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View Silver Screen Media on Your Apple TV from another Disk

Want to watch movies via Silver Screen that aren't in your Movies folder? Just create an alias in your Movies directory and select that as your Media Directory in Silver Screen's preferences. It will even be automatically mounted if needed when the folder is browsed in Silver Screen. To make the alias, mount the server or other disk in the Finder, locate the folder containing the movies and Command-Option-drag the folder's icon into your Movies directory.

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Thunderbolt Software and Display Updates

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If you have a Thunderbolt-equipped Mac or a Thunderbolt Display, you’ll want to install Apple’s just-released Thunderbolt Software Update, available for both Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (60.3 MB) and 10.6 Snow Leopard (65.5 MB). Apple says it provides support for the Thunderbolt Display and bug fixes for Thunderbolt devices. Also new is the Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update (923 KB), which improves the stability of the Thunderbolt Display. This last update comes in the form of an updater application that will be installed in /Applications/Utilities and will be launched automatically. (Free)

 

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rcrispin  2011-09-27 13:09
The updates have not fixed all the problems with Thunderport on the new MacMinis. Most of the 11 we purchased still do not connect to the monitor in the thunderport when they wake from sleep. Monitors in the HDMI port work as expected.
Doc Izzy  2011-09-28 07:26
This seems to have fixed the flicker on my 2011 MacBook Air internal display.