It took me 2 YEARS to figure this out. This information is very hard to find… I found it on the nito site (seems that they heard people had so much trouble doing this…)
I connected to a WHS and a generic NAS successfully for the first time this weekend by doing the following:
Mount name = anything you want it to be
Network Addy = the computer or device’s name as it is known on the network. do NOT use any special characters
vol path = the folder you want to connect to. again, do NOT use any special characters. a top-level folder will give you drill-down access to sub-folders
use “SMB” as the connect method first, if that does not work you can try others.
For a WHS, i can’t remember but I think you must engage authorization, and use “guest” (with no password) to access the WHS shares
For a NAS, same thing… set up a username (with or without password) to allow the ATV to access.
Having said all that, and after mounting via NITO, I can watch just one movie then it kills the ATV. Blank screen. I hear it going through menus but I see nothing. Sapphire is worthless… totally reboots the ATV and does nothing.
I can, however, use XBMC and Boxee to read everything in the networked folders. Plays with a funky screen ratio, but I can overscan on the LCD to fill it all in. Sound is perfect, in surround sound.
Extremely happy I don’t have to convert all my VOB’s into apple quicktime movies and stream them anymore! 9 TB is enough