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    Default Streaming from External Hard Drive
    I have an Apple TV with an Apple wireless router and an External Hard drive attached. I have jailbroken the Apple TV already. But wanted to know if I would be able to wireless stream these movies from my hard drive to the TV. Because I have been looking on how to do it step by step and have yet to find a good way to do so. I have XBMC downloaded. For some reason, I can not find how to locate the hard drive. I understand it may be an easy fix for some, but I just can not seem to do this. Please help, I would really appreciate the assistance.

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    Let the contents in hard drive sync to iTunes library, and then stream content to the Apple TV direct from your iTunes library.
    Well, this article "Using AppleTV as your new home Media Centre" might can do some help for you.
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    Took me a while to get everything just right, but here is what I did!

    WNDR3700 with an external drive attached. In the Video menu of XBMC, click "add source" and then browse, and see if any of those can find your external drive (click on each one, one-by-one, and give each a minute to see if anything appears. Can sometimes take time). Mine could be found under a couple of different ones, but the best functionality (with XBMC) was connecting via SMB, as it could scrape for metadata. It now looks great on my ATV2!

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    You must connect the hard drive to a computer and share it (if it is not a network storage drive).
    If you don't share the drive XBMC can't see it. In windows you right click the drive/folder and click share. In OSX you need to go to system preferences and click Sharing. In the sharing preferences select file sharing. Find the folder/drive. And share it. For OSX you must share using SMB, so int he sharing window click the "options" button and select share with SMB (Windows)

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    You can also try out the solution that has been mentioned here

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