for your response.

    I will look into my version I have for future reference.

    My NAS (Synology 209) supports all the common ones. I was a little confused to if my Apple TV unit had to run UPnP or not. If I am reading correctly that is not the case. I just have to configure the Apple TV unit correctly.

    NitoTV is installed however, again I do not know how fresh it is. I will continue to research this.

    Thank you again for your assistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhound89 View Post
    Olethros, thank you for your response.

    I will look into my version I have for future reference.

    My NAS (Synology 209) supports all the common ones. I was a little confused to if my Apple TV unit had to run UPnP or not. If I am reading correctly that is not the case. I just have to configure the Apple TV unit correctly.

    NitoTV is installed however, again I do not know how fresh it is. I will continue to research this.

    Thank you again for your assistance.
    Neither the ATV itself or NitoTV have support for UPnP - just so you know. There was a frappliance that did this - Home MediaCloud - but it stopped working around ATV OS 2.1

    Apple refuses to support UPnP - this won't change. They see Bonjour as a better base protocol than the fragmented UPnP. I understand their decision from a technical perspective.

    XBMC on ATV supports UPnP though. I use it all the time
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    Okay, I was able to collect the information needed to continue this thread.

    My ATV version is 3.0.1

    I have been able to map my NAS while in XMBC. The only problem is that it sees folders but now media (audio & video) files. Also, once I get into XMBC I cannot back out of it. I am certain that it is a user error.

    I was able to log into the ATV unit using SSH explorer however, I could not move any files over to the ATV unit. I am going to continue looking for a tool. I wish FireFTP, Firefox plug-in, supported SSH but it does not appear to.

    When trying to connect to the ATV with my iTunes, it never sees the ATV. If my NAS is running an iTunes server could that cause a conflict?

    Thank you again for your help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhound89 View Post
    I have been able to map my NAS while in XMBC. The only problem is that it sees folders but now media (audio & video) files. Also, once I get into XMBC I cannot back out of it. I am certain that it is a user error.
    Via what protocol? - Exiting XBMC, isn't difficult, with the default skin, this is located at the main screen, on the bottom left.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhound89 View Post
    I was able to log into the ATV unit using SSH explorer however, I could not move any files over to the ATV unit. I am going to continue looking for a tool. I wish FireFTP, Firefox plug-in, supported SSH but it does not appear to.
    I use WinSCP to access the ATV when I am on windows.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhound89 View Post
    When trying to connect to the ATV with my iTunes, it never sees the ATV. If my NAS is running an iTunes server could that cause a conflict?
    That's possibly a bonjour problem or configuration issue.
    I guess you have read this: Troubleshooting Apple TV not recognized in iTunes

    Are you looking to stream or sync from your iTunes?

    I doubt it's to do with your NAS.
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    I downloaded WinSCP and it is working great. I can now move files over to my ATV unit and play them.

    I followed the link you supplied as well as some others and I am still unable to see my ATV on my iTunes. I will continue to research this. I am scratching my head. I guess streaming would be the best. I wish my ATV could see my NAS as it has the iTunes server running on it.

    Concerning my ability to see the media folders but not the files themselves. You asked the question via what protocol. I was using a Samba share while using XMBC. BTW - changed screen resolution and now can exit out of XMBC now that I can see the buttons and am able to exit.

    Thank you again for your help.

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    I got my iTunes and ATV to sync. It turned out to be a firewall issue.

    Now to keep attacking the problem of not being able to view the media files themselves but only the folder.

    Thank you.

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    Well, I got everything up and running. All was well and I was enjoying it. Then Boxee started to run slow and almost hang. So, I started messing around and reset the unit. So, due to my stupidity I no longer have any hacks / mods on my ATV.

    I guess this is a lesson learned. The bright side is that it forces me to by ATV flash and do everything myself and educate myself some more.

    I am sure I will be posting more in the near future.

    Thanks.

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    My advice, forget boxee, it stopped being usable a long time ago on the ATV1 - at least in my testing.
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