This is my problem.
For my appletv to be a success in the home (i.e. to be used by my wife and daughter) it really needs to be really simple. They are used to watching movies under the normal Movies menu of the Apple TV menu and as hard as I try to encourage them to use Boxee it’s just a step too far away.
So I was eager to try and use my external Hard drive to store all movies and make it the Primary Storage so that I can sync with iTunes normally and all of the movies show up under the normal Movies menu heading.
I’ve read and digested the link on aTV describing how to enable the USB Primary Storage and in principle understand it. I’ve also read and understood everythign about the SSH so feel well prepared.
I should add that I’m a Windows user and the Hard Drive is a 1TB Toshiba drive that is connected successfully to the Apple TV as additional storage used in Boxee as already mentioned.
I have two fundamental questions though…
- will enabling this hard drive do as expected and let me see all my Movies under My Movies Apple TV menu?
- In the “USB Primary Storage” instruction it stipulates that I need a USB Hard drive , Format Mac OS Extended (Journaled). After a bit of googling I understand this can be done usign Disk utility using a Mac but being a Windows user I’m a bit stuck. How can I format the USB drive for it to work as Primary Storage if I’ve only got Windows?
Any additional points of advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance