First off, I just wanted to say thank-you – you guys did a fantastic job on putting this software together. The installation was a breeze, which I was very happy about. Everything is working smoothly as your installation video shows.
I used to use the WD Media Player. I would copy all media files (movies, TV, photos, music) directly from my Mac computer → External Hard Drive (drag and drop copy via USB connection). This was a fast process. (1 day)
With ATV Flash + AppleTV, the instructions says that I have to sync to copy all media files from iTunes (Mac Computer) → AppleTV (External Hard Drive used as Primary Storage) (via Wireless Network). This is a painfully slow process. (5-15 times longer! I have a 1.5 TB drive… At this rate, even with a fast and powerful computer, it may take me several days to a week to complete.)
When I did a test – to copy the media files direct from Mac computer → External Hard Drive (AppleTV primary storage) – drop and drop copy via USB connection. Then reconnected External Hard Drive back to the AppleTV, the files were not recognized.
Is there any way that I can speed up this process – to copy all media files to my External Hard Drive directly from my Mac computer via drag and drop USB connection, instead of Wireless Network (snails’ pace)?