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"How do I make my AppleTV accept other videos than those download

Apple TV is setup to only play videos downloaded thru the iTunes store. I have heard there is a way to make Apple TV play your home videos you have downloaded to your computer but I don't know how to do this. Can you help? Thank you

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    Dennis Badua Apr 02, 2009

    download music/video from my computer to apple tv..


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You must create an alias to your movies folder in the iTunes folder and place it in your home movies folder.
so the path would be as follows if on a mac:
Macintosh HD/Users/your_user_name_here/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Movies
highlight it and make an alias by going to the file menu and selecting make alias.
now drag this alias folder into: Macintosh HD/Users/your_user_name_here/Movies
Restart AppleTV
That should do it

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You have to add your videos into iTunes for them to be visible to the ATV.

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