Apple TV replacing WD media centre

Hi guys,

Just a quick question, which google and searching has failed to answer. 

My mate bought a WD media centre cause he could get a version 1 apple tv in australia anymore. we are wondering if we format his WD media centre drive can we then load the apple tv software and ATV files and get it to work? 

theoretically it would then be a new drive like swapping out the apple tv drive, but would sit in the WD media centre box and not the apple tv box.

does this sound/or is possible?

thanks

Mike

Probably not. The AppleTV software is designed to run on the AppleTV hardware. Getting it to run on something else would be quite the undertaking, and you're probably better off just finding a used 1st gen AppleTV.