G’day, I am wondering if the following is possible. I currently run iTunes on a PC, it plays my music from a 2 TB external hard drive connected to the PC. If I buy an Apple TV and run Flash on it, can I unplug my 2TB drive from my PC and then simply USB connect it to the ATV Flash and have iTunes on the ATV play it? (The reason for this is I do not run a home network and really want to use the HDMI output on the ATV Flash to connect to my AV receiver and get the PC out of the equation)
I assume I will need to set ATV Flash primary drive to external to make this work (However I am concerned about this part of the process as it appears when you do this it prompts to format that drive – I obviously do not want to wipe my all my music so is there also a way around this? http://wiki.atvflash.com/index.php?title=USB_Storage)
I do not plan on connecting the ATV Flash up to the NET and downloading on to this drive, I just want to run it is a great big music player and use an iTouch as a remote control to browse and control iTtunes.
Sorry if this seems a bit remedial, new to this. I’ve read a lot of stuff about syncing, and playing video content, but nothing that seems to clarify what I am trying to do… or perhaps I do not fully understand it!