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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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Finder problem -- The Finder won't honor the preference to open new folders in one window (instead of in new windows). (3 messages)


MobileMe Status Page Promises Updates, But Tone Rings Flat -- Is me.com being run by a company outside Apple? (2 messages)


AppleTV vs. Tivo? In an effort to cut costs, a reader is paring his expensive cable television and Internet services. (7 messages)


Extracting Images from PDFs -- Several options are available for pulling images out of PDF files. (5 messages)


Secure Your DNS Since Apple Hasn't -- Even if your Mac is safely updated against the latest DNS poisoning vulnerability, a large number of other providers have yet to patch the problem. (2 messages)


iTunes 7.7.1 -- The recent iTunes update still seems to have problems with iPhone syncing and handling iPhone applications. (2 messages)


Fixes for DNS Flaw, ARDAgent Exploit Released by Apple -- Readers note the various security fixes included in Security Update 2008-005. (3 messages)


iPhone Google map problems -- The Maps program on the iPhone appears to be delivering different map information than Google Maps on the Web. (4 messages)


Upgrading Methods -- Some people believe that performing a direct upgrade to Leopard will cause problems, but is that actually the case? (5 messages)


Using Time Machine Across Network -- Attempting to back up a Mac across the network leads to problems with multiple user accounts on two machines. (3 messages)

 

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