February 12th, 2011, 05:15 AM
Accessing files on my iMac from Apple TV
I hadn't heard of Boxee an hour ago, now I have it running on my newly-hacked ATV1.
Now, how can I access the files on my iMac to stream them? I have been trying to find a how-to, but I've come up empty-handed.
I've got no idea about IP addresses and servers, so I am lost.
Any help would be much appreciated.
February 12th, 2011, 08:38 AM
February 12th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Update: I figured I would answer before you do ()
Originally Posted by nuggyblake
Boxee has a protocol called SMB (samba) built into it. This is basically a windows networking protocol, but Mac's can and do support it.
I will assume you are running Snow Leopard (I have 10.6.6 installed). On your mac open System Preferences, Sharing, Make sure File Sharing is On. Within Options makes sure AFP and more importantly SMB is selected.
Wherever your movies are located, select the folder they are in and press command and the letter "i". This opens the properties, select Shared Folder. You may need to adjust your custom access at the bottom (everyone read/write etc).
Once done, open Boxee on your ATV. Within FILES, select Network, you will see a listing for the folder your shared and your drop box (assuming that was setup shared, which it usually is). Select the file and watch.
For AFP access, its not that simple.
You need to install NitoTV (0.9.5). Under Settings>Install Software>Run Smart Installer. The first time you do this it will DL a huge dmg called 10.4.9.dmg (this is the tiger recovery dmg). However as this is a stripped down version you are missing another part of that original called the OS.dmg (1.0.dmg etc). You will have to GOOGLE this and locate and copy it over called OS.dmg;
Once you have it, copy it to the following location on your ATV;
Then go back to Nito, Settings>Install Software>Run Smart Installer.
Once this is complete, AFP, and FTP are enabled.
Last edited by nuggyblake; February 12th, 2011 at 05:38 PM.
March 7th, 2012, 07:15 PM
I followed your instructions and was able to get XBMC and Boxee working on my 1st gen ATV. However I am stuck at enabling AFP. I followed your instructions for that and downloaded the fileOS-dot-DMG_1.0.dmg.MD.zip but it came with a .001 extension after the .zip. I tried to unzip it and it did not work. So I copied the file to the documents directory and renamed it to OS.dmg, still no luck and AFP is not working. Can you please help ?