After trying to activate AFP on AppleTV 2.4 without success I found a good replacement (Mac-only):
- Activate FTP and SSH on Your AppleTV using ATV-Flash.
- Download and install MacFuse on Your Mac: http://code.google.com/p/macfuse/ (free software, MacOS X 10.4 or 10.5 Intel or PPC required)
- Download and install Macfusion on Your Mac: http://www.macfusionapp.org/index.html (free software)
- Start Macfusion and create a new SSHFS-connection with the following preferences:
Path: /Users/frontrow/Movies (or other path of Your choice)
SSH Advanced: Port 22, Activate „Follow Symbolic Links“
Extra Options: -o idmap=user -o uid=501 -o allow_root
- Finally mount Your AppleTV with Macfusion and use it like a normal MacOSX-Volume to copy files from and to AppleTV, rename or erase files, open files and preview or watch movies on Your Mac.
The AppleTV can be mounted very conveniently from the Menubar when this option is activated in Macfusion’s Preferences.
On my computers this solution works much faster than all other ftp-clients I’ve tried, and it’s much more Apple-like.
UPDATE: When You use SnowLeopard, the current version of Macfusion does not connect to AppleTV. Here is the solution to fix it: