Have just downloaded this ATV thing and attached an external hard drive to the USB port; confirmed all was well with my Apple music & media; ripped a dvd and copied it across using FTP and played it back no probs. It’s all rather wonderful and totally straightforward and uneventful - a good worthwhile investment I reckon.
What I want to know is: does anyone out there know how to make the external USB drive a global network share? What I want to do is to use and access this drive from any machine on my wireless network and use it as a normal filesystem, just like you can is you hook up an external drive to the Apple Time Capsule, for example.
I would have thought a hack would exist within ATV to enable this.