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  1. Hi eshaheen 1. To unmount your existing mount point, use the umount command. So for example, if you used /Users/frontrow/Movies as your mount-point, you would need to use the following command in the terminal (assuming you've already opened an ssh connection to your AppleTV): umount /Users/frontrow/Movies 2. With regards to the ATVFiles plugin not showing the contents of your AppleTV's local /Movies folder since creating your AFP mount, it sounds as if you've set /Users/frontrow/Movies as your actual mount-point for your AFP share on your iMac. This means that /Movies will always redirect to your share until either you unmount the share (using the approach outlined in step 1 above) or reboot your AppleTV. I suggest that you create a sub-dir in /Users/frontrow/Movies on the AppleTV and then mount your AFP share point to the sub-dir. That way, you can still access the local files on your AppleTV and your files on the remote share. For example you could create an 'iMac' sub-folder under /Movies like so: mkdir /Users/frontrow/Movies/iMac And then create your mount point to your AFP or NFS share to /Users/frontrow/Movies/iMac instead of /Users/frontrow/Movies 3. I think you can set the mount point to your iMac's external firewire drive by referencing the drive name of the external drive instead of your iMac's internal HDD name. At least this seems to work with NFS shares (e.g. mount_nfs iMac.local:/Volumes/ExternalHDD/Movies /Users/frontrow/Movies/iMac) Hope this helps.... I'm just learning about all this stuff myself! Cheers, Stu Hi mei123! Not sure what "can't get net ID for host" means. I pretty new to all this myself. Maybe somebody with more UNIX experience can advise. Are you using the host name or IP address in your mount_nfs command? Maybe the command can't resolve the host name to the IP address. Try using the IP address instead of the host name and also make sure that you've set-up the NFS shares on your target system correctly. Might be worth trying to ping your target system from the AppleTV to check name/address resolution. Cheers, Stu
  2. Hi all, I finally got this working. I just didn't know that you could mount the NFS share under /Users/frontrow/Movies. I though you had to do it under /mnt as per my previous post. Anyway, here's what I did to set-up NFS shares on my iMac and then share the /Movies/ folder and then view it using the ATVFiles plugin on AppleTV: 1. Configure NFS shares on host system using NFS Manager. Restart host to make sure shares are active. 2. SSH to AppleTV: ssh -1 frontrow@AppleTV.local 3. Create mount point in /frontrow home directory (in this case, in the Movies folder) called 'iMac' mkdir /Users/frontrow/Movies/iMac 4. Mount NFS share on 'iMac' mount point on AppleTV: mount_nfs myhost.local:/Users/username/Movies /Users/frontrow/Movies/iMac I just need to figure out how to make the NFS mount permanent, e.g. so that is remains between reboots of the AppleTV. Any ideas? Thanks, Stu
  3. Hi. I tried the above but it mounts my iMac's entire 'Mac HD' volume. I just want to be able to see the /Movies folders in my user account on the iMac. I don't want to have to wade through masses of folders from within the ATVFiles plugin. Any other ideas? Thanks! Stu
  4. Hi again. I understand that you're running the NFS sever on Windows, so I'll have to figure out how to do that on my iMac... but any chance you can provide info on how you set-up the NFS shares mounted under /Users/frontrow/Movies. From the info I can find on the web, I thought you have to mount NFS shares under /mnt? Thanks! Stu
  5. ATV Files Buffering Issues on AFP

    Hi neztik I've been trying to use the ATVFiles plugin to play media from my iMac using either NFS or AFP but I just can't figure it out. Any chance you can run through the process of getting your Mac serving files via NFS and then configuring ATVFiles to look at the NFS share? I tried to mount an AFP share in /Users/frontrow/Movies but that didn't work and I can't figure how to do the same with NFS at all. Thanks, Stu
  6. Hi Hazkid Thanks for the idea. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work. It created the symlink but when you try to access it, you just get "No such file or directory" errors. Anybody else have any ideas about this? Thanks, Stu
  7. Hi all I've installed the great ATVFiles plugin and can now see the contents of the /Users/frontrow/Movies folder from my AppleTV. What I'd like to do now is set-up an AFP mount in /Users/frontrow/Movies on the AppleTV to redirect to my iMac's Movies folder. Then I can just access all of my movie files without having to copy them to the AppleTV or sync via iTunes. I've managed to set-up an AFP mount but it mounts my entire iMac's HD. I just want the mount to go directly to /Users/myusername/Movies on my iMac! Any ideas how I do this? Also, how can I make the mount persistent between reboots of the AppleTV? This is what I've done so so far... 1. SSH to AppleTV 2. Make the OSBoot Volume read-write: sudo mount -o remount,rw /dev/disk0s3 / 3. Mount the AFP share: mount_afp -i afp://iMac.Local/Mac\ HD /Users/frontrow/Movies Many thanks! Stukey
  8. AppleTV Plugin Code Sample -> Local Movie Player

    Hi all I've installed the great ATVFiles plugin and can now see the contents of the /Users/frontrow/Movies folder from my AppleTV. What I'd like to do now is set-up an AFP mount in /Users/frontrow/Movies on the AppleTV to redirect to my iMac's Movies folder. Then I can just access all of my movie files without having to copy them to the AppleTV or sync via iTunes. I've managed to set-up an AFP mount but it mounts my entire iMac's HD. I just want the mount to go directly to /Users/myusername/Movies on my iMac! Any ideas how I do this? Also, how can I make the mount persistent between reboots of the AppleTV? This is what I've done so so far... 1. SSH to AppleTV 2. Make the OSBoot Volume read-write: sudo mount -o remount,rw /dev/disk0s3 / 3. Mount the AFP share: mount_afp -i afp://iMac.Local/Mac\ HD /Users/frontrow/Movies Many thanks! Stukey
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