Step by Step Guide for Streaming from an External Drive

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Step by Step Guide for Streaming from an External Drive

Post  clp698 on Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:49 am

I have an external USB drive attached to my iMac and I want to stream videos to the Apple TV. The majority of the videos are AVI. If possible, I would like to keep the videos on that drive and not copy them to the iTunes library. I have ATV Flash installed on the Apple TV, which means that Perian is installed plus many other things. Is it possible to make that happen? If so then please give me a step by step procedure using Video Drive.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Streaming from an External Drive

Post  Aroona on Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:20 pm

1) Simply use the import method "Copy into compatible container" .
2) Also check the option in VideoDrive Preferences to make the container compatible with Enhanced AppleTV.
3) If you want to keep your files on the external drive, uncheck the preference setting to "Copy video files into the iTunes library folder". Do the same in iTunes Preferences!
4) Optionally, you may enable "Move original video files to trash" to delete your AVI files. But only do this after testing your setup to avoid accidental removal of your files.


That's it! Your unconverted videos will start streaming to your AppleTV as soon as they are added to iTunes.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Streaming from an External Drive

Post  clp698 on Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:02 am

Thank you, I'll that a try.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Streaming from an External Drive

Post  clp698 on Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:17 am

I tried and it worked perfectly. My ATV is very happy.
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