I’ve looked through the boards and can’t find answers to these questions/queries - probably because they’re rather basic. Hopefully you won’t mind answering them anyway.
I’ve successfully installed ATVFlash on my new AppleTV (borrowed a Mac to create the boot Flash), and can browse the web etc. I now want to start accessing some of the other features like affixing an external HDD, keyboard/mouse, etc. which is where my challenges come in. I’ve read the documentation available and downloaded WinSCP so I can start installing the files.
However, I cannot log into the Apple TV using WinSCP. I just get the Connection Failed message. I am using the username and password of frontrow as in the documentation and the IP address on my home network is correct (double-checked). Any ideas/tricks? It seems I need to get this working to download the files necessary to get the external HDD, etc., to be recognised (I’ve downloaded the MacOSXUpdCombo10.4.10Intel.dmg file).
On a related issue, when I try to install the MPlayer Codecs as recommended in the documentation, the file is downloaded and then the system just sits and displays the message “Installing mplayer codecs for rm and rmvb” Nothing at all happens for at least an hour, so presumably it’s in a loop. Reversing out and trying again gives me the same message.
As background, I have a small network with a couple of Windows PCs on at home - this is my first Apple product so I’m a complete novice in this area.
Many thanks for your help.