Since many folks seem to have probs with USB drives I have some basic Stupid questions:
1. can we use flash drives
2. Can we use drives which already have software* and/or files installed - if so, will anything touch existing files...
(I have FAT32 drive that I've been using as backup on my PC Laptop. I wouldn't want anything to mess with the existing files...)
*This assumes that software doesn't attempt to do anything while drive is mounted...
3. Can I simply create a folder say named "VIDs" and find the movies (Video_TS folders) inside using Nito or other ATV software..
4. Assuming I can get this to work...
My plan would be to format a 2TB drive FAT32 (so I could use Mac/PC/ATV)
Then thru direct connection to my computer add media files to the drive
Play them thru something (Nito?) on the ATV.
SHOULD/WOULD this Work?
sorry I'm very confused, and I've seen lots of problems with USB drives yet not many reliable solutions, so I'd at least like to test with my existing drive before forking up more dough
All help appreciated