Have recently purchased aTV Flash with the full lifetime upgrade option, so hopefully if it doesn’t do what I want it to today, then perhaps the good people here will sort out these features in the near future.
Anyway, I sucessfully created my flash drive, after a couple of duds with memory sticks that didn’t seem to work despite being reccommended on this forum, and got the software installed on my Apple TV last night (version 2.2).
On first impression, I have to say I was disappointed… My main reason for buying this package was to allow me to convert my DVD’s to digital copies (namely ISO’s and NOT divx) and access them from my server upstairs (Running Windows Vista Ultimate and iTunes 8 with 2TB of storage). I cannot seem to get access to my machine upstairs at all through the software provided. DVD -> Network comes up with an error message when attempting the connection (something about missing afp) MediaCloud also seems very difficult to use… you select it, then it simply displays a flame icon with “ROOT” next to it on the right hand side and you can’t do anything other than that… what’s that all about? My media drive on the Windows Vista machine (which MediaClouds website says is tested as working) is fully shared out and accessible so why doesn’t MediaCloud pick it up?
Also, quite annoyingly, niether XBMC or Boxee worked, they just came up with error messages.
Would really appreciate some help here guys… I fully appreciate and understand that you guys are just packaging all of these components together for us to save us loads of time, but some pointers and examples of what needs to be done here would be really appreciated… Getting access to my DVD ISO’s on my machine upstairs was my primary objective.