View Full Version : settings for apple tv????????
October 15th, 2008, 07:56 PM
Can someone tell me how to point boxee to the music, video's and tvshows that are already synced and copied onto my apple tv ? ie the ones i already use with the apple tv without boxxee. Seems this setting should be a little easier to figure out- maybe like a default setting or something....
October 15th, 2008, 09:13 PM
When you sync content to the Apple TV using iTunes it resides in /mnt/media or something like that. You'll also see that the file structure and naming convention is cryptic.
Boxee doesn't read (yet?) content that was synced to the Apple TV with iTunes.
When I copied content manually using SSH/SFTP to /user/frontrow (or something like that) it appeared in Boxee.
October 16th, 2008, 03:55 PM
I asked the same question in this thread (http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=679). It seems that iBog is correct that your iTunes sync'ed content resides at "mnt/media/media files" but that Boxee does not (yet) seem to be able to intelligently parse the content there.
I sure hope this is a feature that gets added soon because I have about 140GBs of content synced to my ATV and am not interested in implementing a different content management strategy that is incompatible with native ATV media center until/unless Boxee is ready to be a full replacement.
I really need this feature working to start using Boxee on any regular basis.
Maybe I will mosey on over to the feature request forum and see if this needs to be posted there...
October 16th, 2008, 06:32 PM
When I first modded my Apple TV, the ability to sync content to my Apple TV was the most important feature I wanted. Although I had perian installed, I could play any codec I wanted. However, I didn't want to manually copy files to the Apple TV in order to play non Apple supported codecs. I went to the hassle of using the ATV fooler script that wraps divx files with an h.264 header so I could import and sync with iTunes.
My Apple TV only has 40 GB and even the 160 GB is not enough for most movie and TV junkies like me so my long term plan is to use network attached storage anyways anyways. Plus, considering the way sync works it means storing all those movies on my Mac and the Apple TV (not too efficient). I understand it sucks having to index and catalog that content all over again.
This week I finally got a D-Link 323 (2-bay NAS) and started to move my movies to it and play with Boxee. I have since given up on requiring iTunes sync and convinced, even in Alpha stage, Boxee is already a full replacement to the native Apple TV functions. I was starting to work on a plugin for Mozilla's Songbird media player to sync content with the Apple TV via SSH but don't think I'll bother anymore.
The D-Link 323 was kind of an impulse purchase since it's been on sale at all the big box retailers. I picked it up for $169 (and bought 2x 1TB drives for $130 each). To my surprise it happens to be one of the most popular NAS devices for modders since it's already running Linux (and D-Link seems to be encouraging modding). I've even installed Transmission (bit torrent client) to manage all my downloads on the NAS.
October 17th, 2008, 11:37 AM
glad your enjoying boxee...:)
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