Just got an Apple TV, is it possible to access it through the network in Finder?
I just got an Apple TV and bought the hacks off of patchstick.ca and patched it. Everything seems to be working fine that I've used so far, but I haven't installed anything that I need to install...well, myself (such as NitoTV).
I'd like to know if I can, and how to, do the following things (I've googled some stuff, but I was hoping to save some time by simply asking the experts):
- Can I access my Apple TV over the network? I can certainly see it on my network, but when I try to get into it, all it says is "Not Connected", and I can't see any files. Is there any way to make it accessible through Finder?
- Can I have Apple TV import items into "My Music"/"My Movies"/"My TV Shows" from off of my external hard drive? I hooked up my 2TB external USB hard drive to my Apple TV and am, right now, playing a movie from off of it using the File Browser. Works great. Can I have these files displayed under the "My Movies"/"My Music"/"My TV Shows" menus on the main menu of my Apple TV? I imagine that the codecs I downloaded will allow the player to play these files, am I correct?
- Can I access the external USB drive over my network, too? What I'd like to be able to do, more than anything, is keep this 2TB hard drive hooked up to the Apple TV so that I don't have to move it and/or have it re-scanned whenever I hook it back up to my laptop (which I would have to do a lot, since I move my laptop around quite a bit, including when I'm watching TV/movies, for school).
Since the Apple TV is always-on an is connected to my network, it gives me what I think should be a great opportunity to have it accessible by all computers on the network at any time. In which case,
- Can I import files into my Macbook's iTunes from the external USB hard drive that's hooked up to my Apple TV? If the files are on the hard drive (...which...they are...), and the device it's hooked up to is on my network, can the files then somehow be shared over the network? Logically, then, wouldn't I (or anyone else who accesses it, such as my roommate) be able to import the files from that hard drive into my iTunes Library?
Keep in mind, I'm still pretty new to this (just got my Apple TV two days ago), so instructions would be great.
Thanks in advance for any help!