- Can I use atv black to stream what is live on my PC screen to my TV?
Background: I now use RC1 to stream movies from my hard drive rather than XBMC as it saves having to open XBMC up on my atv and I can’t use iTunes as it won’t recognise all my movie formats. As RC1 won’t display my pictures from the same hard drive I use XBMC for my pictures (as the apple software displays the pictures in my albums in a funny order which I gather is a microsoft-apple filing/compatibility issue). And I use iTunes to play my music. I have put a BBC iplayer on XBMC but find it unreliable, incomplete in available shows and prone to crashing. So the likes of iplayer, itvplayer, 4OD and more TV catchup or the likes I am still very much without. Before I had a streaming device on my TV (ie before atv with atv black) I used to plug the laptop into the TV and watch it on the laptp screen on the ‘bigscreen’ of my TV. Can I use the atv to view whatever is on my PC screen (which is now in a different room and connected only through wifi) on the TV (if so, although not very elegant, I can stream iplayer and the likes direct)?
- There is a software update available from apple when I look at the apple TV’s settings. If I install this up date will it affect my SeaOnPass and atv black installation?
- Can I use a keyboard and mouse with my atv?
Background: Lots of the atv software both through apple and through atv black would be much easier to navigate through with a mouse and keyboard (Couchsurfer Pro, iTunes library search, even logging in to iTunes account and such) instead of using the sleek but over-simple atv remote can I connect a keyboard and mouse?
Thank you for any help. By the way, I am not clever with computers so forgive my poor terminology and please don’t reply with suggestions of terminals and commands and complicated (for me) stuff!