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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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Online storage query -- What's an economical system for storing and accessing files among family members who are in several locations? (3 messages)


Modem question -- Could replacing the broadband modem given to you by your cable provider with a different model dramatically improve Internet performance? It's worth looking into. (4 messages)


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