I just got a shiny new apple tv running 2.3.1 and purchased atv flash (I am too busy to mess around to do everything that slow, albeit free way). I managed to install the latest version of atv flast (3.5.4?) successfully. My atpple tv crashed a few times trying to start up after the update but it was eventually up and running. I immediately noticed that the menus were not as responsive as they were before (is this a common issue?) but it is not too much of an issue. Also, the download bar in the flash drive creater is very inaccurate and this caused confusion as my downdload took almost 2 hours (not 3-10 mins as stated. Not sure why it took to long as it was <200mb). Looks liek there are lots of fun things to tinker with!
On to my question. The main thing I want to achieve from hacking is use an external HD to play movies (.vob and itunes compatible. I also have some avi’s etc that would be good to play but this is not a big issue) via the apple interface. I also have eyetv ready to export recorded tv to the apple tv over the network from my computer, so itunes syncing to the external drive is required.
I have found the documentation very confusing. What is the best way to enable usb access to acheive what I want to do? Will NitoTV allow me to view my files via apple interface and sync to itunes or not? Or do I need to manually enable usb access via ssh? I have a tiger 10.4.10 disc available. What is the best way to enable playing .vob and other via the apple interface? It is just easier to convert all my .vobs via handbrake? Any help would be appreciated
THanks in advance!