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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/31-Oct-05

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iTunes 6 Gets Video -- The capability to purchase video content such as music videos and television episodes brings up questions over whether the music and television companies are actually making any money on those sales. (10 messages)

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Opening old MacWrite files -- Is it possible to open an old MacWrite document? Several suggestions are offered. (3 messages)

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Testing drives that don't support SMART -- Last week's discussion of utilities that can diagnose SMART-enabled hard drives leads a reader to ask whether non-SMART drives can be similarly diagnosed. (2 messages)

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iTunes Music Store for Australia at last -- Australia gets its own iTMS finally, but some readers question why the song prices are higher than in the United States. (3 messages)

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Sleeping Hard Drives -- Last week's article on setting custom sleep times for hard drives elicits a link to Cocktail, a utility that looks as if it can set different spindown times for every drive. (2 messages)

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