I have a Time Capsule (Device name:Xenon) running as my main network access point and running backups. Attached to it, I have a 1TB USB MyBook (Xenon USB)
There are also a MacMini, MacBook Pro and MacBook on the network, but I don’t see this as being particularly relevant to my scenario (but correct me if I’m wrong).
I have now added a new Apple TV with ATVFlash in the bedroom. (I did consider another MacMini but I just don’t need that much power for the job I want it to do).
What I want to do
I want to store a central repository of all my video (mostly DVD rips via HandBrake to save messing with physical media), music and photos on the USB drive attached to the Time Capsule and be able to access them from my Apple TV without the need for any of the other computers or iTunes to be involved.
Where I’m at now
I believe the setup I have should allow me to do this, but getting it all to work is another matter. I’ve been looking around the forums for articles that might help and although there have been some which looked like they might be relevant and point the way, I’ve not found any that have in practice worked in this configuration.
I’d be grateful for any help in diagnosing what additional information I need to provide (such as permissions, settings, drive format) in order to gather the information necessary to hook up the Apple TV to the rest of the network as desired.